We offer artists of all disciplines the opportunity to collaborate with us to create contemporary, inventive and engaging performance work.

Take Away Theatre

In 2016, Tinderbox launched their Take Away Theatre project, putting out an annual open call for theatre makers of any genre to submit their delicious ideas. Take Away Theatre submissions are evaluated on the strength of their core idea, and the potential for this idea to develop with our support. Successful artists receive a commission, the opportunity to develop their idea in the rehearsal room, and production support to present their work the following year.

TAT Artists

2019/20 Sarah Louise Conaghan, Gary Crossan & Chris Grant
2018/19 Louise Mathews & Daniel Kelly
2017/18 Róisín Gallagher & Dan Leith
2016/17 Sarah Lyle & Abby Oliveira


Tinderbox create playful, engaging, ambitious productions, that are driven by the vision of professional artists, and celebrate creative potential.


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

Photo by ©Carrie Davenport