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County Limerick Youth Theatre Open Day at Friars Gate Theatre Kilmallock

County Limerick Youth Theatre Open Day at Friars Gate Theatre Kilmallock takes place on February 14th.

With the National Association for Youth Drama re-launching as Youth Theatre Ireland after nearly 40 years, Youth Theatre Ireland will be promoting an Open Week showcasing the works of its members. Affiliated to Youth Theatre Ireland, County Limerick Youth Theatre open day will take place on February 14th. 

Guests of the Youth Theatre Ireland Open Week will be invited to experience firsthand the diversity of work supported by Youth Theatre Ireland with 2,700 young people and over 4,000 hours of drama activities per year. County Limerick Youth Theatre will be showcasing four films made by the youth theatre at their Open Event, at 5pm at Friar’s Gate Theatre, Kilmallock. 

Starting on February 13, Youth Theatre Ireland is excited to share the unique experience of youth theatre, promoting a variety of Open Week events including taster workshops, presentations and performances.



County Limerick Youth Theatre Open Day

County Limerick Youth Theatre Open Day launch 4 films made by the group

Youth Theatre Ireland is the national development organisation for youth theatre. With 55 affiliated youth theatres in 24 counties, they support an incredible network of youth theatres offering year-round drama workshops and performance opportunities to young people aged 12 – 21 from cities, towns and villages across Ireland.  

Youth Theatres affiliated to Youth Theatre Ireland are open to everyone, and each is unique to its community and the young people in its membership. With 80% of all youth theatres existing outside of major cities and urban areas, they are the creative lifeblood for the youth in many communities, helping to develop their artistic, personal and social dimensions. As well as gaining increased theatre skills and appreciation of theatre and the arts, young people who participate in youth theatre report wider benefits for their overall well-being, including increased levels of happiness, confidence and self-esteem, a sense of belonging and improved abilities to articulate and express feelings and opinions.  

As Youth Theatre Ireland re-launch they ask that you join them, whether as a young person who would like to join a local youth theatre; or as a volunteer who wishes to set up a youth theatre; an existing drama group for young people that would benefit from affiliation to Youth Theatre Ireland; or a funder who can play a part in making more youth theatre opportunities available across Ireland; they want to hear from you. 

To find out more about County Limerick Youth Theatre click here.

Details for local events will be available online here.

Here you can find out more about drama in Limerick.

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.