Re-launched in 2008, Irish Theatre Online is the comprehensive online theatre and dance information resource produced by Irish Theatre Institute. Irish Theatre Institute exists to maximise creative opportunities and resources for theatre and dance performing artists, producers and presenters in Ireland, Northern Ireland and internationally. ITI has three distinct yet complementary areas of activity:
- International Networking & Promotion
- Information and Support Services
For more information about Irish Theatre Institute activities and events http://www.irishtheatreinstitute.ie/
Irish Theatre Online
Irish Theatre Online is an up-to-date, comprehensive, illustrated directory of professional drama, dance and opera in Ireland, North and South. The database contains detailed information about 200 theatre, dance and opera companies, 100 theatre and arts centres, theatre and arts festivals, information on funding bodies, training and support organisations and the recently launched Irish Theatre Artists database which contains hundreds of profiles for individual Irish or Irish-based theatre artists and practitioners. All the information and images contained within Irish Theatre Online has been supplied by the organisations and individuals themselves.
For more information on how to use the website, click here
For editorial guidelines, click here
For terms and conditions of use, click here
By using the search tools, you can find a specific company, organisation or individual by entering their name, or part of their name. You can also browse through all companies, festivals, and venues, and filter these results by region or county.
Looking for a:
Theatre/Dance/Opera company click here
You will find information on artistic policy, personnel, recent productions and contact information. You can filter your search by region, by county and also by the type of company- Theatre, Dance, Opera, Puppet, or Street Theatre/Circus companies.
Theatre/Arts Festival click here
You will find information on programming policy, personnel, recent productions and contact information. You can filter your search by region, by county or by date.
Theatre/Venue/Arts Centre click here
You will find information on programming policy, personnel, and contact information. You can filter your search by region or by county. You can search by seating capacity, stage type or even enter the dimensions of your touring set to see which stages can offer sufficient capacity.
Individual Artist/Freelance Practitioner click here
If you are trying to track down a specific artist/practitioner, you can enter their name (or part of their name) in the simple search field here
Or you can browse by job type, and look though all directors, designers, stage managers etc. For actors you can filter your results by playing range and gender, or only select those who have included photographs.
In the advanced search you can select people with multiple skills (EG you can find someone who is a director and also a lighting designer) or filter your results by language skills and other criteria.
You can browse all clients of a particular agency who have created an Irish Theatre Artists profile through the Agents Page
There are also several keyword searches, allowing you to enter a specific skill such a ‘clown’, and find Artists who have training or qualifications in this area or who have highlighted clowning as a professional interest.
There are also keyword searches to allow you search through recent theatre work, or tv/film work. For example if you select ‘Actor’ and enter a keyword search for ‘Shakespeare’ the results will show anyone who has included a recent appearance in a Shakespearean play in their theatre work, or a keyword search for ‘Fair City’ will show any actor who has included the Irish television drama series amongst their recent credits.
You can also filter actor searches by including keywords for music and dance and sporting skills.
When you find the individuals you are seeking you can contact the individual directly or through their agent, print their Irish theatre Artists profile, or email their pages to your colleagues.
Lastly, Irish Theatre Artists is compatible with Irish Theatre Institute’s other online resources. So, if you are browsing through new plays in the Irish Playography you will see the following symbol indicating that we have a profile for this artist/practitioner on Irish Theatre Artists.
Individuals: Criteria for inclusion in Irish Theatre Artists:
Someone who works on a regular or occasional freelance basis in professional theatre or dance in Ireland and has had at least one professional engagement in the last three years.
If you match these criteria and wish to be included in the database, please fill out this short form
New profiles are created on a daily basis, and are examined by the Irish Theatre Artists editorial team before being published online. It is usual for a new Irish Theatre Artists profile to be published online within 48 hours of receipt.
Please note, completion of a profile doesn't guarantee publication on the website and profiles are subject to editing.
Production Companies: Theatre, Dance and Opera companies or production houses (including receiving venues who produce in-house work, such as the Civic Theatre, Tallaght) who have been in existence for more than 12 months and have produced at least one professional show.
Theatres/Arts Centres/Festivals: professionally managed and programming a significant amount of professional drama and dance each year.
Drama & Dance Training: courses of at least one year in duration, which offer official accreditation from a recognised body. Some exceptions were made for courses that are of major significance to the sector.
Irish Theatre Online is updated quarterly. Organisations are required to alert the editor to changes in personnel, company information, update their recent productions, and supply recent photographs they wish to upload. Failure to supply this updated information leads to the removal of the organisation from the website.
Irish Theatre Artists is updated on an ongoing basis, individuals have their own log-in information and they can update their pages whenever they wish. These updates go to the Irish Theatre Artist editorial team and it is usual for the updated profile to be published online within 48 hours. Repeated failure to respond to requests for updated information/confirmation of contact information will lead to a profile being removed from the website.
Organisations who wish to submit or amend information or images should contact email@example.com Please note, images submitted should be submitted in a jpeg or gif format and should be no larger than 1MB.
While Irish Theatre Institute has taken every care in collating information for this website, it does not assume and hereby disclaims any liability to any party for loss or damage caused by errors or omissions in www.irishtheatreonline.com
Irish Theatre Institute has endeavoured to ensure that all individuals listed in the Irish Theatre Artists database have worked in a professional capacity in Irish theatre or dance, and have had at least one professional engagement in the last three years. However Irish Theatre Institute cannot and does not endorse the quality of work produced by the individuals listed.
For term of use of Irish Theatre Online click here
Irish Theatre Institute database has been designed by Irish Theatre Institute's technical partners, the Dublin-based IT company, X Communications Ltd. The scale of the database required an enterprise-level, industry-standard database solution. Microsoft SQL Server 2000 was chosen on the basis of easy integration with Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS), the standard Internet server software supplied by Microsoft.
A note on telephone numbers
International telephone codes are, of course, used at all times on this website. Locally, to phone Northern Ireland from the Republic of Ireland, users can dial the direct code 048 instead of the international code + 44 28.