Strategic Plan 2015-2019

This strategic plan sets out the direction for TheatreNI for 2015 – 2019.

TheatreNI is the representative body to support and develop theatre and the performing arts for all in Northern Ireland including in its widest terms the areas of drama, physical theatre, dance, circus, street theatre, musical theatre and opera. Members include venues, production companies, festivals, youth drama groups and performing arts practitioners, including facilitators, performers, directors, technicians, producers, designers and playwrights.

TheatreNI was established following a merger between the Ulster Association of Youth Drama (UAYD) and Northern Ireland Theatre Association (NITA) in late Spring 2015. Both organisations recognised the alignment between their respective services and programmes to individuals and organisations working within the professional theatre and youth drama sectors. Both UAYD and NITA had established strong relationships with their respective members, and gained sound reputations for delivering accessible and high quality development opportunities and providing effective representation to policymakers and funders.

TheatreNI aims to create a vibrant, healthy theatre and performing arts sector by supporting its members and the wider sector to encourage participation in theatre and the performing arts. A key priority is ensuring the accessibility of theatre throughout the human lifecycle: from promoting access to theatre from the very start, through education and opportunities for young people, to training opportunities for those considering a career in theatre, ongoing professional development for those working in the sector, or just enjoying theatre as an audience member.

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