The company goes into liquidation after 30 years on the go due to trading difficulties. The Irish Times reported that while the company has toured throughout Europe, it has been mainly performing in Ireland for the last while.
While the theatre has not made a public statement about the details of the liquidation one thing for sure is that a lack of funding has not helped.
From the Irish Times:
"As with many other arts ventures, its funding declined in recent years. The Arts Council gave €226,000 to Red Kettle in 2008 and this was down to €145,595 by last year. The latter amount was to fund youth projects and a tour by the company’s last major production."
Funding is vital to every theatre. But especially those theatres outside of big cities. Those regional theatres, rely on funding to provide cultural activities and entertainment that are vital for communities throughout Ireland.
We extend our best wishes to Red Kettle.