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ADEI Association for Drama in Education in Ireland



The Association for Drama in Education in Ireland (ADEI) was founded in 1998 and is a forum which aims to support those who are interested in using Drama in various educational settings in Ireland, through workshops, conferences and resources.
Contact: booking@adei.ie

Aniss Stage Academy

Aniss Stage Academy

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ASA ASHBOURNE, St Declan's National School, Ashbourne, Co Meath
ASA JOHNSTOWN & KILLINEY, Johnstown Parish Pastoral Centre, Churchview Road, Killiney, Co. Dublin
ASA SHANKILL. Scoil Mhuire, RathSallagh, Shankill, Dublin 18

ASA is committed to the creative development of all it's students and our aim is to provide a high level of training in all aspects of Performing Arts.

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Ashbourne Theatre Company

Ratoath, Co Meath, Dublin

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Association of Irish Musical Societies

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The Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) provides a voice to musical theatre in Ireland. Over 130 musical societies, throughout the whole of Ireland, are members of AIMS – this relates to around 14,000 people directly involved with musical theatre and an audience base of around 1.2 million.
AIMS provides many services to its members, ranging from help and advice in choosing shows, resolving any difficulties that they may face, running various workshops on all aspects of theatre, through to an adjudication and awards scheme that is constantly pushing forward the standards of musical theatre.

Membership of AIMS is open to any society that is involved in Musical Theatre in Ireland, subject to their membership application being approved by the AIMS ruling body - the National Council.

The annual AIMS weekend “Seminar” is celebrated in June. The highlight of this weekend is the announcement of the winners of the various awards.

The “Seminar” is attended by just under 1000 people and is the largest event of its kind held in Ireland. It brings together people who have a common love of musical theatre and provides a great social opportunity for members from different societies to come together.

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Balally Players


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Based in Balally, a suburb in South Dublin, between the villages of Dundrum and Sandyford, the Balally Players Theatre Company has been part of the amateur theatre movement in Ireland since 1982.
Contact: info@balallyplayers.com

Baldoyle Musical Society

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Baldoyle, Dublin

We are one of North Dublins' longest running musical Societies - serving Baldoyle and the surrounding areas for over 40 years.
New members (over the age of 16) are very welcome to join the society, either to perform or to help out as either backstage or ‘front of house’ staff.
One way or the other, great fun with a great social life is guaranteed for all!
For further details on joining Baldoyle Musical Society or booking tickets for the spring show, please email us. info@baldoylemusicalsociety.ie

Ballymore Eustace Drama Society


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Belvedere College

Great Denmark St, Dublin 1

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Black Box Theatre Company


The company was formed by Pat Nolan and Rebecca Roper in August 1992.
It's aim is to promote new Irish plays and revive international plays. Our policy is to stage a rehearsed public readings of a new play in the hopes of then mounting it as a full production.
All the plays that have received their world premiere with Black Box have begun production that way.
BlackBox Theatre Company can be contacted as follows

Coolmine Drama Circle

Coolmine Drama Circle

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A local amateur drama group, we pride ourselves on being focused on encouraging drama through participation and appreciation at all levels.

Contact: coolminedramacircle@gmail.comor via our website or social media

Coolmine Musical Society

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Coolmine MS is a community based group, located in Dublin 15, Ireland. We aim to bring musical theatre to our community. Email: coolminems@gmail.com
Coolmine Musical Society is a community based group, located in Dublin 15, Ireland. We’ve been singing, dancing and entertaining audiences with our musical productions since 1981. Over the years we’ve staged lots of great musicals – Carousel, Oklahoma, Oliver, My Fair Lady, Sweeney Todd, Sweet Charity and many more.

