The Michael Byrne Young Theatre Artist Bursary

By director
Friday, 27th March 2020
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this bursary opportunity to support the development of a young actor / director / theatre maker from the North West Area of Dublin.

Axis are looking for submissions from young people age 16 – 22 for this exciting opportunity

The successful candidate will get free studio time, mentorship and coaching in a range of contexts, one on one support, attendance at axis rehearsals / tech rehearsals, and a funding award worth €500 towards books / materials / tickets and also the opportunity to attend a range of productions in axis in 2020.

Axis are delighted to be able to announce this award in the name of Michael Byrne, who passed away sadly last year. Michael was loved by so many, was a mentor to so many, was a friend to so many. From his many many amazing Pantos with Holding Court, his Lunchtime shows, his guest appearances and his presence around the building, all bringing joy with his own inimitable good humour and divilment. A star with a twinkle in his eye, we were so delighted when he made his professional stage debut with us in Dermot Bolger's The Consequences of Lightning where he delivered a truly beautiful performance.

We are delighted on World Theatre Day to launch this bursary in his honour

Interested parties should send email outlining what the bursary would mean to them, any past experience or work, and their name, date of birth and contact details to

Closing date April 19th 2020

If you need any further info please email us at email above

axis reserves the right to split the bursary among applicants if appropriate
axis may not enter into correspondence about our decision