The main purpose for which the Company is established is to promote and further the advancement of education in the arts in Ireland and in particular to restore, reinstate and maintain the Smock Alley Theatre premises at West Essex St Dublin, and to make same available for the performance and instruction of theatre, drama, music, dance and film.
Our policy, as agreed by the board, is to produce and present high quality, relevant, engaging and accessible theatre.
Smock Alley Theatre Company Number: 422241 / Charity Registration: CHY17241 / VAT Registrations: 9579752K
Registered Offices: Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
See our profile on the Charities Regulatory Authority here
Smock Alley Theatre is committed to good governance and has embarked upon the journey of compliance with the Governance Code. Click here to view our Governance Code (2016).
Smock Alley Theatre complies with all regulatory requirements and operates in accordance with its governing document. Click here to view the Constitution of Smock Alley Theatre Company Limited by Guarantee.
Smock Alley Theatre keeps detailed books and records of accounts and maintains strict financial controls. The organisation is transparent in its audited financial statements. We have adopted the guidelines given in the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) for charities as outlined in the Arts Council’s document ‘Recommended Guidelines for Financial Reporting’ in respect of accounts for 2016. Click on a year to view a copy of the most recent sets of accounts:
2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019
Smock Alley Theatre Salary Bands:
Employee benefit range | Number of employees
€40,000- €49,999 | 1
€30,000 – €39,999 | 5
Smock Alley Theatre is a registered Charity (CHY 17241) and is open, honest and fully transparent in its fundraising activities, the proceeds of which all go towards the primary activity of developing, managing and operating Smock Alley Theatre. We are currently working to confirm compliance with the Statement of Guiding Principles of Good Fundraising developed by Irish Charities Tax Research Ltd (ICTR). Click here to view our Resolution regarding the Statement of Guiding Principles for Fundraising.
Smock Alley Theatre’s policies on fundraising, use of donations, financial controls and feedback are outlined in the Donor Charter. Click here for the Donor Charter.
Click here to see the fundraising principals section of the ICTR website.
Chairperson: Brendan Lynott
Directors: Niamh Ferry, Mark Lambert, Gerard Dempsey, Fiona O’Malley, Brendan Lynott, Brendan Phelan, Danielle Fleming,
Niamh Ferry (Company Secretary – Appointed August 2016)
Niamh is General Manager of the Civic Theatre in Tallaght and is responsible for the day to day running of the venue including finance, administration, marketing and HR. She provides administrative support for the various projects undertaken by the theatre from producing new work to the youth ensemble project TENDERFOOT. She was previously General Manager of the Gaiety School of Acting and Smock Alley Theatre for 6 years where she was responsible for the financial and general management of the acting school and all its activities as well as working on a significant capital redevelopment programme for Smock Alley Theatre. Previously Niamh has worked for the O’Reilly Theatre and the Dublin Writers Museum. She graduated from GMIT with a BA (Hons) in Heritage Studies and from University College Dublin with an MA (Hons) in Cultural Policy and Arts Management.
Mark Lambert (Appointed August 2016)
Mark graduated with a B.A. Honours degree in Drama from Manchester University and attended Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has spent 36 years as an actor and director. Mark was a founder member and producer of the Little Theatre Company Bristol, DubbelJoint Theatre Company Belfast and Associate Director of the Abbey Theatre. Mark has been a leading actor at The Abbey Theatre and Gate Theatre and has been involved in premieres of plays such as “Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme”, “Molly Sweeney” and “Our Countrys Good” to name some of over 50 new plays he has been involved in. These also include five West End productions including “Juno and The Paycock” for which he was nominated for an Olivier and “The Memory of Water” which won an Olivier for Best Comedy. Mark worked extensively in London for seventeen years working at The RSC, The Royal Court, The Young Vic and Hampstead Theatre to name a few. He then returned to Dublin with his family 18 years ago and has directed numerous productions at The Abbey Theatre, The Gaiety Theatre, Olympia Theatre, The Belfast Opera House, The Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, The Tricycle Theatre Kilburn and Prime Cut in Northern Ireland. He has also directed at least 8 productions for final year drama students at various drama schools. Directed and produced two BBC radio series (Baldi) and a series for RTE.
