Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company
The company specialises in the creation of performances, films, books, and graphic design materials linking the arts, creative industries, politics, and wider civil society. We work at local, national and European levelslinking with organisations in Ireland, Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Poland, France, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Greece Latvia.Turkey, Serbia, Croatia and Sri Lanka.
The work is presented in a range of settings, on stage, on screen, from the professional theatre and arts space to on tour in schools and communities where we are invited to work collaboratively with people from all ages and cultures, particularly in disadvantaged, marginalised communities. The company works with a range of organisations including schools, youth and adult groups and the general public.
Smashing Times was originally established in 1991 by a group of women artists who met at the Focus Theatre Dublin. The company was set up as a professional theatre company producing plays and outreach programmes in Ireland and Northern Ireland and later, across Europe. In 2015 the company expanded to incorporate professional film practice and new digital technologies, promoting an interdisciplinary approach to performance and participation. In 2017 the company were delighted to be awarded the daa Arts Award at the Allianz Business to Arts Award Ceremony at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin presented by Pascal Donohoe TD, Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform and to have been awarded a GSK Ireland Impact Award and a Dublin Bus Community Spirit Award.
In 2018 the company established the Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Human Rights incorporating Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company and Smashing Times Youth Arts Ensemble. The centre is dedicated to the promotion, study and practice of the arts, equality and human rightsbringing together artists, activists and the general public.
The Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Human Rights has set up an online centre and leads a growing transnational network of organisations and individuals willing to work in cooperation to promote the arts and human rights. We currently have over 450 members across Europe. The online centre provides networking, training and a digital resource service, sharing successful stories, research, blogs and podcasts in relation to using the arts to promote human rights. We welcome contributions from artists and citizens around the globe. The website is kindly supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and can be accessed here.
Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Human Rights is open for membership and we are delighted to invite you to join. There are a number of benefits including notification on upcoming events and training; access to the free quarterly newsletter, as well as access to resources on the arts and human rights and our projects. Sign up for Membership here
Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Human Rights incorporating Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company and Smashing Times Youth Arts Ensemble
Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7, Ireland.
Tel: + 353 (0) 1 865 6613 Tel: + 353 (0) 87 221 4245