Siamsa Tíre, The National Folk Theatre & Arts Centre
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Town Park, Tralee, Kerry,
Ms Marianne Kennedy General Manager
Founded in 1974, Siamsa Tíre is home to the National Folk Theatre of Ireland.
Since its first performance of traditional Irish music, song and dance folk productions, Siamsa Tíre is home to the National Folk Theatre (NFT) of Ireland. Siamsa Tíre is involved in the preservation of Ireland’s of music, dance, and folklore on stage, through vibrant and colourful theatrical entertainment and it continues to perform for national and international audiences. With a cast of over 100 performers, comprising of dancers, singers and musicians, all have been professionally trained in the Siamsa style through the NFT Training Academies and will perform across five different productions in our 350 seat bespoke theatre this summer.
The Summer Season (from May to September) offers a programme of unique and exciting shows which are performed both here and abroad. Siamsa Tíre also provides Irish dance and song workshops for visitors to learn some original Irish dance steps and songs from the stage repertoire.
Throughout the rest of the year, Siamsa Tíre presents a programme of drama, music, dance and literary events.
A continuous calendar of visual arts events runs throughout the year in the galleries.