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Lorca Is Dead Cancelled

This week’s performances of ‘Lorca is Dead’ in the Back Loft have been cancelled. Unfortunately the production company involved is not in a position to travel to Dublin as planned.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Note that we have 10 other productions starting from Monday May 9th and these are unaffected by this change.


Great Value Saturday Matinees

Don’t miss our Saturday matinée shows at 2:30pm & 4:30pm with all tickets just €10.

Remember: today is your last chance to catch the week 1
shows with all performances ending on Saturday evening from 7:30pm.

Saturday Matinees


Bette / Cavett – Bette Davis’ last ever TV interview lovingly recreated

Project Arts Centre @ 2:30pm



Mysterious Skin – the hit gay novel & movie reaches the stage. Intense & powerful drama.

The Teacher’s Club @ 2:30pm





Cloaked – an opulent period drama about a man who must hide his identity to rule as Queen.

The Back Loft @ 2:30pm






Sticks and Stones – two strangers find themselves trapped in a room – a hustler and a
family man. But how did they get there? A powerful study of masculinity.
Outhouse @ 2:30pm





The Little Dog Laughed – hit comedy about a closeted Hollywood actor, his agent and the rentboy!

The Project @ 4:30pm






The Adventures of Buttboy and Tigger – a raunchy comedy about two guys looking for hook ups, or love, online.

The Teacher’s Club at 4:30pm






The Screw You Revue – award winning and sharp-witted US comedy improv show where no subject is too taboo!

Outhouse @ 4:30pm






Let’s Pretend We’re Having Coffee… – a true story of the ups and downs of promiscuity, love and tenderness

Pantibar @ 4:30pm





Bank Holiday Monday Matinees

Don’t miss our excellent value Bank Holiday Monday matinee preview shows.  All tickets €10 available online or at the venues.



Sticks and Stones – Theatre@Outhouse

Cloaked – The Back Loft

Mysterious Skin – The Teacher’s Club





The Screw You Revue – Theatre@Outhouse

Let’s Pretend We’re Having Coffee..  – Pantibar

The Adventures of Buttboy and Tigger – The Teacher’s Club




Don’t miss our range of Saturday matinees.  All matinee tickets €10


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


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…
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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 >>



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.


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