Chris Glover in Catch Penny Twist 1990
Tinderbox Theatre Company is based in Belfast. Formed in 1988, it is one of Northern Ireland’s longest established and most respected independent theatre companies. Tinderbox is dedicated to new writing for the theatre, the playwrights who create it, and the artistic environment in which its work takes place.
Tinderbox produces two to three productions per year, carries out a range of initiatives to develop new writing for the theatre, and runs a year-round Outreach Programme in schools and communities across Northern Ireland.
The company performs in various venues in Belfast, and tours its productions across Ireland. Tinderbox has performed sell-out seasons in London and Edinburgh and recently performed at the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC. The company aims to develop a wider audience for new writing in the theatre, and has devised a number of initiatives in this area. See our Productions page.
The company employs a full time Dramaturg, the only post of its kind in Northern Ireland. The Dramaturg leads activities aimed specifically at the development of high quality new theatre writing, from responding to the scripts received by Tinderbox to supporting the work of professional playwrights under commission. See our Dramaturgy page.
Tinderbox has developed a highly acclaimed Outreach Programme, which offers workshops, training, participative projects, and tailor made resource packs to schools, community groups and individuals across the north of Ireland. The company also offers training and support for those interested in leading drama based workshops, in a variety of settings. See our Outreach page.
Maria Connolly and Miche Doherty in This Other City 2009
Tinderbox works alongside other companies to create a vibrant theatre culture that attracts and develops new talent and new audiences. The company is strongly committed to its local theatre community, prioritising employment opportunities for locally based actors, writers, directors, designers, stage managers, technicians, administrators and other theatre practitioners. Tinderbox is an Independent Theatre Council/British Actors Equity Approved Management and has charitable status.
Posted on 4 March 2014 in Dramaturgy
Tinderbox and SARC presents a selection of short sound plays.
In 2013 we brought together writers Colin Bell, Michael Duke, Rosemary Jenkinson and Jimmy McAleavey with sonic artists Justin Yang and Peter Stitt as part of our Writers Lab.
Pleases join us to experience the experimental and visceral sound journeys which came out of the collaboration. The pieces are work in progress.
March 12th at 8pm at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Cloreen Park, Belfast BT9 5HN
Tickets are free but please reserve your place by contacting Tinderbox on 02890 439313 or e-mail Hanna at email@example.com
Posted on 24 February 2014 in Productions
Tinderbox’s J.P. Conaghan brings his production of All There Is by Jonathan Bailie to the Crescent Arts Centre this week.
J.P. joined Tinderbox in January as their BBC Performing Arts Fellow 2014, and will be working on a range of …
Posted on 24 February 2014 in Outreach
We are delighted to welcome Don McCamphill, who will join Tinderbox full time in April 2014.
Don will lead Tinderbox’s new three-year CONNECT programme, which is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
Don has worked as a drama facilitator …