What We Do

axis is an arts centre and a resource for the community and it’s city. We identify artistic excellence in, and provide opportunity for, artistic experiences 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 12 world premiere, award winning and acclaimed productions in the last decade. 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 – 2014 over 50 artists worked in over 250 classrooms with over 5000 children in our arts in education programmes

Youth arts

axis has been central to the development of Ballymun as a destination for youth arts. axis led out innovative programmes around the arts and youth mental health. In 2016 axis will launch ‘The Inventors’ a mentorship programme offering 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