Three To See at Dublin Theatre Festival 2023

Posted 5 months ago in Theatre Features

As the curtain rises on this year’s fabulous Dublin Theatre Festival we’re looking forward to taking our seats for an incredible selection of 38 Irish and international productions, including 15 world premieres performed across the city and its environs.

Check out our whistle stop tour of the packed programme here, while we’ve also picked out three great shows worth checking out throughout the festival.


This Solution


Based on a true story, This Solution is a new documentary-theatre hybrid from Shaun Dunne that fuses revelatory testimony with new writing, dance, and original music. Inspired by a young Irish man’s experience of the gay porn industry, this genre-bending new work looks at consent and contracts, regret and rebirth, uniting a compelling team of contemporary artists.

This project marks Dunne’s return to the Dublin Theatre Festival following the cinematic release of the IFTA nominated How to tell a Secret which was adapted from his 2017 festival show Rapids.

Project Arts Centre, Wednesday October 11- Saturday October 14, 7.30pm, Saturday matinee, 2.30pm, Sunday October 15, 6.30pm, €20-€31.50.


Do the Calimero

One of the joys of the theatre festival is catching international spectacles. In Do the Calimero, Lies Pauwels shows carnival as the ultimate metaphor for the human condition. An outlet, a folk festival, a rite of passage, a no man’s land where anything goes. A place to escape the fast-changing world. Where you can be small and flawed in the glow of greatness.

Samuel Beckett, Friday September 29 to Saturday September 30, 7.30pm, €30


Blast International Critics Forum

When you watch a performance, what is it that you are looking for? Join the makers of Blast, a platform for conversations about theatre, where their panel of theatre critics will take a fresh perspective on this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival programme. This in-person forum considers performance from several angles and welcomes audience reflection and feedback.

The New Theatre, Monday October 9, 6pm (free but ticketed)

Wanna read more about this year’s festival? Check out:

Dublin Theatre Festival Returns With Its Most Ambitious Line Up of Recent Years

Setting The Scene: Dreams of a Brighter Future

Shake Hands With the Devil: INO presents Faust at The Gaiety as Part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2023

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