Designer Orla Reynolds featured in Irish Times

Congratulations to Designer Orla Reynolds for her amazing work, and inclusion in the Irish Times series The Story of Home. Orla has designed many of our in house, national & international touring productions, to high acclaim including James Joyce’s A Portrait Of The Artist As a Young Man directed by Jimmy Fay, Gerard Humphreys’ Lockdown, […]

Welcoming Our New Artist in Residence

Introducing our Artist in Residence – Writer and Performer, Ciara Smyth. Ciara will be with us for a whole year during which time The New Theatre will present two of her plays. We cannot wait to see the first of these in July 2017, and we can look forward to the second show in Spring […]

We’re Hiring

The New Theatre seeks a Finance Administrator to take responsibility for the entire financial operation of the theatre. The Finance Administrator reports to the Artistic Director and liaises with other staff, and will be responsible for: Bookkeeping, using TAS Books Payments Debtors Petty Cash Financial settlements with incoming companies Cash flow Budgets, in collaboration with […]


As we near the end of 2016, it’s time to take a look back at what’s been our busiest and most exciting year to date, with 9 new playreadings, 18 new productions, 3 new festivals – the INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL, the SILK ROAD FESTIVAL and the CULT HORROR FESTIVAL– plus the welcome return of PALFEST […]

New Consulting Literary Director

We are delighted to announce Chris O’Rourke as our new Consulting Literary Director. He will be instrumental in selecting and developing scripts as part of our New Writing platform. Chris is a playwright, director, drama coach and critic and holds an MA (hons) in Modern Drama. Chris was National Theatre Critic for until July […]

TIGER Dublin Fringe Festival 2016

We are very excited to welcome back the TIGER Dublin Fringe Festival to The New Theatre, along with their dynamic line up of theatre, comedy and music. We have shows at 1pm, 6.30pm & 8.30pm. Check the more info tab on our homepage for all the info!


Our co-production with Unknown Theatre, If Walls Could Talk, after a second successful run on The New Theatre stage is now mid run at The Edinburgh Fringe. We wish them every success and a wonderful time at the festival. They play 11.05am at The Space at Niddry St (venue 9) Find more information here.

New Theatre Residency Project and Portrait goes to London.

Currently previewing is Pink Milk, the latest offering from talented Writer-Director duo Lauren-Shannon Jones and Nora Kelly Lester. It delivers all the surreal, unsettling quirkiness that has become the hallmark of their work together. Pink Milk also marks their final project of their residency here at The New Theatre. We can’t wait for opening night […]

Marking The Centenary – On Stage and On The Road

The Trial of Madame de Markievicz is currently in the middle of a nationwide tour. **** ‘… an imaginative cracker of a play, skilfully structured and acted with the kind of passion the subject needs,’ ‘This performance will undoubtedly prove popular among theatre enthusiasts and historians alike.’ This play by Dr Ann Matthews, together with […]

A Look Back at 2015

Of course we’re well and truly into 2016 by now but we thought we’d take a moment to look back at the year gone by. And what a year it was – with 50 shows on our stage, 35 of which were new writing productions. The theatre also hosted 6 festivals, produced 2 national tours […]

‘Olympia’ Playwright featured in The Examiner

Lauren-Shannon Jones, our current Writer-in-residence and author of Olympia opening this week, is the subject of the first of Chris O’Rourke’s Youngbloods series in The Examiner which will profile emerging artists and companies. Lauren, “a writer of fierce intelligence and passionate intensity”, talks about the upcoming production, her past projects, and her working relationship with […]

Director and Writer In Residence

The New Theatre is proud to announce our first Director/Writer Team in residence: Nora Kelly Lester & Lauren Shannon Jones. Nora and Lauren were the Director/Writer team behind the very successful THE ASSASSINATION OF BRIAN BORU which played The New Theatre and also toured Nationally in 2014/15. They also worked together in 2013, on Grow […]

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