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One Act Festival Circuit 2015

One Act


The last weekend of the 2015 one act circuit is here!! You still have the chance to see most of the groups who will qualify for Galway (and much more besides!), so here are the final six festivals:

Goresbridge 19 - 21 Nov

Gorey 19 - 21 Nov

Skerries 19 - 21 Nov

Tubbercurry 19 - 21 Nov

Carrigallen 20 - 22 Nov

West Cork 20 - 22 Nov

All the results and Confined & Open League tables are on www.adci.ie and on Facebook. There will be an anxious wait for the groups hoping to make the final 11 qualifiers for Galway, so keep up with all the action!

The 2015 All-Ireland Finals will be hosted by Cáirde Mol at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway. The All-Ireland website is now live http://oneactfinals2015.com and booking is open for season/session tickets. Session tickets are €18/€15 (concession) while season tickets are €60.

Performances will be on:
Friday 4th December - 8pm
Saturday 5th - 8pm
Sunday 6th - 1.30pm & 7.30pm

The festival club will be in the Clayton Hotel www.claytonhotelgalway.ie,
where special accommodation rates are available for those attending the finals. Complimentary shuttle buses will be provided from the hotel to the Town Hall.
Book now to avoid disappointment!

Download One Act Festivals Listing... (.doc)

2015 Festival Line-ups... (.xlsx)

Nightly line-ups... (.xlsx)


All Ireland One Act Finals 2015

One Act

Lighting & Sound Effect Workshop

Lighting & Sound Effect Workshop

Details and booking on 049 8547074


THE FIELD by John B Keane - July 2015

The DLI is pleased to announce that the John B Keane classic THE FIELD is now available again for amateur production.  All details from Valerie in the DLI Office 01 2969343 dli@eircom.net


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.  The scripts can be borrowed from the DLI Library. 


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


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
We are delighted to tell our members that the annual premium for the insurance year 1st April 2015 – 31st March 2016 will be the same as the 2014 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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