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Here are the venue & promoter recipients of the €5 million Live Performance Support Scheme

Here are the venue & promoter recipients of the €5 million Live Performance Support Scheme

TD Catherine Martin, the minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media has announced the recipients of the €5 million in funding made available as part of the Live Performance Support Scheme “to assist commercial venues, producers and promoters to plan live performances across the country over the coming months”.

A total of 58 organisations will receive money from the scheme which expresses the aim to “provide employment opportunities to artists in this uncertain time and allow commercial organisers of live performances to commence preparations immediately and productions to go ahead with either a live audience or to share content through streaming.”

Recipients of this funding allocation range from small to large venues, producers and promoters and grants range from €10,000 to €400,000.

The funds will support a variety of live events planned including concerts, pantomimes, theatre productions, festivals, outdoor performances and comedy events.


It also says that exceptional demand for this pilot scheme contributed to Minister Martin’s decision to ensure a much larger package would be available to assist commercial venues, producers and promoters next year as part of Budget 2021 funding.

Recipients of the scheme include promoters and producers Aiken Promotions (€400,000), Body & Soul Festival (€100,000), Pod Festivals who put on All Together Now (€90,000), Cherrycool who put on Castlepalooza (€200,000), Curve Management Limited who are involved in Indiependence and Music Cork (€76,000 for performances in Mitchelstown Caves), Ten feet Tall Promotions who put on Red Bull-branded events and bar operations at festivals (€100,000), MPI Bands who were behind recent cancelled Gavin James Live At The Drive In outdoor shows (€140,000), PPJ Ltd & CWB Ltd who put on The Trip to Tipp / Feile (€71,200) and The Cat Laugh’s Festival in Kilkenny (€100,000),

Venues awarded included Olympia Theatre in Dublin (€300,000), Gleneagle Hotel Killarney (€400,000), Coughlans Bar, Cork (€38,760), Crane Lane in Cork (€48,640), Levis Corner House in Ballydehob (€38,760), Whelans (€140,000), Noyfield Limited who operate Lost Lane in Dublin (€57,760), The Sound House in Dublin (€48,640), The Grand Social in Dublin (€57,760), The Workman’s Club in Dublin (€57,760), Róisín Dubh in Galway (€57,760), Langton Hotel who operate The Set Theatre (€57,760), Dolan’s in Limerick (€57,760), Willogrove Limited who operate The Sugar Club in Dublin (€48,640), Spirit Store in Louth (€48,640), Seclusion Properties who operate Cyprus Avenue, Old Oak and Winthrop Avenue in Cork City (€100,000) and Ehawa Ltd who operate The Good Room promotions company and The Kino in Cork (€48,640).

The band The Academic were awarded €35,000 for “live performances in Mullingar”.

A full list with their intended use is below.

Minister Martin said:

“I am very conscious of the unprecedented nature of the challenge facing the live performance sector, not least from a financial point of view and accordingly I’m very pleased to announce this funding allocation which I’m sure will greatly assist in the employment of performers, artists, technicians, creative and performance support staff across the sector.

“I was also delighted to recently announce €50 million in support for the sector in Budget 2021 – which will encompass a range of supports for live entertainment events to take place in venues next year across the country, and other measures to support music, and a new grant scheme for equipment.

The list of successful applicants under this pilot Live Performance Support Scheme are:

