Drama Workshops - Online

At the core of the work of Waterford Youth Arts is our Drama Workshop Programme.


The workshop programme is broken up into three different age groups. Drama workshops aims to cover all aspects of drama and theatre work including character work, improvisation, story development, ensemble work, working with a script, etc. But more importantly workshops centre around groupwork; the approach places an emphasis on working as a team. Other very important aspects include developing young people’s confidence, leadership skills and making friends and having fun.

Our team of youth drama facilitators includes James Rockett. James Rockett studied drama at the Liberties College of Further Education, James has been working at Waterford Youth Arts for over fourteen years. He has worked extensively in theatre as a director, workshop facilitator and more recently a playwright.


Martina Collender is the newer member of the team she has worked her way up through WYA as a playwright and has written work for WYA, Red Kettle Theatre, Comeragh Mountains Festival

and now works extensively as a Stage Manager in the professional theatre world. Her most recent jobs included The Hall by Pat Daly and Johnny I Hardly Knew You by Jim Nolan.

Due to Covid 19 and the phase five lockdown all workshops will be limited to six young people per workshop in line with current DCYA guidelines.  



Workshops Timetable



15-19 years: 5.00pm - 7.00pm


9-11 years: 4.30 pm- 6pm

12-14 years: 6.30pm - 8pm

Places are limited, so a deposit of €20 will be required to ensure placement. Places are first come first serve, book early to avoid disappointment.

For Further Information: WYA, The Arch Barrack Street,

Tel.051 879377

Email: info@waterfordyoutharts.com