What We Do

The New Theatre is a unique producing venue, with a full Dramaturgical and creative team whose purpose is to continually nurture, develop and stage high standard and affordable new plays.

he New Theatre is a 68 seat theatre housed in Dublin’s old Temple bar area. Productions have been met with critical acclaim both regionally and nationally. The New Theatre supports new writing and endeavours to provide a theatre experience to those who wish to develop their artistic ability by giving them a space to create and produce in a professional setting.

We aim to work as Ireland’s only new writing theatre and to support the development of emerging and established writers.

Since 1997 The New Theatre has grown in reputation. It is associated with artistic support and creativity, and has built an impressive catalogue of work.

As well as professional theatre companies, we host the Dublin Film Qlub and Progressive Film Club in the theatre on one Saturday of each month. We also stage rehearsed readings of new plays on the first Saturday of each month providing new writers with the opportunity to showcase their work in development.

We regularly play host to festivals at The New Theatre, providing a venue for Dublin Fringe Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival, and Dublin Feminist Film Festival, amongst others.

Each year we present a social engagement week, working closely with community arts that engages local people that tackle subjects pertaining to our society today.

These artists have first hand experience of social issues and present work that celebrates the survivors in these communities that are let down by a lack of government policy engagement.

Child Protection
The New Theatre is committed to providing a safe environment and a positive experience for all children with whom we interact. In accordance with guidelines outlined in “Children First, National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children”, we believe that the welfare of children is of paramount importance; thus we have created a very comprehensive Child Protection Policy.

If you wish to receive a copy of this policy, please contact The New Theatre’s Designated Liaison Person for Child Protection: leanne.thenewtheatre@gmail.com

The New Theatre’s Child Safeguarding Statement can also be found by CLICKING THIS LINK
Our Child Safeguarding Statement has been developed in line with requirements under the Children First Act 2015, the Children First: National Guidance, and Tusla’s Child Safeguarding: A Guide for Policy, Procedure and Practice.

The New Theatre actively discourages the use of single use plastic bottles.

The New Theatre operates Tuesday to Saturday. In addition to evening performances we usually host a matinee performance on Saturdays at 1pm or 3pm. 

supporting institutions

43 Essex Street East
Temple Bar
Dublin 2
D02 XH96