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.

Here in The Dock, Youth Theatre is divided into three groups; A Senior group (14-18 years) that  meets on Monday evenings from 5pm to 7pm is led by Sarah Wood, 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. These groups are led by Mary Blake.

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: Over the past few years, Mary Blake has written original plays for her drama groups in The Dock. These plays have explored themes such as bullying, fitting in, racism, stereo typing and loneliness.  Each participant will have an input into the writing and crafting of an original play including directing, set design, sound and light planning.