The dlr Mill Theatre sits at the creative heart of Dundrum. Described by audiences and artists alike as one of the friendliest and most welcoming theatres in the country it delivers a packed programme of local drama, touring productions, youth theatre, artist development, and a schools programme that connects with teachers and young people across the country. It has become a model of community practice, bringing together amateur passion and professional practice for the benefit and wellbeing of its communities.
Following three years of extraordinary growth in audience numbers, in engagement with community groups, young people and schools, of award nominations and an ever more packed and exciting programme of events, and following an intensive strategic review during 2021, the Mill is becoming one of the most ambitious and successful theatres in the country.
We are emerging from the pandemic stronger and more ambitious than ever. Our mission is to create a unique place of creativity, entertainment and education that brings together the creative passions of our many communities with the ambition and abilities of the finest professional, creative practitioners.
To do this to the very best of our ability we are innovative in how and where we work, we support our local artists both amateur and professional, we continue to build our creative relationship with teachers, pupils and schools, and we will build a unique model of community ownership and collaboration, and a sustainable funding model.
The Mill opened in May 2006, and now presents over 400 productions every year, welcoming audiences from all over Ireland and our local community.
Our extensive Education Programme reaches over 10,000 students from both second level and primary level every year.
The Venue is owned by DUNDRUM RETAIL GP DESIGNATED ACTIVITY COMPANY (acting for and on behalf of Dundrum Retail Limited Partnership) registered in Ireland (Company No. 572168)
The Venue is governed and managed by the The Mill Theatre Management CLG t/a dlr Mill Theatre, a company limited by guarantee, without a share capital.
dlr Mill Theatre has an enthusiastic and energetic Board of Directors made up of volunteers from the community and private sector. The board is now in the process of refreshing itself and we are welcoming expressions of interest from people with experience in one or a combination of the following areas:
- Community Arts Development
- Financial Management/ Accountancy
- Amateur and Community Drama
- Company, Entertainment Law and Governance
- The secondary education sector/curriculum development/creative Schools
- Strategy and Business Development
- The Arts Funding Environment
- Marketing and Public relations
- Audience Engagement and Development
Mill Theatre Management is a Company Limited by Guarantee. Directors serve in a voluntary capacity. The Board meets a minimum of four times throughout the year, and directors are expected to serve on subcommittees.
If you wish to learn more about serving on our board, please contact email@example.com
With your help we can realise our mission at the Creative Heart of Dundrum.