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One Act Festival Circuit 2016

One Act


The 2016 ADCI/DLI One Act Circuit will commence at the end of October over the Bank Holiday weekend. Bangor, Goresbridge, Kilmallock, Kiltimagh, Moate & Naas Festivals all take place between 27th & 30th October (check out the fixture list for details).
This year will see 27 Confined groups and 25 Open groups vying for their spot at the All Ireland Finals to be held 2 - 4 December in the dlr Mill Theatre in the leafy suburbs of Dundrum in Dublin www.dundrumfinals.com.  Our Finals Adjudicator Mr Tom Byrne is looking forward to a great weekend of drama there.

The registration system initiated this year has proved to be a great success, helping groups get festivals and festivals locate groups.
Wishing all our member groups every success for the festival season and looking forward to seeing you all during the circuit and in Dundrum in December.
Break legs everyone!

Send all your enquiries about the circuit, including the rules, to the Joint Committee National Secretary, Mr Jackie Scanlan:
087 2679577 jscanlan00@gmail.com

Download 2016 Fixture List

Download Festival Rules

Download One Act Schedule 2016

Dundrum Finals



All details for the 2017 ADCI Full Length Festival circuit are available on www.adci.ie


DLI Office Opening Hours

As of 29th February 2016, the DLI office in Dundrum is open as follows:

MONDAY 10.00 – 3.00
TUESDAY 10.00 – 3.00
WEDNESDAY 10.00 – 3.00
THURSDAY 10.00 – 3.00

Phone: 01 2969343

Josef Weinberger Plays 2016

As agents for Josef  Weinberger Ltd www.josef-weinberger.com & Dramatists Play Service www.dramatists.com in Ireland, and, in accordance with UK VAT legislation, the DLI is now obliged to impose 20% VAT on all JW & DPS productions licensed in Ireland.  
To reflect the ongoing weakness of the euro versus sterling, we must also increase the performance fee from €95 to €110 per performance.  
For further details, contact Valerie in the DLI Office 01 2969343


Michael Joe Ginnelly

The DLI now acts as agent for Michael Joe Ginnelly.  From Co Mayo, Michael Joe is the author of the ever-popular and hilarious Wake In The West, Pretend Sick and A Marriage of Connivance. His latest play, Betwixt and Between, is now also available for performance! The scripts can be borrowed from the DLI Library. 


DLI Membership 2016

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 2016 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


Group Insurance
We are delighted to tell our members that the annual premium for the insurance year 1st April 2016 – 31st March 2017 will be the same as the 2015 rate -  €350.00. 

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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