The World Needs A STAGE |

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The World Needs A STAGE

The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival returns to the city with a brand new 2022 programme. The best of LGBTQ+ artists and stories from Ireland and abroad will present over 23 plays and events from May 2 to 15.

While last year’s edition had to be held online due to the Covid pandemic, this year, audiences can once again enjoy the thrill of live theatre. The team’s ambition is to create a welcoming and inclusive place for all LGBTQ+ artists, so they can showcase their work over a festival filled with solidarity and celebration. Their commitment is to keep the festival accessible, so they have decided to maintain their ticket prices at pre-Covid levels. Moreover, free events will be featured in the programme, including seminars, play readings as Gaeilge and new Irish dramas.

Before we take a look at the shows featured in this year’s iteration, here’s how you can help the festival to flourish.

Book your tickets… and bring your friends!

Having a fabulous audience at their events is the main form of support the IDGTF can get and they couldn’t be more thankful for that. If you can, group with other people and make a special occasion by attending one (or more) of the plays with your friends and colleagues. Here’s a treat: block bookings get discounts!


IDGTF is seeking front-of-house volunteers and people to help them with tech and to run their box office. If you’re interested in being part of the world’s largest LGBTQ+ festival of theatre, you can register through their website at

Keep in touch

If you have any other ideas on how to support the Festival (it could be a resource, a prize or any other suggestion), get in touch! Also, don’t forget to share all their events on your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Porn/Half of Nothing Free play readings in Pennylane on May 1.

Óiche Léite Drámaí Scratch Night of five Irish mini plays in Players Theatre on May 7.

Shame Is The Name Of The Game May 8 in Street 66.

Seminar 2020 — Queer Theatre and Audiences in Ireland 2020 May 15 in Players Theatre.


Curiosity Opens May 2 in Players Theatre.

The Real Black Swann: Confessions Of America’s First Black Drag Queen Opens May 2 in The Teachers Club.

Take Desire Away Opens May 2 in The Ireland Institute.

Brother’s Keeper Opens May 9 in The Ireland Institute.

Legislating Love Opens May 9 in Players Theatre.

Quilt Opens May 9 in The Teachers Club.

The Silver Bell Opens May 9 in The Teachers Club.

333 Opens May 9 in Players Theatre.


Miss Delta Township Opens May 2 in The Teachers Club.

Straight Acting Opens May 2 in The Teachers Club.

Who’ll Be The Mammy? Opens May 2 in The Ireland Institute.

The Death Of Me Opens May 9 in The Ireland Institute.

What Doesn’t Kill You Opens May 9 in The Teachers Club.


Quarantine/Three Queens Stuck In Dublin City Opens May 2 in The Teachers Club.

Trolley’d/Who Pays The Bill?/Babies And Bathwater Opens May 2 in Players Theatre.

Quickies: 4 Plays From Provincetown Opens May 9 in The Teachers Club.

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