International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2004. Since then it has continuously developed over the last 17 years and has grown in scale and scope. Their purpose is to develop a high quality inclusive artistic programme to include drama, music, the performance arts, academic and community debate for the LGBTQ community.

IDGTF is a unique festival that celebrates the contributions and cultural identity of LGBTQ people through theatre. The festival is the largest such event in the world. It runs each May for two weeks across Dublin city centre, featuring 20-30 productions from Ireland and abroad. The Festival raises important topics relevant to the LGBTQ community and to mainstream society.

Funding from our players has supported the festival's growing attendance, and audience development activities. The funding has played a key role in supporting the participating artists and generated crucial seed funding for 2020. It promoted Dublin as a welcoming and diverse place for LGBTQ people and helped to reach vulnerable populations including LGBTQ youth and the trans community. In 2020, due to Covid the funding was diverted to launch new ‘Irish Writing Bursaries’, supporting local artists during this unprecedented crisis. This resulted in multiple new plays in which the Theatre aims to present in 2021 and in book form.

We're proud to support such a hardworking and impactful organization.