ApplicantLocation of performancesType of eventSpecificsRecommended Grant
Deeramber LtdArts Centres/ Theatres nationwideTheatrical Production – liveTheatrical Production at a number of art centres nationwide66,000
Una Molloy/Pearse Doherty/Peter KellyClareMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances in Doolin140,000
Hotel DoolinClareMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live48,640
Seclusion PropertiesCorkMusic Performances – liveA number of live performances100,000
Curve Management LimitedCorkMusic Performances – liveA number of live performances at Mitchelstown Caves76,000
Ehawa LtdCorkMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live48,640
Sams Music House LtdCorkMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live38,760
Robert & Eileen BlackwellCorkMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live38,760
Coughlans BarCorkMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live38,760
Brookview Taverns LtdCorkMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live38,760
Crane LaneCorkMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live48,640
Levis Corner HouseCorkMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live38,760
Sin éCorkMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live38,760
Robert MurphyDublinCommunity Panto – livePanto at Civic Theatre20,000
Body & Soul Events Creations LtdDublinVariety performance – liveVariety performances with musician, spoken word, dance.100,000
Onhand Booking & Events LtdDublinOutdoor performances – liveA number of live outdoor performances40,000
Pod FestivalsDublinFestival with live streamingFestival with live streaming of performances90,000
Eden Quay Theatre LtdDublinComedy performances – liveA number of live performances at the Laughter Lounge34,305
Whelans live DACDublinMusic Performance – liveA number of live performances at Whelans140,000
Willogrove LimitedDublinMusic Performance – liveA number of live performances48,640
Pat Egan Sound LimitedDublinPantomime – livePantomime at the Olympia Theatre300,000
Aiken Promotions (Ireland)DublinMusic Performances – liveA number of live performances at Vicar Street400,000
Verdant ProductionsDublinPantomime – livePantomime at the Draíocht Theatre141,140
Olympia Theatre UCDublinChristmas performances at Olympia – liveperformances at the Olympia Theatre300,000
TheatreworX ProductionsDublinPantomime – livePantomime at the Helix Theatre60,000
Noyfield LimitedDublinMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live57,760
The Sound HouseDublinMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live48,640
The Grand SocialDublinMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live57,760
Workman’s ClubDublinMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live57,760
Ten feet Tall PromotionsDublin, Kilkenny, GalwayMusic Performances – liveA number of live performances100,000
Róisín Dubh Pub LTDGalwayMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live57,760
Black GateGalwayMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live38,760
Gleneagle Hotel KillarneyKerryMusic Performances – liveA number of live performances at the INEC400,000
O’Connors Public HouseKerryMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live38,760
Langton Hotel LtdKilkennyMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live57,760
Aragon Beverages KilkennyKilkennyMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live38,760
The Wrens Nest LtdLaoisMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live48,640
Jendagi LtdLimerickPantomime – livePantomime at the University Concert Hall400,000
Michael & Valerie DolanLimerickMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live57,760
Drogheda Theatre CompanyLouthCommunity Panto – livePanto at Drogheda Theatre20,000
Spirit Store LtdLouthMusic Performances – live/onlineMusic Performances – live48,640
CM Bard Tavern Ltd.MayoMusic Performances – liveA number of live performances38,760
TF Productions LtdMayoMusic Performances – liveA number of live performances in County Mayo13,000
Conor Jacob Ltd t/a (Sofft Nights)MeathMusic Performances – liveA number of live performances in County Meath17,000
MPI Bands LtdNationwideMusic Performances – liveA number of live performances nationwide140,000
Lisa Richards LtdNationwideMusic Performances – liveA number of live performances nationwide28,000
Mike Fallon, Will Carty, Elizabeth FallonNationwideMusic Performances – liveA number of live performances nationwide61,000
The Short comedy Theatre Co. Ltd.NationwideComedy performances – liveA number of live performances nationwide80,000
Special Eye Entertainment LtdNationwideComedy performances – liveA number of live performances nationwide75,000
Cherrycool LtdOffalyOutdoor performances – liveA number of outdoor entertainment shows/livestream200,000
Kieran Quinn PromotionsSligoMusic Performance – liveMusic Performances in Hawks Well Theatre20,000
Sligoville LtdSligoMusic Performances – liveA number of live performances in County Sligo35,000
PPJ Ltd & CWB LtdTipperaryOutdoor performances – liveOutdoor performances at Birdhill Co Tipperary71,200
Cat Laughs LimitedVarious venues around KilkennyComedy performances – liveA number of live performances at various venues in the city105,400
The Academic Band LtdWestmeathSolo Music Performance -liveLive performances in Mullingar35,000
CoAnt EntertainmentWexfordMusic performance – liveA number of live performances in Wexford20,000
Lantern EventsWexfordMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live57,760
Kazbar Ltd.WexfordMusic Performances – liveMusic Performances – live48,640
5,009,085

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