Tinderbox Theatre, Belfast

Productions

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

Tinderbox is recruiting!

Tinderbox Theatre Company is looking for an Artistic Director and a Producer to work with the existing team and take the company into a new era. Both posts will be offered on a 0.6 contract (three-day week) that we will seek to augment with successful project funding.
For more details and how to get an application pack, please click on this post.
Closing date for completed applications: Friday 29th April

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 journey. We tried very hard to make sure we included everyone in the final credits, […]

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Dramaturgy

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

Lally The Scut Writer Abbie Spallen wins Major International Prize

Northern Irish Writer Wins $150,000 International Literary Award:
Newry writer, Abbie Spallen, announced as one of the prestigious Windham Campbell Prize winners

Tinderbox Theatre Company is delighted to announce that Irish playwright, Abbie Spallen, is one of 2016’s recipients of Yale University’s Donald Windham-Sandy M. Campbell Literature Prizes – a major literary award recognising literary achievement and financially nurturing talent.

This prize is also great recognition for Tinderbox Theatre Company, its programming and tireless support of talent in Northern Ireland. In spring 2015, Tinderbox and Belfast’s the MAC co-produced prize winner Abbie Spallen’s Lally the Scut with a cast of 12 leading local actors. The production was the culmination of a 6 year programme dedicated to presenting new writing of the highest quality on the main stages in Northern Ireland.

Script reading service suspended

It is with regret that Tinderbox has to suspend its free script reading service until further notice. We know how valuable this resource was to writers across Northern Ireland and beyond, but due to the recent funding cuts we currently do not have the resources to read and provide professional written feedback on all the scripts submitted.

We will be exploring new models of working and supporting writers and theatremakers from and living in Northern Ireland, so we still want to hear from you as we embark on many exciting upcoming projects. The Tinderbox Dramaturg Hanna Slattne will continue to be an integral part of all our processes and can be contacted by emailing hanna.slattne@tinderbox.org.uk.

Outreach

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

CONVERGENCE ACTING ENSEMBLE LAUNCHED

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…