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 […]

Thank you

Thank you to our cast and crew, and audience members who braved the odd shower, seagulls, and beautiful sun to watch Jackie by Gerard Humphreys live! Thanks to the OPW for allowing us perform on Yeats memorial grounds, Stephens Green. What an experience! Thank you to The Arts Council, Dublin City Council, UNESCO City of […]

“Jackie” in residence at Stephen’s Green

“Actor Amy O’Dwyer conjures Jackie charmingly, firstly capturing her girlish energy, and later her political sophistication and nous. Jess Dunne’s elegant costumes mimic the first lady’s unmistakable iconic style. Michael Judd as the Chaplain endears as a good-natured, old-fashioned Irish priest. The two actors generate a warm sense of enduring connection.” – Katy Hayes, Irish […]


The New Theatre’s production of “Jackie” to be staged at the Yeats Memorial in St Stephen’s Green, SEPTEMBER 29th to OCTOBER 10th at 1PM, Tuesday to Saturday. Additional performances at 3PM on each Friday and Saturday. A total of 14 performances with a maximum of 15 people in the audience at each performance. There will […]

Postponed Shows – increased restrictions from Midnight.

We are so dissatisfied and disappointed in our Government and how they informed the public. Mixed messages are the new norm. In our opinion NPHET is an utter disaster now. If their wages were paid from work they created, their messages would be clear and concise. At the time of writing, it’s ok to fly […]

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 […]

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