Our History

Director, Petal Pilley with Teacups at Brigits Gardens 2011

Founded in 1996 in the Brothers of Charity Services Galway by Claude Madec, Fiona Coffey and Catherine Seale.  In 2007 Ability West joined Blue Teapot as key supporters.

Originally the aim of the project was to provide a creative outlet and a means to self expression for the participants and to build self confidence.

We are still going strong although we dream a lot bigger now.  We have evolved from our beginnings as a drama project, into a vibrant professional theatre company and Performing Arts School.

We have performed in front of national and international TV audiences and collaborate with top  industry professionals creating dynamic street spectacles and productions.

We are located in Silkes Old Fruit and Veg Market in the heart of Galway city on Munster Avenue.  We are accessible to our audience in Galway and beyond.

Under the artistic direction of Petal Pilley, we have flourished into a professional theatre company the delivers dynamic and creative theatre.

Our vision for the future is to become the National Theatre for People with Learning Disabilities in Ireland and to lead the way to a socially inclusive Ireland through the power of theatre and the arts.