Tinderbox create live performance, dynamic events and immersive experiences. We tell our stories. We play. We devise. We use the body as the main form of artistic expression. We offer artists of all disciplines the opportunity to collaborate with us to create contemporary, inventive and engaging performance work.

Current Production

In August 2022, we will premiere Birds of Passage in the Half Light by Kat Woods at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022, following by a run in the Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast.

Professional Play 10

Future Production 2023

Professional Play 11

More details to be announced soon!

Play in Motion (Development)

We are currently in development with two new Plays in Motion.

Trauma Boy by Jack Dawson 

Professional Play 12

Something Different by Keith Singleton

Professional Play 13


Ignition is a fast-paced ambitious theatre making project, not for the faint hearted. Each year since 2016, Tinderbox has invited theatre makers to collaborate, innovate and create a new ground-breaking piece of work in five days, inspired by a single provocation given on the Monday morning.  Ignition celebrates the passion, the agility and the professionalism in Northern Irish theatre.

Ignition History

2019/20 The more I see, the less I know for sure
12 performers, 1 Director
Physical Theatre
2018/19 Insects
13 performers, 1 Director
Physical Theatre
2017/18 Cuck
2 Dancers, 1 Choreographer, 1 Dramaturg
2016/17 What would we be if we weren’t so afraid?
4 Performers, 1 Director, 1 Dramaturg

Previous Production

Sylvan by Jonathan M. Daley Sylvan - Autumn Live Performance 2021 6   

Immaculate by Louise MathewsImmaculate 4

A Thought for Your Pennies by Daniel Kelly News & Productions 3

Natural Disaster by Roisin Gallagher

Professional Play 8

Ubu the King Adapted by Patrick J O’Reilly and Ensemble

UBU the King 79

Hubert and the Yes Sock by Dan Leith Play in Production

The Man Who Fell to Pieces by Patrick J O’Reilly The Man Who Fell to Pieces 6