Upcoming Events/Productions

The Machine – Livestream

As strong as a bull, as fast as lightning, the ability to bend time and space… for Professor Clamclogs new invention anything is possible. But when a new villain – ‘Dr Evil Knieval is loose on the streets of Waterford, it takes some everyday heroes turned super to take him down.

The Machine (A co-produced short film by ‘Waterford Youth Arts’ and ‘The Brothers of Charity Waterford’) was written by the twenty-member cast from the BOCW and Directed by Liam Meagher. The production was shot by Keith Currams using Green Screen Technology, Artwork is by Declan Pierce and edited by John Loftus with music composed by Eadaion Walsh.

Catch ‘The Machine’ this Friday the 16th of October at 7pm, from the comfort of your own home when the show is livestreamed from our YouTube and our Facebook pages.

Spirit Street


Its quickly becoming a ‘Waterford Youth Arts’ tradition to put on a Halloween show around the end of October, this year is no exception as we will be bringing you our third livestreamed show of 2020 – Spirit Street (A Spooktacular theatre production written by some of WYA Drama Members aimed towards 9 to 12 year olds) this creepy, kooky and spooky play will be live streamed on Friday the 30th of October at 7pm over several channels. Frightful fun for the whole family

The Young Playwrights Programme


Waterford Youth Arts is two months into the Young Playwrights Programme (A creative writing programme for aspiring young playwrights where they partner up with professional playwrights in turning their own idea into a fully-fledged play by learning the ins and outs of playwrighting) and currently three brilliant young people are working with local playwright’s Nicola Spendlove, Jim Nolan and Martina Collender in turning their ideas into reality.

Rehearsed readings of these plays will be happening during The Lit Festival 2020, so until then from all the WYA team we wish the three of you the best of luck with this endeavor and we can’t wait to see what narratives you weave.

The Lit Young Writers Festival 2020


For the fourth exciting years in a row ‘The Lit Young Writers Festival’ (Europe’s only reading and writing festival for teenagers that’s orchestrated by teenagers) returns with a treasure trove of terrific events including wonderful workshops, spectacular spoken word and great guests.

This year’s line-up of Local, National and International Author’s includes Amy Beashel (Feminist and Author of ‘The Sky Is Mine’ a novel exploring domestic abuse and rape culture) who will be running an LGBTQ+ Based Workshop as part of the festival and Megan Nolan (Writer, Journalist and Author of the soon to be released Acts of Desperation) who is back for her second year.

But that is only the tip of the iceberg, there will be many more exciting digital and in person events happening this year including the conclusion of the Young Playwrights Programme. So stay tuned and follow The LIT Festival  on Instagram @thelitfestival or click on the logo  and to go to their Facebook Page for all the latest news and announcements.

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