Join us

Limerick Youth Theatre (LYT) provides a two-year training course in theatre and performing arts. As well as staging our own productions we collaborate with groups in Limerick city and county and organise outings to local venues. LYT has a very busy outreach programme which includes Transition Year Theatre (TYT) and The Creative Show, a collaboration with the Daughters of Charity Service (Limerick).

How to apply

To join LYT you must submit an application form and meet the requirements:

  • be between 16 and 23 years old
  • be available for workshops on Saturdays in Limerick
  • be willing to devote time to rehearsals, productions, outings, festivals
  • participate in an audition

Previous experience is not necessary as enthusiasm and commitment will take you very far. There are only 25 places each year so we like to see how you work in a team. There’s no standing on the spot reciting Shakespeare; the audition is a workshop with group games, improvisation and plenty of room for your imagination. Thanks to the financial support from Limerick & Clare ETB, membership is just 200 euros per year.


  • Weekly workshops led by trained theatre professionals including; directors, actors, writers, artists and technicians
  • Summer production and other performance opportunities at the Belltable and Lime Tree Theatre
  • Outings to see shows by other companies
  • Reduced-rate tickets to shows
  • Street and site-specific theatre in collaboration with street theatre companies
  • Work experience in performance, costume, stage management through our Transition Year Theatre programme

Meet a variety of other artists and become known in the local scene!

Schedule 2016/17

1st Term 2016

Auditions: 1 October
1st Year Workshops/ 2nd Year Film Project: 8 October – 10 December (10 Saturday workshops)

2nd Term 2017

The Creative Show
Auditions: 7 January
Rehearsals: 14 January – 25 March (Saturdays)
Tech/Dress: 26 March
Shows: March 27/28 (Lime Tree Theatre)

Transition Year Theatre Project (TYT) 2017
Auditions: 23 January
Rehearsals: 31 January – 22 February
Tech/Dress: 23 February
Shows: 24/25 February (Belltable)

3rd Term 2017

April, May & June (dates to be confirmed as Easter holidays fall in April and there are bank holidays weekends in May and June)

Summer Show 2017
Auditions: 3 July, Rehearsals: 10 July – 11 August, Tech/Dress: 15/16 August, Shows: 17/18/19 August (Belltable)