Nomad Theatre Network

Roscommon Arts Centre is a founding member of the NOMAD network. Established in January 2006 to further the development of the performing arts in the North Midlands region and extend the parameters of regional, national and international performances available to venues and their audiences, the network was the first if its kind in Ireland.

Nomad has produced and toured a number of productions over the years, including “The Dead School” by Pat Mc Cabe, which the network also presented at Dublin Theatre Festival and London’s Tricycle Theatre. The network also supported an irish tour of Teaċ Daṁsa’s internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning Swan Lake/Loch na hEala.

In 2022, together with the NASC Network,  Nomad will tour Teaċ Daṁsa’s latest work Mám and a new production of “Tarry Flynn” with Livin Dred Theatre Company – both tours have been made possible by the kind support of The Arts Council of Ireland.

The current Nomad Network Members are: Roscommon Arts Centre, Hawk’s Well Theatre Sligo, Backstage Theatre Longford, An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny, The Ramor Theatre Cavan, Mullingar Arts Centre, Droichead Arts Centre Drogheda, The Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge and Livin’ Dred Theatre Company

Supported by The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. 


Network for Extraordinary Audiences

Theatre adventures for audiences of babies, early years and children with complex needs.

The Network for Extraordinary Audiences was formed in 2020. It is a network of eight Irish venues, including Roscommon Arts Centre who have come together with theatre maker Anna Newell to, develop and advocate for high quality arts experiences for underserved younger audiences, including babies, early years and children/young people with complex needs as a key part of their ongoing year-round programme.

The network aims also aims to support the development of work locally with mentored support from Anna that could have the potential to tour nationally, creating a coherent national network of emerging artists making work for these audiences. Such collaboration will ensure that this work is of the highest quality possible and will build both local and national connections with organisations that engage with those who live and work with these audiences to ensure that the work engages parents/caregivers who might not necessarily ordinarily access the arts.

We believe in the fundamental human right of every child to high quality arts experiences, however young or however profoundly disabled they might be perceived to be; and to arts experiences that connect with them in the unique ways in which they engage with the world.

Extraordinary audiences deserve extraordinary art. And, we believe, engaging with these unique audiences with rigour, curiosity and joy produces extraordinary art.

The Network Members are: Roscommon Arts Centre, Hawk’s Well Theatre Sligo, An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny, The Riverbank Arts Centre Newbridge, Draiocht Arts Centre Balnchardstwon, Civic Theatre Tallaght, The Mermaid Arts Centre Bray, Limetree Theatre Limerick and Anna Newell. 

Supported by The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. 


The LIVE Network

The LIVE Network is a literary network that was established in partnership with Words Ireland, in 2018, as part of a Literary Audience Development Scheme, managed by curator Dani Gill. Comprising of six venues, the network strives to develop literature and audiences for literature through programmed events, collaborations, tours and workshops. The LIVE Network supports writers and aims to animate communities and generate interest in reading, writing and literature as an artform. Projects to date have included One Book initiatives, online events via the LIVE Network YouTube Channel author events, outreach projects as well as the support of commissions, and residency opportunities for writers.

LIVE Network members are: Roscommon Arts Centre, The Backstage Theatre, The Ramor Theatre, The Source Arts Centre, Riverbank Arts Centre, and Droichead Arts Centre.

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