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Youth Theatre

If you are looking for drama and acting classes for children and young people in Letterkenny then An Grianán Youth Theatre is the place for you!

Facilitator: Nora Kavanagh

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August 24, 2022
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October 16, 2020

Senior Youth Theatre

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Suitable for ages 13 to 21 

Autumn 2022

We have two classes running in the early part of our autumn term. 

Our 4.30pm class are working towards to performing in the Derry Halloween Parade. Considered one of the five best Halloween parades in the world (“Hands-down this is THE place to be on Halloween” Forbes) this promises to a really fun and memorable experience for everyone taking part.

Our other group are busy rehearsing for A Vampire Story at the beginning of November which will be our first full length performance since 2020’s Bugsy Malone. After the Halloween break we’ll regroup to look ahead to exciting plans for Spring 2023!

Derry Halloween parade group: 4.30pm to 5.30pm BOOK NOW

A Vampire Story rehearsals: 5.30pm to 7.30pm FULLY BOOKED

These lively, interactive workshops focus on confidence building exercises, improvisation and teamwork. Beginners are welcome while more experienced students will have an opportunity to build on existing skills as well as learning new techniques using a variety of drama games and exercises.

As students progress we will concentrate on developing performance skills such as voice, movement, characterisation, improvisation, ensemble and devising.

The classes are as much about the process as they are about the final showcase and performance.


I’ve never taken acting classes before. Can I still join senior youth theatre? Yes! Beginners are very welcome.

I’m 12 but already in secondary school. Which class do I join? We recommend trying out for senior youth theatre.

What should I wear? Our classes can be very active  – you should wear loose, comfortable clothes and suitable footwear. 

Junior Youth Theatre

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Suitable for ages 4 to 12

We run 3 courses during the year, approximately 10 to 12 weeks in duration, starting in Sept, Jan and after Easter. Places are available on a first come first serve basis. Each course costs €60.

Autumn Term 2022, 8 Sept to 8 Dec

Please note that classes are back in An Grianán this term.

Entry level: suitable ages 4 to 7 places available, contact us by email here for further info.

Thursdays, 4pm to 4.45pm.

Ideal for beginners, these classes focus on learning through dramatic play. Students will be introduced to key drama skills including basic stage craft, creative play, performance development, confidence building, team work and social skills development.

Junior: suitable ages 8 to 12
Thursdays, 5pm to 6pm. FULLY BOOKED. Contact us by email here  to be notified of when classes open for booking again.

Students will develop on the skills described above, learning more about stage craft and theatre terminology, and performance techniques. They will have opportunities to improvise and devise original work as well as working from scripts.