News & Opportunities

Story Commission

Mermaid Arts Centre is delighted to be working with storytellers Masako Carey, Máirín Mhic Lochlainn, Seosamh Ó Maolalaí, Colin Urwin & Órla McGovern on a collaborative story commission project.

Paul Timoney

YARN Storyteller in Residence

​As part of this year's YARN Storytelling Festival, artist Paul Timoney is in residence in St. Kieran's School for Children from the Traveller Community in Bray.

Gap Day Artists 2021

​We are delighted to introduce you to this year's Gap Day artists! All 52 of these freelance theatre-makers have been selected to take part in Gap Day, an initiative by Lian Bell in collaboration with Mermaid Arts Centre.

We need your help!

Mermaid Audience Survey

Please help us by completing our survey. Your answers will help us improve our programmes, activities and services, and plan our future work.

Shane Conaty, Brian Matthews Murphy & Robert Harrington

Youth Film Project

Mermaid Arts centre, with the kind support of Wicklow Arts Office, are very much looking forward to running a fun, creative, introductory filmmaking workshop in St. Mary’s College, Arklow in October.

Indoor Events at Mermaid

Mermaid will gradually raise capacities at events this season

GAP DAY 2021 – Call for Applications

​We are now accepting applications for our Gap Day 2021 programme!

A gentle meander through the world where art and nature meet.

The Shaking Bog Podcast - Summer 2021

Produced by the Shaking Bog Festival in collaboration with Coillte Nature & Mermaid Arts Centre.

SEVN Bursary Announcement

Violist Beth McNinch Awarded Bursary

We are delighted to announce that Wexford-based violist Beth McNinch has been awarded the SEVN bursary.

Development Week

QUAKE by Janet Moran

In June 2021 we were delighted to welcome Janet Moran to Mermaid to work on her new piece QUAKE.

Development Week

Jody O'Neill Commission - What the Telly Saw

​Wicklow-based playwright Jody O’Neill and team are in Mermaid this week workshopping “What the Telly Saw”.

Anna Newell Theatre Adventures in association with the Network For Extraordinary Audiences


GROOVE is a chilled out 70’s inspired happening for audiences of children and young people with complex needs.