Nenagh Youth Theatre – Nenagh Arts Centre

Nenagh Youth Theatre

Nenagh Youth Theatre

Nenagh Youth Theatre has been our resident youth theatre since 2009 and every year they are here, they bring something new, vibrant and exciting to our venue. Hundreds of local people have either participated or attended youth theatre workshops or shows throughout the years. They have shot short films in our auditorium, used our outdoor area for site specific shows and performed several lives plays and pantomimes on our stage.

Nenagh Youth Theatre runs weekly workshops in our studio space every Saturday morning, 11.30am – 1.30pm. Workshops include acting, writing, comedy improv, physical theatre and lots more to accommodate the many talents and interests of the young people of Nenagh. Drama workshops are a great way for young people to feel apart of a team, its great for their self expression and confidence building.

As an affiliate member of the national organisation of Youth Theatre’s – Youth Theatre Ireland, participants have several opportunities to participate on a national level by attending festivals, workshops, youth conferences and camps throughout the year.

When Covid hit, like everything Nenagh Youth Theatre went online, running workshops on zoom, creating scenes, films and they even designed their very own festival ​Quaranteen Youth Arts Festival​. The creativity of this group is never ending. The festival was to provide a social as well as a creative outlet for the young people.

Membership is currently full but we can add you to our waitlist

This group is suitable for 13 – 17yr olds who ​are looking for a creative outlet to express themselves, gain an understanding of theatre as an art form while making memories and having lots of fun, then Nenagh Youth Theatre is the place for you!

Term Dates
11.30am – 1.30pm

18th & 25th September 2021
2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd October 2021
6th, 13th & 20th November 2021
15th, 22nd & 29th January 2022
5th, 12th & 26th February 2022
5th, 12th & 26th March 2022
2nd April 2022

The 20 week term costs €100.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with our Coordinator Emily Matthews at ​ or message her on Facebook @NenaghYT

If you would like to be added to our waitlist, please fill in the registration form by clicking the button below. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

Nenagh Youth Theatre is a member of the Youth Theatre Ireland. Nenagh Youth Theatre is run by Jo Quinn and Emily Matthews, Nenagh Arts Centre and Tipperary Arts Office with support from The Arts Council.

Jo Quinn is our Youth Theatre Coordinator and Facilitator, she was a member of Thurles Youth Theatre as a teen before starting her career as an actor, director and theatre maker. She trained with The Gaiety School of Acting, holds a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from UCC and a HDip in Physical Theatre from Queens University Belfast. She has worked in Ireland, Europe and trained with Origin Theatre Company in New York. Jo is passionate about youth arts and the importance it has on the social and personal development of young people. She has directed many of our youth theatre shows and films but is always upskilling and learning so she can impart more skills to the youth theatre.

Emily Matthews is our Youth Theatre Facilitator and past Youth Theatre member. She has been working in the Arts for over 10 years as a Theatre Maker. She holds a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies from Wolverhampton University. She toured as a stage manager around Europe, where she formed a real passion for technical theatre. She works in professional theatre in Ireland but also works with many youth theatres around the country sharing her talents and passion for the arts. She is an advocate for youth arts and passionate about sharing her wealth of knowledge in Theatre, Drama, Stage management and Technical theatre.

Below is a link to our You Tube channel!

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Nenagh Arts Centre,
Banba Square,
Co. Tipperary
E45 NX26
Phone: 067 34400

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