Arts & Culture


General Information

Wicklow Community Directory

Online directory listing wide range of activities, community groups and services across Co. Wicklow under headings of Arts, Culture & Heritage; Sports & Fitness; Health & Wellbeing; Recreational & Social; Education & Training; Employment & Enterprise and Community Services.


Arts & Disability Ireland

National development and resource organisation for arts and disability: arts news and events; funding scheme for artists.


DADA: Disabled Artists and Disabled Academics


Wicklow County Council Arts Office

Supports Co. Wicklow-based artists and stimulates arts development in the county. website Theatre & Arts page


Local arts centres and groups

Signal Arts Centre Bray

Community arts centre with darkroom, art studios, ceramics room, work room. Offers classes and runs community projects.


Mermaid Arts Centre Bray

Community arts centre.


Bray Arts

Local arts group.


Greystones Art Group

Encourages amateur artists to advance their skills. Annual exhibition of paintings.


Music Together Wicklow

Provides fully accessible creative opportunities – such as workshops and projects – in music and performing arts for adults with disabilities who have not been able to access music education.


Shadowbox Ireland

Professional ensemble of adults with intellectual disabilities. Theatre workshops.


Theatres and cinemas

Whale Theatre Greystones:  theatre and arts venue.


Mermaid Arts Centre Bray:  arts, cinema and theatre venue.


Cineworld Disabled Access


IMC Cinemas


Irish Film Institute (IFI) accessibility


Lighthouse Cinema accessibility


Odeon Cinemas Access


Omniplex Cinemas Access


Arts & Culture News

Photo of two actors, a man and a woman, in Left Behind.

Left Behind inclusive theatre production

August 28, 2023Inclusive theatre company, Shadowbox, are presenting Left Behind in the Mermaid Theatre in Bray on 20-21st October 2023.  What if you could look through a window to the past, present…... Read More
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Lakers Show 2023

May 15, 2023Lakers are back with their wonderful annual show in the Mermaid Theatre on 13th-14th June 2023 – expect a full show of dancing, singing and laughter. Come and join in…... Read More
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Project Arts Centre Big Blue Badge Project

May 4, 2023The Project Arts Centre is calling for participants to take part in the Big Blue Badge project.   They’re having an ongoing conversation with people with a lived experience of…... Read More
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Hugh Lane Gallery programme for people with visual impairment

May 4, 2023The Hugh Lane Gallery is piloting a new three-part programme for people with a visual impairment which will include a short film with audio description, a live online discussion and…... Read More
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Connecting Artists programme 2023

February 20, 2023Connecting Artists is a programme designed for visual artists with intellectual disabilities who wish to develop their creative practice. The programme is designed to elevate the talent within this community,…... Read More
Purple poster with Large letter F and words First Fortnight Mental Health Arts & Culture Festival 6th-15th January 2023.

First Fortnight Festival 2023

January 10, 2023The First Fortnight Mental Health Art & Culture Festival runs from 6th-15th January 2023, with lots of events across art forms such as poetry, music, textile art and theatre.  Find…... Read More
Poster for No Magic Pill play with image of Martin Naughten.

No Magic Pill play

August 22, 2022This play is the (mostly) true story of Martin Naughton AKA Michael Collins in a wheelchair. Martin is an agitator. A disruptor. A seeker of justice and planter of (truth)…... Read More
Connecting Artists 2022 Open Call flyer

Connecting Artists 2022

January 11, 2022Connecting Artists 2022 is looking for 10 Visual Artists from all over Ireland who live with an intellectual disability. Have you ever dreamed of being part of a national Art…... Read More
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DADA Coffee Morning #IDPWD21

December 1, 2021DADA are hosting a coffee morning on Saturday 4th December at 11.30am in honour of International Day of Persons with Disabilities. If you are a disabled person working or training…... Read More
Arts & Disability Connect Scheme flyer

Arts & Disability Connect funding

October 11, 2021Arts and Disability Connect includes New Work, Research and Development, Mentoring and Training awards for individual artists with disabilities.  The Arts and Disability Connect scheme is designed to support artists…... Read More
Art and Disability Connect Award info session flyer

Arts and Disability award scheme info session

April 21, 2021Are you an artist with a disability? Are you considering applying for funding via the Arts and Disability Connect Scheme? Info Clinic on Tuesday 27 April from 11:00 am –…... Read More
Arts and Disability Awards poster

Arts and Disability Connect awards scheme

April 13, 2021Arts and Disability Connect round one is now open! The Arts and Disability Connect scheme is designed to support individual artists with disabilities to be ambitious, to develop their practice…... Read More
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Tune In for MS

May 26, 2020To celebrate the #MSConnections campaign, on World MS Day on 30th May, the global MS movement will gather together to ‘Tune in for MS’. This World MS Day, there will…... Read More