Fishamble Supports

Fishamble Supports:

The public through an ongoing range of playwriting courses in Dublin and off-site for literary and arts festivals nationwide

Playwrights through The New Play Clinic, which develops new plays planned for production by theatre artists and companies, and the annual Fishamble New Writing Award at Absolut Fringe

Actors through its Show in a Bag programme, which creates new plays for actors and showcases them in association with the Irish Theatre Institute and Absolut Fringe

Students through work in association with TCD, NUIG, IES, DIT, and as Theatre Company in Association at UCD Drama Studies Centre

Emerging artists through Mentoring Schemes in association with venues and local authorities, for playwrights and directors

New Play Clinic

Fishamble: The New Play Company’s New Play Clinic is an initiative to support the dramaturgical development of new plays for performance in Ireland. The New Play Clinic is an addition to the range of the dramaturgical services Fishamble already provides to writers and theatre artists around Ireland. The objective of the Clinic is to help maximise the potential of new plays which are scheduled for production through practical dramaturgical support.


Mentoring Programme

Fishamble is thrilled to partner with Belltable on delivering a 10-month Mentoring Programme for Playwrights and Directors as part of the Belltable:Connect artist development initiative. The initiative is intended to support the development of emerging and established playwrights and directors, who would benefit from an ongoing mentoring process to investigate and enhance their practice, and will run from September 2016 РJune 2017.


Show In A Bag

Show in a Bag is an artist development initiative of Dublin Fringe Festival, Irish Theatre Institute and Fishamble: The New Play Company to resource theatre makers and actors.






Contact Information

Fishamble: The New Play Company
3 Great Denmark Street
Dublin 1
Phone: +353 (0)1 670 4018

Supported By

Fishamble: The New Play Company is supported by The Arts Council, Dublin City Council and Fundraising Fellowship Dublin . Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.