Laois Youth Theatre is back!

Laois Youth Theatre is back!

The Laois Youth Theatre resumes on Friday 11th October in the Laois Music Centre, (Old Scoil Mhuire), Church Street, Portlaoise, for what is anticipated to be a fun filled and hectic year.  New members are always welcome so If you are interested in drama, making plays, learning creative skills and meeting new people, this is the opportunity for you. As well as welcoming back current members the workshop   will be a taster session to allow new members to join. Members range from 1st year to sixth year students.

Laois Youth Theatre returns!

Laois Youth Theatre, supports opportunities for new experiences and encourages creativity and skills development Affiliated to Youth Drama Ireland, our members are offered the prospect of travelling to theatre shows,  networking nationally with other Youth Theatres, participate in local festivals, collaborate with other youth theatre groups locally and nationally and prepare for an end of year performance.

Established for over twenty six years, many of our past members have gone on to study and pursue careers in theatre nationally and internationally.

We welcome our new Youth Theatre coordinators Alex Rosiak and Sandra Savitsi.

Alex Rosiak is an English Philology and Theatre Studies graduate (MA from the Wroclaw University) and she is an experienced theatre director, producer and drama facilitator.  Alex also holds a diploma in Community Drama and Arts and Conflict studies from Dundalk IT and she was a facilitator for Peace 3 funded programmed in counties Louth, Monaghan, Down and Armagh. She has worked as Youth Theatre facilitator and leader in Poland, and then in Ireland in counties Louth, Monaghan and Kildare.

Laois Youth Theatre returns!

Sandra Savitsi is from Athens, Greece. She is very passionate about Drama and Youth Theatre. In 2016 she completed an M.A. course in Drama and Performing Arts at the University of Fine Arts, Peloponnese, Greece. In October 2017 she moved to Ireland to work with Kildare Youth Theatre as part of the EVS European Volunteering Exchange programme. In the past two years she delivered drama workshops to a wide range of young people on various topics such as mental health, bullying, film-making, movement and site specific performance.

Two workshops will take place as follows

Workshop 1:                      12-14years                          4pm -5.30pm

 Workshop 2:                     15-18 years                        5.30pm – 7pm

(Please note the slightly earlier time of workshops)

Laois Youth Theatre returns! Photo: Denis Byrne Photography

The Fee for the year is €100 to be paid in two installments of €50 [payment of first installment of €50 is required at first full workshop] T:  057 8664033/13 or email: for more information or check out our Facebook page or