THIS July there are ‘taster’ drama weekends in Birr and Tullamore, and from September young people can sign up for weekly sessions in Birr, Banagher and Tullamore, all under the umbrella of Offaly Youth Theatre. There are plans to extend the project to Edenderry in the future.
Youth Theatre is an opportunity for young people to broaden their experiences, develop and enhance their intellectual and artistic sensibilities and imagination, while stimulating their ability to make ethical decisions, form relationships and build confidence, patience and pride. Helping young people to find their voice and position is perhaps the most importance role of Youth Theatre.
The project is being facilitated by local theatre professionals, all with experience in developing theatre with young people. They have all been Garda vetted and some have undergone the HSE Keeping Safe training. The project is being funded by Offaly County Council and fees will be kept low to maximize accessibility.
If you know of any teenagers (14+) who would be interested all bookings can be made through Birr Theatre and Arts Centre box office 057 91 22911.