New Year, New You: Get Creative!

Want to indulge your creative side and make new friends in 2018? Here are some great queer options to explore!

queer and creative things to do in the new year in Ireland

There are myriad ways to mingle with other creatively-minded LGBTs. Dublin-based acting group Acting Out stage several theatrical productions throughout the year (like last year’s GALA award-winning, The Ref). Or if singing is more your thing, why not consider joining Glória, the Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus (pictured), or Choral Con Fusion in Cork? Our community is filled with creatives exploring and appreciating every kind of artistic endeavour around.

Glória LGB Choir

Dublin’s longest running LGB choir just get better and better every year. If you want to harmonise, contact [email protected] to find out about auditions.

Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus

With a repertoire ranging from Negro Spiritual and Renaissance to Disney, to Take That, Dublin’s all male choir has auditions on a regular basis. Find out more here.

Friendly Gay Book Club

Appreciating wonderful works of literature on the first Wednesday of the month at Outhouse, 8pm Dublin. Contact [email protected] for information.

Acting Out

Award winning drama group for LGBTs at Outhouse, Thursdays, 7.30pm. Contact [email protected] for more.

Film Qlub

Showing classic queer cinema, on the third Saturday of the month, 2pm, New Theatre, Temple Bar. Visit to see what’s playing.

The Dublin Gay Music Group

A gathering of gay men who meet on Saturdays to appreciate classical music. New members are always welcome. Visit for details.

LINC Drama Group

Thespian lesbians meet Tuesdays, 7pm at LINC, 11A White Street, Cork. Contact [email protected] for more.

Choral Con Fusion

Cork’s LGBT choir is a super-diverse bunch of people who just love to sing out in the South. Visit to find out about auditions.

Over The Rainbow Drama Group

Sligo’s LGBT theatre group is pretty theatrical. Visit for more information.

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