Unfortunately our junior classes (ages 7 to 13) are now suspended until 2021. Senior Youth Theatre classes will continue in a limited capacity from September to December 2020.


If you would like to be added to our waiting list you can do so by sending an eMail here – use the subject line ‘Youth Theatre Waiting List’.

Youth Theatre News

Halloween Zoom class – new link

Youth Theatre members – we’re using a different link for this week’s special Halloween zoom class. We’ve emailed it out this afternoon. If you have not received it yet please drop us an email Read the Rest…

Youth Theatre Zoom Classes

Youth Theatre members – you should have received your invitation for today’s zoom classes already. If not please drop us an email here.

Youth Theatre Classes will continue on Zoom

Now that level 3 restrictions are in effect we have had to close the theatre again but never fear! Youth theatre will continue.
We will be running the classes via Zoom this Wednesday. We’ll send the meeting invitation out by email Read the Rest…

Welcome back to our youth theatre!

Youth theatre! We’re so happy to you have you back. It’s been a long, lonely summer here at An Grianán. Here’s Nora with a little overview of our new Covid precautions to keep us all as safe and sound as Read the Rest…

About An Grianán Youth Theatre

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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!

We offer excellent tuition in a professional theatre environment. And where better to learn stage craft than on one of the largest theatre stages in Ireland. Our classes are suitable for ages 7 to 21 and we are affiliated with Youth Theatre Ireland.

NB Senior youth classes will resume in a limited capacity in Sept 2020. Junior classes will not resume until 2021.

Senior Youth Theatre

Special Autumn 2020 programme – Devised Monologues

Ages 14 to 18. Not suitable for beginners.

Wed 9 Sept to Thur 10 Dec 2020 (no class midterm break)

Class 1: 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Class 2: 6.30pm to 7.30pm

A maximum of 9 students per class.  Further information.

An Grianan Youth Theatre's Lee Russell, sound and Angel Humm, lights, for The Delphi Dilemma, The Catcher in the Rye and Blackadder Goes Forth in 2017.

Senior youth theatre classes run term time from Sept to May. Class size: 20. Yearly membership is €120.

NB: Due to demand we hold open auditions for our intermediate and advanced classes in early September.

Intermediate: suitable ages 13 to 15 Suspended until further notice
Wednesdays, 4.30pm to 6pm
These lively, interactive workshops will focus on confidence building exercises, improvisation and teamwork. Beginners are welcome while more experienced students will have a opportunity to build on existing skills as well as learning new techniques using a variety of drama games and exercises.

An Grianan Youth Theatre: rehearsals for Blackadder Goes Forth, July 2017.Advanced: suitable ages 16 to 21 Suspended until further notice
Wednesdays, 6pm to 7.30pm
Continuing development of 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. This course is ideal for those who are serious about performance and wish to progress further. Not suitable for beginners.

Junior Youth Theatre

NB: these classes will not resume until Spring 2021

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 but please note that priority booking is given to continuing students. Each course costs €60.

Entry level: suitable ages 7 to 9 Suspended until further notice
Thursdays, 5pm to 6pm.
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.
Each course is approximately 10 to 12 weeks and start in Sept, Jan and after Easter. Class size: 12

Junior: suitable ages 10 to 13 Suspended until further notice
Thursday, 6pm to 7.30pm.
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. Class size: 15