Making theatre and film projects with, for and by young people


Crooked House is a theatre-making organisation established in 1993 in Newbridge in County Kildare, Ireland. We make theatre with, for and by young people from the ages of 11 to 21. We train young people aged 21 to 30 in Drama Facilitation and support others to audition for acting college. Our work is inspired by tolerance, equality, social justice, compassion, and empathy. We aim to create theatre that is ambitious, challenging, aesthetically engaging, and relevant to our audiences. Participation in all our activities is free and open to anyone.


We run one of Ireland’s largest youth theatres (Kildare Youth Theatre), an audition preparation programme (Dréimire Project), an international volunteer programme, and several bespoke programmes for young people in schools and youth projects. We collaborate with a wide network of international partners designing theatre-making projects, training courses, and exchanges. And we work with international actor-training universities to deliver masterclasses and programmes.

Reading room

Crooked house theatre company receives project support and funding from the following donors: