Welcome to The Fit-up Theatre Festivals
The Fit-up Theatre Festivals are a joint initiative between Blood in the Alley Theatre Productions, Cork County Council and the Arts Council.
Established in 2009, the Fit-up Theatre Festival remit is to provide rural communities, where there is a lack of accessibility to professional theatre, an opportunity to sample some of the wealth and talent professional theatre has to offer.
There are currently Three Fit-up Theatre Festivals annually: the Blackwater Valley Fit-up Theatre Festival in late January early February; the West Waterford Fit-up Theatre Festival in May and the West Cork Fit-up Theatre Festival which runs during July and August.
The Fit-up Theatre Festival is based on the Fit-up’s of the 1950’s when professional theatre companies travelled to rural villages performing in make shift venues during the summer.