16 – 21 May

About our festival

FUTURE LIMERICK is a climate arts festival taking place in Limerick 16th- 21st May 2022 brought to you by Sunday’s Child in association with the Lime Tree | Belltable. Taking place across Limerick city the programme features music, theatre, spoken word, panel discussions highlighting sustainability and artists’ responses to the climate crisis.

Pictured at the launch of ÒFuture LimerickÓ, a new multi disciplinary Climate Arts Festival and collaboration between SundayÕs Child Theatre and Lime Tree Theatre | Belltable is poet Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan. The festival, which will take place across Limerick from 16th to 22nd May, is supported by the ESB Brighter Future Arts Fund, which supports artists and arts organizations that promote awareness of climate change and inspire positive action within the community. For more information and to book tickets visit www.limetreetheatre.ie Photo by Diarmuid Greene

The festival will feature acclaimed play Afloat by Sunday’s Child Theatre, outdoor aerial performances by Fidget Feet in the People’s Park, bilingual spoken word night REIC, a night of live music in Dolans, a discussion evening with Manchán Magan and Limerick activist Saoirse Exton, stand-up comedy with Colm O’Regan, and an immersive audio experience along the river Shannon created by Sunday’s Child in collaboration with Brokentalkers. FUTURE LIMERICK will also be screening award-winning Irish documentary films RIVER and Generate the State.

For younger audiences, FUTURE LIMERICK: Climate Arts Festival is hosting a free Family Fun Day in People’s Park and Music Network returns with extravaganza Wires, Strings & Other Things. The festival will also engage with the wider community through art installations, poetry workshops in schools, a short story competition and a Scratch Night showcasing new writing from Limerick’s theatre talent.

FUTURE LIMERICK  is one of just five arts projects across Ireland selected to receive funding from the ESB Brighter Future Arts Fund. Delivered in partnership with Business to Arts, the fund was established to support artists and arts organisations working on creative projects engaging their local communities around sustainability, climate change and the transition to a net-zero future.

Booking now open online or by calling the box office on 061 – 953 400.

Meet the team


Eva is a writer and performer from Ogonnelloe, Co. Clare.


Hildegard is an award-winning writer and director from Skerries, Co Dublin.

Project Manager

Sophie Fuller is an architect, creative and climate activist.

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