Our Supporters

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.

Our Technical Partnersclick to

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

Lead Technical Partner

Technical Partners

Our Bursary Supportersclick to

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 Supportersclick to

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 MFA Playwriting at The Lir Academy.

Access, Diversity and Inclusion Funding Partnersclick to
Short Film Sponsor 2019click to
The Lir | Set the Sceneclick to

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.

New Connectionsclick to

Thank you for becoming a New Connection and for the larger donations received also. You are contributing towards The Lir's Response Fund that supports students as they continue their training during the pandemic.

Aidan O'Hogan

Al Russell

Bernadette Madden

Brendan Boland

Christine Monk

Donall Curtin

Frances Raeburn

Gabrielle Alvarez

Gwen McKeon

James McNally

Jennifer Landsbert-Noon

Jan Schneider

John McBratney

Keith Synnott

Mary Gibson

Mary Higgins

Michelle Mahon, The Moore School of Performing Arts

Nick Breen

Nicola Ryall

Patrick Oliver

Paula Cooke

Rose Deegan

Seana Skeffington

Stephen Nicol

Take2 Actors Agency

Gold Patrons of The Lirclick to
Silver Patrons of The Lirclick to
In-kind Sponsorshipclick to
Valued Supporters & Friends of The Lirclick to

Dana Cuffe

Caroline Cuffe

Mary Apied

Andrew Hetherington

John Savage

Olive Braiden

Kane Tuohy Solicitors

Adrienne Candy

Jacqueline O'Neill

Capital Options

Miriam Thornton

Rise Productions

John McBratney

Deirdre Cronnelly

Tom & Annie Kavanagh

Sarah Chamberlain

Eddie Redmond

Tony Redmond

Anne Jordan

Des & Julie Cronnelly

Anne Clarke, Landmark Productions

Dermot McCrum

​Foundations & Funding Bodiesclick to

Metlife Foundation (2019-2020)

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)

​Our UK Friends and Patronsclick to

C. Irving

M. Gibson

M. Murphy

V. Chrichton

B. McNamara

A. McNulty

J. Duffy

T. Buxton

D. Gillan

S. Sharkey

M. Underwood

A Special Thanks toclick to