Liam Burke, PJ Brady, Angela Harding, Sheila Flitton and Michael Judd. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne for The Irish Times

Prime, in partnership with Age & Opportunity, provides career supports and training opportunities for theatre actors/artists aged 50+.

prime has offered professional theatre actors/artists the opportunity to engage in professional development programmes, to build their skills, develop their ideas and grow their networks to sustain a successful career, since 2015

The focus of the prime programme has included:

  • Physical and Mental Well-being;
  • Entrepreneurial Skills and Sustaining Your Career;
  • Coaching Session;
  • Case Studies;
  • Dramaturgical Supports;
  • Pitching and Showcasing.

Applications to participate in prime are accepted through open call, advertised annually on the News Page.

prime Platform

prime Platform is an opportunity for theatre actors/artists to platform their projects for an audience of invited artistic directors, programmers (festivals/venues), agents, casting directors and funding organisations. Since 2018, this Platform has ignited conversations and awareness about the range of exciting new work being created by actors in their prime.