About Us

New Theatre Manager Kate Canning, May 2016
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PLEASE NOTE! The theatre will be closed from 29th July and re-open on Monday 15th August 2016. 


Changes afoot at The dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum
Thriving arts hub, the dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum, has appointed Kate Canning as its new Theatre Manager. One of many exciting new changes at the Theatre, Kate promises to bring her unique flair and wealth of experience to this already flourishing community gem. Kate shares the dlr Mill Theatre’s commitment to serving the local community. She will work closely with Mill Productions, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, the arts world and the community to provide an exciting and diverse programme. Kate brings an enviable range of experience to the table, as an actor, performer, director and facilitator. After graduating in 2007 with an M.A. in Drama and Theatre Studies from DCU, Kate ventured to further shores. She worked as an actor and facilitator for Dramatic Developments in Singapore where she gained insight into the international theatre scene. She then returned to Ireland where she trained as a soprano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, graduating with a Higher Diploma in 2013 in Vocal Performance and Teaching. Kate then joined The National Theatre School where she was the Shakespeare School’s Co-Ordinator. She also directed an acclaimed production of The Importance of Being Earnest at the Smock Alley Theatre. This range of experience is sure to bring a brand new energy and vibrancy to the dlr Mill Theatre.
Celebrating the important landmark of its tenth year, the dlr Mill Theatre also recently announced its partnership with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, collaborating to further cement The dlr Mill Theatre’s position as the cultural heart of Dundrum and beyond.


The Theatre 

Mill Theatre Dundrum is a modern 205 seat capacity theatre, located in the heart of Dundrum Town Centre - by the Mill Pond. Since opening in May 2006 it has staged a wide variety of performing arts, community theatre, visual art, comedy, music, and children's shows. The Theatre brings many people together both on and off stage. It has become a focal point of the community in South Dublin and a home for local groups and stage schools. Multi purpose space with various rooms available for hire for all types of meetings and classes. 

Maureen O'Hara Studio 

The Studio space at Mill Theatre Dundrum was renamed in honor of screen actress Maureen O'Hara in 2012 following discussion with the Maureen O'Hara Foundation and personal contact with the legendary movie actress. - An intimate sound proofed performance space with small ajoining dressing room. Can be arranged in Theatre or Cabaret audience styles.  Suitable for a variety of performances and also available for private hire during the day as rehearsal or meeting space. Seating capacity: 45.

The Castlethorn Room 

Can be used as dance studio, wooden floor, equipped with floor to ceiling mirrors. Available for hire for rehearsals, meetings, interviews and presentations. Capacity: 15-20.

Room hire rates are available from the box office on 01-296 9340 - If you wish to hire any of our rooms for a meeting / rehearsal space please email: manager@milltheatre.ie

Venue Hire / Film Production / Private Function

The venue is available for hire for private functions such as fashion shows, film premieres, product launches, weddings and birthday celebrations. It is also available to hire as a film location / production site for small - medium scale film & commercial productions. Most recently the venue was used to film the following commercial: 


If you wish to hire the venue for a production or private function please contact the manager Karen Carleton via email: manager@milltheatre.ie

The Mill Bar 

Situated on Level B1, the bar is open 1 hour before showtimes, during intervals and after most shows. A full bar, we also stock a selection of snacks, ice-cream and non-alcoholic beverages. To make your evening more enjoyable and stress-free you can pre-order your interval drinks at the bar before the show.


Friends of The Mill Corporate Sponsorship Packages 

Sponsorship helps us to continue to produce quality theatre, programme great comedy and provide an exciting choice of music for in excess of 35,000 people who bought tickets to the Mill Theatre in 2014. The Mill Theatre is funded through the hard work of our staff, strong voluntary effort and great community support. 85% of our revenue comes from ticket sale . The Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council provide 8.5% of income through their annual programming grant and some support is also available in the form a an Arts Council grant.
Your support will enable us to reach out to new audiences, engage the imaginations of the people we serve and bring a new and diverse young audience to the theatre’s new season sessions.
As a brand sponsor, you can avail of
• VIP priority bookings
• Substantial discounts on booking and corporate entertainment
• Exposure to your brand on our Friends of the Mill plaque
• Access to our Maureen O’Hara StudioAccess to our highlighted spaces in the Dundrum Town Centre which serves in excess of 18 million visitor a a year.

Giving something back to the community will help ensure the Mill Theatre is the cultural heart of the community in this region.   


The Drama League of Ireland

Open Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 3.30pm
Situated on the Middle Floor Level G is the Office & Library of The Drama League of Ireland. 

‘Inspiring excellence in amature theatre’ The Drama League of Ireland aims to support, nurture and enhance the aspirations and activities of practitioners in the amateur theatre sector through education, training, advocacy and advisory services. As the national resource service for the amateur theatre community in Ireland and as a voluntary arts organisation, the DLI seeks to o develop, maintain and improve services for voluntary arts practitioners.

More Info: http://www.dli.ie / or call Valerie McGuile on 01-296 9343