Dublin Theatre Festival
Dublin Theatre Festival is an annual event that brings together artists, theatre-makers and audiences from Ireland and around the world.
At the heart of the festival is the city of Dublin – its people and its stories – and a commitment to contributing to the vibrant social and cultural life of Ireland's capital.
Dublin Theatre Festival 2017 will run from September 28 to October 15.
First staged in 1957, Dublin Theatre Festival is Europe's longest established specialist theatre festival. It is an annual event which brings world class theatre to Dublin and provides a platform to showcase the best of Irish theatre to the world.
Throughout the festival, performances take place in venues and locations across the city. The programme incorporates theatre, music, dance and family events as well as talks, public discussions, works in progress showcases and artist development programmes. The festival presents classic drama by world renowned companies and artists alongside work by exciting, emerging theatre-makers from home and abroad.
Part of the Dublin Festival Season, over the years the festival has premiered work by Ireland's theatre greats and has featured performances from actors including Vanessa Redgrave and Fiona Shaw.