Open Day

We are delighted to host an Open Day for anyone curious about what we do in KIldare Youth Theatre. During the 3 hour programme you will get to talk to existing members about their experiences in workshops and performances. You can also see short excerpts of plays and work-in-progress. There will be a film of recent productions, and a taster workshop. Lots of refreshments too! ​ The Open Day also welcomes parents, teachers, youth workers and guardians. ​ Register your interest in attending to info[at]crookedhouse[dot]ie

Clown Sketch

Newbridge Town Hall 17th March 2017 We were invited by the Newbridge-Bad Lippspringe Town Twinning Committee to perform a small sketch for the celebration on March 17th of the 20th anniversary of the twinning. ​ Here Graham Butler-Breen, Sean O' Brien, Lauren Kelly, Aaz Ibrahim and Sean Dowse show a small story about a patient infected with political extremism (of the 'trumpeting' variety). Photos by Deagláin de Paor - Town Hall, Newbridge.

NT Connections 2017

four Kildare youth theatres present 4 new plays 10th - 12th March 2017 | Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge Crooked House is delighted to organise this festival of brand new plays, commissioned by the National Theatre in London, and hosted by Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge. The youth theatres taking part are Kildare Youth Theatre, Griese Youth Theatre (Ballitore), Ardclough Youth Theatre, and PlayActing Youth Theatre (Celbridge). Each presents their play twice over the weekend, beginning with Griese Youth Theatre and Kildare Youth Theatre on Friday 10th March at 8.00pm. Kildare Youth Theatre presents Extremism by Anders Lustgarten on Fri 10th at 8pm and Sunday 12th at 6pm. Directed by Pet

Youth Drama Information Clinic

As part of our week-end of plays and workshops (NT Connections KIldare) we are hosting an information clinic for all those interested in setting up a youth theatre in the county. It is also for those who are already running a youth theatre and who would like information about supports available to them. Register to attend (or to find out more) by emailinginfo@crookedhouse.ie

Presentation to the Dáil

21st February 2017 Thank you to Fiona O'Loughlin, TD for inviting Crooked House and Kildare Youth Theatre to Dáil Éireann (the Irish parliament) on Tuesday 21st February 2017 to make a presentation to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills about the role we find collaborative theatre-making plays in promoting resilience in young people. Peter Hussey presented his early research into the impact of work in Kildare Youth Theatre (begins at 0.40 minutes in), followed by questions from the committee (Peter speaks again about schools at 1.32). Attending in support were KYT members Elliot Nolan, Eadaoin Barrett, Caolan Dundon, and Jerry Chiemaka Michael Chikwe. We got a tour of the

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