What We Do

axis is an arts centre and a resource for the community and it’s city.

axis identifies artistic excellence in, and provides opportunity for, artistic experience of an international standard in Ballymun at the heart of the Northside of Dublin

axis is about...

People and the arts

axis has hosted work from local, national and international theatre, dance, music, comedy and visual artists, as well as being a resource for amateur and community arts organisations to perform. Excellence and Inclusion with community at our heart.

Making new work

axis has produced over 28 plays in the last 15 years over 18 of which were world premieres. Touring both nationally and internationally, bringing new audiences to Ballymun and Ballymun to the world.

Arts development and being a Playground for the arts

axis' arts development work provides access to both participation and development in all areas of the arts to people of all ages and offers artists the opportunity to enhance their practice through mentoring, collaborative and residential opportunities.

Creative learning

From  2007 – 2017 over 70 artists worked in over 300 classrooms with over 5000 children in our arts in education programmes

axis as Gaeilge

Tá áit speisialta ag an nGaeilge in axis.

axis hosts performances from companies like PúcaPuppets, Branar, Fibín and many more as well as performances by musicians, and a range of creative engagement events. axis has also commissioned a number of plays in Irish in partnership with NAYD and Dublin City Council and produced in association with IMRAM a new opera for young audiences ‘Eoghanínn an Éan agus Íosagán’ le Colm O’ Foghlu.

Youth arts

axis has been central to the development of Ballymun as a destination for youth arts. axis leads out innovative programmes around the arts and youth mental health. Through our ‘Inventors’ internship and mentorship programme we offer young people opportunities across all areas of our programme to develop new skills and increase potential employment opportunities both within axis and the wider cultural sector

axis is a cultural resource at the heart of the northside of Dublin