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One Act Circuit 2014

One ActThe final festivals on the 2014 circuit are Gorey (20th- 22nd November), Tubbercurry (20th – 22nd), and Carrigallen (21st -23rd).  You can study the league tables, and find out which eleven groups (6 Open and Five Confined) will be going to the Ballyshannon Finals on www.adci.ie.

Congratulations to all the groups who competed on the circuit this year, and to the committees around the country who ran the festivals. 



Download Festival Rules 2014 (docx file)...


One Act Finals 5th – 7th December

One ActBallyshannon Drama Festival hosts the 2014 All Ireland One Act Finals weekend 5th – 7th December in the Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon. Follow all the news (and information about tickets and accommodation on www.oneactfinals.ie and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/oneactfinals2014.



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...


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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