United Kingdom

Dumbworld creates artistically ambitious and exciting pieces that involve working closely with significant practicing professionals as well as people of all ages, experiences and backgrounds.

Dumbworld is an artist led creative production company. Established in 2009 by composer/conductor Brian Irvine and filmmaker/writer/director John McIllduff.

Dumbworld makes work that is to be found at the intersection of music, image and words including film, opera, documentary, oratorio, animation, public art installation, performance pieces, theatre and curatorial projects.


  • To expand the audiences of contemporary music, opera and art to all people in society
  • To connect and educate children and young people to music, opera and art
  • To inspire audiences through innovation in art with technology and creative techniques

A Flagship Project

Bluebottle (Trailer) from Curious Industries on Vimeo.

A modern orchestral, choral and visual spectacle for children, symphony orchestra, narrator and live big-screen shadow animation.

Why we’re RESEO members:

We wish to be part of a larger European network to share knowledge and ideas in participatory and educational music & arts projects, contribute to a wider community through networking and attending events and conferences. We wish to further develop at the cutting edge of the sector in policy, educational, technological and creative our skills and knowledge.

Contact Details

Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Ave, Belfast BT7 1NH

Crescent Arts Centre, 2-4 University Ave, Belfast BT7 1NH
United Kingdom


Artistic Fields

Dance Music Opera


Artist training artistic practice workshops Participatory Schools Young audiences

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