2019 NASC Commission

The NASC Network is currently offering a bursary of €10,000 to a production company or producer interested in collaborating with the network to produce a new or existing piece of theatre with a view to touring to all NASC venues in 2019. The chosen production company/producer will receive the following support from the NASC Network:

A commissioning fee of €10,000 to part-fund the development/creation of the theatre piece.

NASC will act as lead applicant, or network support, on an application under the Arts Council’s touring and dissemination scheme to fund the costs of the production and tour to all NASC venues.

The NASC venues will each offer a guaranteed fee in support of the production run at each venue.

Production Criteria

Productions with audience recognition i.e. production title, company, director, cast, and/or playwright to maximise audience potential for each show.

Productions which are innovative, captivating and entertaining to maximise the potential for audience development.

High quality, professional production values so that the investment by the Arts Council, stakeholders and the venue is apparent.

NASC Tours to Date

The Year of the Hiker – Druid Theatre Company (2006) | Improbable Frequency – Rough Magic Theatre Company (2007) | The Taming Of the Shrew – Rough Magic Theatre Company (2008) | The Cripple of Inishmaan – Druid Theatre Company (2008) | The Gigli Concert – Druid Theatre Company (2009) | Johnny Patterson, The Singing Clown – Barabbas (2010) | John O’Connor – (2010) | Out of Time – Colin Dunne (2011) | Druid Murphy Project:  Whistle In The Dark and Conversations on a Home Coming (2013) | The Bridge Below the Town – Livin’ Dred Theatre Co (2014) | The Dead (Performance Corporation 2017) | The Wolf and Peter – CoisCéim (2017) | Anam – Siamsa Tíre (Autumn 2017).

The NASC Venues

An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny capacity 383 Director: Patricia McBride Backstage Theatre, Longford capacity 212 Director: Mona Considine Dunamaise Arts Centre capacity 240 Director: Michelle de Forge glór capacity 485 Director: Orla Flanagan Lime Tree Theatre capacity 510 Director: Louise Donlon Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire capacity 324 Director: Hugh Murray Siamsa Tíre capacity 350 Director: Catriona Fallon Town Hall Theatre capacity 400 Director: Fergal McGrath

Any interested parties should submit a proposal to the NASC Network by Friday 27 April 2018 (By email to