Welcome to the Dublin Shakespeare Society’s website in 2021 our 113th 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.

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Our Annual AGM is postponed until  COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

If you have any matters you wish to have raised at AGM, please email to president@dublinshakespearesociety.ie


To get us started Dublin Shakespeare Society is proud to present, online, two short comedy plays for radio by Anton Chekhov.

Performance date 30th January 2021 @ 7:30pm

The Bear

The Bear

When Yelena Popova, a reclusive young widow in mourning for her late husband, receives a visit from the irascible Smirnov demanding payment of her husband’s debts, things take a surprisingly romantic turn…


Tom O’Brien

Brigid Sweeney

Tim Casey


Swan Song


Swan Song

An old actor, Svetlovidov, falls asleep drunk after a benefit performance waking up in the empty theatre. His only companion is the prompter who listens patiently while he reflects on his life and career…


Val O’Donnell

Peter Prior.


Directed by: Paul Maher

Recording: Liam Borgström

Production Manager: Eileen Sheridan

This is an ONLINE event hosted using the “Zoom” application.

Check back soon for the Zoom URL.

This amateur production of “The Bear (Frayn, trans.)” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

Thanks to the Teachers’ Club for their kind assistance with this production.

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