About Youth Theatre Ireland

Youth Theatre Ireland is the national development organisation for youth theatre. It supports a network of youth theatres that deliver year-round programmes of drama workshops and performance opportunities to young people aged 12 – 21 from cities, towns and villages across Ireland.

Established in 1980, Youth Theatre Ireland is unique in its commitment to youth-centred drama practice. Youth Theatre Ireland supports youth theatre as a place to develop young artists and young citizens and they promote youth drama opportunities that focus on the artistic, personal and social development of young people.

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Youth Ireland Ireland promotes:

  • drama as a medium for learning and as a means of expression for young people.
  • the advancement of the artistic, personal and social development of young people through drama and performance related skills.
  • youth theatre as a medium to extend and enhance young people’s understanding of theatre as an artform.
  • the emergence and development of youth theatres in Ireland.

Youth Theatre Ireland’s core values:

  • quality in provision and experience for all young people.
  • equality of participation for all young people.
  • ensuring our work is young person-centred and that the voice of young people is represented in all aspects of the work of the organisation.
  • ensuring a balance between the values of artistic quality and youth participation.
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