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Festival Planner & Tips

We have 14 shows running every night for the 2 weeks of the Festival with some Sunday events too.

It is perfectly possible to combine two shows in a single evening (or even 4 shows on a Saturday or Bank Holiday Mondy) although please note the running times and venue locations.

Note that the venue map below, powered by Google maps, allows you to see how long it takes to travel between venues on foot.

Here are some tips to help you get the most out of planning your schedule:

Download the Festival planner
Download the Festival brochure
View the Festival venue map
Check out things to do in Dublin and getting around the city

Any questions: contact the Box Office at boxoffice@gaytheatre.ie

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Don’t Miss Our Festival Newsletters

You can sign up to our Festival newsletters on our homepage to hear about exclusive special offers, previews and competitions.

Have you missed out on our 2011 newsletters so far? Click here to view the archive.

  • 2011 Festival Preview
  • 2011 Women’s Programme Preview
  • 2011 ‘Icons and Stars’ Preview
  • 2011 Comedy Preview

and more…
Note: We use a professional subscription service where you can automatically unsubscribe/rejoin at any time. We will never share your information with a third party.

For more contact webmaster@gaytheatre.ie.

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Arts Minister Launches Festival 2011

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht Affairs, Jimmy Deenihan T.D., officially launched the Eighth Dublin International Theatre Festival at Copper Alley, Arlington Hotel Temple Bar.
This year the festival hosts worldwide entertainment from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia, the USA, Canada and Venezuela in seven city-centre venues around Dublin. This unique festival runs from 2nd to 15th May welcomes audiences of all ages and sexual identities.

Speech of Brian Merriman, IDGTF Artistic Director >>

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2011 PROGRAMME AVAILABLE THURS APRIL 7

The 8th IDGTF will be launched on Wednesday April 6th by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan T.D.

Online booking and the full 2011 programme will be available online on Thursday April 7th.

Keep checking our site for more details or sign up to our newsletter from our homepage.

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Volunteer Information Meeting March 3rd – All Welcome

Interested in being part for the Eight International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival?

  • Want to work backstage, front of house, on PR, marketing, box office and a range of other areas?
  • Want to be part of a major community event but not sure where your skills fit in?
  • Interested in an intership opportunity to gain valuable arts/theatre experience?
  • Want to find out what’s in store for 2011?

We are currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers for Festival 2011.

There will be a Volunteers’ Information Meeting on March 3rd in Pantibar at 7:30pm. Whether you are a new volunteer, an existing volunteer or just want to find out more you are invited to come along. Rachel, our volunteer coordinator will be happy to answer any questions you have and tell you more about the 2011 Festival.

For more on volunteering see our Volunteers Page. If you have any questions contact Rachel at volunteers@gaytheatre.ie

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Table Quiz 2011 Wed Feb 2nd

Join us for a fundraising Table Quiz on Wednesday February 2nd, Pantibar @ 8pm.

Hosted by RTÉ‘s Aengus MacGrainna there will be a range of prizes and spot prizes on the night.

To pre-book a table email quiz@gaytheatre.ie. Tables are €40 / €10 per person.

If you want to come but don’t have a full table don’t worry – we’ll find a table for you, but do come early on the night!

All proceeds will be used to develop the Festival and allow us to continue to bring new productions from around the world to Dublin as we enter our eight year.

We are a fully voluntary, not-for-profit community organization so we greatly appreciate your support.

Spread the word: let your friends know on Facebook, pass this link on!

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Seeking Volunteers for Festival 2011

We are currently seeking volunteers for Festival 2011. For more details visit our volunteers’ section

Rachel
Volunteer Coordinator

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‘Somewhere under the Rainbow’ at the Olympia

The award-winning hit cabaret drama of IDGTF 2010 returns for one night only at the Olympia on Sunday February 6th.

Tickets €25.  For more see http://www.ticketmaster.ie.

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2011 Submissions Deadline Has Passed

The deadline for 2011 Submissions has passed.

A big thank you to everyone who submitted from Ireland & all over the world! The submissions are now being considered.

If you are still interested in participating or submitted and did not hear anything please contact us at info@gaytheatre.ie

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Congratulations to Festival Patron Emma Donoghue

‘The Room’, the latest novel by Festival Patron Emma Donoghue has been short-listed for the 2010 Man Booker Prize.

All at the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival would like to congratulate the playwright and novelist on her well-deserved success.

Two of Emma Donoghue’s plays have featured in the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival – Don’t Die Wondering and I Know My Own Heart.

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Sudden Death of Playwright Fiona Coyne

Sad news has arrived from South Africa that Fiona Coyne has died suddenly.  Fiona was both a popular TV presenter and a talented playwright who incorporated the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival as a theme in her wonderful comedy ‘Careful’ which was a great hit of our 2009 festival programme. Fiona was nominated for her writing for the prestigious Oscar Wilde Best New Writing Award 2009 and her play went on to win Best Female Performance that year.

’Fiona was a wonderful insightful playwright who blended skilfully her great sense of humour and dramatic skills in her quality writing for the theatre. She wrote particularly well for women and her loss is considerable. On behalf of the IDGTF, we offer our sincere sympathy to her family, friends and colleagues in the theatre at this untimely passing of a kind and talented colleague’  said Brian Merriman Artistic Director/ExecutiveChairman of IDGTF.

