Tenderfoot is The Civic’s apprentice theatre programme for transition year students. During the
programme young people learn about all aspects of theatre – writing, set design/film for theatre, music & sound design, costume design, stage management and acting – under the guidance of working theatre professionals. The ethos of Tenderfoot is one of apprenticeship so our Tenderfeet learn about theatre by making theatre.
The original plays in this programme, written by 15/16 year old playwrights, provide a unique glimpse into their world. Tenderfoot is unique in providing a professional support system within which young people are empowered to make their own theatre. Tenderfoot also provides the space for that work to be encountered by a peer audience. Tenderfoot is a model of excellence of an arts in education programme.
Kindly supported by South Dublin County Council and the Arts Council of Ireland.