WHO WE ARE
The Irish Theatre Group (ITG) is a not-for-profit organisation, here to share our love of theatre and our rich tradition of storytelling with the international community of Brussels. We started back in the early 1980s with a desire to stage some of the classics of Irish theatre and we haven’t stopped since. Fortunately for us, and we hope for you, the world of Irish theatre is vibrant and increasingly diverse and there is no end to the stories that need to be told and that are worth telling.
UPCOMING SHOW: THE APPROACH
AUDITIONS: 14, 16, 17 OCTOBER, 2022
The ITG is delighted to bring another piece of recent writing from Mark O’Rowe to Brussels (you’ll remember: Our Few and Evil Days, Nov 2019). The play will be staged in February 2023 (dates to be finalised) and directed by Lyn Wainwright.
The play involves three women who were at college together in Dublin and are meeting some years later. They try to piece together what actually happened in those intervening years.
We're casting three women roles.
We are not specifying the ‘age’ of the characters nor their origins, our main goal is a coherent casting. So, leave that to us and just come along and audition!
Which of the following suits you best?
Friday 14th October 8 pm (Bar Room)
Sunday 16th October 3 pm (Bar Room)
Monday 17th October 8 pm (Studio)
At the Warehouse Studio Theatre.
Entry through the large metal gates at 73 rue Waelhem, Schaerbeek.
The Bar Room is upstairs in the building to the left; the Studio is up the ramp to the right.
No preparation expected. It is helpful if you let us know you're coming (firstname.lastname@example.org), and of course if you really want to audition but cannot make any of these dates, drop us a note and we’ll see if we can accommodate.
OUR MOST RECENT PRODUCTION:
FLY ME TO THE MOON
(26-30 APRIL 2022)
A moving comedy by Marie Jones, ITG's production of 'Fly Me to the Moon', was directed by Csaba Bartos and performed in the Warehouse Studio Theatre, 26-30 April 2022.
Fly Me to the Moon (2012) tells the story of Davy, an 84-year-old Frank Sinatra fan and his two carers Francis and Loretta.
WATCH OUR FEATS 2021 SHOW
GSOH by Suzanne Walsh
We celebrate Bloomsday on 16 June every year. While we couldn't host our usual Bloomsnight get-together we can offer you “something we prepared earlier”. Put the kettle on, or whatever you’re having yourself, click forward and sit back to watch this 15 min play, GSOH, by Suzanne Walsh. Thanks again to the ECC for bringing the continent-wide amdram community together, virtually, for a warm, social, and entertaining FEATS event, and to our peers for continuing to produce great theatre.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
Are you a budding actor, a seasoned playwright, or a lighting wizard? Or are you interested in learning a new skill? At the ITG we are always looking for new talent and we welcome people of all nationalities and abilities. So get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.
DANCING AT LUGHNASA
Brian Friel's acclaimed masterpiece.
The Irish Theatre Group is part of a vibrant theatre community in Brussels and the surrounding region. From William Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams, opera to stand up, and youth theatre to festivals, find out more about what Brussels’ various English language theatre groups have to offer.
Our home in Brussels
In 1994, the Irish Theatre Group, the American Theatre Company and the English Comedy Club purchased a complex now known as The Warehouse at Rue Waelhem in Schaerbeek. Managed by the three groups it features a 65-seat studio theatre, rehearsal rooms and workshop and is the centre for amateur English language theatre in Brussels.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Whether treading the boards or working backstage, for me, working on an ITG play is to learn the true meaning of teamwork. I personally love the creativity, escapism and fun of it all.
Sinéad Meehan van Druten
It was a real blessing to find the Irish Theatre Group when I first arrived in Brussels — a wonderful chance to explore a passion for theatre as part of a welcoming, friendly, and supportive community!
I've met some of my best friends in Brussels through the ITG and learned so much along the way. It's a great community to be part of whether you are acting, producing or working backstage.