International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival 2020 submissions open now!

The 17th annual festival will take place next year from May 4 to May 17 and all are invited to submit work before December 1 2019.


This year’s International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival was the most successful in its past 10 years, with one of the festival’s box office hits ‘Party Boy’ heading to London to play at Draper’s Hall along with ‘The Off Switch’, another favourite among festival attendees, from February 20 to 22 and then again from February 27 to 29 2020. With 2020 just around the corner, here’s how you can get involved in next year’s event!

Submissions are now open for the 2020 International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival with the deadline set for December 1 2019. Along with a completed submission form and a signed copy of the criteria for participation in the festival, individuals and companies are asked to provide as much information as possible about their production; such as a synopsis, script, press packs, cast lists or recorded footage of the production.

However, the festival understands that productions, particularly newer projects, may not have all this information available by the deadline but asks artists to follow up with additional information about the production as soon as possible to be in with the best chance of being selected for next year’s line-up. Submissions will also be accepted and considered after the deadline, although all those received before December 1 will have priority. 

The festival will boost 21 shows on five stages across its two week run and ticket vouchers are available now and people are encouraged to get involved however they can; by volunteering, donating or becoming a member, through sponsorships, by making group bookings for social events such as work nights out and most importantly by attending!

If you would like to not only support the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival in the ways listed above, but also have a fun night out, why not head down to Street 66 this Thursday, November 28 for the festival’s Fundraiser Table Quiz. 

Street 66, located on Parliament St in Dublin, is well known for its table quizzes that often draw crowds large enough to fill the entire pub so act quick if you would like to participate by emailing [email protected] to book a table for the night!

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