There’s no doubt that the world of Irish theatre has a strong tradition that’s celebrated and studied globally.
Our playwrights, our stages and our ability to tell a story runs rich in our veins.
And as today marks World Theatre Day, why not shout our history from the rooftops.
Members of the Irish theatre world have been taking to Twitter to spark conversations, celebrate and pay homage to the green, white and gold footlights.
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— Ciarán McGlynn (@Narks5) March 27, 2019
As a way to say Happy World Theatre Day @smockalley are offering 10e tickets to Spotless by @garyhas4letters. Use the code ‘theatreday’ to avail of this offer! (expires at midnight). https://t.co/MTwl0ipeJK #WorldTheatreDay— ITI (@IrishTheatreIns) March 27, 2019
Happy #WorldTheatreDay! Don't know what i'd do without theatre to be completely honest 🎭🎭— Emily Mc (@em_mc_xox) March 27, 2019
— The Everyman (@EverymanCork) March 27, 2019
As ever we're SO grateful to everyone who helps us make plays and put them in front of people.
In the last year we've played in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Dublin, Beijing, Paris, on big stages, small stages and in tents, and we couldn't do it alone🎉 pic.twitter.com/s4e8JuoX0X— MALAPROP Theatre (@MalapropTheatre) March 27, 2019
A well-deserved break.
Happy #WorldTheatreDay to the hard-working people who make it happen every day of the year!
Picture from The Signalman's Apprentice by Brian Phelan, June 1971. pic.twitter.com/PWDiS0kUJK— Gate Theatre (@GateTheatreDub) March 27, 2019
In this time of meagre subsidy, when a performance can seem like a miracle, why not use #WorldTheatreDay to support and donate to your favourite theatres, festivals, opera companies, dance companies, ballet, etc.— Chris McCormack (@ChrisMacCormack) March 27, 2019
It’s #WorldTheatreDay so here’s some theatre things that I’ve been up to so far this year.— David Doyle (@DavidMJTDoyle) March 27, 2019
Happy #WorldTheatreDay !March 27, 2019
1. Support your local theatre by fundraising or attending performances.
2.Today use #WorldTheatreDay on social media with your homage to Irish theatre.