Project Arts Centre

Celebrating 40 years of fantastic arts and entertainment in Dublin.

The Project Arts Centre in Dublin city are celebrating an impressive track record. This Dublin Theatre are enjoying a special anniversary of forty years of producing innovative and challenging arts.

The Project Theatre was established as an artists' co-operative in the 1960's. It soon formed a professional administration but has maintained to put the artist as the central focal point.

Due to regularly producing original and unconventional work, the Project Arts Centre has often been excluded from official histories. In order to remedy this oversight, the Project has donated it's collection of materials to the National Library of Ireland. This means that an archive of forty years of entertainment and art will be accessible to scholars and contemporary artists.

This is a valuable resource for the National Library of Ireland considering a wealth of talented artists have exhibited and performed at the Project. Contributors to the Project Arts Centre include John Behan, Constance Short, Nigel Rolfe, Neil Jordan, Jim Sheridan, Peter Sheridan, Gerard Mannix Flynn, Olwen Fouere, Gabriel Byrne, U2  to name a few!

The list of well known performers is endless and also includes Conall Morrison, Jason Byrne, David Bolger, Liz Roche, Jaki Irvine, Dorothy Cross, James Coleman, Elizabeth Kuti, Declan Hughes, Gerard Stembridge, The Crash Ensemble.

The 40th Anniversary of the Project Arts Centre is a celebration of four great decades of Arts and an indication of the importance of this contemporary centre in the Irish Art world.