Theatre Royal provides professional arts practitioners with time inside the theatre auditorium, space that allows artists to think about, develop, create, trial, workshop and rehearse a new piece of work. This time is made available on days that TR is ‘dark’, when no other activity is taking place inside the auditorium.
Some of the previous acts who have taken the Dark Time opportunity to complete their work are: Hannah Carberry, writer and team time to develop new play, Grasp; Waterford band deafMONKEY, who used the time and space to develop new music and record a music video.
Theatre Royal provides professional arts practitioners with a work space at the theatre’s administration office that enables them to develop new work (writing time), research subject matters that apply to the development of new work, write and submit funding applications.
Practitioners are given a workspace in a professional working environment and provided with a PC and printer usage, WIFI and office space. Mentoring supports are also provided as part of this support.
Hannah Carberry, playwright
"I am very grateful for the Dark Time offered to me by the Theatre Royal team, as it allowed me to develop my work with a director and teams of actors. Their support and encouragement helped me to get my work from the page to the stage..."
Anne O'Riordan, actor and writer
"The Hot Desk opportunity is priceless. It gave me time and a safe space to think, develop ideas, research and write. There was no pressure and that gave me the freedom I needed to start the creation of a new play. I found it so useful to be in a creative environment and hope to use the Theatre Royal Hot Desk again!"