Dalkey Players Drama Group


Dalkey in south County Dublin

Founded in 1976, Dalkey Players is one of Ireland’s best known amateur drama groups. The group is based in the historic town of Dalkey in south County Dublin. They rehearse every Tuesday and Thursday, September to May, and perform regularly in Dalkey Town Hall and other local venues. In recent years, the group has introduced an innovative studio theatre programme in The Vico Rooms, also in Dalkey. Dalkey Players has built up a loyal following, not just from the locality, but from the greater Dublin area as well. We currently rehearse in Harold Boys School, Patrick St, Dalkey
Dalkey Players welcome new members, whether your interest is on the stage or helping out behind it. Beginners may be particularly interested in our in-house Directors Options evenings, which allow budding actors, technicians, writers and directors to create or perform in short pieces in front of supportive audiences.
For more information on joining the group, contact dalkeyplayers@gmail.com
We look forward to hearing from you.

DMAD Society

DMAD Society


Dublin City

Delaney Musical & Dramatic Society is a brand new up and coming society in the heart of Marino. The goal of the society is to create a space where adults of any age can come together and share their equal love and admiration of theatre. Within the society we will delve into the world of both straight plays and musical theatre.

Contact dmadsociety@gmail.com or via our website or social media

Donabate & Portrane Dramatic Society


We are based in the Donabate and Portrane peninsula, North County Dublin

Donabate Dramatic Society was founded in 1936 by the late Fr. J. Moynihan and is one of the oldest dramatic societies in Ireland.
Interested in Joining the Donabate & Portrane Dramatic Society?
We are always on the look out for new talent not just for acting; a successful society is built around a strong team involved in all areas to make a production reality. If you are interested in getting involved in any of the following areas we’d be delighted to hear from you: acting, back stage support, set design, set construction, decorating, costumes, promotions, sound & lighting.
Please get in contact by emailing donabateportranedrama@gmail.com

Drama League of Ireland


The Mill Theatre, Dublin 16

INSPIRING EXCELLENCE IN AMATEUR THEATRE- the national resource service for the amateur theatre community in Ireland.
The Drama League of Ireland aims to support, nurture and enhance the aspirations and activities of practitioners in the amateur theatre sector through education, training, advocacy and advisory services.
As the national resource service for the amateur theatre community in Ireland and as a voluntary arts organisation, the DLI seeks to o develop, maintain and improve services for voluntary arts practitioners.

Dublin Central School of Acting

Dublin Central School of Acting

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As Film and TV production in Ireland escalates as never before, the Dublin Central School of Acting provides a creative space where people who are new to the Industry can learn the craft of Film and TV acting, working with trained and experienced professionals.
We provide Film & TV courses for Adults and Teenagers.
All courses are designed by Casting Director Gillian Reynolds.

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Dublin Shakespeare Society




Contact: info@dublinshakespearesociety.ie

Dublin Welsh MVC

Dublin Welsh MVC

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Donnybrook, Dublin

4 part choir (TTBB) comprising 40+ singers While we have a distinct Welsh ethos, over half the choristers are Irish. formed in 1966.
The Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir welcomes new recruits and particularly tenors. It is important for new members to be able to blend in with others both musically and socially. While we work hard at our music, we are friendly and sociable and place a high emphasis on comradeship and team work.
If you would like to get a feel for the choir and to get to know more before committing, you are welcome to sit in on rehearsals. We practice in the Royal Hospital, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 on Monday evenings between 8:00 & 10:00pm.
If you would like to join, either complete the online application form here. Alternatively, download the application form here, fill it in and mail it to the Honorary Secretary DWMVC, Royal Hospital, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.
We will then make contact with you.
For more information contact us at info@dublinwelsh.com or just turn up to a rehearsal.

Dún Laoghaire Musical & Dramatic Society


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Dún Laoghaire

Official updates from Dún Laoghaire Musical & Dramatic Society - a 60 strong amateur group who love singing & dancing in public! Contact info@dmds.ie.
We are always interested to hear from potential new members. While traditionally people would join in September and rehearse through to March for our annual production, we do hold events throughout the year which new members can contribute towards – please email us on info@dmds.ie and we will be in touch.

