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DLI Convention 2015

DLI21st February 2015
The Canal Studio,
Backstage Theatre, Longford
2:00 – 5:00pm

The DLI invites our members to join us in Backstage Theatre on 21st February for our annual convention.  It will give you the opportunity to hear how the organisation has fared since last year, and help us plan for 2015 and beyond.


We are delighted to welcome two guest speakers to our meeting:

Brendan McGowanBrendan McGowan is current Chairman of the Amateur Drama Council of  Ireland and member of Phoenix Players, Tubbercurry.


Lorna QuinnA former member of Backstage TG’s Youth Theatre, Lorna Quinn is now a full-time professional actress.  Lorna’s most recent role was that of Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice at The Gate. She has previously appeared in The Gate productions of Little Women, Bedroom Farce and An Ideal Husband. 


Following the meeting, there will be dinner at 6:00 pm in The Aubergine Restaurant, Longford, with an option to attend Backstage TG’s production of Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward in Backstage Theatre afterwards at 8:30 pm (Box-office 043 3347888).

For all information on Convention 2015, please contact DLI National Secretary, Joanne Keane:

087 7977067


DLI Membership 2015-16

Group and Individual membership of The Drama League of Ireland is now due for renewal.  To renew your annual subscription with us, please send the following with your payment for two main contacts from your group:


Postal Address:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

Group Membership for 2015-16 is €120, while Individual Membership is €35.  We always welcome new members – contact Valerie in the office for details of the competitive insurance scheme available to DLI members, and for information on the other benefits of joining us. 

01 2969343


SIVE – January 2015

The DLI acts as agent for the amateur performance of John B Keane’s work.  We are delighted that Sive is now available again for amateur production in 2015. Contact Valerie in the DLI office for further details:

01 2969343


DLI 50th annual Summer School 2015

DLI Summer School 2015

We are so excited about our 2015 50th DLI Summer School!  Read all about the courses on offer on the DLI Summer School page.  See you in Limerick!

All Ireland Full Length Festivals 2015

All the contact details and application forms for the 2015 full length circuit are now on the ADCI website www.adci.ie.


DLI Office Opening Hours

The DLI Office in Dundrum is now open at the following times:

MONDAY          Closed
TUESDAY         10.00 – 3.30
WEDNESDAY   10.00 – 3.30
THURSDAY       10.00 – 3.30
FRIDAY            Closed


Group Insurance
A high value insurance package, specifically tailored by JPC Insurances for amateur theatre groups is exclusively available to DLI members. We are delighted to tell our members that the annual premium for the insurance year 1st April 2014 – 31st March 2015 will be €350.00, a reduction of €45 on last year’s rate of €395.00.  The scheme is very competitively priced in comparison with other insurance companies.

Download DLI Scheme Details Sheet...


Amateur Licensing and Royalties

Before making a decision on choosing any play for amateur performance, please take a look at the factsheet which our DLI Royalties Officer, John Corcoran, has put together.  It covers all aspects of the important areas of amateur licensing. 

Download FAQ Rights & Licensing (.doc)...


Resource Service
Advice on selecting plays, scripts and performing rights,
Information on finding props and costumes and set pieces
Start up advice on forming a Drama group

Full details can be viewed on our member services page.



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