Aisling Ghear Theatre Co.
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Culturlann McAdam O Fiaiach
216 Falls Road, Belfast, County Antrim,
Mrs Carrie Anne McAlonan-McCrudden
(028) 9020 8040
Ireland's only professional theatre company working full-time to deliver performances in Irish.
The Irish Language Theatre Company in the North of Ireland. Based in Belfast, it is the resident theatre company in the Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich - an Irish language arts and cultural centre in West Belfast. The company’s mission is to contribute to the development of Irish Language Theatre and the valuable contribution it can make in expanding and enriching the vibrant cultural experience of this country’s unique heritage.
Established in 1997, the company has produced and toured work from playrights as diverse as Machiavelli, WB Yeats, Tom Murphy, Samuel Beckett, Brian Friel and Willy Russell.
The company provides support for schools, offering A-level language students the opportunity to experience quality theatrical productions in Irish. The company is committed to new Irish writing and have to date developed and produced eight new plays for the stage. The company also regularly tour Ireland with their latest productions (for further information, visit the website listed below).
For non-Irish speakers, every performance is available with simultaneous translation commentary via personal headset.
Hollywood actor Gabriel Byrne is a Patron of the Aisling Ghear Theatre Company.