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Theatre Lovett's Advice clinics

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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!


TEDDY TALKS Network is a new series of advice clinics.
Theatre Lovett invites professionals from all corners of the world to present their roles and careers and share their experiences with the participants.
Keeping the successful discursive format, the participants will have the chance to ask questions and advice and discuss with the guests. The sessions are facilitated by Muireann Ahern, Artistic Director of Theatre Lovett.

About Muirean Ahern

2023 past events

TEDDY TALKS Network : Meet the Artists
online 29 March
Andy Packer
CEO & Artistic Director of Slingsby (Australia)
Bodil Alling
Artistic Director of Gruppe 38 (Denmark)
Shona Reppe
Scottish Theatre-maker, performer and designer (UK)

TEDDY TALKS live at The Everyman, Cork
Date: Wed 6 & Thu 7 September 2023

online 11-13 September 2023
focused on touring work for Young Audiences.
Peter Jordan Production Manager
Irish Arts Center, NY; Rachael W. Gilkey, Director of Programming & Jessie Reilly Director of Education, Family and Community Programming
Holden & Arts Associates, booking agency, USA;
Sarah Saltwick, Co-Director Sales & Artistic Relations
Culture Ireland; Ciarán Walsh, Associate Director

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


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

"I avail of every possible opportunity to absorb advice and support from Theatre Lovett and have put it all to good use”

“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”

"Access to information and advice from 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 and support and I use their technique in my own work"

"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."

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


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