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 […]

Casting Call!

CASTING CALL FOR NEW PLAY Snake Eaters, by well known playwright Stewart Roche, directed by Caroline FitzGerald, is a play about violence, love, and the scars that you cannot see. It runs in The New Theatre from Nov 30th – Dec 19th. About the Play Hillis, a US Marine, returns home from a disastrous tour […]

Audition notice

PYGMANKENSTEIN are holding auditions for their new show, Olympia, running in The New Theatre from the 12th-24th of October. We are looking for: -Two female actors, early to mid 20s -One female actor, 40’s-50’s -Two male actors, early to mid 20’s (Strong movement skills preferred) Please send your CV and headshot to before Wednesday […]

RIP Richie Ryan

The New Theatre’s national and international touring shows of ‘A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man’ by James Joyce and ‘The Assassination of Brian Boru’ by Lauren Shannon Jones were made possible by the great Richard Ryan. He taught me about the possibilities of touring and increasing the brand of our small theatre […]

A Portrait goes to Wales

With Brian Boru still on the road until the middle of May, and Madame de Markievicz playing to full houses until the end of the week, we have yet another beautiful production to offer. Having travelled the four corners of Ireland, hopped over to Paris last summer, and delighted audiences and critics everywhere it went, […]

Brian Boru goes ON TOUR

Lauren Shannon Jones’ play is going on the road after 2 very popular runs here in 2014. Did you miss it then? Or maybe you’d like to see it again. Well here’s where you can catch it over the next few weeks: Sun 12th April – MILLBANK THEATRE, Rush – (01)8437475 Mon 13th April – […]

We’re Hiring!

FRONT-OF-HOUSE MANAGER REQUIRED . The Front-of-House Manager is at the heart of The New Theatre, crucially as the point of contact for patrons and for the incoming companies that we welcome throughout the year. Reporting to the Theatre Manager, the FOH Manager’s key responsibilities are: To ensure the smooth and effective running of the theatre […]

A strong start to 2015

We began the new year with Fireplay by Cyclamen Productions (5th – 10th Jan) – a brilliant piece of new theatre from a young, up and coming company. ‘Beautifully measured… a golden connection with the audience is truly felt.’ – Musings in Intermissions Then we saw The Puffin’s Nest (12th – 24th Jan), a new […]

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