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Rua Red

Founded  2009
Location South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght, Dublin 2

Rua Red is a contemporary art space housing two galleries, a theatre/cinema, a dance studio, a conference room, a digital media suite, recording facilities, music rooms, workshop areas, artist’s studios, office space and a café.

Rua Red exhibit the work of established Irish and International artists who are committed to producing work within a socio political framework. The education programme reflects the organisations interests with place, politics and people through a challenging programme of events, workshops, screenings and performances that allow audiences and visitors to engage with the exhibitions through the mediums of music, dance, theatre and visual art.

In addition to Rua Red’s programme the organisation also houses and works alongside a number of independent creative organisations and individuals through the provision of office spaces. Rua Red also provide subsidised artist studios which practising artists can hire at a subsidised rate for 1-3 years.



RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre is based in Belgard Square Tallaght. Founded in 2009, It’s one of the largest multi-disciplinary arts venues in Ireland featuring a performance venue, 2 galleries, State of the art dance studio, meeting rooms, multiple rehearsal studios, a multi-media lab, artist studios and a café-bar. Existing to promote the creation, practice, enjoyment and understanding of arts and culture to the widest possible public, RUA RED aspires to do this through showing and commissioning new work, curating visual art exhibitions, providing residency and support opportunities for individuals and companies, and providing a public events programme of learning and practical workshop development. Attracting an annual footfall of over 200,000, RUA RED is firmly rooted in programming for the local community. Performances can take place in RR’s Performance Space, Dance Studio and special performances can also be facilitated in the white cubed gallery space at certain points in the year. 2

External links & References

  1. “About” Rua Red
  2. “Rua Red”