Secondary Schools Programme


In February 2020 we produced ‘Eclipsed’ by Patricia Burke Brogan which features as a Comparative Study on 2020/21/22 curriculum. We were planning on a nationwide tour with the production but due to restrictions in response to Covid-19 this is impossible.  However, we are offering students & teachers the facility to stream a recording of the production into their classrooms or their homes during this academic year.

Ticket per student = €8.  Dates= Thursday 21st Jan, 25th February, 25th March and 22nd April at 130pm and Friday 22nd Jan at 730pm.  Resources= Digital pack to include Programme, Q&A with Director & Actors, Historical context.

Take a minute to look at the promotional video of the production.

Bookings can be made here or by emailing or by calling Box Office on (01)296 9340.  Any queries can be directed to

Some Teacher Feedback from the production:

“We wish to thank you and commend the cast for an outstanding and excellent performance. You and your cast brought every line in the play to life. My students left the performance with a much deeper grasp of the play and its poignant story”.

 “We felt we were in the laundry” and most said they had a much better understanding of the plight of the women.

 “You and the cast succeed so well in bringing out the humour in the lines which could have been lost in performance.”


With all the restrictions that are in place with Covid-19 perhaps we can help you by offering you our theatre as a venue to hold workshops or lectures for your year groups?  We have a 208 seater auditorium, a studio and a rehearsal room giving plenty of space to socially distance if government guidelines allow.  With special rates for schools, please do get in touch to discuss it further


 Theatre offer you and your pupils the opportunity to really engage with your chosen Play by offering Drama Workshops to bring these texts to life or to explore an area of the SPHE Curriculum or as team building exercise within a year group.

  • Venue: The workshops take place in your own school
  • Duration: 90 mins
  • Available workshops: HAMLET, KING LEAR, ROMEO AND JULIET, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, & MACBETH also Marina Carr, Ibsen, Miller, O’Casey, Synge, Wilde
  • €5 per student (Dublin) & €7 per student (Outside Dublin)

Click here for Study Guides and Activity Packs!


SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 20th – 24th Jan 2020

Following the huge success of the inaugural Shakespeare Festival in January 2019, dlr Mill Theatre was delighted to announce that the 2020 Shakespeare Festival was even bigger and better.  Our aim was to create a unique opportunity for students to experience Shakespeare as it should be experienced, on the stage. The festival framework gave teachers the opportunity to develop their chosen Shakespeare text in class through performance. With given texts and fixed timetables, the onus was placed firmly on the students’ shoulders to interact meaningfully with the project at hand but each entry received a workshop with an experienced Drama Facilitator to start the ball rolling. Entries were then invited to bring their own 30 minute production to perform on our stage and compete for a selection of awards including Best Production, Best Actor and Best Ensemble. Please click here to hear about St Raphaelas experience of the festival.


 Best Production & Best Ensemble

Mount Sackville Secondary School

Runners Up

St Raphaela’s Secondary School

Best Actor

Joshua Kelly O’Rourke, St Macdara’s Community School

Best Actress

Emma Wilson, Loreto Abbey Dalkey

 Best Supporting Actor 

Conall Fynes, St Joseph’s Secondary School

 Best Supporting Actress

Emma Davis, St Raphaela’s Secondary School

Adjudicator’s Award

Niamh McCann, Director of Hamlet, St Raphaela’s Secondary School

For more information on 2021 Festival please contact or call us on (01)2969340


Romeo and Juliet 2020

Hamlet 2019

Ger Carey Live, 2019

Hidden Strength Speaker Series, 2019

Music Theatre Workshop, 2018

Macbeth, 2018

King Lear, 2017

Othello, 2015



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