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Limited Availability for Some Shows – Recent Updates

A number of shows are selling fast and updates will be posted regularly here.

We will always try to accommodate additional audience members but this depends on the venue in question. Due to cancellations there are often a few extra seats available at the door.

However to avoid disappointment we suggest pre-booking for the shows listed below.

Last updated: May 6th at 5:30pm


Note: Under the Rainbow, Chalks and Working Late have already had sell-out performances on previous days this week.  We recommend arriving early or pre-booking.  See below for more precise updates.

Friday May 7th:
Working Late almost sold out. Please book immediately to avoid disappointment. May have cancellations on the night.
Chalks selling fast. Pre-booking strongly recommended.

Saturday May 8th:
Working Late, Chalks & Fragile evening performances selling fast. Pre-booking recommended or consider matinee.
Beyond Therapy matinee (4:15pm) selling fast. Pre-booking recommended. Still availability for evening performance.


Good availability for all shows on all nights. Drags Aloud selling well so pre-booking recommended for weekend performances.

Further updates to follow…


‘Auto Da Fe’ & Take Desire Away on Rté‘s ‘the View’

‘Auto da Fe’ and ‘Take Desire Away’ were discussed on arts programme ‘The View’ on RTÉ1 last night.

Watch the discusson on RTÉ Player.

Both shows are running in the James Joyce Centre, North Great George’s Street until Saturday May 8th.

Tickets for Auto da Fe are €8 while tickets for Take Desire Away are €15/€13.

Go to full Festival programme >>


LGBT Deaf Community: Performance of Chalks with ISL Interpreters

We are delighted to announce that the performance of Chalks on Friday May 7th at 8p.m. will include Irish Sign Language interpreters in partnership with Powderpuff Productions.  We are committed to increasing access to theatre so we warmly invite members of the deaf community, LGBT or straight, and hearing friends to attend.

As this production is selling well please book now to avoid disappointment.

We also recommend the wonderful ‘Noel Road 25’ to deaf or hearing-impaired audience members. This production runs all week from May 3rd to 8th and is in Spanish with English subtitles.

About Chalks:

Graham Quinn, a successful artist has lost his inspiration and interest in life. He meets David a handsome young street artist who draws in chalks on the pavement. He is captivated by the young man’s looks and artistic passion and invites him to work with him.

Will desire, eroticism or jealously be the key to restoring Quinn’s artistic muse? Will David’s responses to Grace, the other young life model drive Quinn to the dark despair of unrequited love?

Patrick Kinsella’s new play fuses art, body and soul in a gripping clash of the ageing artist and his young models.

Powerderpuff Productions (Ireland)

About Noel Road 25:

London 1967.  The erotic and passionate love affair between Joe Orton
and Kenneth Halliwell has a violent end at 25 Noel Road which shocks
the city.  A wonderful choreographic piece from Spain infused with Latin

Mosaico Mercurio Productions (Spain)


Important: Programme Changes

In the Arms of a Lion is now on at 8pm rather than 9:30pm each evening (3rd – 8th May). A Saturday matinee has been added for Kiss the Women at 4:30pm on Saturday May 15th. Both shows are in Pantibar (downstairs) as advertised.


IDGTF Welcomes Google on Board

We are delighted to announce that Google have come on board as major supporters of the Festival in 2010. We look forward to working with the ‘Gayglers’ to further our shared commitment to diversity and the gay community in Ireland and abroad.

For more about Google’s commitment to diversity click here.


Festival 2010 Programme Launched

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Emer Costello today (March 22nd) officially launched the programme for the Seventh Annual International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival at a special event in the Mansion House at 5.30pm.

The unique festival which runs from May 3rd to 16th, is the largest such festival of its kind in the world, and has now grown to become one of the biggest annual showcases of theatre in Dublin with twenty seven plays vying for audiences’ attention this year.

