Belltable:Connect invites professional performing artists to get involved with Performance Pals – a simple, social & fun Peer to Peer Engagement with Performance in Limerick for 2020.

Performance Pals (working title!) will be facilitated by Belltable:Connect and the Artist in Residence (AIR) from February to June 2020. It’s a way to get together as an artistic community to see work on a regular basis and meet with some of the makers too.

Basically – Talking. Meeting other Artists. Seeing Work. Talking about the Work. Meeting the Makers and, probably more talking.

The (simple) idea is that we would meet an hour before the show, talk about the work we are about to see and the company presenting it, see the work, and then talk about it, again, afterwards, with some of the presenting Artists in a post show chats kind of way.

We also aim to host a series of Masterclasses with Performance Makers, details to follow.

Belltable:Connect will provide €5 tickets for all Performance Pals to see the shows. Please see Initial Draft Schedule of performances to see and engage with below.

If you are a professional performance artist and interested in being part of this engagement series, please email your initial interest to Marketa Dowling at If you have not angeged with Belltable:Connect before, please state briefly your professional experience. Places are limited to 20 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Initial Draft Schedule of Performances:

February 2020
Show:              ‘A Holy Show’ by Janet Moran
Company:       Verdant Productions
Date:               Saturday 1st February 2020  8pm
Venue:            Belltable

Show:              ‘Heather’ by Thomas Eccleshare
Presented by:  Pageant Wagon
Date:               Saturday 15th February 2020 8pm
Venue:             Belltable

Show:              ‘Maura Laverty – This WAS Your LIFE’
Presented by:  Bairbre Ni Chaoimh & Malachy McKenna
Date:               Saturday 29th February 2020 8pm
Venue:             Belltable

March 2020
Event:              Catalyst Film Festival
Dates:              Friday 20th & Saturday 21st March 2020 – various times subject to final programme
Venue:             Belltable

April 2020
Show:              ‘The Miller’s Story’
Presented by: Clown Noir
Date:               Thursday 2nd April 2020  8pm
Venue:            Belltable

Show:              ‘Before’ by Pat Kinevane
Company:        Fishamble
Date:               Friday 17th April 2020 8pm
Venue:             Belltable

May 2020
Show:              ‘ELIZA’s Adventures in the Uncanny Valley
Company:        Pan Pan Theatre
Date:               Wednesday 6th May 2020 8pm
Venue:             Lime Tree Theatre

Show:              ‘The Windy Lady’
Presented by:  Axis Ballymun
Date:               Thursday 14th May 2020 8pm
Venue:             Belltable