The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

– Dr Zeuss

A special space

The shared vision and shared resources of the Performing Arts space fosters a special community among our students, one that often spans careers.


We encapsulate the whole theatre experience offering streams in theater set design or acting. Our dedicated performance space (Black Box) provides the nexus for your experience at IT Sligo.

Industry Relevance

Through out exclusive association with the national theatre of Ireland, The Abbey, we offer students an amazing opportunity to launch their career in theatre.

How We Work


Dual Aspect

We draw on the rich heritage of the region but more importantly provide distinct career paths to the world of acting, theatre design and literature.


Real-word Practitioners

We pride ourselves on the wealth of experience our professional lecturers bring to the programme. As important are the contacts developed over a lifetime in the business and the passion to introduce new blood to the stage.



Regularly through your programme, you will devise, produce, and deliver performance pieces to audiences both within and outside the college. It's here that true learning is found - experiences sure to bind students as a community.

The Programmes

  • The BA in Performing Arts offers a unique college experience. It is an intimate course which allows you to create strong relationships with both students and lecturers. Lydia Concannon, Performing Arts

  • My degree at IT Sligo taught me to think ‘outside the box’ and come up with innovative ideas. Rachel Masterson, Web Dev

  • The most energetic, amazing, surprising 4 years of my life. Padraic Egan, Systems & Networking

  • Without IT Sligo, I wouldn’t have the career I have today. My time there gave me the tools to get started and the confidence to go after the roles I wanted. Thankfully, those opportunities are still presenting themselves, all thanks to IT Sligo. Clive Foley, Soft Dev