Countdown to All-Ireland Drama Finals in Glenamaddy

Glenamaddy Theatre Festival are thrilled to be hosting this year’s All-Ireland Confined Drama Finals in April.  We look forward to welcoming the nine qualifying groups and visiting patrons who will experience the hospitality for which Glenamaddy has been noted since the hosting of the first Glenamaddy Theatre Festival in 1960.

The Glenamaddy Theatre Festival Committee, led by Director Coman Keaveny, is confident that the hosting of the All-Ireland Confined Finals – the third such hosting of the event over the past 30 years with the last being held in 2010 – will be a momentous occasion and is committed to meeting and exceeding the high standards that patrons have come to expect from the prestigious event.

For now, the committee’s focus is on preparing for the upcoming finals which will run from April 13th to April 21st next in Glenamaddy Community Centre, with curtain up at 8 pm each night. Patrons can be assured of a very warm welcome where Glenamaddy Community Centre will be transformed into a wonderful theatre for the nine nights with ample space and seating and an ambience that will equal any of its counterparts.

The draw for the finals will take place on Sunday, 2nd of April in the Town Hall Theatre, Glenamaddy which will determine the nine-night programme.

Audiences will be enthralled by the standard of performances, which will be adjudicated this year by Geoff O’Keeffe. Geoff is highly experienced in all elements of drama production. The Glenamaddy Festival committee are honoured to welcome him to the north Galway town and will assure him of their best attention.

For further information please visit our website where season tickets costing €110 are currently on sale. Nightly tickets will be released for sale on the website from 1st March 2023. If you have any queries do not hesitate to contact the Festival Secretary by email on There will also be a range of fringe events to coincide with the festival so keep an eye on our website and social media platforms.