Blue Teapot Theatre Company

Blue Teapot is a multi-award winning Theatre Company, Performing Arts School and Outreach programme for people with intellectual disabilities at the forefront of arts & disability in Ireland. We are committed to high quality theatre, training and the celebration of creativity.

Our mission is to effect positive change in public consciousness concerning people with intellectual disabilities through the medium of theatre, allowing our members inherent talent and creativity to speak for itself.

We have four programme strands each offering a pathway to a fully realised creative life for people with intellectual disabilities:

Blue Teapot Theatre Company – We are the only professional, intellectually disabled acting ensemble that trains and performs at the highest level, on the main stages of Ireland’s major arts festivals.

Performing Arts School – an accredited provider in the West of Ireland of performing arts training with programmes leading to QQI awards at Level 3.

Bright Soul – an Outreach project that encourages arts participation in a fun and stimulating programme to those whom would find access to a quality arts experience more difficult.

Sparkle – This new Outreach drama programme is specifically for teenagers with intellectual disabilities.

For further information on how to apply email either training@blueteapot.ie or info@blueteapot.ie

The ‘Blue Teapot Threatre Company’ receives funding from the following sources:

  • Brothers of Charity Services Galway
  • Ability West
  • Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB)
  • The Ireland Funds
  • HSE
  • Galway City Council
  • Galway County Council

Research Projects: In 2014, we commissioned a Social Return on Investment study by Quality Matters, Dublin. Ability not Disability: Arts, Bravery and Changing Views in Ireland is the 103 page report which it is hoped will directly inform future strategic planning, through information gathered from various stakeholders. The report is independently validated by the SROI Network, UK and will be published in March 2016.

For more information please click on link below to view the webpage of the Blue Teapot Theatre Company.

www.blueteapot.ie

Any complaint regarding any aspect of the service can be discussed in the first instance with the employee providing the service or the Manager of the service.  Formal complaints should be made in writing to the Director of Services. Please follow link below for more information on our Complaints Policy.

Complaints Management Policy (2003-06 reviewed 2015) (1)

Please refer back to the website for further general information on the Brothers of Charity Galway Services, including information on Advocacy and Human Rights.

Contact details:

Petal Pilley – CEO and Creative Director – 091-520977

director@blueteapot.ie

Sonja Brodie – General Manager

generalmanager@blueteapot.ie

Danielle McDonnell – Performing Arts School

training@blueteapot.ie


 

That’s Life 

That’s Life – people with intellectual disabilities creating art and celebrating life, is a programme offering a wide range of arts, leisure and personal development projects and events which enrich people’s lives.  Projects include: Soundscape, Gamelan, Away with Words, Visual Arts, New Moon, Spirituality and Social Events, Breaks and Travels.

For more information on the above projects please click on the link below.

http://www.brothersofcharity.ie/galway/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Thats-Life-Brochure.pdf

Our Funders:

  • Brothers of Charity Services Galway
  • Culture Ireland
  • ETB
  • Galway City Council
  • Galway County Council
  • The Arts Council
  • Allied World Assurance Company
  • Allianz
  • Ignite

To view the ‘That’s Life’ webpage please link on link below:

http://www.thatslife.ie/

Research Projects involving ‘That’s Life’ Programme :  None at present.

Any complaint regarding any aspect of the service can be discussed in the first instance with the employee providing the service or the Manager of the service.  Formal complaints should be made in writing to the Director of Services.  Please follow link below for more information on our Complaints Policy.

Complaints Management Policy (2003-06 reviewed 2015) (1)

Please refer back to the website for further general information on the Brothers of Charity Galway Services, including information on Advocacy and Human Rights.

Contact and Access details:

Would you like to find out more about us? Know more about our program? Take part in our projects and events? Meet us or Support us? We would love to hear from you!

Feel free to contact, Claude or Bernie.  They will be able to give you the information you need or will put you in contact with the right person.

Claude Madec  (091) 721441
email: claudemadec@galway.www.brothersofcharity.ie

Bernie Rowan (091) 721436
email: bernierowan@galway.www.brothersofcharity.ie