We nourish dance and creative physical expression

Image credit: MC

Image credit: MC

An international dance mecca - you are hit by creative ions floating around the farmhouse courtyard the minute you set foot in Shawbrook. You could run into anyone here, from London opera composers and costumer designers and Royal Ballet dancers.
— Deirdre Mulroony, Irish Times 2012

Shawbrook is a haven for dance set on a traditional 18th century farm in a forest of oak, ash and beech trees in Co Longford, Ireland

Recognised internationally as a centre of excellence for dance and performance, Shawbrook has fostered a nurturing environment of dance creativity for over 30 years. From humble beginnings, Shawbrook Dance is now home to dance studios, a theatre, an outdoor studio, forest walks and a range of on-site accommodation, including Forest Cabins in the woods. Our annual programme includes the Shawbrook Residential Summer School running since 1984,  and year round Artists-in-residence programmes, workshops, performances and seasonal festivals.