Gerard Dempsey (Appointed August 2016)
Gerard is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in senior finance roles in both multi-national corporations and start-up environments across a range of global industries Gerard was Vice President Logistics Services and Finance Director of Sandvik Mining & Construction Ireland Ltd, a global engineering firm. Prior to this he held positions as Finance Director at Microsoft Ireland, Head of Finance at Guinness, Head of Corporate Treasury and Structured Financing at Diageo, and Senior Corporate Treasurer at Pfizer. Alongside his senior finance roles, Gerard worked in investment banking and risk management at Schroders Australia.
Gerard has a strong interest in the arts and trained as an actor with the Gaiety School of Acting. He has supported Smock Alley Theatre actively over many years and participated in a number of productions and has even performed on the Smock Alley stage. Gerard is excited to be part of the Smock Alley team , helping it grow and succeed.
Fiona O’Malley (Appointed October 2019)
Fiona O’Malley works full time as the Director of Communications and Advocacy for World Vision Ireland. She previously worked as the Head of Communications for CMRF Crumlin. She has over 12 years’ experience in Communications, having worked for USI, The Sunday Times, VOGUE, and The Connacht Sentinel. She has a keen interest in the arts, theatre, sustainability, women’s rights, children’s rights, and environmental justice. She is doing the BL degree part-time in King’s Inns. She holds a BA International from NUIG, a cert in Justice from Harvard University, and the
Diploma in Legal Studies from King’s Inns.
Brendan Lynott (Appointed October 2019)
Brendan is the owner of Lynott Advisory, a niche management consultancy company providing advice and guidance to a range of companies, and with a particular interest in helping Fintechs achieve scale and profitable growth. Brendan has over 40 years experience in the financial services industry and held senior positions in both Irish Life and Permanent plc, and PTSB Group Holdings. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Banking and a former President of the Institute and Chairman of the Council. He holds and MBA from the UCD Graduate School of Business and is a Certified Bank Director (CBD).
Brendan chairs the board of the Crime Victims Helpline (CVH), a registered charity funded by the Department of Justice. Brendan’s interest in the arts is reflected in the fact that he chairs the board of In Between Silence, working with the multi-disciplinary artist Stano, and he also plays bass guitar with indie rock band Trouble Pilgrims
Brendan Phelan (Appointed October 2019)
Brendan is Managing Director of Chapterhouse Consulting (www.fundraising.ie), a fundraising consultancy that assists in planning, implementing and advising on major fundraising programmes
for non-profit organisations. He has worked as a fundraising consultant for over 25 years in Ireland, the UK and the USA on programmes that have collectively raised over €200 million in that time. His most recent work involves heading up the Communications and Fundraising operations of Bloomfield Health Services, a mental health charity based in south county Dublin. Brendan is also actively involved in acting and directing for theatre and screen.
Danielle Fleming (Appointed October 2019)
Danielle Fleming is an Associate Solicitor in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team at A&L Goodbody, a tier-one corporate law firm in Dublin. Danielle advises Irish and international corporates and financial institutions on domestic and multi-jurisdictional litigation and complex investigations. Prior to this, Danielle was a solicitor in the Dispute Resolution team in the London office of the international firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Danielle is a member of the Law Society of Ireland, a graduate of University College Cork and has completed post-graduate programmes in law and finance in the University of Oxford and in competition law in King’s College London.
Grace Tallon (Appointed October 2019)
Grace Tallon has extensive leadership experience in the arts.
In addition to her role as Director at Newpark Academy of Music (formerly Newpark Music Centre) she is the founder of arts and events company & Co. Born in Ireland Tallon studied at the Conservatory of Music and Drama at DIT and
University College Dublin before working as a PR consultant and project manager in numerous arts based roles. Tallon is a former County Councillor on Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council serving from 2011 – 2019. She has extensive Board experience, serving on school boards, task forces and as chair of the Local Authority Committee. She is currently a member of the Sounding the Feminists working group.
Complaints, feedback and comments should be addressed to:
Smock Alley Theatre
Exchange Street Lower
or by e-mail to : paul(at)smockalley.com