History

Tinderbox Theatre Company is one of the most established companies in Northern Ireland.  For over thirty three years, Tinderbox has championed new writing, producing world-class performances from Northern Irish writers to critical and international acclaim.

Artistic Policy

  • We are driven by artistic process. 
  • We are an organisation led by artists in Belfast, Northern Ireland. 
  • We are inspired by the ever-changing creative landscape of new contemporary arts practice, new and ambitious theatrical forms and the rich diversity of artists and participants. 
  • We are a leading player in creative innovation, experimentation and contemporary theatre.

Mission Statement: 

  • We create live performances to challenge, provoke and inspire.  Tinderbox create live and dynamic events and experiences. We tell our stories. We play. We devise. We use the body as the main form of artistic expression. 
  • We liberate the imagination to play.  Specialist contemporary theatre training at the Crescent Arts Centre. Since 2017, Tinderbox have provided creative training programmes to inspire, nurture and support 84 emerging artists and participants.
  • We celebrate true collaboration with artists, communities and audiences. We will create a living space for artists, communities and audiences to connect and share stories with each other. We will make events where these stories are shared and new voices are heard.
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Memberships

We are proud members of IETM and Theatre and Dance NI:

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We are ITC Ethical Managers | We are committed to best practice, providing safe working conditions and fair pay to the artists we work with.

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We are Disability Confident Committed

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