The 2010s

Over a hundred years since the Shakes was first established, the current organisation continues to perform the works of Shakespeare, as well as introducing works by new playwrights and experimenting with different formats.

Dublin Shakespeare Priest in the Family

A Priest in the Family

“A Priest in the Family”,  by Colm Toibin,   is  a perfect gem of a story.   It is about the consequences for the family of a priest, a man well into middle years,when he is exposed as a child molester. This adapted rehearsed reading is directed by Joan Morrissey.

Dublin Shakespeare Society Dracula

The Drac Project at North Great George’s Street

Following a two night performance at The Teacher’s Club, Dublin Shakespeare Society bring this original production to one of Dublin’s most atmospheric venues – 13 North Great George’s Street. This immersive theatrical performance is inspired by ‘Dracula’ the iconic novel by Bram Stoker. Dracula’s Guests have arrived.              They enter […]

DSS Drac Project Matinee

Drac Project – Matinee

Due to popular demand there will now be a matinee performance of The Drac Project on Saturday 19th November at 3.30pm. Check out the details on our event page HERE  

DSS AGM LOGO

AGM Report

The 2016/17 AGM was held in Room 7 in the Teachers’ Club on Thursday 13 October and was attended by about 25 members. Officer Reports Reports from the Secretary, Treasurer and Artistic Committee were read and passed. Election of committee All members of the 2015/6 committee were re-elected and will be joined in the coming […]

By the Bog of Cats Workshop

By The Bog of Cats – Workshop Auditions

Actors’ and Directors’ Workshop Geraldine Maguire will be directing ‘By the Bog of Cats’ by Marina Carr to be performed in The Teacher’s club from Monday 12th June 2017 to Saturday 17th June. In anticipation: Two Workshops will be held in The Teacher’s Club as follows: 10am to 3pm, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February […]

By the Bog of Cats Workshop

By the Bog of Cats Auditions

Geraldine Maguire will be holding auditions for the Shakes’ summer production of ‘By the Bog of Cats‘ by Marina Carr. The dates and times for the auditions are as follows: Monday 13th March, 7:30pm Tuesday 14th March, 7:30pm Monday 20th March, 7:30pm Tuesday 21st March, 7:30pm Venue: Teachers’ Club, 36, Parnell Square (West) The production […]

Joe Orton @ Dublin Shakespeare

Entertaining Mr. Orton

Auditions for the next Rehearsed Reading  “Entertaining Mr. Orton” directed by Jim Martini will be held in the Teachers’ Club at 7.00 on Wednesday, 24th May. The Reading will take place on 24 June.

Dr Emilie Pine Special Guest

Bog of Cats – Special Guest

Wonderful news to add to this thrilling production: There will be a post show discussion of ‘By the Bog of Cats…’ on Wednesday 14th June, facilitated by Louis Byrne. Our special guest Dr Emilie Pine, Lecturer/Assistant Professor, School Of English, Drama & Film, University College Dublin will comment on the production which will then lead in to a […]

DSS Autumn Production

Shakes Autumn Production

The Shakes Autumn production will be Antony and Cleopatra to be directed by James M O’Connor. This will be James’ directorial debut for the Shakes and his production will be a first for the society as, according to our records, we have never staged it before! The first round of auditions for the production will be […]