Theatre Without Walls

Award winning education and outreach since 2002






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Theatre Without Walls have been producing award winning projects and productions for thirteen years. Next year we are part of the World Shakespeare 450th Anniversary Festival and have partnered with some of the UK's leading venues to bring the arts to more young people and community groups than ever.  We are based in Northern Ireland and work across the UK and Ireland.


In addition to producing our own creative work, we consult for charities, local authorities, businesses and arts organisations including national museums and regional theatres. We also provide subsidised education and community access to our services directly to schools and community organisations.


Our new schools programme has been devised by teachers to provide flexible and targeted workshops and training that is geared towards schools needs. We are offering schools cost effective block booking options-so we can deliver several different workshops on a single school visit.


We continue to foster and develop new writing and devised theatre. Our work is about interpreting & exploring the world around us and often deals with current affairs, social issues, identity, heritage, community engagement & the choices faced by individuals and society. We favour new interactive work and we see artistic creativity as an integral part of, rather than as separate to society.


This website aims to give an overview of what we do and the services we provide, however, the vast majority of our work is created on a bespoke and innovation orientated basis to client specifications- so we hope you find what you are looking for but if not please do ask!


Thank you, we look forward to working with you,

Genevieve Swift & Jason Maher

Co-founders of Theatre Without Walls

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We are a social enterprise and fund our projects mainly through our own profits from  consultancy and professional theatre work. We recieve no core funding but are very

grateful to the following funders for several of the individual projects we run.



Our Youth Theatre Cast at The Grand Opera House are back rehearsing 'The Boy Preference' by Elinor Cook for National Theatre Connections. The first performances were at The Grand Opera House and we are looking forward to going on to The Lyric Theatre.



'Growtoski'/Poor Theatre  workshops running every Thursday at The Lyric Theatre



Auditions for our Shakespeare 450th project are coming soon!  



We are running a Boal/Forum based WW1 schools project this spring with The Ulster Museum.



Come and see us at The Mac with under 5's storytelling!


Senior Citizens /Age friendly drama and writing workshops taking place across NI