Dungarvan Dramatic Club

Welcome to Dungarvan Dramatic Club

Welcome to Dungarvan Dramatic Club!
Founded on November 7th , 1941, Dungarvan Dramatic Club is an amateur drama group based in Dungarvan,Co.Waterford. For more than 80 years we have suceeded in upholding the aims of our founding members “to foster and develop drama by the production of plays” – the Club has produced well over 100 plays during this time and we are very aware of the heritage which has been entrusted to us and of the significance of our place in the cultural landscape of Dungarvan and its environs.

As well as the production of plays in a number of venues in the local area, (readings/auditions are open to all) the Club has diversified and performed Street Theatre with cast numbers being swelled by the involvement of a number of community groups and indivduals, for whom drama was a new experience (Féile na nDéise, Dungarvan Maritime Festival and Waterford Festival of Food). In recent years we have enjoyed publicly performing rehearsed readings of timeless classics such as THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and CHARLEY’S AUNT and these have been invaluable in terms of getting new members involved in our club while at the same time supporting the fundraising efforts of Dungarvan Lions Club.We have great fun also just reading plays for our own enjoyment as a group and reading early drafts of new plays should they be submitted to us by writers who would like to hear them read aloud.
The Club has a longstanding link with a group of community theatre enthusiasts in Dungavan’s Sister City , Erie ,Pennsylvania and, as well as performing in each other’s venues, we are currently working on a dramatised audio documentary about Irish involvement in the building of the Erie Canal, which will celebrate its centenery in 2025.
If you like the sound of any aspect of whatDungarvan Dramatic Club is about, please come and join us. We would love to have you on board! Watch this space for updates and info. 

Welcome to Dungarvan Dramatic Club

Welcome to Dungarvan Dramatic Club!
Founded on November 7th , 1941, Dungarvan Dramatic Club is an amateur drama group based in Dungarvan,Co.Waterford. For more than 80 years we have suceeded in upholding the aims of our founding members “to foster and develop drama by the production of plays” – the Club has produced well over 100 plays during this time and we are very aware of the heritage which has been entrusted to us and of the significance of our place in the cultural landscape of Dungarvan and its environs.

As well as the production of plays in a number of venues in the local area, (readings/auditions are open to all) the Club has diversified and performed Street Theatre with cast numbers being swelled by the involvement of a number of community groups and indivduals, for whom drama was a new experience (Féile na nDéise, Dungarvan Maritime Festival and Waterford Festival of Food). In recent years we have enjoyed publicly performing rehearsed readings of timeless classics such as THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and CHARLEY’S AUNT and these have been invaluable in terms of getting new members involved in our club while at the same time supporting the fundraising efforts of Dungarvan Lions Club.We have great fun also just reading plays for our own enjoyment as a group and reading early drafts of new plays should they be submitted to us by writers who would like to hear them read aloud.

The Club has a longstanding link with a group of community theatre enthusiasts in Dungavan’s Sister City , Erie ,Pennsylvania and, as well as performing in each other’s venues, we are currently working on a dramatised audio documentary about Irish involvement in the building of the Erie Canal, which will celebrate its centenery in 2025.
If you like the sound of any aspect of whatDungarvan Dramatic Club is about, please come and join us. We would love to have you on board! Watch this space for updates and info. 

Join Us

“The heart and soul of any club are its members. We are always delighted to welcome new members whether you’re a seasoned thespian, looking to tread the boards for the first time, or maybe you just want to work backstage and learn more about putting on a production. We would love to have you on board”

Our Next Production

Private Peaceful

The Peaceful brothers, Tommo and Charlie, have a tough rural childhood facing the death of their father, financial hardship and a cruel landlord. Their fierce loyalty to each other pulls them through, until one day they both fall for the same girl. And then the Great War comes.

The play tells the story of a country lad fighting a war he doesn’t understand for people he cannot respect. We join 18-year-old Private Tommo Peaceful in the trenches as he tells us a story of courage, devotion and sibling rivalry on what may be his last night on earth.