Glencullen Musical & Dramatic Society


Dundrum, Dublin

The Glencullen Dundrum MDS is a musical and dramatic society with a history that stretches back to its foundation in 1971. Each year we perform at least one play and one musical with a live orchestra and, throughout the year, we rehearse, practice, prepare and socialise. While our early roots are in the Dublin mountains around Glencullen, today our members come form all over Dublin and our home has become the Mill Theatre Dundrum where we perform almost all of our shows. New members are always welcome to join – either to be on-stage or backstage. There’s always loads to do, plenty of challenges and a lot of fun to be had!
If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to find out more information about the society, please email us on glencullen.musical@gmail.com

Harolds Cross Tallaght Musical Society

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Harolds Cross Tallaght (HXT) Musical Society was formed in 1990. Our current home is the Civic Theatre, Tallaght, where we stage one musical a year.
As a society, we are proud of our close-knit group of performers, backstage helpers, and front of house volunteers. We try to give everyone a role, on or off stage!

Inch Drama Group


Inch Community Hall

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Junior Musicals Theatre School

Junior Musicals Theatre School

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Based in Bray Co. Wicklow & Cabinteely Co. Dublin

Junior Musicals is a Theatre School for boys & girls aged 3-18 years.

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Kilmacud Musical Society


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If you would like to become a member or patron of KMS, just drop us an email: kilmacudmusicalsociety@gmail.com

Leeson Park Players


Leeson Park, Dublin

We are always looking for new members to star in plays, help with stage management and set building.
If you have acting skills, logistical skills, DIY/construction skills, or would like to learn some of these, then why not join us....it may just change your life!
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Lucan Drama Society



We are always open to new membership

Madsoc Musical Society

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ESB Madsoc has been in operation since 1984. in 1986 we entered the John Players Tops for the first time and won the Dublin Final. In 1988 we won the National Final of the competition and the show was televised by RTE live from the Gaeity Theatre. Over the years we have put on some wonderful shows including Grease, Finians Rainbow, My Fair Lady, sweeney Todd to name just a few.

Malahide Musical & Dramatic Society

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Malahide, Dublin

Malahide Musical & Dramatic Society Est. 1976
Booking lines open: malahidebookings@gmail.com
Contact: malahidebookings@gmail.com or malahidemusicalsociety@gmail.com

Mill Productions

Mill Productions


Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Dublin 16

Mill Theatre Dundrum is a modern 205 seat capacity theatre, located in the heart of Dundrum Town Centre - by the Mill Pond. Since opening in May 2006 it has staged a wide variety of performing arts, community theatre, visual art, comedy, music, and children's shows. The Theatre brings many people together both on and off stage. It has become a focal point of the community in South Dublin and a home for local groups and stage schools. Multi purpose space with various rooms available for hire for all types of meetings and classes.
Mill Productions is the in-house company at The Mill Theatre, Dundrum.

Multiverse Theatre Company

Multiverse Theatre Company

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Multiverse is a Dublin theatre company running weekly workshops for actors who would like a regular studio space in which to develop their technique.

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National Association for Youth Drama


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7 North Great George’s Street, Dublin 1, Ireland

NAYD (National Association for Youth Drama) is the development organisation for youth theatre and youth drama in Ireland. NAYD supports youth drama in practice and policy, and supports the sustained development of youth theatres in Ireland. Over 50 youth theatres in membership.
Contact: info@nayd.ie

Polliwog Theatre

Polliwog Theatre

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Theatre Collective
Our group is a company that has formed under the pretense of creating new theatre that is both relevant to us and our age group.
Motivated by a desire to devise new work that combines our various backgrounds and skillsets, we are united in our drive to discuss themes and issues that have impacted on our lives, whether in positive or negative ways. Linked through our university background, we are a mix of both current and former students, hailing from a range of courses - including English and Drama, Medicine, History, Classics, Music, Economics and Science. Our experience is varied - amateur theatre, student theatre, workshops, professional training, technical training and theoretical study. Our members have experience in corporeal mime, musical theatre singing and dance, rehearsed reading, Shakespeare, devising and directing, as well as photography and lighting, sound, visual art and set design. A desire to push our abilities and our own personal boundaries has brought this group together.

