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The board and executive have been working to formulate Theatre Forum’s 2024-2028 strategy taking account of altered conditions after Covid and anticipating challenges ahead of the performing arts sector.


Over 20 years, Theatre Forum’s charitable objectives set out in the Constitution have been to support, develop, provide resources to members, and raise standards in the performing arts. Since 2018, Theatre Forum has described itself as the membership resource organisation that builds a stronger performing arts community. We remain convinced Ireland needs a strong and sustainable performing arts ecosystem if our artists are to work, for all our citizens, residents, and communities to have culturally rich experiences, and for Ireland’s visitors, friends, and diaspora to appreciate our culture.

Looking ahead, it’s likely that a coordinated response from the performing arts sector will be needed to do some of the following: systematically respond to changing economic conditions such as low pay in our sector exacerbated by high inflation; make the case for sustainable careers and living conditions artists and arts workers; stem the loss of technical and production expertise whilst developing new production models; positively change policy, funding and arts provision frameworks as well as delivering on audience development, diversification, access and inclusion responsibilities.

We’d love to hear from you

We would value your feedback and at this point, would like to hear your thoughts about the proposed strategy and your organisation’s future.

Survey – What do you think?

Completing this short survey will take about five minutes. Your responses will help us to adjust, evolve and implement a new five-year strategy and design our activities and resources to meet your needs. Survey responses are anonymised, and we will share the findings with everyone.

Open Forum – Have your say 

We’re convening two open forums next week. Join one of these Zoom conversations and tell us about how to meet your needs and support you or your organisation.

Thursday 27 July

Share your views by emailing adding whether you would be keen to have a follow-up one-to-one conversation.