The Theatre Development Centre (TDC) was established by Corcadorca in 2011. It is a studio space dedicated to the development of professional theatre.
TDC is housed in Triskel Arts Centre. Corcadorca make the space available to theatre makers free of charge so they may write, work with actors, and develop the technical aspects of a piece—but most of all so they have a supportive environment in which to create work for the stage.
Makers usually take the space for a week-long residency. How they spend their time in the TDC is for them to decide. An audience is invited to attend a showing of the work at the end of their residency. Technical support is offered by Corcadorca for these showings, after which there is a facilitated panel discussion with theatre professionals.
The Theatre Development Centre gives theatre makers the space to create and define work as well as providing an audience who offer a critical response. TDC is dedicated to helping theatre in Cork come to artistic fruition. Corcadorca is also committed to engaging with TDC by monitoring and supporting residents throughout the process.
A wide range of work has been developed in the Theatre Development Centre and gone on to full-scale production in Cork, nationally and internationally. The Theatre Development Centre has expanded beyond its roots and created a development community around theatre makers and goers in Cork.