LASTA 2021 - Lime Tree Theatre

LASTA 2021

Is a NASC programme in association with Brightening air / Coiscéim Coiligh 
A National Arts Programme for young people by young people.

Presented as part of Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh, a nationwide, ten day season of arts experiences brought to you by the Arts Council.

In a new innovative approach to programming, twenty-one young curators have been engaged by the Nasc venues to programme a festival of work for children and young people from 11th to 20th June 2021,

LASTA 2021

From all corners of Ireland this is the biggest collaborative arts festival taking place in venues across the country from Tralee to Limerick, Ennis to Galway, Portlaoise to Longford and Dún Laoghaire to Letterkenny.

Under the guidance of theatre artists Maisie Lee and Fionn Foley,  these young curators will work collaboratively to deliver an ambitious programme of work for young people across the country. The 10-day festival will feature theatre, dance, visual art, music, film, spoken word along with innovative site specific and multi-disciplinary events.

Highlights of the festival include: AfroPopCity, a Limerick based Afrobeat and Hip-Hop Collective; Silent, Pat Kinevane’s Olivier Award-winning play; Drifting, a short film set in a small midlands town, starring Paul Mescal and Dafhyd Flynn; What Moves You, featuring Snowflake-author Louise Nealon in conversation with movement artist Douglas Reddan; actor and writer Owen Colgan star of the hit show The Hardy Bucks, brings you The Dance of Life a collection of videos; Indie rock group NewDad; singer song-writer Aoife Meade who will entertain audiences with her jazzy tones and Irish and international traditional star Lisa Canny.







This promises to be a fresh, fun, diverse, accessible and exciting festival of events. Booking is now open with many events free to attend.

Lasta is based on an original project conceived and delivered by Backstage Theatre, Longford in 2020

The NASC Network Venues are: Backstage (Longford), An Grianán (Letterkenny), glór (Ennis), Siamsa Tíre (Tralee), The Pavilion (Dún Laoghaire), Lime Tree Theatre (Limerick), Dunamaise Arts Centre  (Portlaoise), Town Hall Theatre (Galway), 

To see the full Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh programme, visit

Join the conversation here: Instagram @lastafestival2021 │ │ TikTok @lastafestival21 @lfestival2021



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