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Your Invitation to Be Part of Festival 2011

We are currently seeking submissions for the Eight International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, May 2011.  Be part of the world’s largest celebration of gay theatre which takes place each May in Dublin city centre.

For an introduction to the click here >>

For criteria for inclusion in the programme click here >>

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2010 Gala Award Winners Announced

Festival 2010 came to a close with our annual Gala & Awards Night, this year at the Complex in Smithfield.

Patrick Murray Award – Contribution to Irish Gay Theatre

The Spirit of the Festival: Cast and crew of Billy Redden

InterCultural Dialogue Award sponsored by Dublin City Council

Nominees:
Kimberly Dark Dykeotomy (USA)
Hearts and Eyes Theatre Company: The Tricky Part and Ncasmisa! Kiss The Women (RSA)
Aaron Rodgers Fragile (IRL)
Elliot Ramon Potts Loaded (USA)
Mansel David Take Desire Away (UK)

Winner:
Hearts and Eyes Theatre Company: The Tricky Part and Ncasmisa! Kiss
The Women (RSA)

Hilton Edwards Award – Best Aspect of Production

Nominees:
Mosaico Mercurio Production (ESP) Noel Road 25
Wild Oats Productions (UK) The Laramie Project (Staging)
Adelphi University Alumni (USA) EdWARd2 concept and direction
Drags Aloud (AUS) Drags Aloud At The Movies costumes
Wendy Mc Clellan (USA) physicality direction Loaded

Winner:
Adelphi University Alumni (USA) EdWARd2 concept and direction

Micheal Mac Liammoir Award – Best Actor

Nominees:
Rik Walter (Patrick) Loaded (USA)
Matthew Seadon Young (Various) The Laramie Project (UK)
Geoff O Keeffe (Miss Kitty) Billy Redden (IRL)
Thomas Mc Loughlin (Jason) Working Late (IRL)
Joel T Bauer (Jude) Loaded (USA)

Winner:
Geoff O Keeffe (Miss Kitty) Billy Redden (IRL)

Eva Gore Booth Award – Best Actress

Nominees:
Jennifer English (Grace) Chalks (IRL)
Erin Mallon (Isabella) EdWARd2 (USA)
Sharon Sexton (Liza) Somewhere Under The Rainbow (IRL)
Pam Ngwabeni (Pam) Ncamisa! Kiss The Women (RSA)
Kathryn O Hart (Lauren) Working Late (IRL)

Winner:
Sharon Sexton (Liza) Somewhere Under The Rainbow (IRL)

Oscar Wilde Award – Best New Writing

Nominees:
Rebecca Walsh Working Late (IRL)
Elliot Ramon Potts Loaded (USA)
Alan Flanagan Billy Redden (IRL)
Myles Breen Language Unbecoming A Lady ( IRL)
Peter Hayes Ncamisa Kiss The Women (RSA)

Winner:
Alan Flanagan Billy Redden (IRL)

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF OUR WINNERS AND NOMINEES!!!

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Closing Weekend Shows – Ticket Availability

Final Performances – Ticket Availability for Friday & Saturday

Last updated: 11:30am Fri 14th May

Selling very fast – limited number of extra seats added for both Friday and Saturday:

DRAGS ALOUD BILLY REDDEN LOADED

We will also sell a number of standing tickets for these shows at the door (price €10). However book online or be there early to guarantee seated places.

Also selling fast…

THEATRE SHORTS 2010

Please book online to guarantee a seat. Remaining tickets will be sold on the door on a first-come-first-served basis.

Tip: for fast selling shows why not go to our Saturday matinee performances. All shows at the Complex, Teacher’s Club and Pantibar have matinees at 3pm or 4:30pm.

All matinee performances currently have good availability

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Matinee Performances This Saturday – Week 1 Shows Finish Saturday

Saturday Matinees @ €10

The following performances have matinees this Saturday. As all week one shows finish on Saturday and with some evening performances expected to sell out this is a great opportunity to catch some of the week one shows.

 

Teacher’s Club @ 2:30pm – LANGUAGE UNBECOMING A LADY

A drag queen reveals her soul as the make-up comes off…

 

Teacher’s Club @ 4:15pm – BEYOND THERAPY

Hilarious classic comedy farce about neurotic Manhattanites. Two performances only!

 

Pantibar @ 4pm – IN THE ARMS OF A LION

A fascinating and moving story of a young gay man coming out in Apartheid South Africa.

 

Complex Two @ 3pm – CHALKS

A second last chance to see this sell-out hit of week one. An artist befriends a handsome street artist in the hope of regaining his inspiration with unexpected consequences.

 

Complex Two @ 4:30pm – WORKING LATE

Patricia’s dull office life changes when new girl Lauren arrives… Check out the sell-out comedy hit of week one.

 

Complex One @ 3pm – THE LARAMIE PROJECT

One of the most important gay plays to emerge in recent years, see why Attitude magazine called this production ‘inspiring and uplifting’.