Contact: polliwogtheatrecollective@gmail.com or via social media

Portmarnock Musical and Dramatic Society

Portmarnock Musical and Dramatic Society


We are a group located in North County Dublin dedicated to the performance of Musical Theatre and Drama. We are affiliated to AIMS and The Drama League of Ireland.
Every year we stage a Musical, normally during Easter Week and a Play in November. Other activities include Pub Theatre, Cabaret, an annual talent competition called Stars in Your Eyes, which happens in September and other fund raising events such as Table Quizzes, Fashion Shows and Car Boot Sales.
There is no upper or lower age limit for membership. Normally, if the show allows it, we always try to include children in our Musicals.
We can be contacted at portmarnockmds@gmail.com

Ranelagh Players

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Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Ranelagh Players are a fun and a welcoming amateur dramatics group

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Rathfarnham Theatre Group


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We are a local community-based amateur drama group. Set up in 1991, we aim to develop and foster an interest in theatre throughout Rathfarnham, among our members and our audiences.
For further information use contact form on our website

Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society

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67/69 Upper Rathmines Rd, Dublin 6

The R&R Musical Society is Ireland’s premiere Musical society and is celebrating the feat of an uninterrupted 100 years of performances to Irish audiences in 2013.
Since its establishment 100 years ago, the R&R has always been a highly significant and major contributor to the musical theatre life of Dublin city with a wide range of theatrical performances throughout the years. The twice-yearly productions professionally presented in prestigious locations including The Gaiety Theatre and Ireland’s National Concert Hall, continue to attract maximum audiences.
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Ratoath Musical Society

Ratoath Musical Society

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Ratoath, Dublin

RMS was founded in 2006 by local musical theatre enthusiasts, following the development of Ratoath's new local theatre, the Venue. The Society's aim has always been to bring the pleasure of musical theatre to the community. Our past productions have provided a platform to foster and develop the talent of all our performers - both young and not so young!
Contact: ratoath.musical@gmail.com

RnR Musical Society



The oldest singers in town.

Rolestown Theatre Group

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Rolestown, North Co.Dublin

Contact: rolestownpanto@gmail.com

Rush Dramatic Society


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The Millbank Theatre, Chapel Green, Rush, Co. Dublin

Rush Dramatic Society was founded in 1927, having its roots in the Gaelic League. It has been in continuous activity ever since.
Contact: info@millbanktheatre.ie

Sandyford Little Theatre



Sandyford Little Theatre Company has been in existence since 1934.
We have a highly talented team who produce both Irish and international plays. We choose well written narrative plays that are both entertaining and thought provoking.
We are delighted to announce that Sandyford Little Theatre Company has been awarded the Cathaoirleach’s Award 2013 for dedicated contribution to the Arts.
No prior experience in Drama is required to join us but enthusiasm and commitment to the group will guarantee you a welcome.
As well as acting, there are many skills required to bring about a production worthy of an audience including backstage management, set design, costumes, make-up.
We pride ourselves in attending to every area with the utmost care and attention. If you think you can help out in any of these area or more, get in touch!
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Skerries Theatre Group


Little Theatre, Community Centre, Dublin Road, Skerries, Co. Dublin

Founded in 1946, we currently stage three full-length plays per year and enjoy considerable success with our productions at local, national and international level.
We are affiliated with the Drama League of Ireland (DLI) and host the Skerries One-Act Theatre Festival in November each year. We regularly perform in the One-Act Circuit, trekking around Ireland and have collected fantastic experiences, memories and trophies! For more information about the DLI, visit their home site.
Our members come from all walks of life and are aged from 16 to 86.
Contact: info@skerriestheatregroup.ie

St Patricks Dramatic Society

St Patricks Dramatic Society


Dalkey, Co. Dublin

St. Patrick's Dramatic Society is the most senior dramatic society in Dalkey and one of the oldest in the country.
Founded in 1961 with the stated intention "........to present productions of a high standard which members and audiences will enjoy". St. Patrick's Dramatic Society is now the most senior dramatic society in Dalkey and one of the oldest in the country. Since that very first show in 1961 members of the St. Patrick's Dramatic Society have never been happier than when they're doing just that … dramatising!
The curtain goes up on each new season in early September and comes down at the a.g.m. the following May. During that time the Society will have staged two full-length and at least three one-act plays.
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Tallaght Theatre


