The Civic, opened in March 1999, a visionary project by South Dublin County Council (with grant aided by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht & the Islands).
To date The Civic has produced and co-produced 26 plays, mostly involving new Irish writing.
In 2018 we staged over 420 performances attracting audiences of over 55,000. With a broad range of productions, events, workshops, showcases, Summer camps and conferences across drama, comedy, music, family, schools, dance and multicultural offerings!
The first play staged at the Civic was ‘Howie the Rookie’, by Tallaght playwright Mark O’ Rowe whose career makes him one of contemporary Irish drama’s most important and influential voices.