Download the 2010 Programme here >>


Win Amazing Signed Lgbt Books

Donate $5/€3.75 or more and enter our draw to win signed works by the world’s finest LGBT writers.  Donors of $10/€7.40 or more will receive 3 tickets to the draw.

The draw will be held at our New York Benefit Fundraiser on March 22nd but is open to all contributers in Ireland, the US or elsewhere.

Click here to
donatate and enter >>>

The range of works available to win so far include:

  • a signed copy of “Lives of the Circus Animals” by Christopher Bram
  • a signed copy of the literary magazine “At Rise” with a one-act play by Robert Patrick (RARE!)
  • a signed copy of the award-winning graphic novel “Fun Home” byAlison Bechdel
  • signed copies of “Niagara Falls” and “Questa” by Victor Bumbalo
  • a signed copy of the “Hairspray” coffee table book by Tony-award winning author Mark O’Donnell
  • a signed copy of the “Corpus Christi” program from the fine folks at108 Productions
  • a signed copy of the script of “Corpus Christi” from Tony-award winning playwright Terrence McNally
  • From Doric Wilson: A copy of has masterwork Street Theatersigned with a DVD of the Eagle production; a copy of Now She Dances! signed plus a preface not included in the publication; a copy of the original 1980 publication of Forever After signed

with many more to follow… see Kathleen Warnock’s event blog here:

We would like to thank all of the writers who have generously donated items and to our US Festival Ambassador Kathleen Warnock for compiling such an amazing selection.


Festival Table Quiz – March 3


Join us as we host a Theatre Festival Table Quiz in Pantibar on March 3rd.  With prizes galore and hosted by RTE presenter Aegus MacGrianna we ask you to come along and support the Festival.

Tables 40EUR (i.e. 10EUR per person).

To reserve a table in advance email



Special Offer from Paramount Hotel for Festival ‘10

Situated in the heart of Dublin City’s Temple Bar area the Paramount Hotel is ideal location for your stay. The boutique hotel is located within minutes off all major theatres & venues for the 2010 Theatre Festival.

Our 64 rooms are designed and decorated to a luxurious standard and come equipped with FREE Wi-Fi and all mod cons.












The Turks Head Bistro/Bar offers Breakfast Buffet, Lunch & Dinner service. There is also limited Room Service available until 9.30pm.

All menus are available on request and in your room. For any after-show parties or pre-theatre dinners/shows please contact or for enquiries.









If you would like any further information on The Dublin Gay Theatre Festival please contact

Tickets on sale @ Turks Head Bar.

Joanne Moody

Sales & Marketing Manager or 01 4179900



Seeking Volunteers for 2010

Currently seeking volunteers for 2010, particularly technical – lighting & sound.

For more, see our volunteers page


John & Josey Moved to the Project @ 2:30pm

Due to circumstances outside of our control we announce that the play reading ‘John and Josey’ will now take place in the Project Arts Centre, Essex St. East at 2:30pm tomorrow (Saturday October 24th) and not in Pantibar as advertised.

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused


Poster Exhibition & Sale in the Front Lounge

Come to the Front Lounge to see an exhibition of Irish and international gay theatre posters from past Festivals.
With all posters for sale this is your chance to pick up your favourite poster at a great price!



Online Now Available

Online booking is now available for all events in the Winter Programme as well as Mr. Gay Ireland.

If you have any questions or queries please contact

Please ensure that you print the e-ticket that will be emailed to you and bring it to the venue before the performance.



Important Programme Changes

Note: we have made some changes to our originally advertised schedule. For the full and up-to-date schedule see full programme online.

  • We regret to say that ‘The Golden Corral’ has had to be cancelled due to illness. However the Fri 30th and Sat 31st showings have been replaced with Gearóid Farrelly – Standup Comedy Evening
  • There will be extra matinee and evening performances of Loupe

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


Winter Festival Programme Launched

The first ever Winter Festival Programme was launched this evening in the Mansion House by Dublin Lord Major Cllr. Emer Costello.

Click here to download the full programme