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The Show Will Go On (safely)

We will be opening our new show TATTY In line with current HSE advice. This show, at the time of writing, is close to sold out. Thank you to our patrons, funders and friends of The New Theatre. Photo by Al Craig

THE DOCTOR IS IN – it takes two wheels to move the soul

 On the anniversary of Operation Demetrius (1971) when 7,000+ catholic’s were driven from their home -a short article from the Artistic Director. “Motorcycling saved me when my dad went to prison in connection with Operation Demetrius. Motorcycles offered me my freedom!” “My wife and co-founder of this theatre business is Leanne. And together we will see […]

Chairperson, Lynne Tracey talks about future plans – Sunday Times

Our Chairperson, Lynne Tracey, has contributed to Fiona Charleton’s article in the Sunday Times about the future of the Irish theatre industry post lockdown: “We will bring theatre wherever is the right place for us to be,” “digital theatre is not actually theatre. Theatre is unedited, theatre is live,” – Lynne Tracey, Chair of The […]

MAKING A CHANGE – New Writing Week – October/November 2020

NEW WRITING WEEK 2020 – SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN! Following the success of our PATH TO THE STAGE event in 2019, our annual New Writing Week returns in November 2020. We are seeking dynamic new voices for inclusion in a series of performed readings taking place on The New Theatre stage in November. These readings will […]

MOTORCYCLE GOD! Doing our bit…

A humorous article on The New Theatre’s Artistic Director, Anthony Fox, in Ireland’s only Motorcycle Magazine – Bike Buyers Guide, about volunteering during lockdown with the help of his trusty Ducati. “I called a bike pal, a ‘Motorcycle God’ from of old and said – look I’m busy with the theatre FIGHT BACK FESTIVAL but at […]

DETERMINED: New Theatre’s Anthony Fox – Mail on Sunday

“It was typical of the small New Theatre, in Essex Street, Dublin, that it led the way in streaming online even before The Abbey…as part of its Fight Back Festival. ‘Our audiences supported us with the festival’ says theatre director Anthony Fox. ‘The Take Your Seats donation site was a huge support… ‘We couldn’t have […]

Behind The Scenes (video)

Looking for something new to watch since Fight Back 2020 finished? Why not have a look behind the scenes of The New Theatre. We recently celebrated 23 years of presenting new Irish plays and the work of writers who are resident here. We all very much appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you […]

Fight Back day 11 – A TALE OF LOST BIAFRA (video)

Tonight we saw the final piece of the Fight Back Festival 2020 – A TALE OF LOST BIAFRA by Justin Butcher Performed by Ben Okafor. If you missed any of the videos you can find them all on our facebook page, our news section or on takeyourseats.ie Thank you all for joining us and supporting […]

Fight Back day 10 – THE MOVING BRIDGE (video)

Tonight’s performance is of THE MOVING BRIDGE by Ann Matthews, performed by Amy O’Dwyer. To make a donation to the artists: CLICK HERE Suggested Donation is €5 to go toward the artists (Actors & Playwrights) Stay at home and enjoy! UP NEXT: A TALE OF LOST BIAFRA by Justin Butcher Fri 24th @ 9.15pm 

Fight Back day 9 – THE JAR (video)

Tonight we saw Myrn Devaney’s THE JAR performed by Lauren Farrell on our screens. To make a donation to the artists: CLICK HERE Suggested Donation is €5 to go toward the artists (Actors & Playwrights) As ever Stay at home, and enjoy!   UP NEXT: THE MOVING BRIDGE by Ann Matthews Thursday 23rd @ 9.15pm 

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