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“It is the big light that shines every year. It is the hope, the inspiration, the provocation and the validation of everything that we do. And it is a festival of possibility, a showcase of what is possible in theatre and why theatre at all.”

Paul Mercier, Playwright, talking about DTF, 2021

Dublin Theatre Festival leads the way in developing Irish theatre, supporting artists and presenting the most innovative and daring international productions seen in Ireland. Festival shows thrill, engage and ignite the minds of diverse audiences. By supporting us you are investing in Ireland’s future, its creativity, its international reputation and its culture.

Become a Friend

Becoming a Friend is integral to the success of the festival.

Friends enjoy free and discounted tickets, priority booking, year-round exclusive friends events and much more.

Friend €130
Best Friend €180
Double Friend €240
Supporters Club €365
Producers Club €750
Directors Circle €1,750
Business Friend €2,250.00

Friends Events

Friends Events are a great opportunity to get an inside look into the festival. 

Meet other Friends, enjoy popular theatre productions outside of festival time and meet and greets with cast and creatives.

Circle Mirror Transformation
The Gate Theatre
Circle Mirror Transformation
by Annie Baker
Circle Mirror Transformation is a meditation on theatre and life and death and the passing of time.
Gate Theatre
5 Jun

Support Our Work

All in Access Programme

We would like as many people as possible to enjoy theatre. We work to promote greater inclusion in our programme and are committed to ensuring the needs of audiences are being met. All In aims to grow participation in the festival and reach the many diverse communities that make up our capital.

What we do

All In Access Donation

Futures Fund

A central part of our mission is to support the future of contemporary Irish-based theatre artists at every stage of their career, helping to elevate and celebrate their work.

The Futures Fund

“Being supported by Dublin Theatre Festival .... means being supported at the most crucial stage of the creative process: the start. To have institutional backing, and financial commitment, from the very beginning gives artists the confidence and courage to do their job. Dead Centre would not have been able to make Chekhov’s First Play without this valuable and invaluable support. Thank you!”

Bush Moukarzel, Dead Centre

Coproductions

–What we can achieve together

Co-productions premiering as part of Dublin Theatre Festival in recent years have toured Ireland and prestigious international venues and festivals, including Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Sadler’s Wells London, St. Anne’s Warehouse New York City, and Schaubühne Berlin.

Teaċ Damsa MÁM
Teaċ Damsa Swan Lake/Loch na hEala
Dead Centre | Chekhov's First Play | 2015

2020 & 2021 futures programme

During the pandemic we invited theatre-makers based in Ireland to apply for awards to fund the development of new ideas for performance that responded to our contemporary moment and that navigate the challenges to presenting live work during a pandemic. This initiative gave artists and their collaborators the resources to access time, space and materials to develop ideas. Thirteen projects were chosen.

Grace by DEIRDRE KINAHAN
No Woman is an Island by RÓISÍN STACK
Poguemahone by PAT McCABE
Seaside Conversations by JODY O'NEILL AND CARL KENNEDY
Take Me Somewhere by HANNA SLATTNE, ANNA NEWELL AND PETER POWER

Futures Fund Donation

Make a Donation

Your gift can bring world-class theatre to Dublin stages, support pioneering and inspiring work, help develop thought-provoking and engaging theatre by new artists and established theatre-makers and bring the festival to new audiences and communities.

Every gift, no matter how large or small, will make a difference to the future of the Dublin Theatre Festival.

Every euro donated will go towards artist and audience development. Your generosity makes a huge impact on the work we do.

Donate now or contact us at development@dublintheatrefestival.ie / +353 1 677 8439.

General Donation

Leave a Legacy

Arranging a donation on behalf of your estate, through your will or otherwise, helps us to create a legacy for Irish theatre. Regardless of the amount you choose to donate, your support will live on through our work and through future generations of artists.

Talk to us about leaving a legacy development@dublintheatrefestival.ie / +353 1 677 8439. We recommend that all those considering Planned Giving consult their financial advisor or specialist. Your gift will allow us to do the work we do and your love of theatre can continue.

Gift Vouchers

Take the stress out of buying presents and give your loved ones an experience to remember. The perfect present, a Dublin Theatre Festival gift voucher gives your friends and family something to look forward to.

Gift vouchers can be used to buy tickets to any event in our programme or to become a Friend of the Festival. (For more information on Friends memberships. Click here.)

Our Supporters

Dublin Theatre Festival would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, funders and partners.

Principle Funder
Grant Aided by
Partners