Scene + Heard 2021 not going ahead. A note from the Festival producers…

For the longest time, we have been brainstorming, re-imagining, making plans, endless zoom calls, listening to the news, changing plans, more zooming, evaluating new alternatives, seeking advice from our theatre friends and fellow festivaleers, inventing fresh ideas, then redrafting those ideas, and after many months of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, It is with dismay we have to say that Scene + Heard 2021 will not be going ahead.

We have watched the fabulous work being done by other festivals to transfer their offerings online. However, the very core of our festival (our raison d’etre if you will) is to bring LIVE performance and art to a jam-packed room of people so they can share in that work, give their honest feedback and thus become part of the process. This symbiotic relationship is central to the creation of the festival and so we came to the conclusion that a digital programme would not be the right decision for Scene + Heard. We look forward to returning in 2022 brimming with even more bright brilliant ideas, but until then we wish you to stay sane and safe.

BIG love,

Caoimhe + Clíona

Be part of the community!

Each year we invite the public to play a central part of the festival!

This Dublin 8-based festival showcases the best tasters of never before seen theatre, comedy and music from the North, West, South and East of Ireland.
We programme a variety of wild and wonderful performances within 60 minutes at very happy prices. The public then chooses which they like best – by Secret Ballot, Video Booth, Tablet Tale or our 4 word Twitter challenge.

Meet the Scene + Heard Stars

We are match-makers too! We use our little black book of agents, literary readers, theatre reviewers, artistic directors, programme + venue managers to help our artists with their next steps. There are too many to mention in detail here but click here to see what they did next

Ways You Can Get Involved …

VOLUNTEER! We will be looking for a gang of outgoing theatre advocates who enjoy meeting new people + chatting about art, who have weekends or evenings free during the festival dates.

Come meet the artists and see the SHOWS
Become a festival ALLY
Become an AMBASSADOR (like, share our campaign)
Give us your thoughts on the NEW WORK (review shows by secret ballot / video booth)
And that’s all there is to it.

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