Strollers Touring Network - Draiocht Blanchardstown Collaboration

January 1, 2016

Strollers

Draíocht Blanchardstown is very pleased to be part of Strollers Touring Network - ‘Supporting artists, Developing audiences’

The Strollers Touring Network (STN) comprises of 10 Theatre/Arts Centre venues located across Ireland. It is currently the largest touring network in the country. The network has five key functions:

  • To establish a touring network of performance venues across Ireland
  • To support/co-produce work for touring (across all artforms)
  • To receive touring works from artists and production companies (across all artforms)
  • To sustain, develop and nurture our audiences for the performing arts.
  • To develop relationships  with artists and production companies that we work with.


The 10 venue members and their respective capacities and dimensions are:

Siamsa Tire, Tralee (350)  W10.5m D11.2m H10.3m
Hawkswell, Sligo (336)  W13.2m D8.25m  H6m
Watergate, Kilkenny (328)  W9.12m D7.88m  H12.5m
Solstice, Navan (320)  W12m   D12m   H12m
GB Shaw Theatre Carlow (294)  W13.1m D9m  H7-10m
Draiocht, Blanchardstown (286)  W13.41m  D11.58m  H13.5m
The Source Arts Centre Thurles (250)   W10m  D8m  H6-8m
Belltable, Limerick (220)   W7m  D9m  H6.75m
Riverbank, Newbridge (180)   W7m-11m D4.85m H4.8m
Linenhall Arts Centre Castlebar (144)   W9m   D6.75m  H7.9m


Strollers Theatre Network operates in two distinct ways:

  • The first is a ‘Touring Platform’ providing touring opportunities for companies, producers and artists.
  • The second is a ‘Production Award’ (€10,000) to assist companies in making work for touring.

Supported by The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon

 




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Further information from Emer McGowan, Director, Draíocht, tel: 01-8098027 / email: emer@draiocht.ie
 

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