Theatre57 membership is open to any individual pursuing a career in professional theatre in Galway city or county, outside of a regularly funded organisation. For the purposes of clarity: this does not currently include those whose main involvement in theatre is in the form of therapy, outreach, or amateur dramatics.
MEMBERSHIP gets you
A voice at all Theatre57 meetings (3 meetings per year + AGM)
Access to Slack for relevant news, information, funding, residency and opportunity updates
The option to be a Theatre57 Driver, contributing to tasks and projects
The opportunity to discuss new ideas / perform extracts of your work and receive guided feedback at our regular Members event, Notions
A featured profile on our online Member Directory (commencing late 2019)
An invitation to feed into ideas for funding applications and projects led by Theatre57
Invitations to all Theatre57 events such as brainstorming sessions, public events, member events, social evenings and application parties
Advice and support
Input into a hub for independent theatre artists
Representation at national and international events
Representation at / access to IETM
How Do I Join?
We open for membership twice a year - throughout the months of August and February. During these periods you can sign up for 10 Euro (six months) or 20 Euro (12 months).
How Do I Support If I Am Not A Theatre Artist?
First and foremost, support local Galway theatre by going to see it. We would also love to see you at our public events and talks.
This site is a work in progress and we are currently devising a membership system whereby members of the public can have greater engagement with what we do, with facilities to donate towards our activities should you wish to do so.
All the work that Trustees and Drivers currently do is completely voluntary, and will remain so until we get formal funding in place. This means any donations we will receive would go towards website and administration costs, organising our public events, lobbying for a physical space which can house the organisation and any other expenses involved in advocating for the needs of our members.