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UCC Youth Theatre

UCC Youth Theatre Registration Open

16 Aug 2019
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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 26th 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. 

UCC Youth Theatre offers weekly drama workshops to young people aged 14+. Over 20 weeks participants will gain an understanding of a range of theatre techniques including physical theatre, improvisation, writing, scene work, and character development. In the second semester there will be a focus on working toward a performance. UCC Youth Theatre is open to any young person with an interest in building theatre skills, developing creatively and having good fun. Over the last two year UCC YT members have taken part in the Cork Youth Theatre Shorts Exchange, presenting a number of short plays, and the Cork Midsummer Meet UP, attending workshops and performances as part of Cork Midsummer Festival. In 2019 members staged a production of 'DNA' by Denis Kelly in the Theatre Lab to two full houses. 

Workshops are facilitated by Julie O’Leary, a theatre practitioner based in Cork. With a strong emphasis on Physical Theatre and Applied Theatre, Julie has worked extensively as a facilitator and director for young people for a range of companies both nationally and internationally, including Graffiti Theatre Company, The Abbey, The Lyceum (Edinburgh) and The Citizen’s Theatre (Glasgow). Staff from across the School of Film, Music and Theatre may also give guest workshops during the year in areas such as ensemble, playwrighting, improvisation, etc. 

This initiative is supported by the UCC Plus+ office and the School of Film, Music, and Theatre.

To sign up for the Youth Theatre, please go to:










For more on this story contact:

Fionn Woodhouse 

Tel | 021-4904359

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Department of Theatre

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Muskerry Villas, Western Road, Cork City T12 AW97