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 disturbing exploration of family, love and our most intimate fears, 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 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

Playwriting – making it work, getting it on

Tinderbox Dramaturg Hanna Slattne joins a panel on supporting new work and playwrights at the Irish Writers Centre in Dublin this week.  The event ‘Playwriting – making it work, getting it on’, is organised by the Stewart Parker Trust and is chaired by Sean Rocks presenter of Arena the Arts and Entertainment programme on RTE […]

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


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

A new project with Belfast City Council

Tinderbox is putting together an exciting new project with Belfast City Council and Unite Against Hate. The project is designed to create a short devised theatre piece, to be performed at City Hall in November.


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 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