Over the past 12 years, our shows have played to over 250,000 people in Ireland, the UK, Australia, America and mainland Europe, winning seven major awards, with nominations for dozens more.
“THISISPOPBABY has redefined modern Irish Theatre” —The Irish Times
Recent highlights include: the international smash-hit juggernaut RIOT, our Where We Live programme over St Patrick’s Festival 2018, a sold-out world tour of Panti’s High Heels in Low Places; bringing 56% new audience to the Abbey for Alice in Funderland; and making our family theatre debut with Lords of Strut: Absolute Legends.
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, as well as creating our own Queer Notions Arts Festival at Project Arts Centre- uniting queer, underground and countercultural thinkers and performance giants.
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.
Dylan Coburn Gray
Kate Stanley Brennan