Since its foundation in 1977, by Educational Psychologist Paddy O’ Dwyer, DUBLIN YOUTH THEATRE has forged a unique contribution to the worlds of theatre and youth work. Dublin Youth Theatre delivers quality artistic experiences through a full and varied drama workshop programme and the production of excellent, exciting and challenging theatre made by young people. Through art we promote the artistic, personal and social development of young people aged 14 to 22 in Dublin. DYT is committed to maintaining a high artistic standard in its productions and to engaging with contemporary theatre and youth theatre on a local, national and international level.
What We Do
DYT engages leading theatre artists and skilled, experienced youth theatre practitioners to deliver its artistic programme. DYT places itself at the centre of cultural life in Dublin and is a permanent home for an ongoing ensemble of young theatre artists. DYT is a safe, welcoming place where members can meet other young people from all parts of Dublin in a fun, artistic and social environment. DYT is open to all young people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, national origin, sexual orientation, ability or faith.
Our vision is for Dublin Youth Theatre to be a beacon for young people in Dublin – creating a sense of place and belonging for our members, instilling a love of art, culture, and a fluency in critical thinking and creative freedom, no matter their differences.
We deliver on our vision by being adaptable to the changing world and responding to the concerns of young people, leveraging our progressive traditions, and our commitment to instilling vital skills and experiences through all aspects of theatre.
Dublin Youth Theatre provides a safe space for young people from a wide range of backgrounds, interests and identities, to develop artistically, socially and personally. We do this through ensemble theatre-making supported by top practitioners, that activates opportunities to grow confidence in decision making, problem solving, and teamwork.
DYT is open to all young people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, national origin, sexual orientation, ability or faith.
We are proud to deliver our programmes underpinned by the foundational values of creative freedom, collaboration, connection and community.