Membership Benefits

Be part of an extensive theatre and performing arts network in Northern Ireland and enjoy the following benefits:

Member Assistance Programme

We are pleased to announce that as part of our TheatreNI Membership Benefits you will now be able to access our Membership Assistance Programme with Inspire Workplaces.
Inspire Workplace provide confidential, independent counselling and a range of employee wellbeing support services support to organisations in all sectors across the island. Click here to access the programme.


TheatreNI represents its members’ interests, building partnerships across the cultural sector to give theatre and the performing arts a strong united voice and increase recognition of its important role in society. Read more about our advocacy work.

Access NI

We can process your Access NI applications for you, via an umbrella body.


TheatreNI offers a number of bursaries some of which are open only to members. An example is the technical theatre bursary placements are hosted through TheatreNI’s membership. Read more about our bursaries.


TheatreNI delivers training courses and other learning and development opportunities with discounts exclusively for members. In 2017/2018 these will be based on a comprehensive Training Needs Analysis that TheatreNI initiated in early 2016, as well as on our research into the Sustainability of the Theatre and Performing Arts Sector, conducted in 2016/2017 .  Read more about our upcoming training programme.


TheatreNI provides opportunities for youth theatre companies to receive skills workshops with professional theatre and performing arts companies. Read more about recent initiatives.

Captioning Service

TheatreNI helps to increase access to theatre and the performing arts through its captioning service. TheatreNI members pay no hire fee for use of our captioning equipment.  Read more about our captioning service.

Freelancers’ Directory

TheatreNI members will be exclusively featured in our new ‘Freelancers’ Directory’. Its purpose is to provide a platform for freelance theatre and performing arts focused practitioners and consultants to advertise their skills to potential employers. View the Directory.

All-Ireland Performing Arts Conference

Annually we join our conference partners Theatre Forum to bring artists from across the island of Ireland together to hear from key industry figures at our All-Ireland Performing Arts Conference. TheatreNI members receive an exclusive discounted rate for the conference. In 2018 the conference will be in Belfast on the 20th and 21st of June.  Read more about our conference.

Networking Meetings

TheatreNI hosts meetings that offer opportunities for members to comment on, advise and influence current and future programmes of work, whilst also providing an informal and welcoming networking environment to gain mutual support. Read more about networking.


TheatreNI keeps you up to date with the latest news from our sector through our regular e-bulletins, with information about TheatreNI activities, job vacancies, auditions, project tenders, funding and events. Members are also welcome to submit any news or opportunities to be included in these monthly newsletters. Please send details to

Advice and Support

TheatreNI is available to answer member’s questions and hear about their ideas, as well as their needs for support and advice. You can get in touch on phone 02890311806 or by email We are a small but dedicated team, always keen to hear directly from our members about what we can be doing to help.

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