Join Youth Theatre Ireland for a day-long seminar exploring how your venue can become a home for quality youth theatre work and create opportunities for young people to engage in excellent arts experiences.

This is an opportunity for staff and practitioners from arts venues to:

  • Share best practice approaches from youth theatres around the country;
  • Explore current national and local arts strategies that will impact on the future development of youth arts initiatives in venues;
  • Discover from youth theatre members how your venue can become a real ‘home’ for creative young people;
  • Find solutions with your peers to some of the practical challenges you’ve faced running a youth theatre in your venue.

Booking is now open through the following Eventbrite link:

The seminar will be opened by Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D., and will include inputs from: Arts Council staff members Val Ballance (Head of Venues) and Seóna Ní Bhriain (Head of Young People Children and Education); Brian Harten, County Arts Officer for Louth County Council; staff, practitioners and members from venue-led youth theatres.

The seminar is aimed broadly at staff and practitioners who are running youth theatres in arts venues, as well those with an interest in developing new youth theatre opportunities in their venue.


Attendance at the seminar is free of charge, however registration is essential. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact Rhona Dunnett at Youth Theatre Ireland.

The Seminar is delivered by Youth Theatre Ireland in partnership with Draoícht and in association with Theatre Forum.