The World’s Biggest LGBT+ Theatre Festival Is Back!

16th International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, 6-19 May.

The 16th International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, begins today and the excitement has landed… Kicking off the summer season with 21 world class performances, across 4 city centre stages for two glorious weeks!

Ireland’s most exciting and diverse theatre festival runs from May 6th to the 19th May. The festival, the largest LGBT+ theatre festival in the world brings critically acclaimed productions from the UK, USA, Canada, Ecuador, South Africa and Australia, as well as home-grown talent to Dublin’s stages for this jam-packed two week long event.

The festivals PR Director, Sean Hegarty said,

“We are back! Bigger, bolder, brighter and gayer than ever. Bringing twenty one sensational plays to Dublin city centre stages. We have some critically acclaimed and award winning shows from the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa and Australia, as well as amazing home grown talent in our programme this year. We are incredibly excited to see their work.”

You can download the full programme of events HERE. The festival, now in it’s 16th year welcomes 100’s of applications from all over the world to participate in the festival.

Mr Hegarty continued,

“Year on year we find ourselves inundated with international applications from companies who choose our festival as one of the world’s best spaces for LGBT+ theatre to thrive and to be appreciated.

The Dublin Gay Theatre festival are delighted to welcome many fantastic Irish writers and companies this year too. This festival is for everybody who loves theatre, not just for LGBT+ people. A fabulous night of theatre is guaranteed.

Standard Tickets are priced between €10-15, and are available online at

It’s also well worth checking out there Ticket Deal for Date Night! Each night Dublin Gay Theatre Festival have two shows in each venue. For a great night out why not see both shows for just €25 with their Venue Ticket.

To avail of this offer:

  • Book one of the evening shows and select ‘Venue Ticket €25’
  • You will then be issued by email with a second ticket for the other show in that venue on the same evening.
  • Offer applies online or via our main box office only.

So if you buy a Venue Ticket for a show in 7:30pm Teachers’ Club on Monday May 1st, then you can see the 9pm show with the Venue Ticket… all for €25. Read more about this here.

For more info see www.gaytheatre.ieFacebook and Twitter: @GayTheatre