The Association of Drama Adjudicators, Ireland, is pleased to announce the recruitment of new members for our adjudication panel.


Founded in 1989, the Association of Drama Adjudicators is the professional body

for drama adjudicators in Ireland.

The primary purpose of ADA is to support our members in their adjudicating work and provide

a collegiate platform for regular discussion, information and continuing professional development

by providing workshops to members on important aspects of theatre and adjudicating.

Entry to ADA

Established and experienced adjudicators may be accepted directly,

whilst those with little or no experience of professional adjudication will be subject

to a screening process which will entail:

The submission of a detailed CV

A personal interview

Group workshop/discussion

Attendance at a designated performance

The delivery of a live adjudication to the recruitment panel

A thorough knowledge of theatre, playwrights, performance style and presentation

is expected, with successful candidates usually being educated to MA level or equivalent.

Extensive theatre experience is also a requirement.

Expressions of interest, including a detailed CV, should be sent to the Secretary at 

secretaryada@gmail.com before March 31, 2022.

Candidates are requested to familiarise themselves with

the Drama Festival Circuit (www.adci.com) by attending festivals

to gain first-hand knowledge and insight into the work of adjudicators.