Public Shakespeare workshop

Are you studying Shakespeare for your Junior Cert or Leaving Cert? This workshop might interest you. We will explore how Shakespeare uses the imabic pentameter rhythm to reveal character and express feelings and mood. We will look at some text from 'The Merchant of Venice' and from 'Hamlet.' Booking essential. The workshop will be led by Peter Hussey, who has directed young people in a number of Shakespearian productions and who is Artistic Director of Kildare Youth Theatre. You may, if you'd like, bring a notebook and pen, and also a copy of your play text. There will be copies available on the day for anyone who has none. Workshops take place in 1 Main Street, Newbridge.

New groups 2015/2016

If anyone you know is interested in theatre, and is aged 11 to 16, then this might interest them. Kildare Youth Theatre's new groups begin next week. €50 membership for the year (until July 2016). In addition, you pay €2 for every workshop you attend. Members also get the chance to take part in all our performance projects (see Workshops and Classes page for details). Join any-time by simply turning up to the relevant workshop, but the sooner you do the better: when places exceed 25 a waiting list will apply. Workshops take place in 1 Main Street, Newbridge..

Kildare Youth Theatre in London

Here is a short documentry film marking and celebrating our journey to The National Theatre in London (in July 2015) with Eugene O' Hare's Hospital Food as part of the NT Connections programme. The film is by Darius Ryan Kadem. Click here to view it

Auditions: Merchant of Venice

Auditions for our 2016 production of The Merchant of Venice will take place at Crooked House, 1 Main Street, Newbridge, County Kildare on Sunday 13th September from 2pm to 4pm. Performers aged 14 to 30 are invited to attend. The workshop will involve people pairing off and preparing a selection of dialogue from either Act 1 Scene 2 or Act 1 Scene 3. Anyone who wishes to prepare a section in advance with a friend may do so. The section should be around 4 to 5 minutes long. This audition is open to anyone who is, or is not, a member of KIldare Youth Theatre. If successful, and you are cast in the play, you will be required to become a member of the youth theatre (at a cost of €50) to cover in

Making site-specific projects in Lower Austria

27 July - 9 August 2015 7 young KYT members and 2 leaders went to Austria in July to take part in two weeks of theatre-making along with 60 other young people from Romania, Czech Republic, Greece, Austria, Poland and Estonia. The project, called 'theatre.camp' was organised by Austria's largest youth theatre, BiondekBühne in Baden with funding from the EU Youth fund Erasmus+. Our participation was covered by the Erasmus+ grant. theatre.camp brought the young people together with artists from around the EU to create performances that were staged in the streets of Vienna and Baden. The group stayed in the countryside in Lower Austria for the project (in the HQ od the Austrian Scouts Associatio

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