The Gate Theatre Presents

Dancing at Lughnasa

by Brian Friel


Dancing at Lughnasa centres on the Mundy sisters in Donegal as the constitution of Ireland is being conceived and the hopes of summer and the possibility of love feel like they are in the grasp of these extraordinary, ordinary women.

Dancing at Lughnasa is a play about female resilience and the sacrifices we choose, and are forced, to make. Although inevitably tragic, it celebrates the truth and beauty of these women and reminds us of how far away freedom is for so many.


Tickets from €16. Tickets are not on sale at this time.

Booking Information

Dancing at Lughnasa runs at the Gate Theatre from 12th July
In advance of booking, we kindly ask that patrons with accessibility requirements to contact boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie
Previews From Friday 12th July
Opening Night Wednesday 17th July
Closing Night Sunday 8th September
Time Evening Shows: Café and Bar: 6:30pm | Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 7:30pm

Matinee Shows: Café and Bar: 1:00pm | Doors: 1:30pm | Show: 2:00pm

ISL-interpreted performance   Saturday 31st August 2.00pm
Group Offer  We are pleased to offer an exclusive discounted rate to group bookings, for groups larger than 6.

Tickets will be available with a 10% discount, strictly subject to availability. Tickets will be available in-person from the Gate Theatre Box Office.

Terms, conditions and restrictions apply. 

Terms and conditions

  • Rate applicable to groups larger than 6.
  • Rate available strictly through Gate Theatre Box Office only.
  • Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.
Gate Theatre Building Upkeep Levy


As a registered charity, your support of the Gate Theatre is vitally important. All tickets purchased for Gate Theatre productions now include a €1 Building Upkeep Levy to help us maintain, enhance and invest in our historic landmark building. It helps us provide a world-class theatrical experience for our audiences, artists and local communities, while also safeguarding it for future generations.

We are deeply grateful for your ongoing and invaluable support of the Gate and its work.



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Always book tickets for this Gate Theatre production directly from the Gate Theatre Box Office, www.gatetheatre.ie

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