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The Irish Times Theatre Awards

  • The awards are open to all new theatre and opera productions performed by professional theatre companies in Ireland, North and South.

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    Promotions Department, The Irish Times
    24-28 Tara Street
    Dublin 2

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    +353 (0)1 675 8709

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Applications Procedure 

Categories: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Designer: Set, Best Designer: Costume, Best Designer: Lighting, Best Production, Best Opera Production, Judges' Special Award, Special Tribute Award. Opera productions are also eligible for nomination in the Design categories.
Selection procedure: Three judges attend all eligible productions within each calendar year and compile a shortlist of up to four in each category. Those selected for the shortlist are announced in January in the Irish Times.
Presentation/announcement of awards: The awards are presented every February at a gala prize-giving ceremony in Dublin.