New Writing Week 2018: Path to the Stage announcement!

We are delighted to announce that our line up for this years New Writing Week is: Full Script: Róisín Coyle – Flicker Darren Donoghue – I and The Village Ultan Pringle – Salt Short Scene: Siobhán Egan – Verses From The Waste Madi O’Carroll – Help Clara White – Once More With Feeling Congratulations to […]

New Writing Week 2018: Page to Stage – We Want Your Submissions!

 NEW WRITING WEEK 2018 – PATH TO THE STAGE: SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN! Following the success of our Discovering New Voices event in 2017, our annual new writing week returns. We are seeking exciting, dynamic new voices for inclusion in a series of performed readings taking place in September, between the closing of the Dublin Fringe […]

Successful show, NORAH, a celebration of strong women.

We couldn’t be happier with the response to our production of Gerard Humphreys’ NORAH both here on our own stage and on our island-wide tour. Norah is representative of many women who fought for family through the hunger strikes, and the play is truly a celebration of their contribution. “faultless performance from Juliette Crosbie… and […]

Tribute to Robert Lane

It is with great sadness that we learned of the sudden death of Robert Lane who designed and directed the first four plays staged at The New Theatre. In 1997, Anthony Fox asked Robert to design the theatre’s first stage in a space behind Connolly Books. Along with a dedicated team of actors, designers and […]

Welcoming Dramaturg Pamela McQueen to The New Theatre Team!

The New Theatre is pleased to announce a new addition to our team. Pamela McQueen is our New Play Dramaturg effective immediately working on our own new productions and new play development programs. The New Theatre has been a home for new drama in recent years. We are planning to build on our resource supports […]


UPDATE: THERE WILL BE NO PERFORMANCES UNTIL SATURDAY Tonight’s performance of DESIRE will not go ahead due to the Red Weather alert. The next performance will be on Friday, March 2nd, and opening night will take place on Saturday March 3rd. There will be a special ticket price of €13 on Friday.

Women’s Voices Season

We kicked off our 2018 programme this year with two strong new plays by talented women playwrights. Sophia Leuner’s award-winning Save + Quit returned due to popular demand after a sell-out run and impressed audiences and critics once again with her cutting and humorous script. Megan O’Malley’s debut play Home put the audience in the […]

Anatomy of a Tour Launch

On Thursday 30th November we launched Anatomy of a Tour publication , celebrating 20 years of The New Theatre. The publication takes a detailed look behind the scenes of Gerard Humpreys ‘Ledwidge’, which toured nationally in 2017 to 10 venues. We invited The New Theatre Friends to the performance of The Restoration of Hope by […]

New Writing Week 2017 A Huge Success!

We are delighted that New Writing Week 2017: Discovering New Voices was such a success. Over the course of 3 days we had 15 actors, 12 writers, 9 scenes, 3 full plays, 4 directors and countless audience members in our theatre and on our stage. We have a lot of thanks to give, so first […]

New Theatre Team in the Bram Stoker Festival

We are delighted that three of our New Theatre Team, Lisa Krugel, Jane McCarthy and Katie O’Kelly are all part of DEAD AIR in the Bram Stoker Festival 2017! Jane and Katie have both written short radio plays, performed live on stage with foley effects, along with 4 other writers, Lee Coffey, Katie McCann, Roger […]

Autumn Highlights

We had a fantastically successful festival season with many sell-out shows for both Fringe and Dublin Theatre Festivals. This was topped off by All Honey, written by Ciara Elizabeth Smyth (our 2018 Writer in Residence) winning the Fishamble New Writing Award at Dublin Fringe Festival. All Honey was featured in The New Theatre: Dublin’s New […]


The New Theatre is now accepting submissions for our upcoming New Writing Week November 2017. New writing has always been at the heart of The New Theatre. If you have an original play that has not been staged we want to hear from you. We’re looking for new voices, original ideas and engaging themes that […]

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