Our Members’ Companies:

HotForTheatre was formed in 2010 and believes that theatre should provoke, move and delight in equal measures:

The Stomach Box
The Stomach Box is dedicated to staging new work in the fields of theatre, installation, sound design and performance. Their production of No Worst There Is None for The Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival won Best Production 2009:

Talking Shop Ensemble
Talking Shop Ensemble is a theatre-making collective founded in 2008 by Oonagh Murphy, Aisling Byrne, Lisa Walsh and Robbie Sinnott – drawing on influences that ranged from installation and performance art to documentary and political theatre. The group came together through a shared wish to make work that existed at the edge of theatre:

Other Arts Websites:

Theatre Forum Ireland
Theatre Forum – the voice of the performing arts in Ireland – has created a great online resource, featuring model contracts, “barter” pages, an employee section, and lots more:

Irish Theatre Online
A one stop shop for information on Irish theatre companies, support organisations, venues, etc:

Irish Playography
An outstanding resource, Irish Playography is an online database of all new Irish plays produced professionally since 1975:

The site of the National Youth Arts Programme offers useful information for those working in youth arts. Areas covered include youth arts policy and practice, news and events and resources:

The Ark
Colourful site for Europe’s only cultural centre for children:

The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon
The website of the development agency for the arts in Ireland:

The Arts Council of Northern Ireland
This website contains information about the various programmes run by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the prime distributor of public support for the arts in Northern Ireland:

Irish Youth Theatres:

Activate Youth Theatre
All the news and events from Cork-based Activate Youth Theatre:

Boomerang Youth Theatre
Check out the Boomerang Youth Theatre section online at the Cork-based theatre company’s website:

Dublin Youth Theatre
Since its foundation in 1977, by Educational Psychologist Paddy O’ Dwyer, Dublin Youth Theatre has forged a unique contribution to the worlds of theatre and youth work. Thirty one years old this year, DYT continues to provide exciting opportunities for young people in the 14 – 22 age group to gain experience in drama, theatre and the related arts:

Droichead Youth Theatre
Find out more about Drogheda-based Droichead Youth Theatre online at:

Galway Youth Theatre
Based in the Galway Arts Centre, get the low-down on what’s going on at Galway Youth Theatre:

Kildare Youth Theatre
Catch up with Kildare Youth Theatre online @ the Crooked House website. The site is packed with theatre happenings and events in the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge:

Kilkenny Youth Theatre
Kilkenny Youth Theatre will shortly be reborn in a new form – in the meantime, check out its parent theatre company, Barnstorm:

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