THEATRE

For over seventeen years, THISISPOPBABY has been ripping up the space between popular culture, counter culture and high art, providing vehicles for our associate artists’ dreams, as well as exhilarating and diverse access points to the arts.

Our shows have played to over 350,000, winning major theatre awards and thrilling audiences globally.

THISISPOPBABY has just set Dublin city alight with their smash-hit, critically acclaimed show WAKE, playing to over 14,000 people in The National Stadium in March 2024.

Recent touring includes: Mark O’Halloran’s award winning play Conversations After Sex – Ireland and NY tour; Panti Bliss’ If These Wigs Could Talk – Ireland and UK tour with upcoming North America tour; Party Scene – Ireland, UK and Germany tour and a world tour of the award winning RIOT.

“THISISPOPBABY has redefined modern Irish Theatre” — The Irish Times

FESTIVALS

We are passionate about explosive multi-disciplinary experiences, extraordinary new writing and celebrating glorious outsiders. We dream up new contexts for our brand of theatre and know how to throw a good party.

“Not so much cutting edge, as creators of a whole new edge of its own” —The Sunday Tribune

We have created shiny pop wonderlands at festivals, including THISISPOPBABY at Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival, upcoming Cracked Lips at Beyond the Pale, as well as creating our own Queer Notions Arts Festival at Project Arts Centre- uniting queer, underground and countercultural thinkers and performance giants.

CLUBS

Named as Best Night Out 2010 by The Sunday Times, WERK was born in the bowels of the Abbey Theatre, baptized in the fields of Electric Picnic, deflowered on the banks of the Yarra at Melbourne Festival and came of age in the halls of the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

“Redefining theatre for anyone who has ever felt frozen out by the chandelier-heavy foyers of traditional venues.” – The Irish Times

Part nightclub, part performance roulette and part installation, WERK has become a home for guerrilla performance and glittering experimentation. Some of our greatest achievements started as a four minute ‘bit’ on the stage, or bar, at WERK.

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Phillip McMahon

Phillip McMahon

DIRECTOR

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Jennifer Jennings

DIRECTOR

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Niall Sweeney

ART DIRECTOR

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Laura Rigney

GENERAL MANAGER

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Carla Rogers

PRODUCER

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Matt Smyth

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Gael Bradbury

BOOKKEEPER

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Panti Bliss

COMPANY ARTIST

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Alma Kelliher

COMPANY ARTIST

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Philip Connaughton

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Alessandra Azeviche

ASSOCIATE ARTIST

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Brian Teeling

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Conner Habib

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Jade O’Connor

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John King

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Kate Finegan

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Maeve O’Mahony

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Oonagh Murphy

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Shane O’Reilly

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Wayne Jordan

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