Find out about the theatre makers we are supporting with bursaries, commissions and other supports here.

At An Grianán Theatre we’ve always supported local artists. In pre-pandemic times our stage was always busy and behind the scenes, we were also busy offering time and support to local artists, with advice, networking opportunities, finance, technical and marketing support as well as production and touring work.

That work hasn’t stopped with the pandemic and in this new section on our site we highlight some of the ways in which we are helping local theatre makers.

Louise DaCosta with An Grianán bursary recipient Lórcan Strain working in An Grianán in December 2021.

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Little Acorns: The Hug – Watch now

One to watch with the little ones, The Hug is the sixth and final play of our Little Acorns short dramas. Written by Michelle Dennehy, The Hug is a tender story about the flights of fancy a little girl and Read the Rest…

Little John Nee on the silver screen

Little John Nee has been our theatre artist (not quite!) in residence during the pandemic. The first of his projects presented as part of the residency is his film Drone Bone Jetty.
A collaboration with Laura Sheeran, Drone Bone Jetty, like Read the Rest…

Little Acorns: Joss Paper and Roast Duck – Watch Now

In Joss Paper and Roast Duck a man is startled when his wife presents a shopping list – for her afterlife. Written by Eve Li and directed by Karen Quinn.
Commissioned by An Grianán Theatre
Wife: Diana Cheung
Husband: John D Ruddy
Written by Read the Rest…

Little Acorns: Taster Session – Watch Now

The fourth of our Little Acorns short play commissions is Taster Session by Peggy Caldwell. For some life is a rollercoaster, for others it’s a treadmill of discontent. And for Annette? Well, maybe the gym isn’t for her.
Commissioned by An Read the Rest…