The Gate Theatre presents


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 €26 (Incl. €1 Building Upkeep Levy).


Age recommendation: 12+

Please note this production includes use of smoke / haze.



Deputy Stage Manager Sophie Flynn
Assistant Stage Manager Mark Jackson
Assistant Stage Manager Niamh Williamson

Booking Information

DANCING AT LUGHNASA runs at the Gate Theatre from 12th July to 21st September.

Previews From Friday 12th July
Opening Night Wednesday 17th July
Closing Night Saturday 21st September
Times 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
Accessibility In advance of booking, we kindly ask that patrons with accessibility requirements to contact boxoffice@gate-theatre.ie
Group Offer Group Offer (6+):
10% discount for group bookings of 6+. T&Cs apply. You can redeem this offer by contacting the Gate Theatre Box Office only. This offer is not available online. Subject to availability. Not redeemable in conjunction with any other offer. Rate applicable for groups of 6 or more.
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.