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Theatre Lovett's Advice clinics

TEDDY TALKS 2022 - November 2022 
For more details, please see below.

TEDDY TALKS is a series of clinics for theatre practitioners with a focus on Theatre for Young Audiences.

 Theatre. Engagement. Development. Discussion. YOU!.

Led by Muireann Ahern, Artistic Director of Theatre Lovett, along with invited guests, these sessions will cover:

  • Pitfalls and pratfalls: Lessons learned.
  • Who’s who? Cast, creatives and crew – now what to do!
  • Developing relationships with venues, festivals and programmers.
  • Touring and budgeting.
  • Children as performers.
  • Age pitch.
  • Taking responsibility for your team and your young audiences.
  • Child Protection Policy.
  • Discussion and feedback.
  • Any questions left unanswered - ask now!

About Muirean Ahern

Upcoming events

TEDDY TALKS online Nov22
02-04 November 2022
Time: 10.00 to 13.30

To apply: 
Please email an updated CV or bio along with a brief outline on why you would like to participate to info@theatrelovett.com adding “TEDDY TALKS online Nov22” in the subject line.
Closing date for applications is 25 October at 5pm.


TEDDY TALKS live Nov22
Dates: 14-15 November 2022
Time: 10.00 to 17.00
Venue: The Everyman, Cork

For more info see here.

To apply:
Please fill out the application form.
In your application, please include your CV or bio along with a maximum of 200 words about your work and why you would like to participate.
Closing date for applications is 31 October at 5pm.


Theatre Lovett Advice Clinics are supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and offered to participants free of charge.


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“I know any time spent with Theatre Lovett will be an enriching, inspiring and fun experience”

"I avail of every possible opportunity to absorb advice and support from Theatre Lovett as they are masters of their work”

“It is a rare and exciting opportunity to learn first hand from a company I admire so much.”

“This workshop (...) will guide my projects for years to come.”

“It has inspired me to see more work, to engage with TYA work and the possibilities”

“Knowing Muireann to be a great teacher (great at presenting information accessibly!)”

"Access to information and advice from brilliant theatre makers in the field with huge amount of experience”

“I recognise the experience of Theatre Lovett and their contribution to TYA here & abroad"

"I value Theatre Lovett's advice, wisdom and support and I use their technique in my own work"

"Extensive expertise shared so willingly."

"I know it will continue to benefit me and my practice for years to come."

"Each session was filled to the brim with very useful and interesting information."

"There is great opportunity to learn from others and to ask questions."

Video photo credit: Ros Kavanagh; Amelie Metcalfe and Michelle Moran in The True Story of Hansel and Gretel (Dublin Theatre Festival 2015)