Tinderbox Theatre, Belfast


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

Tinderbox presents FAMLA by John McCann

Tinderbox is excited to present this haunting, hilarious and heartbreaking new play by John McCann.
Famla challenges the stories we tell ourselves to hide the truth of who we really are.
Catch it at the MAC Date: 21st – 25th March or on tour. For more details click on this post.

Take Away Theatre double bill in Cathedral Quarters Arts Festival

Tinderbox is delighted to introduce our first TAKE AWAY THEATRE artists Abby Oliveira and Sarah Lyle. We are very excited to present a Take Away Theatre Double bill in the Cathedral Quarters Festival 2017. For the last few months Abby and Sarah have created innovative, exciting and cutting edge pieces of work and we would […]

Tinderbox Announce Patrick O’Reilly as AD and Jen Shepherd as Producer

Tinderbox Theatre Company is delighted to announce two new team members: Patrick J O’Reilly as Artistic Director and Jen Shepherd as Producer. Patrick J O’Reilly has a proven and impressive track record as a director, writer and performer both internationally and in Ireland.  He brings an exciting new artistic vision to the company of making extraordinary, […]


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

SMALL TALK workshop for theatre makers in Cathedral Quarters Arts Festival

The next offering from STATE OF THE ARTS programme is SMALL TALK; a practical two day workshop for theatre makers on creating small, tour-able work.
The workshop is part of the Cathedral Quarters Arts Festival and takes place 3rd and 4th May.
Deadline: 12 noon Tuesday 18th of April.
For more information and how to apply click on this post.

Tinderbox Dramaturg wins prestigious Kenneth Tynan Award

Tinderbox Dramaturg Hanna Slättne was awarded the prestigious Kenneth Tynan Award at a ceremony in London on Sunday evening.  The award was presented to her by playwright Mark Ravenhill and is a biannual event hosted by the Dramaturgs’ Network. Penny Black, the president of The Dramaturgs’ Network in announcing the award quoted from some of […]

STATE OF THE ARTS – a new Tinderbox initiative

Tinderbox is launching a whole new raft of opportunities for theatre makers in Northern Ireland to make work, develop ideas, explore style and process – and above all finding the unique and original potential in their projects. The State Of The Arts Workshops will provide a safe space to explore, push boundaries and get support […]


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


After 3 years of our hugely successful CONNECT Programme, the final show is here: Convergence.


Tinderbox Theatre Company has assembled a group of exciting actors for our Convergence Ensemble – an ongoing project working with some of the country’s leading theatre makers

CONNECT Network theatre review blog

The CONNECT Network has set up a blog for reviewing new plays in Northern Ireland, called Scenedocs. The blog has reviewed most recent professional productions – all written by young theatre makers.

CONNECT Network goes live!

Tinderbox Theatre Company has set up a networking hub for those keen to get involved in theatre. The CONNECT Network has an online resource for members and its own reviewing blog. Find out more…