Artistic Policy

Tinderbox empower the individual through play. We use play to liberate the imagination, to discover, explore and realise creative potential and to create new performance that challenges, provokes and inspires.

Our ambition is for art to be at the centre of our society and for everyone to have the opportunity to engage with their own creativity and to be a force for positive change in the world.

Mission Statement

  • Tinderbox¬†empowers the individual and society through play
  • Tinderbox produces dynamic theatre productions for audiences in Belfast, Northern Ireland and beyond.
  • Tinderbox provides creative training programmes to inspire, nurture and support emerging artists and participants.
  • Tinderbox ignites the creative potential through the IN8 participatory programme.


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