Latest Laois Event: Youth Theatre Returns to Portlaoise 

Latest Laois Event: Youth Theatre Returns to Portlaoise 

Portlaoise sees restart of Youth Theatre for 2034/24 Season

Laois Youth Theatre restarts in Portlaoise for the 2023/2024 season on Tuesday 14th
November. Youth Theatre is open to young people aged 12-18 (secondary school ages+)
who are interested in drama, acting, creative writing and storytelling and all aspects of
theatre – on and off the stage. Even if you’re shy of performance, but have a creative mind
for design, storytelling and collaboration, these fun weekly workshops will support learning
new skills, developing confidence and making friends. 
Laois Youth Theatre Members can avail of free and low-cost tickets to professional theatre
performances and film screenings at Dunamaise Arts Centre and other Laois venues. 
Youth Theatre is about giving young people the opportunity to find a voice and use it to
create art and theatre that matters to young people. Future opportunities include staging
productions at Dunamaise and collaborations with other Youth Theatres across Laois and
nationwide. The first session is free no matter when you join, so come along and try it out.
Each term costs €50, with payment plans and bursary places available through Dunamaise
Arts Centre – enquiries welcome.  
Weekly Sessions are held every Tuesday evening, 7.30-9pm, during school term in Dance
Laois studio space, 4 Hynes Square, Portlaoise, R32 X659, which is just around the corner
from Dunamaise Arts Centre. Contact Pauline Dunne at 085 788 7303 to get involved or to
arrange a free taster session in your school. 
Laois Youth Theatre is funded by Laois Arts Office and supported by Dunamaise Arts Centre.