The Performance Corporation & Solas Nua

The Performance Corporation has emerged as one of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting theatre companies of recent years. The company mission is to offer audiences “theatrical adventures in surprising places”. This has led to performances everywhere from the sand dunes of Ireland’s west coast to a tribal village in Kenya.


Swampoodle re-ignites the spirit of Washington DC’s colorful and notoriously vanished Irish neighborhood. In this major new work staged in the former Washington Coliseum Arena, the city’s half-memories come dancing from the shadows, revealing the conflicts and spectacles haunting this staggering site. Dance, music and theatricality combine to take audiences on a thrilling journey from the birth of Swampoodle, to the triumph of The Beatles American debut at the Coliseum. Further information on www.swampoodledc.com.

Locations & Dates

Start Date – End Date

3rd and M Streets,
N.E. Washington,
DC 20002

May 21 – May 28