OUR VALUES

Decadent Theatre Company specialises in large scale theatre tours. We are as likely to be found in a Midlands town as in The Gaiety, Dublin or The Lyric, Belfast. Through our National Tours we present Ireland’s modern dramatic voice to audiences of all types. In 2014 we were nominated for the Irish Times Theatre Award’s Judges’ Special Award for our “enduring commitment to touring”.  We take pride in our difference to other theatre companies and how it expresses itself on stage, on tour and in the rehearsal room.

Since 2013, Decadent has produced 14 National Tours: Eden, A Skull in Connemara (2013 and 2014), The Cavalcaders, Defender of the Faith, The Pillowman, Vernon God Little, The Dead SchoolPumpgirl The Weir, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, The Mai (2018 and 2020), Port Authority, The Thing About December and A Love Like That.

Touring Theatre

Decadent Theatre strives to highlight the best of Ireland's modern dramatic tradition for audiences throughout Ireland. As commerce and art becomes increasingly indistinguishable in the 21st century, theatre can appear primarily for an urban, monied sector. Great productions might never breach a city's limit. Decadent attempts to reverse this trend. Through our national tours, we provide exceptional, critically-acclaimed theatre not only for urban communities but for small town audiences, too.

Provocative Theatre

Our work certainly has an edge. We produce plays that don't often see the light in the Irish theatre scene. We commission scripts  that appeal to audiences throughout Ireland. Recent productions of the Irish Premiere of The Pillowman (Martin McDonagh) and World Premieres of The Thing About December (Donal Ryan) and A Love Like That (Billy Roche) are striking examples of how we select plays and playwrights that haven't been given due attention. Our revival of The Mai (Martina Carr) in 2020 follows in this vein.

Young Theatre

Decadent Theatre works to provide theatrical stimulus and opportunity to Ireland's young people. Theatre should appeal to all demographics. Through internships and work placements, Decadent provides talented young people with the chance to work with some of Ireland's best actors and creative theatre practitioners.

Accessible Theatre

Theatre can be over-complicated, overdone and not always connect with a wide audience. In contrast, the plays that Decadent Theatre produce are not elitist but for the common person in every respect. Theatre should be understood and appreciated by all.

Creative Theatre

Decadent Theatre is backed up by a passionate and professional creative team. Every area of a production is thought out carefully. Together we transport the audience into the world of the play, in all its details. This ability has not gone unnoticed. All of our team have either won or have been nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Award.

DECADENT ON TOUR

Where we have visited

An Grianan  Letterkenny
Backstage Theatre  Longford
Balor Theatre Ballbofey
Ballina Arts Centre
Belltable Arts Centre Limerick
Civic Theatre Tallaght
Cork Opera House
Droichead Arts Centre  Drogheda
Draiocht  Arts Centre  Blanchardstown
Dean Crowe Athlone
Dunamaise Arts Centre Portlaoise
The Everyman  Cork
Gaiety Theatre  Dublin
GBS Shaw Carlow
Garter Lane  Waterford
Hawkswell Sligo
Iontas Castleblayney
Lyric Theatre  Belfast
Linenhall AC Castlebar
Mill Theatre  Dundrum
Millenium Theatre  Derry
Market Place Theatre Armagh
Mermaid Arts Centre  Bray
Mullingar Arts Centre
Pavilion Theatre  Dún Laoghaire
Project  Arts Centre  Dublin
Roscommon Arts Centre
Ramor Theatre Virginia
Riverbank Newbridge
Siamsa Tire  Tralee
Town Hall Theatre  Galway
Source Arts Centre  Thurles
Watergate Theatre  Kilkenny
University Concert Hall Limerick