Leitrim Youth Theatre Company

Discover your Creativity!

Discover your creativity with Youth Theatre

Leitrim Youth Theatre Company is a professional youth theatre organisation by the Leitrim County Arts Office dedicated to providing opportunities for young people who wish to become involved in acting and theatre. LYTC consists of both junior and senior groups with branches in Manorhamilton, Carrick on Shannon and Carrigallen.

Youth Theatre Carrick on Shannon is celebrating 10 years this year.

Mary Blake will be leading the Youth Theatre groups with the assistance of Sarah Wood. LYTC Carrick on Shannon meet weekly at the Dock and are currently recruiting new members for a bumper year of fun and creativity for young people in three age categories ranging from 10 to 18 years.

Senior youth theatre will begin rehearsals in September with a play scheduled for February with the Junior and Intermediate group productions before Easter. 

Come along and be part of a great creative group. No cliques. No competitions. 

Class size strictly limited so please book your place earlly to avoid disappointment.

Youth Theatre is divided into three groups; A Senior group (14-18 years) that  meets on Monday evenings from 5pm to 7pm, a Junior group (10-11 years) that meets from 5pm to 6.30pm on Tuesdays  and an Intermediate group (12-14 years) that meets from  6.30pm to 8pm on Tuesdays.

To book please phone The Dock Box Office on 0719650828.

Why join The Youth Theatre?

There are many reasons including developing a range of acting & performance skills, meeting new people, making new friends, building confidence & above all, having fun producing, devising & making theatre productions!

Many senior members aspire to go on to careers in theatre or the film industry, it is equally rewarding for those who have no desire to pursue theatre professionally and for everyone LYTC is a supportive youth network where members develop their creativity, gain self confidence and make new friends.

As a member of the National Association of Youth Drama, LYTC members have access to numerous national events and opportunities such as National Youth Theatre and the Young Critics Programme.


Mary Blake: Mary Blake has both directed and written original plays for lYTC Carrick on Shannon. These plays have explored themes such as bullying, fitting in, racism, stereo typing and loneliness. In each production all group members have an input into the writing and crafting of an original play and are encouraged and mentored in all areas of prodcution including directing, set design, sound and lighting.