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Revved WIP: documentary short – Watch Now

A short documentary which takes a look at the making of Revved, a new play by local writer and actor Patrick Quinn.
Revved is set around the Donegal International Rally and looks at themes such as belonging, loneliness, obsession, and cars. Read the Rest…

Lasta Shorts: Tuna – Watch now

The fifth and final of our Lasta shorts is Tuna, a hand drawn animation by Cliona Noonan. A late-night supermarket cashier with a strange obsession is visited by a mysterious customer.
Cliona Noonan is an Irish animator and filmmaker. She graduated Read the Rest…

Lasta Shorts: Fisherman and Dog – Watch now

Fisherman & Dog by Dylan Buter is a short animation aimed at children, but hopefully enjoyable at any age. If you are a fan of ‘Wallace and Gromit’ and ‘Adventure Time’ we think you’ll enjoy it.
Dylan Butter is from Donegal Read the Rest…

Alone Together mini music festival – watch on demand now

An Grianán Theatre have teamed up with our friends at the Regional Culture Centre to present ‘Alone Together’,  a mini online music festival featuring five emerging regional acts. Tune in to see ‘Tramp’, ‘Happy Out’, ‘George Houston’ ‘Lunch Machine’ and Read the Rest…

Lasta Shorts: Roman Picante – Watch now

The third of our Lasta animated shorts: World renowned sleuth Roman Picante investigates a mysterious art theft, the truth of which will shake him to his impeccably dressed core.
Matthew Donnelly is an illustrator and animator from Donegal whose limitless imagination Read the Rest…

Lasta Shorts: The Electric Wizard Episode 2 – Watch now

NB: The Electric Wizard contains strong language. Not recommended for under 14s.

Lasta Shorts. The Electric Wizard Episode 2 from AnGrianan Theatre on Vimeo.
The second of our Lasta Shorts, a showcase of animated shorts made by local creators. Read the Rest…

What is Lasta?

Lasta is an exciting arts programme curated by young people in eight Nasc Network venues across Ireland

In a new innovative approach to programming, twenty-one young curators have been engaged by the Nasc venues to programme a festival of work for children and young people from 11th to 20th June 2021, delivering for the first time, a national arts programme curated entirely by young people.

Under the guidance of theatre artists Maisie Lee and Fionn Foley, these young people will work collaboratively to deliver an ambitious programme of work for young people across the country.

Promotion image for Lasta festival shows a motion blurred image of a sparkler against a black background.

Featuring multiple disciplines and reflecting the diversity of modern Ireland, this pioneering project offers a unique opportunity to develop our future arts programmers and producers.

An Grianán’s young curators are Ailis Cross Gorman and Fergal Lonergan. As well as programming events especially for An Grianán, they will collaborate with the other young curators to help programme events to be shared across the eight partner venues.

This promises to be a fresh, fun, diverse, accessible and exciting festival of events.

The NASC Network Venues are An Grianán (Letterkenny), Glór (Ennis), Siamsa Tíre (Tralee), The Pavilion (Dun Laoghaire), The Lime Tree (Limerick), Dunamaise (Port Laoise), Town Hall Theatre (Galway), Backstage (Longford).

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Lasta is presented by NASC as part of Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh, a nationwide, ten day season of arts experiences brought to you by the Arts Council. To see the full Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh programme, visit