The Lir Academy and the Abbey Theatre present

Women in Technical Theatre

4 - 22 November 2024

Booking Information

Dates: 04 – 22 November 2024

Running Time:  Approx. 2 hours, venue dependent

Teachers, please visit venue websites to book a place.



A collaboration between The Lir Academy and the Abbey Theatre which aims to introduce young women to careers in lighting, sound and stage management.

Women in Technical Theatre is a collaboration between The Lir, National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin and the Abbey Theatre which introduces young women to careers in lighting, sound, and stage management. 

The purpose of the roadshow is to engage female pupils from second-level schools throughout Ireland by presenting and facilitating workshops geared towards increasing awareness of technical theatre, stage management and the importance that these departments play in the professional creation of a live performance. 

These workshops will be designed and overseen by industry professionals who lead technical departments at The Lir Academy. 

The performance aspect of the workshop will be led by an Abbey Theatre drama facilitator with experience of working with young people. 



  • Monday, November 4, 2024 – glór, Ennis, Co. Clare
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2024 – Theatre Royal, Waterford, Co. Waterford
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2024 – St John’s Theatre, Listowel, Co. Kerry
  • Thursday, November 7, 2024 – Friar’s Gate Theatre, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick
  • Friday, November 8, 2024 – Mullingar Arts Centre, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
  • Monday, November 11, 2024 – Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick, Co. Limerick
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2024 – Everyman Theatre, Cork, Co. Cork
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2024 – Carnegie Arts Centre, Kenmare, Co. Kerry
  • Thursday, November 14, 2024 – Siamsa Tíre, Tralee, Co. Kerry
  • Friday, November 15, 2024 – Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny
  • Monday, November 18, 2024 – Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2024 – Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2024 – VISUAL Carlow, Carlow
  • Thursday, November 21, 2024 – An Táin, Dundalk, Co. Louth
  • Friday, November 22, 2024 – Backstage Theatre, Farneyhoogan, Co. Longford


Teachers, please contact venues directly to make a booking.

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