Join Our Friends Programme

Are you passionate about quality new writing?

Fishamble is dedicated to the discovery, development and production of new work for the Irish stage. If, like us, you love nothing better than the thrill of new plays why not help us to continue to be at the forefront of the production of original work?

You can donate by cheque: Write to us at 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, email Eva Scanlan at or phone us on (01) 670 4018 to join. Thank you.

All donations over €250 are eligible for tax relief at a rate of 31% as set out in Finance Act 2013. This tax relief is payable directly to Fishamble. Memberships and associated benefits are valid for 12 months from the date of sign up. Please note tax relief is only available to donors who do not wish to receive benefits or public recognition for their donation.

If you would like to support a particular new writing initiative/production we would be happy to discuss this with you. Such projects may include Fishamble’s New Writing Award in the Dublin Fringe Festival, a particular playwright or artist, The New Play Clinic Initiative, publication of new work, etc.

Further information on where your money will go

Your money will help Fishamble to produce plays by first-time and established playwrights. Fishamble has produced work in Dublin, toured nationally and internationally. We have worked with playwrights such as Sebastian Barry, Maeve Binchy, Marina Carr, Pat Kinevane, Gavin Kostick, Sean McLoughlin, Gina Moxley, Joseph O’Connor, Mark O’Rowe, Abbie Spallen, Sonya Kelly and Julian Gough.

Your support will enable us to further our work in developing first time writers.

Finally, it will support us in developing new and imaginative theatrical projects, such as our Whereabouts – a site-specific multi-work, which received the Judges Special Award at The Irish Times Irish Theatre Award 2006 for creativity and innovation.

Support Fishamble to enjoy special treats and to help the development and production of new plays:


  • Listing on Fishamble website and production programmes
  • Monthly newsletter keeping you up to date with Fishamble’s activities and special offers

MEMBER: €100

  • All of the SUPPORTER benefits plus…
  • 2 tickets to a Fishamble production

FRIEND: €254

  • All of the MEMBER benefits plus…
  • Invitation to attend a first rehearsal read-through with cast and crew

PATRON: €600

  • All of the FRIEND benefits plus…
  • 2 tickets to the opening night of Fishamble’s main stage production
  • Invitation to the opening night reception with the creative team
  • Free playscript/programme
  • One free place on one of Fishamble’s weekend playwriting courses for you or someone you nominate

Champion: €1,000+

  • All of the PATRON benefits plus…
  • 2 tickets to the opening night of all Fishamble’s productions
  • An invitation to a special Friends’ event

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.