Tinderbox Theatre, Belfast


Dynamic new plays that resonate with audiences in Belfast, Northern Ireland and beyond

UNHOME by Jimmy McAleavey

We are very excited to be producing Jimmy McAleavey’s latest play UNHOME at the MAC in November. This gripping and often terrifying exploration of family, fear and foreboding, will open Upstairs at the MAC on Tuesday 11th November and run until Saturday 22nd November.

Tinderbox is 25!

We recently celebrated our 25 year anniversary, and to celebrate we created a short video of many of our productions. We hope you enjoy this trip through the archives, and many thanks to everyone who worked with us on the …

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Innovative programmes to nurture and support playwrights and the plays they want to write

Fireworks Young Writers Showcase 29th of September

Big subjects, exotic worlds, complex situations, supernatural stirrings. 

Tinderbox is proud to present 6 short new plays by our 6 Young Writers taking part of Fireworks this year: Kathryn Jenkins, Terry McCartan, Susannah McKenna, Christopher Moore, Holly Murdock and Shannen O’Doherty

The showcase is taking place at the Brian Friel Theatre at Queens on Monday 29th September, 7.30pm.

Tickets are free but limited so please book in advance:

TEL: (028) 9043 93 13

E-mail: hanna.slattne@tinderbox.org.uk


Summertime shortlisted for the Zebbie Award

David Ireland’s play Summertime, produced in October 2013 has been shortlisted for the Writers Guild of Ireland’s Zebbie Awards 2014. Summertime is shortlisted in the playscript category. David’s play Everything Between Us, which went on to win the Meyer …

Information for Writers

Click here to find out about how to submit a script to Tinderbox Theatre Company

Please note new submissions guidelines as of June 2012

Click here for the Writers Centre and information about our year round programme for writers


Versatile and specialised activities bringing the community to the arts, and the arts to the community


Tinderbox Theatre Company and UAYD are hosting a networking and skills sharing session for drama facilitators this summer.

Sunday 3rd August 2014, 2.00 to 5.30pm at the new Tinderbox Rehearsal Rooms in Belfast


The first projects in our new 3-year CONNECT programme are in development for Summer 2014. Our new Connect Director, Don, has been consulting with a range of community groups and theatre artists about creating some very exciting participatory theatre projects.

Tinderbox appoints new Connect Director

We are delighted to welcome Don McCamphill, who will join Tinderbox full time in April 2014.

Don will lead Tinderbox’s new three-year CONNECT programme, which is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Don has worked as a drama facilitator and director, playwright, new writing mentor, creative producer, production designer and art director, amongst other things, in a richly varied twenty-year career.