For the eleventh year running, heart is at the centre of the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival. Already underway and running until May 18th and with a jam packed programme of drama, comedy, music and cabaret, there really is something for everyone to enjoy.

Plays from the USA, Canada, South Africa, Israel and Australia, Northern Ireland and Britain will show in a number of venues around Dublin including The New Theatre, The Cobalt Cafe, The Teacher's Club and the Player's Theatre and will share the programme with a record number of works by brilliant Irish playwrights.

Throughout this year's Festival, audiences will have the chance to experience stories about family and gender, love, happiness and loss. As well as drama, there will be talk about gay rights, politics and sex in the 80s and a re-imagining of children’s tales and fairy tales and, as to be expected, loads more.

Festival Artistic Director and Chairman, Brian Merriman, invites each and everyone to enjoy the Festival events. He said, "I believe we all profit from this visibility, this diversity, this inclusiveness of all, regardless of their identity, in a unique artistic celebration of new voices, new work and new horizons in Dublin."

For the full Festival programme and ticketing information see