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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

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‘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.

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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.

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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 info@gaytheatre.ie.

Admission free.

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Festival Brochure Available for Download

The Festival Brochure is available now in venues across Dublin city. You can also download a PDF version here.

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Festival 09 Officially Launched

The 2009 Programme was officially launched last night in the Gaiety Theatre as ABSOLUT were welcomed onboard as title sponsors.
The Festival Brochure will soon be available throughout Dublin and on our website.

Press Launch 2009: View Press Release >>>

Above: (l-r) TV star Anna Nolan, Senator David Norris & star of the ‘Short Shorts’ Fraulein von Klinkerhoffen at the Festival Launch.

Dublin, Wednesday, April 1st 2009: Actress Rachel Devlyn, star of ‘Fraulein Von Klinkerhoffen’, one of 40 shows in this year's ABSOLUT Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, launches the sixth annual festival. The festival runs from May 4th to 17th in city centre venues. For details and online-booking, visit: www.gaytheatre.ie. Picture Jason Clarke. No Repro Fee.

Dublin, Wednesday, April 1st 2009: Actress Rachel Devlyn, star of ‘Fraulein Von Klinkerhoffen’, one of 40 shows in this year’s ABSOLUT Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, launches the sixth annual festival. The festival runs from May 4th to 17th in city centre venues. For details and online-booking, visit: www.gaytheatre.ie. Picture Jason Clarke. No Repro Fee.

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Win 10 Festival Tickets with Metro

See Metro, pg 14, April 1 2009 for more details of this limited offer.

For a chance to win tickets for 10 events of your choice, email life@metroireland.ie by noon today:
Email Subject: Hot Tickets
Email content: Answer the question: When was the Dublin Gay Theatre Festival inaugurated?
A: 2002 B: 2004
(See ‘About’ section of the website for the answer)

Also, include your name, address and a number where you can be contacted between 1pm and 3pm today. One entry per person, over 18s only.

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New Website Launched

Our new-look website was launched today. Check out the latest Festival news, reviews and previews or click on a slide to find out more about our shows.

A big thank you to our web designers, Birdie, for all of their hard work. We hope that you enjoy the new website!

If you have any comments or questions, do let us know – webmaster@gaytheatre.ie

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Festival Wins Living Dublin Award

The Festival received a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the Culture & Tourism category of the 2008 Irish Times Living Dublin Awards held in the Westin Hotel.

The awards seek to recognise organisations who work to improve the quality of life in Dublin city.