Dublin Youth Theatre holds an open day and auditions in September of each year for potential new members. No preparation is needed, just enthusiasm. You can apply to join here.
In light of COVID restrictions, recruitment of new members in 2020 was postponed until January 2021. A virtual Open Day will be held on Saturday 23 January.
Thanks to funding from the Arts Council, Dublin City Council and the City of Dublin Youth Services Board along with our fundraising efforts and donations from our supporters, membership fees are kept as low as possible, currently €100 a year.
DYT is not an acting school; we are a youth theatre focused more on participation and the social development that theatre offers. As such, participation after the first 10 weeks is optional, no exams are administered, and no certificate is given.
As a member, the only mandatory workshops are the first 10 weeks (usually October to December), held every Saturday. After the first term, workshop attendance is no longer mandatory. Every First Year Member who wants to participate is given a role in our Debut One Act Festival held at Easter. Parts in all other productions are determined by audition and are not guaranteed.
Programmes run throughout the year, however the only mandatory programmes are the first 10 workshops as a new member. Some programmes run during school holidays.
DYT produces theatre by young people and for young people, engaging in contemporary theatre while also staging classic shows.