Louise Donlon is the Manager of the Lime Tree Theatre in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. A native of Moydow, County Longford, she holds a BA in Music and History, a Diploma in Arts Administration and a Masters in Public Administration. Louise taught music in Castlebar before pursuing her arts administration studies at UCD.
In the early 1990s Louise worked at the City Arts Centre in Dublin and at the Arts Council followed by three years in Limerick as administrator of Island Theatre Company. In 1996, she moved to Galway to take up the position of general manager with Druid Theatre Company.
From 1999 to 2012 she was Director of the Dunamaise Arts Centre, a multi-disciplinary arts centre in Portlaoise. She is a founder member of Nasc, a network of regional theatres established to promote touring of high quality work to the regions.