Mission & History


Corrib Theatre engages, inspires, entertains, and challenges audiences by sharing the experiences and common struggles of all humanity through the eyes of contemporary and lesser-known Irish playwrights. We foster a diverse theatre community in our artists and patrons, and celebrate the essential power of the theatre to illuminate our common humanity. Corrib’s play selections feature internationally produced, award-winning Irish playwrights, whose works resonate across the world stage.

Corrib Theatre is based in Portland, Oregon.


What Does Corrib Mean?

Corrib is a river and a lake on the west coast of Ireland. According to place name lore, Corrib was a god of the sea.