Crooked House Theatre Company Kildare was established in Newbridge, County Kildare in 1994 as a non-profit making, professional community theatre collective. The main focus of our work in the following two years was engendering a sense of community pride and encouraging expression of needs amongst marginalized groups in Kildare. This was attempted largely through devising theatre pieces with diverse groups and performing them at community celebrations, conferences, and special gatherings. Many different groups became involved, ranging from the Irish Wheelchair Association in Clane and Athy to V.T.O.S. and other adult education groups in the region.
Moat Theatre Kildare with lots of hard work and major fund raising, the new Moat Theatre opened its doors officially on the 11th April 2003. It includes a 200 seated auditorium and stage with retractable seating and a fly tower, two rehearsal rooms, male and female dressing rooms and a foyer/coffee shop and bar area. The flexibility of design of the spaces inside allows for multiple use of the various spaces in the building.
Riverbank Arts Centre Main Street, Newbridge, Co Kildare.