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 […]

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 […]

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