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One Act Festival Circuit 2015

One Act

The list of 1-Act Festivals is now finalised and it worth noting a number of important changes from last year:

  • Dunmore will host this year’s All-Ireland Finals at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway (4th – 6th December) so will not run a qualifying festival.
  • Ballina will host a new festival at the beautiful Ballina Arts Centre and Bangor and Ards have returned to the 1-Act circuit, hosting their festival in the Studio Theatre, Bangor.
  • Unfortunately Haulbowline have to take a break from hosting a festival this year as their theatre renovations are not complete. We look forward to welcoming them back next year.
  • Prosperous will no longer host a 1-Act Festival.
  • It is important for Confined groups to note that all three Northern festivals; Bangor and Ards, Belfast and Newtownabbey will host confined competitions this year. With the number of confined groups currently at a record number this development will be crucial in ensuring confined groups can get their full complement of festivals … so make sure you apply.

Remember this year Groups must register with the National Secretary of the ADCI/DLI Joint Committee before they can apply to festivals. Applications may be made by emailing Group & Play details to Bernie Harten: bernieharten@eircom.net. For advice or additional information call Bernie on 087 2333600.

Download One Act Festivals Listing...

Lighting & Sound Effect Workshop

Lighting & Sound Effect Workshop


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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