Welcome to the Dublin Shakespeare Society’s website in this our 111th year. In this year we continue to mark works of the great man himself and we have as usual, an exciting and varied programme of events planned.

Shakes Winter Update

Twelfth Night – Saturday January 5th

It was time to shake off the “back to work” blues and polish our party pieces, The Shakes Twelfth Night Party was held on Saturday January 5th in Room 4 from 8.30 pm in the Teachers Club.

It was a fantastic evening with poetry, song, recitation and music and “went on until the wee hours”!

Spring Update

Voice Course – March 2nd and 3rd
Dublin Shakespeare haD a unique opportunity to run a weekend Shakespeare Voice Workshop on
Saturday March 2nd and Sunday March 3rd  presented by Kevin Crawford. (founding
member of the Roy Hart Theatre company, whose ground-breaking influence on contemporary
Voice-work for theatre is internationally recognized.
This was well attended and enjoyed by all.

Table Quiz – March 7 th
Table Quiz on Thursday March 7 th at 7.30pm in Teachers Club in Room 4. €10 per person. It
promises to be a great night so please come along. Even if you don’t have a team, there are sure to
be some teams without a full compliment. So come anyway!

Spring Production – The Tempest

Wednesday 10 th April to Saturday 13 th April
Rehearsals are well underway for our forthcoming production The Tempest, directed by Paul Maher.
The Tempest will run from Wednesday 10 th April to Saturday 13 th April @ 7.30pm and matinee on
Saturday 13th @ 2pm in The Teachers Club (Main Hall) Booking @ 085 8432881.


Rehearsed Reading for 2019/20 – Theme As YOU Like it

We are inviting submissions for the 2019/20 series of rehearsed readings. This year’s theme is As YOU Like It – your heart draws you to an idea but your cautious mind warns it may never work. No matter how weird or quirky, new or old – this is an opportunity to follow your heart and allow us all to see, hear and engage with your piece.

Please forward a brief proposal, and script (if available) to briangermurray@gmail.com. (If only a hard copy of your script is available, you can leave it at the bar in the Teachers’ Club, and let Brian know by email). Closing date for submissions is 31st March 2019.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Artistic Committee, with up to 6 submissions being selected, based on adjudged practicality, suitability and merit.

It is planned to present the 6 selected readings on the last Saturday of May, June, August, September, October / November (2019) and January / February (2020). We will strive to schedule flexibly to accommodate participants’ availability.


Call for Directors!

Do you have a play in mind that you would like to direct, if so Dublin Shakes would like to hear from you?   Please submit your proposed suggestion for a play to mctconlon@icloud.com

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Get Involved

Can you act, sing, direct, produce or be part of the backstage team? Contact us for details on how you can get involved.

Audition for a Part

Watch out for auditions for forthcoming readings

Visit Us!

The Dublin Shakespeare Society is based in Theatre@36, The Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West.

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An interview with the Director of Capulets and Montagues