Dublin Theatre Festival has been a major cultural and civic event in the cityâ€™s calendar since 1957. Our vision is to make Dublin a better place to live, to work and to visit and each year we create a Festival that aims to engage the imagination of the public, nurturing a sense of connection and community in the city.
The Festival is a forum for participation, celebration and togetherness. Dublin is a wonderful place, rich in songs and stories, in culture and history. It is this wealth that continues to inspire our artists and to encourage our citizens.
Our financial model is three pronged comprising Public Funding, Corporate and Philanthropic Partnerships and Box Office Income. These elements combine to support the idea of Dublin Theatre Festival as a place to gather together to experience and share stories.
Dublin Theatre Festival aims to be part of Dublinâ€™s success. Letâ€™s continue to work together to make our city world class; a place we can all be proud of.
What the Sponsors Say:
â€śDAA is proud to be celebrating its sixth successive year as a sponsor with the Dublin Theatre Festival. It is one of the highlights of the cultural year in Ireland and a hugely important showcase for some great theatre.â€ť Dublin Airport Authority, 2012
â€śThe Doyle Collection is extremely proud to be a sponsor of The Dublin Theatre Festival for the fourth consecutive year. The Festival brings together world â€“ renowned international theatre companies alongside the very best of Irish talent. The Doyle Collection is a noted patron and a strong supporter of theatre and the arts and is delighted to be the official accommodation provider to this yearâ€™s Festival once againâ€ť. The Doyle Collection, 2012
â€śDublin Theatre Festival is the lynchpin of the Irish theatre calendar. It provides access to some of the most exciting performing arts in the world for Irish audiences, acting as our passport to contemporary global theatre.â€ť Sarah Murphy, entertainment.ie, 2012
â€śThe Dublin Theatre Festival continues to grow each year. Phantom 105.2 and our listeners value what the Festival brings to a city like Dublin. Phantomâ€™s partnership with the Dublin Theatre Festival is a highlight in the calendar every year.â€ť Eamonn Hoban-Shelley, Phantom 105.2, 2012
â€śUlster Bank is delighted to continue our association with the Festival for our fifth year. Each year just keeps getting better - the Festival represents the very best of Irish and international theatre. At Ulster Bank, we understand that the arts make a significant contribution to the communities in which we live and work.â€ť John McGrane, Ulster Bank, 2011