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The New Theatre - located at the back of Connolly Books - is a 66 seat theatre housed in Dublin’s old Temple bar area. Productions have been met with critical acclaim both regionally and nationally. The New Theatre supports new writing and endeavours to provide a theatre experience to those who wish to develop their artistic ability by giving them a space to create and produce in a professional setting.

They aim to work as Ireland's only new writing theatre and to support the development of new and emerging writers.

Over the last 18 years The New Theatre has grown in reputation. It is associated with artistic support and creativity, and has built an impressive catalogue of work.

The state-of-the-art theatre is part funded by the Dublin City Council, The Arts Council, UNESCO - Dublin City of Literature and by private funding.

As well as professional theatre companies, they host the Gay Film Qlub and Progressive Film Club in the theatre on one Saturday of each month. They also stage rehearsed readings of new plays on the first Saturday of each month providing new writers with the opportunity to showcase their work in development.

Their involvement with the Youthreach initiative continues to work extremely well. The outcome is that all of the CDETB Youth Reach centres are now seriously considering changing direction: that is, greater emphasis on a theatre-based programme, as this is of greater benefit to the young participants than some of their current programmes. Clearly, this more-inspired direction has a positive impact on the TNT audiences and on other venues.

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