Did you catch us on RTE’s Tommy Tiernan Show?
Mark Smith and Artistic Director Aisling Byrne sat down to chat with Tommy on January 4th

If you didn’t catch the full piece you can see it on the RTE Player here: https://www.rte.ie/player/series/the-tommy-tiernan-show/SI0000001918?epguid=IP000065487

Up Next


After many, many months of dreaming and scheming, we are so excited to finally announce
Talking Shop Ensemble & Run of the Mill present,
The long awaited return of 2019’s award-winning hit show,


National Tour 2022



Draiocht Blanchardstown 25th-26th of March 2022
Riverbank Arts Centre 1st-2nd April 2022
VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art and The George Bernard Shaw Theatre 6th April 2022
Belltable Limerick, 9th April 2022
Droichead Arts Centre, 14th April 2022
Town Hall Theatre Galway, 21st April 2022
Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo, 26th April 2022
Axis Ballymun, 29th April, 2022
Project Arts Centre 2nd-7th May 2022

Outside History- March 2021

A film commission for St. Patrick’s Festival 2021 made in collaboration with Arcade Film. Watch Here:

“Vulnerable” for Dear Ireland 3- Abbey Theatre Dec 2020

A short film piece by Aisling Byrne and Mark Smith edited by Ed Fay, created for the Abbey Theatre’s Dear Ireland Series Part 3. You can watch it here, and see our piece at 1 hour 17 minutes. Catch it before it’s gone!

Quarantine- Culture Night 2020 Commission

A short film made in collaboration with Arcade Film, for Culture Night 2020 featuring a performance of Eavan Boland’s evocative famine poem Quarantine. Film by Aisling Byrne and Arcade Film, performed by Mark Smith and Jackie O’ Hagan.

MAKING A MARK, National Tour- Rescheduled March-May 2022

Our plans for a National tour of Making a Mark across 2020 have been postponed due to Covid-19. We look forward to bringing Mark’s story to a theatre near you in early 2022. Email runofthemilltheatre@gmail.com or talkingshopensemble@gmail.com for information, enquires or our Tour Pack for venues and festivals.

The Masterclass Project, Castletown House , 19th-23rd July 2020 -POSTPONED.

The Masterclass Project sees participants from Run of the Mill who want to further and expand their artistic practice, collaborating with some of Ireland’s leading theatre makers in a week long residency at Castletown House. Supported by Creative Ireland and Kildare County Council. Postponed due to Covid-19, we hope to bring the Masterclass project back when it is safe to do so.

About Us

Run of the Mill Theatre is a community based inclusive arts collective in North Kildare coordinated by theatre artist Aisling Byrne. Run of the Mill is driven by a commitment to supporting people with intellectual disabilities to access high-quality experiences in drama and theatre arts as artists, makers and participants.

Run of the Mill’s activities and projects operate from various locations- based often at The Mill Community Centre in Celbridge and collaborating often with St John of Gods Community Services (Liffey Region) towards the delivery of of arts based education and training programmes.

Run of the Mill’s work is supported by Kildare County Councils arts service and a number of our projects have been supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

For information on all our latest and upcoming events click here.

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For information on our different groups click here

Run of the Mill Theatre is supported by Kildare County Council Arts Service