SHOW is an annual event taking place in TDC. It is a weekend of work-in-progress showings by a number of theatre companies or individuals.  SHOW 2019 will run from Friday, 6th to Sunday, 8th December. All events are open to the public and free.

The purpose of SHOW is to give theatre artists the opportunity to test out their new work in development in front of an audience, and get feedback on the work.  It is also an opportunity to meet other theatre professionals, and get work seen by potential stakeholders including funding bodies and venue managers.

Each showing is followed by a critical discussion with Pat Kiernan, Artistic Director of Corcadorca and TDC.  The audience are invited to take part in the discussion.

Pieces presented at SHOW in the past have gone on to full productions in Cork, nationally and internationally.

SHOW is open to anyone creating a new piece of theatre, who thinks it is at a stage of development where it would benefit from critical feedback and an audience.  It is not for work which has previously been staged.

Applications for SHOW 2019 are currently being accepted. Anyone who wishes to apply can fill out an application form by clicking on the link below and downloading the form. Fill it out and return it by email to

SHOW Application

You MUST download the form, fill it out and email it back. It cannot be edited online.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday, 11th September. This will be followed by a round of interviews to decide who will be presenting their work at SHOW. Applicants should include a copy of the script for the production if it exists. Remember to include links to online content, such as your website, when applying.

You can always email us at the same address ( for more information if you have any questions.