Founded in 1994, Kabosh is committed to innovation in theatre practice and to producing cutting-edge theatre which challenges the notion of what theatre is and where it takes place. Kabosh believes in the politics of theatre to transform people’s lives. The company aims to reinvent the ways in which stories are told, commissioning new writing for site-specific environments and installation. Kabosh strives to create the best environment for performance as well as cultivating original work in radical partnerships with other arts practitioners. Kabosh balances major site-specific performances with high-quality cultural tourism product and bespoke performances for the voluntary and business sectors.


Artistic Director Paula McFetridge
General Manager Zoe Fox


  • Lives.In.Translation by Rosemary Jenkinson ( Premiered at S13 Belfast as part of the Belfast International Arts Festival.  2017)

  • A Better Boy by John Wilson Foster ( First performed aboard the barge MV Confiance, docked at Lanyon Quay, Belfast. 2012)

  • Titans by Jimmy McAleavey ( First performed in the newly opened Titanic Belfast building. 2012)

  • Hostel by Fionnuala Kennedy (Grand Opera House 2012)

  • 1 in 5 by Marina Carr, Nicola McCartney, Morna Regan, Rosemary Jenkinson ( Performed as a site-specific piece at Roe Valley Hospital, site of the former Limavady Workhouse, Limavady, County Derry. 2011)

  • Belfast Bred by Seth Linder ( Performed in promenade across Belfast, starting at Sawyer's Deli, College Street and ending at St. George's market. 2010)

  • The West Awakes by Laurence McKeown, Jimmy McAleavey, Kieron Magee, Rosaleen Walsh (2) ( Performed in promenade along the Falls Road, starting at St. Comgall’s School, and taking in Conway Mill, An Culturlann, Miltown Cemetery and the City Cemetery. 2010)

  • This is What We Sang by Gavin Kostick ( Performed at the Belfast Synagogue, Somerton Road. 2009)

  • Two Roads West by Laurence McKeown ( This site-specific play was performed to necessarily small groups of audience members in a fully functioning Black Taxi. The taxi departed from the West Belfast Taxi Association depot, Castle Street. 2009)

  • Carnival by Lucy Caldwell ( First performed in The Ulster Bank Festival at Queen's Spiegeltent, Custom House Square, Belfast. 2008)