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


The Convergence Ensemble will be an ongoing training and development opportunity for a select group of upcoming performers. The participants will be volunteer trainees of all backgrounds but with a shared commitment to creating exciting new work. It’s all to play for. Are you the kind of player we are looking for?


Tinderbox Theatre Company has big plans. We’re forming an ensemble of new acting talent – and you could be part of it. A select group of actors will work with us for a year and a half – and at the end of the project, they will have the opportunity to be cast in a major Tinderbox production. Find out more…

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…


Tinderbox has just finished eight performances of our diversity project, One World. A group of young actors, aged between 12 and 19, performed to over 160 people in audiences around Belfast. Read more…