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Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality

The Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality incorporating Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company and Smashing Times Youth Arts Ensemble is dedicated to the promotion, study and practice of the arts and human rights.

The centre operates as a world class arts space and digital hub for artists, activists, communities and the general public across Ireland and internationally, providing a resource service and a training and networking agency with guidance, advice, information, support and advocacy in relation to using high quality creative processes and collaborative arts practice to promote human rights and equality for all.

The centre produces an annual and multi-annual inter-disciplinary arts programme with a focus on economic development, tourism, community infrastructure and education. All artistic mediums are supported with a focus on the performing and collaborative arts including theatre, film, visual arts, dance and music. Smashing Times’ vast experience conducting arts-based projects both nationally and internationally and its global reputation for excellence in relation to using professional and socially engaged arts practice to promote human rights and gender equality is drawn upon in the creation of this innovative space.

Smashing Times have launched the Smashing Times Online Centre for the Arts and Equality to provide training, networking and a digital resource service to share information on the arts and human rights. The online centre shares successful stories, research, blogs and podcasts in relation to using the arts to promote human rights and we welcome contributions from artists and citizens around the globe. The company are in the process of setting up a range of e-learning courses, digital apps and a digital space for live networking and the sharing of stories, experiences and resources. The website is kindly supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and can be accessed here:


Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality is open for membership and we are delighted to invite you to join. Individual membership is free and there are a number of benefits including notification on upcoming events and training; access to the free quarterly newsletter, as well as access to resources on the arts and human rights and our projects. You can sign up for Membership here:



Smashing Times is a wonderful endeavor and I wish you well with all your future work’

Thomas Kilroy, Playwright


What the papers say:


Smashing Times Theatre Company has a deserved reputation for exploring social issues with sensitivity and in depth. . . The plays are true theatre . . extraordinary. Smashing Times must continue with it’ 

The Irish Times


‘Fascinating, executed by the innovative and dynamic Smashing Times Theatre.’

Sunday Independent


‘Excellent…a depth of feeling and a coherence of mood that is both striking and rewarding.’

Sunday Tribune


What the Public Says:

 ‘An extremely moving and emotional experience. The actors portrayed their characters beautifully. I couldn’t take my eyes off the performances!'

‘Hauntingly beautiful, amazing production.’

‘This work is so powerful, I wish there was more of this.’

‘What Smashing Times are contributing to theatre is cutting-edge. . .this is serious, thought-provoking and provocative work that is really impressive and valid.’

‘I’ve never been presented with an issue like this in my (theatre) experience before, this has been extraordinary, powerful . . .’

‘Theatre that is utterly riveting, excellent acting and directing and the openness, this is theatre that is challenging and shows the way forward.’



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