We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for the generous support of our valued sponsors and partners. 

Our Partners:

The Lir was established by a partnership between the Cathal Ryan Trust and Trinity College Dublin. It is formally associated with the world renowned Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.

The Lir's Annual Fundraising Dinner SPONSORS:


Our Technical Partners:

Our partnerships with world-leaders guarantees The Lir’s capacity to deliver up to 10 productions per year to an industry standard of excellence.

Our Bursary Supporters:

The following companies play a crucial role in providing world-class theatre education for young people in Ireland, regardless of their financial circumstances, by supporting The Lir Bursaries scheme. 

The Lir Bursaries enable us enrol young people who demonstrate immense potential but do not have the financial means to attend The Lir.  The Bursary scheme provides equal access to theatre education for all young people in Ireland with thanks to the following:

Our Playwriting Scholarship Supporters:

We would like to express our immense gratitude to Janet and James Curley for supporting The Lir's Playwriting Scholarship in the memory and legacy of Patricia Leggett.  The Patricia Leggett Playwriting Scholarship is open to applicants studying on the Playwriting MA at The Lir.

The Lir | Set the Scene:

The Lir invites companies to attach their brand to specific departments and programmes.  Investec Banking and Investec Private Wealth have generously sponsored the investment in new facilities, instruments and equipment for our Production Department.     

​Gold Patrons of The Lir:

Silver Patrons of The Lir:

In-kind Sponsorship:

Valued Supporters & Friends of The Lir:

​Foundations & Funding Bodies:

  • Noel Coward Foundation (2018)
  • The H.W. Wilson Foundation (2017)
  • The Atlantic Philanthropies Director/Employee Designated Fund (2017)
  • The Atlantic Philanthropies Director/Employee Designated Fund (2016)
  • EMI Sound Music Foundation (2015)

​A Special Thanks to:

    John & Bernie Gallagher who are patrons and supporters of The Lir in London initiative (2018).