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Creative Drama Techniques in Youth Work Settings

September 26, 2022

€40.00 – €50.00


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This training workshop is designed to help youth workers and youth arts practitioners build their understanding and experience of youth drama and add to their creative facilitation toolkit!
Join Dave Kelly (National Training Co-ordinator at Youth Theatre Ireland) and the Youth Arts Programme Team for a day of practical drama workshops, discussions and feedback sessions to uncover a toolkit of youth drama facilitation techniques, activities and workshop plans that you can use in your work with young people.

The training will introduce fresh approaches to building basic drama skills with young people and approaches to help you explore relevant issues and ideas through drama. It will also help you develop a range of transferrable skills in creative facilitation that you can apply to your youth work or youth arts settings!


20 participants


€40 for member organisations or participants of regional networking hubs
€50 for non-members


10am – 4.30pm
Monday 26th September


  • Develop creative new approaches to youth drama that will enhance your work with young people
  • Gain practical workshop experience that will build your toolkit of drama facilitation techniques, activities and workshops for youth work and youth arts settings
  • Deepen your learning outcomes through a learn-by-doing approach which allows you to explore the process from a participant’s point of view
  • Benefit from a supportive space to explore your own creativity and share experiences with your peers
  • Participants will be signposted to other supports and resources available.


  • Anyone working with young people in a youth work, youth arts practice, out-of-school or non-formal education setting.


Dave Kelly, National Training Co-ordinator with Youth Theatre Ireland in association with the National Youth Arts Programme . As part of his work at Youth Theatre Ireland, Dave develops, coordinates, and facilitates the national training programme. He is a Co-ordinator and Tutor on Youth Theatre Ireland’s part-time QQI-accredited Level 6 programme in Drama Facilitation. He programmes and co-produces the ‘Leading On’ residential Leader Training Programme and co-ordinates the artistic team at the National Festival of Youth Theatres. Dave is the author of ‘Laying The Foundations: A Guide to Youth Drama Facilitation’, built on over 20 years of experience working with young people and Youth Theatre Ireland. Dave is a former member of Dublin Youth Theatre (DYT) and was DYT’s Artistic Director from 2014 to 2021.


  • Please wear loose and comfortable clothes.
  • Lunch will be provided on the day. Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements.


September 26, 2022
€40.00 – €50.00
Event Category:


National Youth Council of Ireland
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Carmelite Centre
56 Aungier St
Dublin 2, D02 R598 Ireland
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