Useful sources and places of interest

The links on this page cover a range of places, organisations, sources of information and technical references that may be helpful to your interest in theatre and amateur drama. Scroll down through the full list or use the following links to go directly to one of the sections.

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Links Table

The Abbey Theatre
D01 K0F1
Bewley's Café Theatre
Grafton Street, D02 K033
The Gaiety Theatre
South King Street, D02 V097
The Gate Theatre
Parnell Square, D01 T8K1
The Mill Theatre
Dundrum Town Centre, D16 C5X6
The Pavilion Theatre
Dun Laoghaire, A96 Y959
Smock Alley Theatre
Lower Exchange Street, Dublin, D08 EH67
(near Parliament Street)
Map showing Smock Alley location
Mermaid Arts Centre
Bray, Co Wicklow, A98 N5P1
Teachers Club ([email protected])
Parnell Sq, Dublin 1, D01 ET35
Google Map of Parnell Square area
Civic Theatre
Tallaght, Dublin 24, D24 NWN7
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Listings theatre section
An all-Ireland guide to what's on in the theatre
Dublin Events - Theatre Section
A guide to what's on in the theatre around Dublin
Dublin Theatres Online
Find out what's on in Dublin theatres and book theatre tickets.
The Irish Times Online - Culture Section
Discussion and review of cultural events, topics and issues in Ireland
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Other Drama Groups
Bradán Players
Dalkey Players
Dublin Shakespeare Society
Dun Laoghaire Musical and Dramatic Society (DMDS)
Ennis Players
Glencullen Dundrum MDS
Kilmacud Musical Society
Leeson Park Players
Lucan Drama Society
Rathfarnham Theatre Group
Sandyford Little Theatre Company
St Patrick's Dramatic Society
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Associations and Representative Bodies
Drama League of Ireland
National representative body for amateur drama groups, societies and individuals.
The Amateur Drama Council of Ireland
Federation of amateur drama festivals for the whole of Ireland - North and South. A.D.C.I was founded in 1952.
Assoc. of Irish Musical Societies
Provides a voice for over 130 musical societies throughout the whole of Ireland.
Association of Drama Adjudicators
Formed in 1989, ADA draws members from all over Ireland (North and South). Members of the association provide adjudication for drama festivals each year.
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Other Links
Concord (Samuel French), London.
Agents for the collection of performing royalties. Samuel French is a Concord Theatricals Company.
Internet Theatre Bookshop
Comprehensive catalogue of plays.
Irish Theatre Institute
The 'Irish Playography' is a database of Irish plays since 1904.
Spark Notes
Created by Harvard students, these study guides contain summaries and critical analysis of English literature, Shakespeare, History and Science.
Cliff Notes
Student resource for drama, Shakespeare, Literature.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
The HTML versions of the plays provided here are placed in the public domain.
Shakespeare Resource Centre
Links to help you find information on William Shakespeare available on the Internet.
Absolute Shakespeare
A resource for his plays, sonnets, poems, quotes, biography and the legendary Globe Theatre.
RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival
Held under the auspices of the ADCI, the Festival showcases the very best of Irish amateur theatre.
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Rehearsal Venues
St Tiernan's
Community School, Parkvale, Dundrum, Dublin, D16 KW26
Link to Google Map
off Sandyford Road, between Dundrum and Sandyford
Queen of Angels
Primary School, Blackthorn Drive, Wedgewood,
Dublin, D16 AX05
Link to Google Map
on Blackthorn Drive, near the Beacon Hotel, at the entrance to the Sandyford and Stillorgan Industrial Estates
St Olaf's GAA Club
Gaelic Athletic Association grounds , Holly Avenue, Stillorgan Industrial Park, Co. Dublin, A94 PF75
Link to Google Map
Located at the end of Holly Avenue in Stillorgan Industrial Park, which is beside Sandyford Industrial Estate.
Methodist Hall
Wesley College, Ballinteer Road, Dublin, D16 WK27
Link to Google Map
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Reading PDF Files
Foxit Reader
An alternative to the large Adobe Reader for viewing Portable Document Format (PDF) files. This small programme is fast and free. As new features are added, its size grows: version 2 was 1.5MB, v2.3 is 3.38MB and version 3.3 is 6.69MB.

Foxit download page.

PDF-XChange Editor
Another alternative to Adobe Reader. It claims to be "The smallest, fastest, most feature-rich FREE PDF editor/viewer available!" It allows you to Create, View, Edit, Annotate, OCR and Digitally Sign PDF files. Most of its features do not require the purchase of a licence.
Adobe Reader
The original (and some would argue the best) programme for reading PDF files. However, the Adobe Reader application is very large. You can get the latest or an older (smaller) version from this link.
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Adobe Flash Player – removal recommended
End of support for Flash Player from 31 December 2020
Adobe announced that the company "will no longer be supporting Flash Player after 31 December 2020 and Adobe will block Flash content from running in Flash Player beginning 12 January 2021, Adobe strongly recommends all users immediately uninstall Flash Player to help protect their systems."