Theatre Forum is the voice of the performing arts in Ireland. Counting theatres and arts centres around the country; professional theatre, dance, opera and street arts/spectacle production companies; and the main arts festivals among its membership, Theatre Forum acts on behalf of these members with government, state and semi-state agencies and elected representatives.
The collapse of the economy has seen theatre, dance and opera companies lose financial support at home. The Theatre Forum Conference in 2011 created a space in which to reflect on the immediate and longer-term impacts of these events and economic shifts. It was an opportunity to pause, reflect, debate, share, and get on with the show.