Box Office Now Open
Festival 2018 starts in one week!
With the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival 2018
starting in just one week, the IDGTF Box Office
is now open! Join them in Street 66
, Parliament Street, Dublin, for bookings, Festival merchandise, and information:
Pop in from 12-3pm Mon-Sat
Phone: 00353 89 219 6898
Secure online booking 24/7 here
or at venues before shows from next Monday.
10 HISstories – New Book of Irish Gay plays
To mark 25 years since decriminalisation and 15 years of IDGTF, Festival Artistic Director, Brian Merriman, has produced a book of 10 LGBT plays (including Party Boy,
which features as a free play reading in this year’s programme).
Voices that lived before and during decriminalisation are included ’10HISstories’, which looks at Irish life in the 1980s in ‘The Off Switch’, UCD founder, Cardinal Newman’s lifelong friendship with Fr Ambrose St John is explored in ’The Second Miracle’. ‘Party Boy’ is a funny and graphic play based on the true-life story of a gay Irish go-go dancer, Little Martin may be part of the forgotten generation who served the Catholic Church, Homophobia in soccer features in ‘Half-Time ‘ co-written with Peter Smith, Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare, the Holocaust, Padraig Pearse, Linda Martin and The Eurovision, A South African Facebook ‘suicide’, ageism, all are themes of these plays, ranging from 25 – 75 minutes in duration.
You can buy ’10 HISstories: ‘Party Boy’ & ‘Nine Irish Gay Plays’:
- Online here
- At the Box Office and at venues during the Festival
Want an evening of theatre with friends, colleagues or a social group?
The IDGTF offer specially discounted rates for groups of 8 people or more.
Shows & Special Free Events Starting Next Week
- Free seminar ‘Visibility Saving Lives‘ on 25 Years Since Decriminalisation on Sunday, May 6th, at 2:30pm
- Shows starting on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7th, from 2:30pm
The Dublin Gay Theatre Festival is an annual event, celebrating contribution of gay people to theatre, past and present.
The Festival was founded in 2004 to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Oscar Wilde, in his native city. With an emphasis on new or recent international and Irish works with a broadly gay theme or relevance, the Festival has grown to become the largest event of its type in the world.