Cavan Theatre Festival is calling all theatre companies and theatre practitioners to apply for this year’s festival. Applications forms and submissions policy document is downloadable from our new website

Cavan Theatre Festival is to host a four day theatre festival from 17th to 20th July 2014. Officially launched at the Abbey Theatre, during the celebrations of World Theatre Day on 27th March, it will provide a new and ambitious platform for theatre artists both local and national to perform and network.

Cavan Theatre Festival (CTF) is an artist-led, curated event with a focus on encouraging theatre makers to get inspired together with our audience.

It is a not for profit committee curated event that aims to provide a professional platform for theatre practitioners to perform, dialogue, exchange and engage within a local and national context. It will extend the opportunity for theatre practitioners to engage with audiences and to make new audiences.


Cavan Theatre Festival is running its inaugural producing programme by presenting Walking the Road by Dermot Bolger to be performed by a professional cast over two evenings during the festival. It is programming professional productions for its main performance space (Town Hall Theatre) directed by Aaron Monaghan, and intends to hold an open application format for our smaller spaces to include work for example, work in progress, readings, small scale performances.


Our age profile is between 18-80. We will run a writer in residence initiative with Crannog Bookshop to provide access to a professional playwright. We will also host a rehearsed reading series to encourage emerging talent including performing arts students.


CTF is hosting an open forum discussion event that will investigate the current theatre environment in Cavan and the local region. It will create constructive critique, debate, encourage networking among professionals and allow voices to be heard from artists and audience alike. This will motivate, encourage and promote opportunities and new ways of working.

We will engage with audiences through performances, festival experience, online exchange and resources. CTF will develop and provide direct access to the festival through our festival blog, social media exchange between the festival and our audience.



Fancy doing something a bit different this summer? The Gaiety School of Acting are delighted to announce that we have joined forces with Stageworks to bring to you Ireland’s leading Drama Summer School at Gormanston. Running from 3rd – 9th August, this week long programme sees a wide choice of courses on offer. For more information or to apply, please click here.