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Stage and stalls of the Theatre Royal, Waterford.
Photo: Dave Sexton
Embers, Pan Pan Theatre, 2013.
Photo: Ros Kavanagh
Ganesh Versus the Third Reich, Back to Back Theatre, Australia
Photo: Jeff Busby
Ireland is highly regarded for its theatre and has earned a reputation for excellence in theatre art.
The Arts Council offers a wide range of financial supports across artforms and arts practices, including theatre.
A number of schemes and initiatives have been established for the particular support of theatre.
Links to theatre organisations funded by the Arts Council.
I'm an actor and I'd like to train further abroad – will the Arts Council help with this?
I'm a director and/or a playwright and I'd like to put on a production – how do I get help from the Arts Council?
I'm a playwright and I'd like to develop a new play – how can the Arts Council help with this?
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Theatre Policy and Strategy 2018(PDF, 0.57 MB, 5 pages)
Making Great Art Work - Arts Council Strategy (2016–2025)(PDF, 3.29MB, 48 pages)
Review of the Abbey Theatre(PDF, 3MB, 59 pages)
Supporting the production and presentation of theatre - A new approach(PDF, 0.06MB, 7 pages)
Contact the members of our Theatre department
(01) 618 0238
(01) 618 0233
(01) 618 0200
Cross artform practices
The Arts Council
70 Merrion Square
Telephone+353 1 6180200
Fax+353 1 676 1302
The Arts Council is the national agency for funding, developing and promoting the arts in Ireland.