A fixture on the city’s calendar since 1957, the annual Dublin Theatre Festival is one of Europe’s premier theatre events and enjoys a wonderful reputation worldwide. The invariably huge attendances at the festival events are drawn not only from the city’s citizens but the many international visitors who attend annually.
This is a big event – expect over 350 performances from many countries in some 20+ venues – and a broad one, encompassing everything from theatre, music, dance and family events to artist talks, public discussions and artist development programmes. The festival makes a point of bringing the best available theatre from around the world to Dublin and balancing the international programme with Irish productions, especially new plays.
Date and details for 2023 subject to confirmation.
Festival Information and Theatre Map
For full programme details see the Festival website.
For directions (walking or driving) to any of the main festival venues, click the relevant marker for directions below, then scroll to the bottom of the page.