This survey has been carried out by Tony O'Dálaigh, former Director of the Dublin Theatre Festival. An extensive analysis of the programming of production companies, theatres and arts centres with performing arts facilities throughout Ireland in 1999 and 2000 was undertaken.
For 1999, the programming of 28 funded venues and 18 non-funded venues in the Republic, and 14 venues in Northern Ireland, was recorded together with 52 production companies.
For 2000, the programming of 30 funded venues and 20 non-funded venues in the Republic, and 15 venues in Northern Ireland, was recorded together with 53 production companies.
The programming has been analysed under the following headings: