Smashing Times is a professional theatre and film company involved in performance, training and participation. The work of the company is underpinned by a rights-based approach and a commitment to artistic excellence and social engagement.
As a leading professional arts organisation the company develops innovative, cutting edge, state of the art projects that promote social justice, peace, gender equality, human rights and positive mental health through high quality artistic processes, merging art, culture, and politics to interact and engage with contemporary society and the world we live in.
The company was established in 1991 by a group of women actors who met at the Focus Theatre Dublin. Today the work takes place at local, national and international levels in a range of settings – on screen and on stage, from the professional arts and theatre space to local schools and communities where we are invited to work with people collaboratively, and at European and international levels. The company has repeatedly received funding at national and European levels, and has received awards which include a GSK Ireland Award and a Dublin Bus Community Spirit Award.
The company has five high-profile patrons – Sabina Higgins, Áras an Uachtaráin First Lady; Senator Joan Freeman, founder of Pieta House; Ger Ryan, actor; Tim Pat Coogan, writer and historian; and Mary Lawlor, founder of Front Line Defenders. The company remembers and honours our founding patrons – writers Maeve Binchy and Brian Friel, and the historian Robert Kee.
Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company
Coleraine House, Coleraine Street, Dublin 7
Tel: + 353 (0) 1 865 6613
Tel: + 353 (0) 87 221 4245