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UCC Youth Theatre

Welcome to UCC Youth Theatre

About UCC Youth Theatre

Youth Theatre is a youth work practice that contributes to the artistic, personal and social development of young people through their participation in theatre – UCC Youth Theatre aims to be an inclusive safe place of self-discovery for young people from differing socioeconomic backgrounds to learn, create and grow together. The core activities of the youth theatre include weekly theatre practice based workshops, rehearsals and performance.

UCC Youth Theatre is managed by Fionn Woodhouse and is facilitated by Julie O’Leary with support and assistance from Department of Theatre staff and Final Year Students. 

UCC Youth Theatreis committed to a young-person centered approach in our work. We undertake to provide a safe environment and positive experience with the welfare of the young person being of paramount importance. We will adhere to ‘Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (2017)’ and relevant UCC policies.


UCC Youth Theatre Child Safegaurding Statement: 

UCC Youth Theatre provides weekly workshops in theatre practice, performance opportunities with associated rehearsals, and related activities such theatre festival attendance.  

UCC Youth Theatre Child Safeguarding Statement

  • Cork Midsummer Meet Up 2018

    22 Jun 2018
    Cork Midsummer Meet Up 2018

    Members from four different youth theatre met up in UCC on Fri 22nd June to take part in workshops, learn critical thinking skills and see theatre productions.

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  • UCC Youth Theatre 2018

    09 Aug 2018
    UCC Youth Theatre 2018

    UCC Department of Theatre is delighted to announce the starting dates of this year’s UCC Youth Theatre. Workshops will start back on the Thurs 20th Sept from 7-9pm in the Theatre Lab on the Western Road. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to come along and try it out. 

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  • UCC Youth Theatre take part in Shorts Play Festival

    22 Apr 2018
    UCC Youth Theatre take part in Shorts Play Festival

    Members of three Cork city based Youth Theatres - Activate Youth Theatre, Mallow based Lightbulb Youth Theatre and UCC Youth Theatre took part in a day of workshops, rehsearsal and performance on Sat 21st April in Graffiti Theatre Company.

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  • Perforum presents Grace Dyas

    13 Feb 2018
    Perforum presents Grace Dyas

    7th March 2018 - Theatre Development Centre, Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St, Cork.
    'We don't know what's buried here - the theatre of campaigning'
    Grace Dyas - activist, writer, theatre producer & director with THEATREclub

    Perforum Spring 2018 'Innovative Practice in the Performative Arts
    Wednesdays 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
    Perforum events are open to the public and admission is free.

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  • Perforum Presents Michelle Carew and Dave Kelly

    03 Oct 2017
    Perforum Presents Michelle Carew and Dave Kelly

    Perforum is an events series hosted by Drama and Theatre Studies featuring the work of directors, practitioners, and researchers in the fields of Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies.


    All Together Now - The Ensemble in Youth Theatre

    Michelle Carew, Director, Youth Theatre Ireland, and Dave Kelly, National Training Coordinator, Youth Theatre Ireland. 

    Introduction by Niall Cleary, Artistic Director with Graffiti Theatre Company. 

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Department of Theatre

Roinn na hAmharclannaíochta

Muskerry Villas, Western Road, Cork City T12 AW97