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Regular Classes at Solstice

Children's Speech & Drama Classes With Penelope Moorhead

Mondays 3:00pm - 5:30pm  (as per school calendar)

Penelope Moorhead is an experienced speech, drama and communication teacher who travels throughout Ireland as an examiner and adjudicator of speech and drama. Penelope’s classes offer an encouraging, fun and inclusive approach to speech & drama. Suitable for Junior Infants to 6th class.

For bookings contact Penelope: 087 289 9404

Act Out - Youth Theatre @ Solstice


Time & Place: Tuesday evenings: 6 pm - 7:30 pm, & 7:30pm - 9 pm, from 28th September 2021.

Cost: €160 for whole year or €80 x 2 instalments in October & January.

Facilitators: Anthony Kinahan, Artistic Director (Actor/Theatre-maker) & Mark O’Reilly (Actor/Theatre-maker)

Previous performance experience is useful but not essential. Places are limited - All COVID-19 guidelines adhered to.

Registration open to new members in the Meath area of secondary school age.

If you’re a young person in the Meath area of secondary school age, and you’re interested in learning more about theatre, performing or expressing yourself in artistic ways, then email with your name, DOB, your parent/guardian’s email and contact number & your preferred workshop location: Solstice Arts Centre. You will then be added to the Act Out YT Waiting List & you will be contacted by the youth theatre to let you know whether there’s a place available.

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Act Out Youth Theatre present their new production – DELIBERATIONS - which explores themes of discovery, dilemma & gender from the perspective of young people in Ireland in 2022. Join them for an evening of quality theatre from Meath's most exciting, young talent as it showcases their creativity & imagination.

Act 1 is completely created, written and performed by members from Navan & Dunshaughlin. This is followed by the premiere of the One Act Play ALLIES, written by playwright Jo Egan (Macha Productions) using contributions from the Act Out Seniors, which explores what Gender means to young people in contemporary society.


More Info about Act Out Youth Theatre:

Established in October 2017, Act Out Youth Theatre’s remit is to create quality theatre experiences with young people (13+) in the Meath area. We are a not-for-profit charity, partnered with Solstice Arts Centre & partnered & supported by Meath County Council Arts Office.

We are also a proud member of the Irish youth theatre community and affiliated to Youth Theatre Ireland. In the last few years, the members of Act Out have produced original, acclaimed plays (Inception & PROJECTions) in Solstice Arts Centre; Stormed the Púca Festival; workshops with national experts, like Meath’s own playwright Deirdre Kinahan (The Unmanageable Sisters; Rathmines Road) & Casting Director Louise Kiely (Sing Street; Normal People); Participated in week-long residentials in Kilkenny with youth theatres from all around the country; Had various theatre-trips and much more … & all this on top of usual weekly workshops.

We provide an annual programme of activities, responding to the needs & interests of the young people, & we pride ourselves on our ethos of accessibility, diversity & inclusion.

Our main objective is to nurture the education, social & personal competencies of our young people ensuring our activities are of benefit to the community, in so far as our work reflects local issues & community needs.

We aim to foster partnerships within the community & to advance the arts, culture & heritage of the area with young people at the helm.

Artistic Director: Anthony Kinahan (Actor/Theatre-maker; Red Rock; Kin; Conversations with Friends)

Email: to express interest or for more information.

Silver Swans - Over 55s Ballet

Specially designed for older learners, Silver Swans Over 55's ballet classes will help improve your mobility, posture, co-ordination and energy levels. Royal Academy of Dance licensed teacher Michelle Kehoe A.I.S.T.D. who has been teaching ballet for over 25 years, leads a 6-week course at Solstice from Wednesday 29th September, 11:00am. 


€10 per class or €54 for 6. (To book 6 classes, add each date to your cart. Discount will be applied automatically at checkout). If you experience problems or require further information please contact Box Office 046 909 2300 |