c21 is a Northern Irish touring theatre company that champions new stories with an eye to international audiences and festivals.
Our mission is –
- to embrace traditional, digital and interactive methods as well as site-specific projects
- to deliver enriching and memorable experiences in the heart of communities
- to collaborate with public and private organisations, education and tourism
Playwright and Director’s scheme continues
c21 and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council are delighted to announce the awardees of their 2023-2024 Early Career Playwright and Director Bursary Scheme.
The successful creatives, all from the local borough, are Writers, Johanna Gallagher and Colm McCready, and Directors, Seón Simpson and Daryl Blair.
The programme kicked off on Saturday 16th December at Theatre of the Mill with a meeting of the full team, followed by an intensive writer toolbox weekend.
We were delighted to receive funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s REAP (Rural Engagement Arts Programme) Project. c21 are facilitating a 12-week creative programme on Tuesday mornings at The Old Church Centre for a 10:30 to 1pm.
The classes will explore creativity through song, drama, objects, visual arts and creative writing, as tools to reveal unique stories attached to the beautiful coastline. A final creative showcase will be presented as a part of the Big Arts Weekend in May 2024, to celebrate, capture and creatively retell the inimitable oral histories connected to this remarkable landscape.
Expecting at the 2023 Edinburgh Deaf Festival
c21’s critically acclaimed show Expecting was a huge hit at the 2023 Edinburgh Deaf Festival, which is a part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The company had initially performed to a preview audience of Expecting in the Black Box theatre, Belfast before its transfer to the Scottish capital. The show went on to receive excellent reviews:
c21 is proud to have produced a wide range of theatre projects over the last 15 years. We continue to work with local creatives including producers, directors, writers and actors.
Our Funders, Partners and Supporters
We are very grateful for the funding and support from our main funder and sponsor and to all our project funders and supporters over the years.