Since its foundation in 1977 DUBLIN YOUTH THEATRE has forged a unique contribution to the worlds of theatre and youth work. Thirty two years old this year, DYT continues to provide exciting opportunities for young people in the 14 - 22 age group to gain experience in drama, theatre and the related arts.
DYT aims to provide for the personal and social development of its members through participation in drama workshops and productions and to attain a high artistic standard in the public performance of plays which include work relevant to the lives of young people today.
DYT has a current membership of 120 young people. Auditions are held in September of each year and between 35 and 40 members are accepted. The selection criteria used ensures that membership includes representation from many areas in Dublin and a balanced ratio of male/female. Previous drama experience is not necessary - interest and enthusiasm are what are important.