This is Pop Baby



Over the past 12 years, our shows have played to over 250,000 people in Ireland, the UK, Australia, America and mainland Europe, winning seven major awards, with nominations for dozens more.

“THISISPOPBABY has redefined modern Irish Theatre” —The Irish Times

Recent highlights include: the international smash-hit juggernaut RIOT, our Where We Live programme over St Patrick’s Festival 2018, a sold-out world tour of Panti’s High Heels in Low Places; bringing 56% new audience to the Abbey for Alice in Funderland; and making our family theatre debut with Lords of Strut: Absolute Legends.


THISISPOPBABY is a theatre production company that rips up the space between popular culture, counter culture and high art, providing vehicles for their associate artist dreams and electrifying access to the arts for audiences.

Led by Co-Directors Jennifer Jennings and Phillip McMahon, over the past 15 years THISISPOPBABY have worked with hundreds of artists and played to over 250,000 people in Ireland and around the world, winning major awards including Best New Play 2021 for Conversations After Sex (Irish Theatre Awards), Best Production 2016 for RIOT (Dublin Fringe Awards) and Best New Play 2011 for Trade (Irish Theatre Awards). Highlights include: Where We Live programme at St Patrick’s Festival 2018/2020, the international smash-hit juggernaut RIOT, multiple sold-out world tours of Panti’s High Heels in Low Places and bringing 56% new audience to the Abbey Theatre for electropop musical Alice In Funderland.

THISISPOPBABY create explosive multi-disciplinary experiences, develop and platform extraordinary new writing and celebrate glorious outsiders. Dreaming up new contexts for their brand of theatre, the company have presented shiny pop wonderlands at festivals, including POPTENT at Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival 2008-2010, created Queer Notions Arts Festival at Project Arts Centre 2009-2010 – uniting queer, underground and countercultural thinkers with performance giants, and birthed a legendary performance art club in the bowels of the Abbey Theatre called WERK.