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About Civic Theatre

The Civic Theatre's Mission is to mount an artistic and challenging programme of contemporary and classical Irish and international work in Theatre, Dance, Opera and Music for the community of South Dublin county and environs. History The Civic Theatre, opened in March 1999, a project of South Dublin County Council and also grant aided by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands. The first production at The Civic Theatre Tallaght was Howie the Rookie by Mark O'Rowe, directed by Mike Bradwell and starring Aidan Kelly and Karl Shiels. It opened on the 23rd March 1999. Since opening we have developed relationships with most Irish theatre companies and most opera, contemporary dance, ballet and children's theatre companies, developing healthy audiences for these. We are particularly proud of our co-productions – to date we've produced; or co-produced 22 plays, involving new Irish writing. We have hosted wonderful international productions, fantastic local work, and we have had some terrific nights of music on stage at the Civic.

Tara Flynn opens up about rehearsing and playing the role of Angela in My Brilliant Divorce.

Tara Flynn stars in the upcoming play ‘My Brilliant Divorce’ at the Civic Theatre. Tara took part in our green room interview and shared her favourite word (its a good one!) and her interesting way of preparing for the role … Continue reading

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Indian Theatre Group, I Mandala, present Nagamandala at the Civic Theatre this June

I Mandala – a promising Indian theatre group from the Indian immigrant community in Ireland is proud to present ‘Nagamandala’- an Indian English play written by internationally acclaimed artiste Girish Karnad and directed by Kumaradas T N – a young … Continue reading

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Green Room Interview: Declan Sinnott talks about his album ‘I Love The Noise It Makes’.

  Declan Sinnott, one of Ireland’s most respected musicians, has at the age of 61 released his solo debut album called I Love The Noise It Makes. Here, we get to know a little more about Declan in advance of … Continue reading

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Declan Sinnott, I Love The Noise It Makes, CD review

Declan Sinnott, one of Ireland’s most respected musicians, has at the age of 61 released his solo debut album called I Love The Noise It Makes. By Martin Chilton, Digital Culture Editor, The Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk If you’re a fan of … Continue reading

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Quick Quiz with Ríonach Ní Néill, creator of upcoming Dublin Dance Festival show Amú & Cótaí Dearga

I’ m told I look like…….my youngest son. I’m surprisingly bad at……answering my phone. I’m surprisingly good at.….furniture assembly I’d love to be able to …….run a marathon If I had a year off I would…….travel around as much of … Continue reading

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Ríonach Ní Néill, creator of Dublin Dance Festival show Amú & Cótaí Dearga

Ríonach Ní Néill is artistic director of Ciotóg, Dance Ensemble in Residence at South Dublin County, Civic Theatre and Rua Red South Dublin Arts Centre. A choreographer and dancer, her work is inspired by an engagement with human and social … Continue reading

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Robert Jackson performs in the solo piece Amú in the Dublin Dance Festival 2014

Robert was born in Canberra, Australia in 1976, and trained at the Australian ballet school, graduating in 97. In his home country he has performed for Sydney dance co. , Australian folk, and the Dancers Company. He first came to … Continue reading

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