IRELAND Socio-Economic Conditions of Theatre Practitioners in Ireland

This study was commissioned by the Irish Arts Council at the end of 2004 and undertaken by Hibernian Consulting. The centrepiece of the study was a survey of Irish theatre practitioners. Its aim was to assemble an evidence base on the economic and social conditions of Irish theatre practitioners and to do so in a way that would provide baseline data to allow future comparative studies to be undertaken. This executive summary presents key findings of the study.