"Theatre Lovett, one of the most imaginative and indispensable companies at work today."
The Irish Times
The New York Times
Theatre Lovett produce work for all ages. We tour extensively both nationally and internationally amongst others New Victory Theater New York, The Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne, Southbank Centre London, Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, The Kennedy Center Washington DC and The Wallis Annenberg Center in Los Angeles. We have presented and co-produced work with The Abbey Theatre, The Gate Theatre, Irish National Opera and The National Concert Hall. We tour extensively to venues across Ireland. Our most recent production, The Tin Soldier, co-produced with The Gate Theatre, premiered at The Gate Theatre in Dublin in June 2022 and was presented as part of the Galway International Arts Festival in July 2022.
In 2020, Theatre Lovett co-produced, with the Irish National Opera and The Abbey Theatre, Humperdinck’s opera Hansel and Gretel, which received the ‘Best opera - overall theatrical experience’ Award 2020/2021 at The Irish Times Theatre Awards.
In 2017, Theatre Lovett were nominated for an Irish Times Theatre Judges Special Award for 'the inventiveness of their work … and the company’s ongoing contribution to children’s theatre'.
Muireann Ahern and Louis Lovett are Artistic Directors of the company and work closely with a family of associate artists who share their ambition, spirit and love of play.
Theatre Lovett have been running the well established performance training course ‘Playing for your Audience’ for over a decade and also offer ‘Teddy Talks’, a series of advice clinics for artists and professionals focusing on theatre for young audiences.
We are proud to be supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and are grateful to Culture Ireland for the continued generous support of our international touring.
Playing for Your Audience Masterclass
in association with The Everyman, Cork on November 2nd to 4th 2022.
TEDDY TALKS Advice Clinics online
November 2nd to 4th 2022.
TEDDY TALKS Advice Clinics live
at The Everyman, Cork on November 14th & 15th 2022.
The Calm Before The Sturm Und Drang Masterclass
at the Technological University Dublin (TUD) on Nov 16th & 18th 2022.
Playing for Your Audience course
Non/Dec 2022 - Details to be announced soon.
The Calm Before The Sturm Und Drang course
Mar 2023 - Details to be announced soon.
"Easily the best family entertainment on stage right now."
The Irish Times
"The theatrical equivalent of going to bed on Christmas Eve."
The Sunday Times
"With true comic spirit, Theatre Lovett defies all age groupings to appeal to everybody."
The Irish Independent
"The Girl who Forgot to Sing Badly not only works, it wows."
The New York Post
"A theatrical treat. Striking, stunning, superbly sublime."
The Arts Review
The Melbourne Leader
"Nothing on stage is left to chance."
The Arts Review
"Pure theatrical magic."
"Sends the audience into the night enchanted."
The Sunday Independent
"A treat for both the eyes and ears."
The Business Post
"A theatrical joy. This is accomplished, grown up theatre for adults and children alike."