Since 1984 Graffiti Theatre Company has provided a unique brand of excellence in drama and theatre work for young people.
True to its original aims of educating through a vibrant theatre event framed and extended by top-quality educational materials the company has provided over 100 productions to young people from birth to young adults.
The success of the work is evident from the rapid take-up of both theatre tours and drama programmes. 16 years ago the company decided to extend its remit to include a service in the Irish language. Déanann Graffiti as Gaeilge ar a laghad léiriú amháin gach bliain i ngaelscoileanna agus i scoileanna sa Ghaeltacht.
In recent years, the demographic we serve has extended to the very youngest audiences, with specialist Early Years arts experiences.
The original professional theatre company has now expanded its role to offer further resources through its substantial Outreach Department and two attached Youth Theatres, Activate and Physically Phishy.
We also take pride in maintaining an international profile in teaching and providing post-graduate and teacher training courses. Members of the Company have given courses in the U.K., the U.S., Austria, Malta, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Germany, Finland and have contributed to several international journals.
Commissioning New Plays
Graffiti has a proud record of commissioning new plays in this special area of work. In all, 34 new scripts have been produced, two have already been published in the US and two more in Ireland in 2005.
Graffiti would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the wonderful creative people we have worked with, to teachers and pupils who have continued to be engaged and stimulated by our work and to our funding bodies for their belief in and support of the rights of young people to receive the best possible encounter with the arts.
Form of ownership:
Graffiti Theatre Company is a company limited by guarantee having no share capital.
Company Registration No. 124759.
Registered address: Assumption Road, Blackpool, Cork,.
Charitable Status. No. CHY 881