Spring Showcase

April 7 - 7pm - An Taibhdhearc Galway


Our Mission

To support and promote the development of Musical Theatre in the West of Ireland to a prominent and valued art form. 

We inspire, nurture, and showcase exceptional performers and theatre professionals from the West of Ireland by empowering curiosity through creativity.

Enabling young people to take centre stage in their lives. 

What We Do

Introducing a new and exciting venture for 14-24 year olds in Galway’s thriving theatre scene! Perform the songs you love, inhabit some of the greatest characters from the finest musicals! Push yourself to new heights while enjoying classic and modern musical theatre and choreography.

Galway Youth Musical Theatre is committed to the development of young people through the medium of the performing arts. GYMT focuses on bringing the gap between stage schools and professional stage experience. We aim to produce talented, educated and professional musical theatre performers.





To honour our commitment and act with responsibility, integrity and ethics in all our relationships. 


We reassure students to question the complexities of the human spirit and to look beyond the obvious. All the while nurturing imagination and encouraging inspiration through mastery of skills and techniques, to create authentic original storytelling.


Passion is at the heart of everything we do. We aim for all our performers to take the centre stage in their own lives. 


Flexing to the individual growth journey of every emerging artist.

Tailored Approach

Raising the bar for musical theatre standards in the West of Ireland.


Commitment to both process and to results. 

Collaborative Process

We commit to fair and ongoing practices that enhance our relationships to theatre makers, audiences, and society, finding strength in diversity and creating community from the collective. 



Genevieve Ryan

Genevieve Ryan is an American born dancer, teacher and choreographer who has made Galway her home since 2006. She has been engaged in her own dance practice for over 30 years and has studied dance all across the United States. Genevieve has over 15 years teaching experience and is the director of the Genevieve Ryan Dance Academy.

In 2015 she received her MA in Dance from the University of Limerick, exploring how cultural influences affect the creative process of dance artists. She is a co-founder of the Galway Dance Project and is artistic director of Off Beaten Path Dance Company.

Her favourite album is The White Album by the Beatles, her favourite movie is Singing in the Rain and her favourite musical is Cabaret or Chorus Line or Chicago or Guys and Dolls or Hamilton or Dear Evan Hansen or ………………

Brendan Dolan

A Galway native, Brendan has extensive experience teaching and supporting young people in acting for the stage, theatre direction and production. He has taught acting and stage direction for the past 14 years. Brendan has performed in a large number of musicals and plays, as well as in a folk-rock band performing his own original songs.

His favourite movie is The Big Lebowski (or maybe One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – he knows each almost word for word), his favourite album is Astral Weeks by Van the Man, his favourite musical is The Book of Mormon, and his favourite bar of chocolate is either a purple Snack, or a peanut Lion Bar.

All of these facts can change depending on his mood (he is much like the wind in this regard). Brendan is currently in the third year of his PhD in Sociology in NUI Galway, though he is not sure yet if it will be of any use to him or anyone else.

Eamon Brett

Eamon Brett is a Galway native, who has been working as a musical director since his late teens, beginning in musical theatre, and working across many genres of music in his career as a pianist and music director.

He studied music in Maynooth University, specialising in performance and composition. He’s equally comfortable on stage performing as in the pit making sure the music goes on.

His taste in musicals covers a wide range, from Sunday In The Park With George, to Wicked; Cabaret to Newsies; Tick Tick Boom to Funny Girl.


Workshop Location

Nuns Island Theatre, Nuns Island, Galway

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