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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.

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