Theatre Forum – Sligo Gathering

Tue. 28 & Wed. 29 May 2024
by Theatre Forum

Join us for this landmark event in the performing arts 2024 calendar. Hundreds of artists, arts workers and arts organisation people from arts centres and production companies, festivals and funders will get together in Sligo for two days of conversation, provocation, and inspiration as well as a specially curated artistic programme. Lots more info on bookings, bursaries for independent artists & arts workers, schedule, hotels, travel & accessibility below.

Your ticket includes access to both day sessions, the artistic programme, lunch on both days and Tuesday evening dinner.

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Early Bird Ticket prices (up until Friday April 19th & then prices there after in brackets):

  • Non-member €280 (€300)
  • Organisation member €140 (€150)
  • Freelance artists/arts worker €100 (€110)


What’s the format?

The event runs over two days (Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 May). Your ticket includes day sessions, artistic programme, bespoke walking tour, lunch on both days and evening dinner. We’ll be announcing lots more information about the full programme very soon but here is the basic schedule.

Tuesday 28 May

12:30 – 13:45
Hawk’s Well foyer 
Registration and lunch

13:45 – 17:30/18:00
Hawk’s Well
Afternoon plenary programme curated by Cian O’Brien

18:00 – 19:00
Artistic Programme curated by Cairde Festival
Various locations in Sligo finishing in The Model

19:15 – 21.30
Dinner in The Model 
Late evening venue for drinks TBC

Wednesday 29 May

From 9am there will be a series of parallel and plenary sessions in The Model.
The Gathering last session finishes at 13:45 followed by lunch.


All other info can be found on