Tinderbox Theatre, Belfast


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

Tinderbox responds to Arts Council Cuts

Tinderbox has recently received a cut to our Arts Council funding of 44%. A full statement from the company can be read below:

LALLY THE SCUT by Abbie Spallen

Tinderbox is very excited to announce that our next show will be LALLY THE SCUT by Abbie Spallen, which we will be producing Downstairs at the MAC from 14th April to 2nd May. Click here for more details.

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

Tickets are now available for the 360º Scriptwriting Festival 2015

The tickets for the 2015 360º Scriptwriting festival is now available on Eventbrite.
Tickets are free but to secure your place go to Eventbrite.

For the full, jam packed and exciting programme of workshops, talks and networking session click on this post.

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 is recruiting actors for new performances of our diversity project, One World. Actors between 12 and 18 should get in touch with us!


Tinderbox Theatre Company and UAYD are hosting two further sessions of the highly successful skills sharing event, Facilitators’ Lounge. The upcoming events are for teachers of Drama in post-primary schools. Workshops will be in Belfast and Cookstown.

CONNECT Network goes live!

Tinderbox Theatre Company has set up a networking hub for those keen to get involved in theatre. The CONNECT Network held its inaugural social event in the first week of January. Find out more…