UCC Youth Theatre

UCC Youth Theatre hosts Cork Midsummer Meet UP

18 Jun 2022

Great fun was had in the Granary Theatre with workshops followed by shows as part of Cork Midsummer Festival! 

On Fri 17th June 2022 members of Lightbulb Youth Theatre (Mallow), Activate Youth Theatre (Cork City), and UCC YT (Cork City) met in the Granary Theatre for workshops, theatre and fun. In total twenty three young people and three leaders attended over the course of the day. 


The structure of the day was as follows:


Fri 17th June 


16:00 - Meeting at the Granary

16:05 - Workshops in Mainspace

18:00 - Pizza arrives 

19:00 - Leave for Everyman

19:20 - Arrive Everyman 

19:30 - Frankenstein 

21:00 - Leave Everyman 

21:20 - Arrive Emmet Place 

21:30 - Night Walks with Teenagers 

23:30 - Collection from Emmet Place - Go Home and Sleep



Youth Theatre participants and leaders all shared a really positive experience from our Midsummer Meet Up and all agreed that we'd like to do it again. It was good to hear and learn from youth theatre members and leaders. 


The informal nature of the event, the social aspect, the sharing, meeting new people and of course the experience of seeing new performances contributed to the success of the day.



Overall participant feedback about the day was very positive:


‘I'd say it was very well organised, the activities were well spaced out and though the end time was quite late, overall I think the granary was an excellent location’

'I really enjoyed the workshop at the beginning, it gave me a great opportunity to get to know everyone and get into the creative mindset. The games played were effective and allowed us to foster a friendly environment'

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Department of Theatre

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Muskerry Villas, Western Road, Cork City T12 AW97