Based in Belfast Prime Cut Productions is one of Ireland’s leading independent theatre companies. Established in 1992, the company has produced some of the island's most memorable and thought-provoking theatre. Prime Cut's practice is inspired by, and in conversation with, society and culture in Northern Ireland. The company's International success is indicative of how the specificity of experience transcends time and space when translated into the landscape of live performance. Prime Cut are dedicated to making high quality theatre, the promotion of diversity and inclusivity in making Art with our Community Partners, and the creation of developmental opportunities for Independent Theatre artists based in Northern Ireland.
our three strands of work
An Artistic Programme of the best international drama featuring casts and creative teams of the highest quality. Prime Cut have produced over 30 Irish and Northern Irish premieres from countries as diverse as France, Canada, Chile, South Africa, Russia and the USA as well as outstanding work from the UK and Ireland.
Our Artistic Development Programme drives forward the development of Northern Irish professional theatre through the provision of the finest international training opportunities for Northern Irish artists, the showcasing of new work and the commissioning of new plays by Northern Irish playwrights.
Our Community Engagement Programme provides year-round opportunities for access to and participation in the arts for young people, older people, disadvantaged people and people from minority groupings including an annual special outreach showcase project in partnership with a wide range of Community and Arts groups.