Michael and Kitty An Evocation – August 2022

The New Theatre wish to celebrate and mark the centenary of when Michael Collins was taken from this earth. Kitty Kiernan and Michael Collins kept up lengthy letter writing correspondence from 1919 – 1922. When Collins was in London during the Treaty negotiations, he wrote to Kitty every day. Kitty’s worst fears were realized when Collins was killed […]

Last chance to see IT IS GOOD WE ARE DREAMING by Ultan Pringle

Don’t take our word for it!! “Ultan Pringle’s script is smart, entertaining, and topical” – Irish Independent- Katy Hayes “Compelling” – Village Magazine – Rory O’Sullivan Must end June 11th. Get your tickets here! Featuring Laoise Murray & Luke Dalton Directed by Julia Appleby Produced by Lisa Nally Photos by Al Craig


bloominauschwitz returns for a limited run after a sell-out success at The New Theatre in 2019. Richard Fredman‘s play is a flamboyant investigation of identity and belonging, combining highly physical theatre with the sheer joy of the spoken word. bloominauschwitz is a one-person Odyssey of Herculean proportions: powerful, emotive and thought-provoking. Meet Leopold Bloom. Kidney-loving […]

New Writing Week – December 2022 

New Writing Week – December 2022 May 17th, 2022 NEW WRITING WEEK 2022 – SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN. Following the success of our New Writing event in 2021, our now annual New Writing Week will take place in December 2022. We are seeking new play writing voices for inclusion in a series of performed readings, which […]

FIGHTING WORDS & THE NEW THEATRE present ‘That’s When the Sparks Fly’

‘That’s When the Sparks Fly’  – live music & a short new play reading. Fighting Words provides free programmes and mentoring in creative writing and related arts to as many children, young adults and adults with additional needs as we can reach. BOOK HERE Click on the links below to find out more about our […]

“SUSAN” – Reading of a new play, free tickets available

The New Theatre presents a reading of a new play in development by Whirligig Theatre. Susan is angry; placed in a nursing home, she feels trapped, abandoned, powerless and ignored. She has a memory, elusive but persistent. Is it real or not? How can she be sure and what does she do with the rage […]

Katy Hayes’ review of ‘The Laughing Boy’ in the Irish Independent

  “Donagh Deeney as the Celebrity Brendan is a pub charmer and has an uncanny resemblance to Behan. Owen O’Gorman’s Writer Behan creates a much darker and moodier version of the writer, depicting the bitter reality of his alcoholism. Michelle Lucey captures the unbreakable idealism of the young Greek patriot. The play shines an interesting […]

Back By Popular Demand: The Laughing Boy Returns This Tuesday 1st of March!

The Laughing Boy by Jack Harte returns to The New Theatre this Tuesday! BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND after a successful September 2021 run, we’re delighted to be having them back. “T’was on an August morning, all in the dawning hours.” #ReturnToLive #TheLaughingBoy Book your tickets here:…/events/129398340 Michelle Lucy and Owen O’Gorman The play draws […]

Celebrating 70 years of The Arts Council

As we celebrate 70 years of The Arts Council – we have been asked to post a story or memory to honour the legacy of Ireland’s funding organisation. The New Theatre, set up in 1997 was flat broke 18 months later. Just when we wondered how we could forge ahead on shaky ground, an A4 […]

One Para at The New Theatre opens on February 8th 2022 for two weeks only

 One Para, a new play by BBC Stewart Parker winning writer, Gerard Humphreys. February 8th – 19th, 7;30pm and matinee performances. Tuesday – Saturday, The New Theatre, Essex Street, Temple Bar. Directed by Anthony Fox PLAY SYNOPSIS “Repeat after me…. I came under hostile fire… I fired at the target… to protect my own life and […]

Looking Forward to 2022!

Happy New Year from our team at The New Theatre!   We’re greatly looking forward to welcoming in writers, cast, crew & audiences in 2022. We will update our website once we know our funding situation. Hang tight!   #TNT #ReturnToLive #SaveTheArts

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Temple Bar
Dublin 2
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