The New Theatre, Dublin

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The New Theatre is a 66 seat theatre housed in Dublin’s old Temple bar area. Productions have been met with critical acclaim both regionally and nationally. The New Theatre supports new writing and endeavours to provide a theatre experience to those who wish to develop their artistic ability by giving them a space to create and produce in a professional setting.

We aim to work as Ireland's only new writing theatre and to support the development of new and emerging writers.

Over the last 18 years The New Theatre has grown in reputation. It is associated with artistic support and creativity, and has built an impressive catalogue of work.

The state-of-the-art theatre is part funded by the Dublin City Council, The Arts Council, UNESCO - Dublin City of Literature and by private funding.

As well as professional theatre companies, we host the Gay Film Qlub and Progressive Film Club in the theatre on one Saturday of each month. We also stage rehearsed readings of new plays on the first Saturday of each month providing new writers with the opportunity to showcase their work in development.

Our involvement with the Youthreach initiative continues to work extremely well. The outcome is that all of the CDETB Youth Reach centres are now seriously considering changing direction: that is, greater emphasis on a theatre-based programme, as this is of greater benefit to the young participants than some of their current programmes. Clearly, this more-inspired direction has a positive impact on our TNT audiences and on other venues.

Mission Statement

The New Theatre is committed to providing young artists, performers, writers, directors and technicians with a first-rate venue and with the professional and technical expertise that will enable them to develop artistically and achieve their potential. We seek to do this in a collegiate, respectful and cooperative environment that supports innovation, imagination and shared learning.

Across the range of our endeavours and through a varied programme of contemporary and classical theatre, we seek to provoke debate and to stimulate engagement and interest among our audiences. We strive to question, to entertain, to enliven and to enlighten our audiences; and in doing this, we seek to give both our artists and our audiences access to Irish theatre – particularly young people who might not otherwise have access to this rich heritage.
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  • Instead got a sneaky peek at "Quicksand"! What else is a tourist to do after a few too many nights out? Catch a show! If you're in Dublin between June 11 and 22 2019 you should really check this one o...  more »
  • I was struck by the posting in the window as I wandered by. Very little info about the show; but I was intrigued. Also, the show, "I see you" only was running for less than a week. I booked a ticket a...  more »
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  • Intimate theatre, in through Connolly's bookstore. 65 seater. Nice crowd. Relaxed atmosphere. Saw exerpts from Edna O Brien writings. Tickets were 8€ for hour show. 2 actresses who were professional, brilliant show. Will return
  • Like this little performance space a lot. Show was acoustic which worked well. Decent lighting rig. Simple comfy little theatre. Would visit or work there any time.
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