The Application

 The Application is a documentary following Gina Moxley and Luca Truffarelli making an application about freelance theatre artists experiences of endlessly making applications and precious little work during lockdown. With venues closed artists’ were orphaned, without an income, a community or a home. Everyone was applying for everything—to keep a log in the grate, the […]

Passing of Mikis Theodorakis

The Greek composer, Mikis Theodorakis, has passed away at the age of 96, even as his musical relationship with Brendan Behan was being celebrated on a Dublin stage. Theodorakis was a gigantic figure in the history of modern Greece because of his opposition to the fascist regimes that ruled the country after WW2, but especially […]

Back to rehearsals

The team of The Laughing Boy by Jack Harte on their first day of  rehearsals. It’s good to be back in the room! L – R Owen O’Gorman, Rowena Cunningham, Jack Harte, Eva Walsh, Michelle Lucy, Gerard Lee & Donagh Deeney. The Laughing Boy runs September 1st – 11th 2021 Cast: Celebrity Brendan Donagh Deeney […]

Fiona Hurley Memorial Evening

Open invite – The New Theatre is naming our auditorium- The Fiona Hurley Auditorium in honour of our great friend, former stage manager and TNT board member. Fiona joined The New Theatre in late 1999 and was the most uniquely talented, kindest, most helpful person we have ever worked alongside. A born leader and peacemaker. […]

New start – The Cordelia Dream now available to view

THE CORDELIA DREAM by Marina Carr, a performance on screen, filmed at The New Theatre is now available to view online on the Irish Rep website (July 27 – August 8, 2021) Irish Repertory Theatre In association with Bonnie Timmermann Presents The Cordelia Dream By Marina Carr Directed by Joe O’Byrne Starring Stephen Brennan and Danielle Ryan See details and book […]

Pushing Forward – thank you

PUSH FORWARD in association with TakeYourSeats 24 artists, 5 crew, 100 live, in-person Audience members. Online reach 1000’s Pics by Al Craig Thank you to The Arts Council, Dublin City of Literature UNESCO, Friends of The New Theatre & Patrons.

Myrn Devaney named Best Playwright for THE JAR

We were delighted to learn that recently The Jar, from our Fight Back Festival 2020, received 3 nominations in the Scenesaver Birthday Honour Awards The Jar was nominated for Best Play, Best Playwright, and Best Lead Performer for Lauren Farrell. Myrn Devaney won the award in the Best Playwright category. Congratulations Myrn and Lauren!

New Writing Development Week – November 2021

NEW WRITING DEVELOPMENT WEEK 2021 – SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN! Following the success of our New Writing event in 2020, our now annual New Writing Development Week will take place in November/December 2021. We are seeking new play writing voices for inclusion in a series of performed readings, which will take place on The New Theatre […]


Our best friend and first official stage manager of The New Theatre and current board member, Fiona Hurley has passed away peacefully. She was 43 years old. She joined The New Theatre in late 1999 and was the most uniquely talented, kindest, most helpful person we have ever worked alongside. A born leader and peacemaker. […]

The Aran Islands reviewed in Wall Street Journal

Joe O’Byrne’s “The Aran Islands” is a one-man play assembled by him from turn-of-the-century journal entries by J.M. Synge, the author of “The Playboy of the Western World.” It’s the 10th video production of New York’s Irish Repertory Theatre, whose shows continue to set the gold standard for theatrical webcasting.” – THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Performed […]

The New Theatre hosts Co-Motion Media and Irish Repertory Theatre NYC.

The New Theatre had the pleasure of hosting Co-Motion Media for the production of their filmed play. To observe  filmmaker / writer Joe O’Byrne direct the talents of Brendan Conroy was a joy. The Aran Islands is a compelling adaptation by Joe O’Byrne of John Millington Synge’s classic work. Brendan Conroy, one of Ireland’s finest […]

The New Theatre’s Year in Review

2020 has been a very interesting year for the majority of people, and in spite of the difficulties presented, theatre artists have continued to create and innovate the medium in novel ways. Both before and during the restrictions due to the ongoing pandemic, The New Theatre has continued to reach out to artists and support […]

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