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DLI Office

The DLI Office in Dundrum will close on 24 July for our Summer School in Limerick, followed by annual holidays.  The office will reopen on Tuesday 19 August.  Please email your enquiries to dli@eircom.net




All roads lead to University of Limerick on 26 July!  The courses are nicely filled: NO spaces left on Courses C and D; 1 space remaining on Course F and 2 - 3 on A, B, E and G. We’re about to have Another Bumper Year – despite all the financial drawbacks, loss of funding etc.  The tutors are primed; the parties are planned and it’s full speed ahead for DLI Summer School 2014 – our 49th consecutive year!  It’s not too late to secure one of the remaining places - but you’d better hurry!

See you soon. 

Anne Mekitarian and Jane Leslie 
Drama League of Ireland Summer School

annemek@eircom.net                   ejaneleslie@gmail.com

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One Act Circuit 2014

One ActThe 2014 one act competitions get underway on Friday 24 October. 

Download fixture list here (updates to follow)...

Download Festival Rules 2014 (docx file)...



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...


DLI Membership 2014

Group and Individual membership of The Drama League of Ireland is now due for renewal.  To renew your subscription with us, please send names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses for two contacts in your group to the DLI office. The fees remain unchanged - €100.00 for Group Membership & €35.00 for Individual Membership.
New members are always welcome – contact Valerie in the office for details of the benefits of joining us!
01 2969343


Samuel French Ltd Licensing in Ireland 2014

As of 1st January 2014, all applications for Samuel French Ltd plays and musicals for performance in Ireland should be made directly to the Samuel French Ltd office in London.

As part of the service we provide to the amateur sector, the DLI will of course continue to welcome all general enquiries concerning amateur performance in Ireland.  We will also continue to issue licences on behalf of the other agencies and playwrights whom we represent.  Contact Valerie on 01 2969343 dli@eircom.net


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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