Festival Submissions

17th Annual Festival (2020):

IDGTF 2020 is due to take place from May 4th – 17th.  You are invited to submit for the Festival at any time before our deadline.

NOTE: Submissions deadline for IDGTF 2020 is 1st December 2019.

Submission Form 2020

  • Please read about us and our aims to see if your work broadly meets our criteria.
  • Submit your proposal along with any supporting documentation (scripts, DVDs, descriptions, marketing material, reviews etc.)
  • You must also complete the ‘Criteria for Participation’ and ‘Submission Form’ which are available to download below.

NOTE: Applications will only be accepted from Companies/Artists who forward a completed Submission Form together with a signed copy of the Criteria For Participation document.  Scripts received without Submission Forms and Criteria documents will not be considered and will be returned to sender.


Submission Documentation


Please email (info@gaytheatre.ie) or post the completed submission form and documentation to Artistic Director Brian Merriman, 179 South Circular Road, Dublin 8, Ireland

For more information on applying to the Festival, please read the ‘Criteria For Participation’ document below or contact us at info@gaytheatre.ie



Q: I want to submit but I missed the submissions deadline.  What can I do?

A: We will accept submissions at any time of the year, including after the deadline.  However submissions received before the deadline will get priority.  Other submissions will be considered if suitable slots exist in the draft programme.  If you are submitting late, it is strongly recommended that you send your submission as soon as possible.

Q: A Festival representative saw my show (e.g. at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe) and passed on information about IDGTF.  Does this mean that I have been formally invited?

A: No.  This means that a representative of the Festival believes your work to be of strong interest to the Festival and that we wish to stay in contact regarding possible participation.  However you should formally submit like every other candidate (ideally as soon as possible so that we can follow up) and our Artistic Director will decide on the final selection.

Q: I submitted but I haven’t got a reply.  What should I do?

A: We will reply to every submission received.  If you don’t get a reply within a reasonable time please send a follow-up email.  Note that we are very busy during the April-May period and around the submissions deadline (December & early January) which may lead to delays at this time.

Q: What should I submit?

A: In addition to the ‘Criteria for Participation’ and ‘Submission Form’ please provide as much information as possible about your production, including (where available):

  • A synopsis
  • The script
  • Recorded footage from the production (if available) or production stills (if available)
  • Assurance that you have the necessary rights to stage the work
  • Press pack / reviews / press releases and past promotional material such as poster, website etc. (where available)
  • Cast list, director/producer credits (whatever is available)

Naturally we understand that for new works in particular not all of this information will be available.  However you should follow up with additional information as soon as realistically possible.  Check the ‘Criteria for Participation’ for additional information required once you have been accepted.

Q: For reasons of grant applications and/or visa requirements I need formal proof of interest/acceptance from the Festival. Is this possible?

Yes.  Please contact our Artistic Director Brian Merriman at info@gaytheatre.ie for more.