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Druid was founded in Galway in 1975 by graduates of NUI Galway, Mick Lally, Marie Mullen and Garry Hynes, marking the establishment of the first professional theatre company in Ireland to be based outside Dublin. Since 1979 the company has had its own theatre on Druid Lane in Galway, which underwent an extensive refurbishment in 2009. The theatre serves not only as a facility for Druid but also for the promotion and the development of the arts in Galway.

Druid presents groundbreaking work from its base in Galway and aims to create electrifying theatre experiences for every person, in every place and every time they perform. As well as touring extensively in Ireland, the company have toured internationally to Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the USA.


Druid passionately believes that audiences have a right to see first class professional theatre without having to travel long distances outside their own communities. The company has toured to every nook and cranny in Ireland and since 1982 and to key global centres around the world, making it one of the best-known theatre companies in the English-speaking world.


Artistic Director Garry Hynes
Head of Operations and Development Feargal Hynes
Associate Producer Brian Fenton
Marketing and Communications Manager Alison Greene


  • Once Upon A Bridge by Sonya Kelly (The Mick Lally Theatre 2021)

  • The Beacon by Nancy Harris (Town Hall Theatre 2019)

  • Epiphany by Brian Watkins (Town Hall Theatre 2019)

  • Furniture by Sonya Kelly (The Mick Lally Theatre 2018)

  • Shelter by Cristín Kehoe (The Mick Lally Theatre 2018)

  • King of the Castle by Eugene McCabe (Town Hall Theatre 2017Gaiety Theatre 2017)

  • Crestfall by Mark O'Rowe (The Mick Lally Theatre 2017Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach 2017)

  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett (Abbey Theatre/Amharclann na Mainistreach 2017)

  • The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh ( National & International Tour (Hong Kong, USA) 2017)

  • Helen and I by Meadhbh McHugh (The Mick Lally Theatre 2016)



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