Leitrim Youth Theatre Company is dedicated to providing opportunities for young people in all aspects of theatre.

Three vibrant youth theatre groups meet here at The Dock.  Leitrim Youth Theatre Company (LYTC ) is a professional youth theatre organisation managed by the Leitrim County Arts Office dedicated to providing opportunities for young people who wish to become involved in acting and theatre.  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.

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.

LYTC Carrick on Shannon consists of junior, intermediate and senior groups. The junior group is made up of participants aged 10 -11 years, intermediate aged 12 – 13 years both led by Mary Blake and the Senior group of participants aged 14-18 years led by Sarah Wood .  Company members take part in weekly workshops at The Dock covering all areas of theatre from performance to technical production.

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.  

Why join The Youth Theatre?

As well as developing a range of acting and performance skills, youth theatre members meet new people, build confidence, and above all, have fun!

Get a  window into your own creative skills and potential by joining Youth Theatre.  You will gain practical skills and have great fun producing, devising and making theatre productions work!  It’s a great way to make friends outside of your school networks and a fantastic opportunity to work with people your own age. You gain new knowledge in all sorts of areas, not just in acting. You don’t need previous experience to join.  Youth Theatre involves you in lots of aspects of performance; like stage management, costume, make-up and set design and promotion. You will get the opportunity to devise a new production with the leadership of experienced drama professionals with a wealth of knowledge and talent. 

Leitrim Youth Theatre Company is a professional youth theatre organisation dedicated to providing opportunities for young people who wish to become involved in acting and theatre. At The Dock, Youth Theatre is divided into three groups; Seniors meeting on Monday nights and Juniors and Intermediate on Tuesday. LYTC consists of both junior and senior groups with branches in Manorhamilton, Carrick on Shannon and Carrigallen.