Smashing Times is an award-winning professional theatre and film company involved in performance, training and participation. The work is underpinned by a rights-based approach and a commitment to artistic excellence and social engagement. Smashing Times has worked for over twenty years using creative processes of theatre and film to promote peace, human rights, gender equality, anti-racism,
anti-sectarianism, remembrance and positive mental health. As a leading professional arts organisation the company develops innovative, cutting edge, state of the art national and transnational projects that promote social justice, peace, gender equality, human rights and positive mental health through high quality artistic processes, merging art, culture and politics to interact and engage with contemporary society and the world we live in.

A key aim is to create opportunities for people of all ages and cultures to work collaboratively with artists and we work in a range of settings from the professional theatre space to the local community with a focus on areas experiencing exclusion or marginalisation. The work engages directly with local communities to provide professional practice and to promote the use of theatre for personal and social
development, for individual and community empowerment and the exploration of issues relevant in our lives today. The work takes place at local, national and international levels in a range of settings – on
screen, on stage from the professional arts and theatre space to local schools and communities where we are invited to work with people collaboratively, and at European and international levels. The company provides a range of resource services to promote active citizenship, a networking agency via the Smashing Times International Network for Arts and Human Rights (over 200 members across Europe) and implements a range of arts-based projects.

As a partner in previous European funded transnational projects, the company has gained extensive experience in project coordination, dissemination and communications and has successfully developed
models of practice to promote gender equality and human rights.