The Backstage Club at The Lir Academy 2024

Our annual fundraiser is back on May 29th.

Join us at The Lir Academy and have a great night out with cocktails, a show, cabaret and dinner with a difference on May 29th.

All proceeds from this event go towards supporting Stage Management and Technical Theatre bursaries. This is the second year that we are holding this fundraising event following the wonderful sold out success from last year. Tickets are limited – only 125 available – and we anticipate this event selling fast.

Be part of our crew for this unique event and help us celebrate our students.
Doors open and cocktails from 6pm...

Dine with us behind-the-scenes post-show...

Cabaret, fun and drinks until late... Choose your show below, tickets are €150 and you don't have to put your hand in your pocket for the rest of the night!

Show 1 - Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Hilary Woods, starts at 6.45, finishes at 9.15pm.

The multi-award winning Arcadia, (Best New Play - Olivier awards, Best Play - Tony Awards) premiered in 1993. Through a mix of comedy and scientific discussion, moving through the past and the present, order and chaos, Stoppard created a work that some critics claimed to be his best yet at the time. It illuminates dense mathematical subjects through the portrayal of the characters' lives - a young woman and her tutor, and a historian following the trail of a hermit.

You can book Arcadia at this link here.

Show 2 - My Sister In This House by Wendy Kesselman, directed by Joy Nesbitt, starts at 7.30pm, finishes at 9pm.

This award-winning psychodrama explores the true story of a murder committed by two sisters who were both maids in the same house in France in the 1930s. The play explores the tensions at work that brought about their motivations to commit such an act. This story also inspired Genet's The Maids.

You can book My Sister in This House at this link here.

If you are unable to make it on the night but would like to contribute to our Stage Management and Technical Theatre bursary fund you can do so by donating here.

We look forward to seeing you!