Monthly Archive November 2022


Theatre Gifts for Christmas 2022!

Give someone the gift of a night out in the theatre with a Dublin Gay Theatre Festival show voucher.  Or why not buy one of our Festival books?

You can find all of the products here.  You can purchase 24/7 via our secure online booking system.

Festival Vouchers

A Festival voucher is a way to gift an evening of theatre to someone special for our 2023 Festival, which will run from May 1st to 14th 2023.

  • We will email you the Festival voucher(s) within 48 hours of receiving the order.
  • Recipient can redeem by contacting the Festival Box Office up to 24 hours before the performance time.
  • Gift 1, 2 or multiple vouchers!
  • Valid for any performance (subject to availability) in 2023
  • Redeemable once our programme is officially announced until the end of Festival 2023 (i.e. March-May 2023)


We have a range of Festival books available.  These explore the history of the International Gay Theatre Festival and explore LGBTQ+ theatre in general, as well as anthologies of new writing for theatre.  The books are excellent value at €20, including international or Irish postage.

Our most recent books are:

  • ’18 & Coming of Age’ (2021) : to celebrate our 18th birthday this book is both an anthology of new Irish LGBTQ+ plays and an exploration of the recent history of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival.  Strongly recommended for anyone with an interest in LGBTQ+ theatre.
  • ‘The Plays Inside’ (2020) : an anthology of new Irish LGBTQ+ plays exploring a wide range of themes around sexuality and gender identity

Want to know more?  Contact with any queries.



2023 Submissions’ Deadline December 10

We are currently seeking submissions for our 20th Festival, taking place from May 1-14 2023.

If you have a production and are interested in taking part, please see our submissions’ page here where you will find more details.

Any questions?  Please contact us at


2023 Production Bursary Scheme Closed

The 2023 Production Bursary Scheme has now closed.  We have notified the successful applicants.

We would like to thank everyone who submitted.

Here are some details of the now-closed bursary scheme:

IDGTF were excited to announce the opening of our 2023 Production Bursary Scheme in July 2022.  The deadline for submissions was October 1st 2022.

This Bursary opportunity, enabled by the Department of Arts new funding, invited applications from professional production companies to stage works in our 20th Festival.

The festival promotes works by LGBTQ+ authors or works that have an LGBTQ+ character, theme or relevance, such as feminism, masculinity or gender identity. We prioritise new work by Irish, Irish resident or international writers of any age or sexual orientation.

This Bursary opportunity, enabled by the Department of Arts new funding, invited applications from professional production companies to stage works in our 20th Festival, to reach us by October 1st 2022.

Production proposals:

  1. New and original LGBTQ+ themed theatre works from Irish and international writers;
  2. Productions of classic or existing plays in the LGBTQ+ repertoire (proof of license to perform essential);
  3. Minority topics/subjects/characters, not previously seen in the Festival or a new explorations of relevant themes beyond traditional theatrical presentation formats;
  4. Short and full-length plays;
  5. All productions must be performed in English and/or provide their own simultaneous language translation.

The Bursary scheme was in addition to the normal submission process for participation in the Festival. Bursary proposals were adjudicated by an independent international panel of assessors, chaired by the Festival’s Founder and Artistic Director.


Four awards of €1,000 and two of €500 were awarded by the panel.

This support is in addition to the financial package the Festival makes available to all participants.


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