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Matinees This Saturday & Sunday

A final chance to catch this week’s shows at our weekend matinees.

For just 10EUR a ticket check out our weekend matinees this Saturday and Sunday. The matinees are a great way to see some of the fast-selling hits of the week, including Silenciados and The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Here is a full list of shows with weekend matinees – click on each row for more or see our full timetable.

HappyPrince_horizThe Happy Prince

Outhouse Theatre – Sun 17th @ 2pm & 4:30pm





Listen to My Heart

Smock Alley – Sat 16th @ 1pm





The Picture (of Dorian Gray)

The New Theatre – Sat 16th @ 2:30pm





Pig Tale – an Urban Fairy Tale

Teachers’ Club – Sat 16th @ 2:30pm





Wonder Woman – the Musical

Outhouse Theatre – Sat 16th @ 2:30pm





A Dog Called Redemption

Project Arts Centre – Sat 16th @ 3pm








Dog of All Creation

Smock Alley (Sat) – Outhouse (Sun) – Sat 16th & Sun 17th @ 3:30pm





I Love You, Bro

The New Theatre – Sat 16th @ 4pm






Teachers’ Club – Sat 16th @ 4pm






Project Arts Centre – Sat 16th @ 4:30pm







Santa Claus is Coming Out

Outhouse Theatre – Sat 16th @ 5pm




Goodnight Alice

Smock Alley – Sat 16th @ 5pm



Great Value Matinees This Saturday

For just 10EUR a ticket check out our Saturday Matinees taking place tomorrow. Note that the matinees are a great way to see some of the sell-out hits of the week, including Two Boys in a Bed and Minor Gods.

Here is a full list of shows with Saturday Matinees – click on each row for more



The Bird Sanctuary

Project Arts Centre – Sat 9th @ 2:30pm – Matinee: €10





Lord Arthur’s Bed

The New Theatre – Sat 9th @ 2:30pm – Matinee: €10





Broken Nails

Outhouse Theatre – Sat 9th @ 1pm – Matinee: €10





The Iron Eyelashes

Smock Alley Theatre – Sat 9th @ 1pm – Matinee: €10





Phi Alpha Gamma

The Teachers Club – Sat 9th @ 2:30pm – Matinee: €10





Care / Takers

The Teachers Club – Sat 9th @ 4pm – Matinee: €10





Two Boys In A Bed

Smock Alley Theatre – Sat 9th @ 5pm – Matinee: €10






Minor Gods

Outhouse Theatre – Sat 9th @ 5pm – Matinee: €10






The New Theatre – Sat 9th @ 4pm – Matinee: €10









Free Play Reading This Sunday

The ADGTF is proud to support both new works and present a range of free events. Continuing our long tradition of Festival Play Readings comes the following new piece…

‘The Rise and Fall’ by Stephen O’Rourke, Sunday @ 3:30pm, The Front Lounge

‘The Rise and Fall’ is set in modern day inner city Dublin. It follows
the life of the central character of Killian taking us on a journey
through his past and present. The play delves into the under belly of
modern day society. It examines the pressures to achieve and to conform
to social expectations in these changing times. It is dark, honest,
believable, humours and not to be missed!


Check out Festival Reviews Online

Not sure what to see in the Festival? For the duration of the Festival we will be posting reviews of the shows.

Note that we also have a range of previews giving an overview of various aspects of the programme.

More reviews coming soon…


Festival Offer at Front Lounge

The Front Lounge are proud sponsors of the theatre festival and are currently offering a special deal to Festival-goers.

Why not discuss some shows over wine at the Festival Club? Show your Festival ticket at the Front Lounge and get a bottle of wine for 18EUR, either before or after the show…

Offer runs for the duration of the Festival


‘Loupe’ Cancelled

Due to circumstances outside of our control this week’s performances of ‘Loupe’ have been cancelled. The company have experienced unexpected last-minute travel restrictions travelling from Zimbabwe which may be linked to the current ‘swine flu’ scare.

We would like to apologise sincerely for any inconvenience caused. All ticket holders will be individually notified as quickly as possible and refunds given.

No other shows are affected by this change. If you have any questions please contact our box office staff.


Absolut Drama Queen Launch Party Tonight @ 8pm

You are invited to join us in celebrating the launch of the ABSOLUT Dublin Gay Theatre Festival in The Front Lounge, Parliament Street at 8.00pm for the ABSOLUT DRAMA QUEEN FESTIVAL LAUNCH. Join us for a free cocktail and entertainment to thank you for six years of great support – it’s all free!

Entry via Parliament Street doors.



Terrence Mcnally to Speak at Festival – Book Now

The Absolut Dublin Gay Theatre Festival and Theatre Forum invite you to The Dr Aiden Rogers Memorial event 2009:

A Conversation with Terrence McNally hosted by Mark O’Halloran.

Tony Award winning playwright Terrence McNally will be in conversation with Irish award winning playwright Mark O’Halloran as part of the sixth Absolut Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. Mac Nally’s Corpus Christi sold out at last year’s Festival as Mark O’Halloran’s film Garage took cinema by storm. Terrence McNally is one of the greatest living international gay playwrights and is a patron of the ADGTF – this is his first visit to the festival which runs in Dublin City Centre venues from May 4th to 17th.

These two playwrights will converse for an hour in the studio theatre at Outhouse – 105 Capel Street on Wednesday April 29th at 6.30pm. All are Welcome.

Seating is limited. To reserve a place email

Admission free.