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Tallaght Theatre, (Behind Cuckoo's Nest Pub), Greenhills Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24

Established in 1975 as Tallaght's first theatre, Now an award winning Amateur dramatics group & venue. 2 time Winner of the 98fm Dublin's Best Gig Venue Award
Contact: info@tallaghttheatre.com

Taney Drama Society



Dundrum in South County Dublin

Taney Drama Society is an amateur drama group based in Dundrum in South County Dublin. Our name comes from the parish to which we are affiliated, the root of which is St Nahi. Our base is the Parish Centre in the grounds of Christ Church, Taney. We are a vibrant, friendly organisation, rightly proud of the quality of our productions. Above all, we wish to enjoy the experience of amateur drama.
Generally, we produce two ‘big’ shows annually in Nov/Dec/Jan and in May. We run occasional workshops, readings and training days for our members.
We are a member of the Drama League of Ireland.
email: info@taneydramasociety.com

Teachers' Musical Society

Teachers' Musical Society

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Dublin, & beyond

We are the Teachers' Musical Society!

The Gaiety School Of Acting

The Gaiety School Of Acting

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We have been providing actor training in Ireland since 1986, and to this day pride ourselves on instilling hundreds of students every year with confidence, creativity and a love of the arts.
We offer acting classes for adults in our Temple Bar HQ and for children across our three Young Gaiety Schools; Temple Bar, Malahide and Bray.
The GSA’s famed former students include Colin Farrell, Aidan Turner, Charlie Murphy, Sarah Greene, Moe Dunford and Colin O’Donoghue. We are proud to be an integral part of the Irish theatre and film scene and invite you to join us to begin your own creative journey.
info@gaietyschool.com or Contact via our website or social media

The Glasnevin Musical Society

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Glasnevin Dublin 9

The Chorus of the Glasnevin Musical Society currently boasts over 60 members who range in age from 18 years to the more mature!
It all began with incredible excitement back in 1958, and as the Society looks to the future and our next 50 years, it can still capture that excitement of opening night and delights in the appreciation of you, our audience.
Contact: glasnevinms@gmail.com

The Lir Academy

The Lir Academy

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Pearse St/Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

Ireland’s National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.The Lir offers undergraduate postgraduate & short courses for theatre & related industries
Training in acting, stage management, technical theatre, playwriting, theatre, stage design, lighting design, costume design and theatre directing is offered on a full time basis at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Short courses in Stanislavski’s System, Performing Shakespeare, Acting and Irish Theatre, Sensing Laban and Musical Theatre are offered to established actors or actors in training. Whilst courses including Introduction to Acting, Young Actors’ Programme, I A Clown, The Clear and Confident Voice and Puppet Making are offered to anyone who has an interest in these areas and wants to further develop their skills.
The Lir’s close associations with the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London and Trinity College Dublin ensure that the contents of all courses are set to the highest international standards, so whether you are setting out to undertake a postgraduate Master Degree in Playwriting or a beginners Introduction to Acting course, you will be trained by industry professionals in a trusting, dynamic and fun environment.
Pearse St/Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

Ucd Dramsoc

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First and foremost, congratulations on making it to University College Dublin! This University has such a diverse range of ways to get involved, with UCD dramsoc being at the heart of this.
Each year we gain a huge amount of new members, some who have been active in drama from a young age, many who have never seen a play! UCD dramsoc welcomes everyone in the same way, and there are many ways to get involved. Simply check out the the options underneath this tab.
Any queries? We consistently answer our emails, whether you want to email the committee in general at info@ucddramsoc.com, or wish to contact the Auditor, Cathal, at auditor@ucddramsoc.com, all your questions will be quickly responded.
We hope you enjoy your time in UCD, and also enjoy your time spent with UCD dramsoc

UCD Musical Society


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A Chorus Line // Bonnie & Clyde // Inter-varsities // Vocal Group // Open Mics // Club Nights // Showcases // Student Workshops // School Workshops // Join now!
University College Dublin
At just 7 years old, UCD Musical Society is one of the youngest and already most active societies on campus.
Email musical.society@ucd.ie to get involved

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