As a company they are constantly exploring new genres and formats. Their productions are epic performances in large scale sites, but their practice stretches beyond this to encompass new technologies such as Radio frequency identification that uses the mise-en-scene of real spaces as its backdrop. On top of this, their enrichment programme transforms community settings as cultural spaces of inquiry.
ANU has played to over half a million people at home and abroad across 10 years, having produced over 40 shows in that space of time, and winning 3 audience choice awards, 2 special judges awards, 5 Best Production Awards, and numerous nominations in Irish and UK Theatre award ceremonies.
Their most recent 2020 projects include CANARIES (commissioned by Dublin Port) and THE PARTY TO END ALL PARTIES (commissioned by Dublin Theatre Festival), the multi award nominated and critically acclaimed FAULTLINE (co-production with the Gate Theatre and the Irish Queer Archive for Dublin Theatre Festival), SCRAPEFOOT, an immersive visual art adventure for children at The Ark, THE ANVIL, a series of fifteen city wide commissions for Manchester International Festival, and BEYOND THESE ROOMS (at TATE Liverpool).