Company Information

Theatre Forum is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee without share capital. Its registered company number is 370469 and it was incorporated under the Companies Act 1963 to 2013 in April 2003. As the objects of the company are charitable in nature, it has  charitable status and its CHY number is 16087. It is registered on the Charities Regulatory Authority register of charities.
The organisation complies with all regulatory requirements and operates in accordance with its governing document The Constitution , adopted in 2016. The main objects of the company are to support, develop and promote all aspects of performing arts on the island of Ireland, to provide a resource organisation to all members of the company and to raise the standards of arts leadership, management and governance through the provision of services to members.
Theatre Forum is governed by a  Board of Directors. Their service on the board is voluntary or unpaid. The directors and executives place a high value on governance standards and have set out on the journey to adopt the Governance Code.

Funding and Finance

Theatre Forum receives Arts Council strategic and project award funding, income from membership subscriptions and ticket sales, some sponsorship and, on occassion, capital and programme awards from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

The company keeps detailed books and records of accounts and maintains strict financial controls. It is transparent in all its financial affairs. Each year, it prepares detailed Financial Statements for the previous calendar year. Review the
2017 Financial Statements
2016 Financial Statements.
As the company is a charity, these financial statements comply with the requirements of the Companies Act 2014, FRS102 and also the Statements of Recommended Practice (SORP) for charities and not-for profit entities as developed in the UK in 2005 and currently accepted as best practice in Ireland.

Company Policies

The company has up-to-date employment, equality, dignity at work and health and safety policies in place and shares relevant policy information and documentation with members.

Staff Remuneration

In keeping with high transparency standards as well as funders’ reporting requirements, staff remuneration is set out in each year’s Notes to the Financial Statements. Full details of staff costs are given on page 20 of the 2017 Financial Statements.

Comments and Complaints

Theatre Forum welcomes comments and feedback and also undertakes to deal with any complaints. A number of options available to members to make a comment or a complaint.

In person: Theatre Forum, Festival House, 12 Essex Street East, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

  • By e-mail: manager@theatreforum.ie
  • By letter: Theatre Forum, Festival House, 12 Essex Street East, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 EH42.
  • By phone: +353 (0)1 6778779

Theatre Forum will look into your complaint within 30 working days of receiving it. Should it take us any longer to look into all the issues raised in your complaint, you will be notified with an update on what is happening. If you are not satisfied with the recommendations made or the way the complaint was dealt with, you will be directed to a board director of the company.