Return of Laois Youth Theatre

Return of Laois Youth Theatre

The Laois Youth Theatre resumes on Friday the 12th of October 2018 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 on Friday  12th October  will be a taster session to allow new members to join. Members range from 1st year to sixth year students.


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.

Performance by LYT in May this year at the Dunamaise Arts Centre


Established for over twenty five 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 coordinator Louise White who is a theatre practitioner, facilitator and educator originally from Co Laois. She trained at the Oxford School of Drama and Trinity College Dublin and NCAD. She is a registered teacher with the Teaching Council of Ireland. She has many years’ experience and facilitating in formal and non-formal contexts.

Louise will be assisted by two former members of the Laois Youth Theatre, Saoirse Anton and Pauline Dunne. Saoirse has recently graduated with a degree in Drama and English from Trinity College Dublin. Pauline is studying Animation and Illustration in Athlone IT.

Performance by LYT in May this year at the Dunamaise Arts Centre


Two workshops will take place as follows

Workshop 1:                      12-14 years                          5pm -6.30pm

 Workshop 2:                     15-18 years                        7pm – 8.30pm




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