Secondary Schools Programme

ONLINE  RECORDING OF ECLIPSED- 2020/2021/2022  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 on Tuesday 29th March and Thursday 31st March 2022. Tickets €8 per student. Resources= Digital pack to include Programme, Q&A with Director & Actors and historical contextTake a minute to look at the promotional video of the production.  Bookings can be made by emailing or by calling Box Office on (01)296 9340.  Any queries can be directed to   



THE KING LEAR PROJECT  Following on from the sell-out run of Hamlet in 2019 and Romeo and Juliet in 2020, Mill Productions are proud to present this FREE online resource, directed by Geoff O’Keeffe and funded by Creative Ireland, for Leaving Certificate EnglishClick here for a breakdown of the 5 parts.  Available to view on our YouTube channel here.





THE ROMEO AND JULIET PROJECT  Funded by Creative Ireland and the Arts Council we have produced, with the needs of the Junior Cycle student firmly in mind this project which explores the play under the themes of Love and Conflict through an examination of key moments from the play. Rehearsal footage, insights into how director and designers make choices in terms of stage craft and excerpts from the play, will broaden the student’s understanding of the text and are very much examination focused. Interspersed with vox pops, character quizzes and trivia, this resource will be a fast paced, snappy and accessible learning tool.  Click here to watch for free on our You Tube Channel.


ROMEO AND JULIET 23 FEBRUARY- 16 MARCH 2023 “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight, For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night”  Two young people freefalling into a love beyond their wildest dreams, bear the weight of a bitter family feud. They sacrifice everything for love in a story that resonates as much now, as it did when first written. An ensemble cast of talented actors bring Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-crossed lovers to life in a contemporary, fast paced and insightful retelling.  This is an abridged production running for 90 minutes without an interval.  For school bookings for week day performances at 10am and 1.30pm, email  €15 per student.  1 teacher per every 20 students is free.  For public performance on Thursday 2nd March at 7.30pm, book here or call box office on 01 296 9340.  Kindly supported by the Arts Council.



DRAMA WORKSHOPS- ALL YEAR ROUND  The theatre can offer you and your pupils the opportunity to really engage with your chosen play, poem or prose  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.  The workshops can take place in your own school or in the theatre.  They can vary in length from 90 minutes. Price per student is dependent on requirements.  Contact to start planning a great experience for your class!

We also offer work experience to Transition year Students.  Please contact



VENUE RENTAL 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 with to discuss it further.

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.



Macbeth 2022

Othello 2021

Romeo and Juliet 2022/ 2020

Hamlet 2019

Ger Carey Live, 2019

Hidden Strength Speaker Series, 2019

Music Theatre Workshop, 2018

Macbeth, 2018

King Lear, 2017

Othello, 2015