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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 are worth telling.

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Previous performance: Normal Conversations?
28 Feb-4 Mar 2023

‘Normal Conversations?’ directed by Lyn Wainwright,  is double-bill of drama features two plays,:

SALAD DAY 
A short conversation between an elderly man and woman is set in a residential convalescent home. The pair share memories of their respective but separate lives in previous years.
Surreptitiously at first, the woman devises a plan for them to escape together but is foiled by circumstances from carrying it out.
This poignant play was the forerunner of a successful full length drama ‘Halcyon Days’ by the author Deidre Kinahan.


THE APPROACH
Three women meet over a number of years, always in pairs, and between what is said and what is not said during their conversations lies the truth.

Upcoming show: Ulster American

'A riotous black comedy of ambition and identity' (The Guardian)

Ulster American toys with gender, identity, faux woke-ism, shallow nationakl romanticism and artistic pretentiousness. And while that might sound heavy, The Guardian (2019) said, 'David Ireland's heady black comedy a s, a as timely it is riotous, (...) If Jacobean revenge tragedies were played as uproarious comedy, they'd look like this.'

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Stay tuned - FEATS 2024

The festival of anglophone theatre societies (FEATS) will take place in Antwerp, Belgium in 2024 - and ITG hopes to be there! Stay tuned ...

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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.

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FEATURED SHOWS

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DANCING AT LUGHNASA

November 2008

Brian Friel's acclaimed masterpiece.

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THEATRE COMMUNITY

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.

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THE WAREHOUSE

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.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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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!

Eoin O'Leary

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.

Katie Carroll

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