Amateur Drama Council of Ireland


The Amateur Drama Council of Ireland (A.D.C.I) is the federation of amateur drama festivals for the whole of Ireland – North and South. A.D.C.I was founded in 1952 and has coordinated the running of preliminary drama festivals and All Ireland festivals ever since. 


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Amateur Drama Council of Ireland


Welcome to the website of the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland. The ADCI celebrates its 70th Anniversary this year having been founded in 1952.

The first meeting of the ADCI took place on 26th October 1952 when members of drama festivals from across Ireland met in Athlone to discuss plans for an All-Ireland Drama Festival as part of the 1953 An Tóstal celebrations. 

Despite the many challenges it has faced over the years, the ADCI continues to be a thriving organisation in Ireland today, working to host drama festivals in communities across the country, featuring drama groups who travel from near and far to entertain audiences. 

We look forward to many more years of success for the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland. 


Drama Festivals

The Amateur Drama Council of Ireland (ADCI) is a voluntary organisation. The ADCI currently has 37 Full-Length member festivals and 9 One-Act member festivals across the island of Ireland.

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🗓️Friday 10th March
⭐ “Oleanna” by David Mamet - Open

🗓️Saturday 11th March
⭐“Big Big Sky” by Tom Wells - Open

Sunday 12th Bingo

🗓️Monday 13th March
⭐“The Playboy of the Western World” by John Millington Synge - Open

🗓️Tuesday 14th March
🎭HOLYCROSS/BALLYCAHILL DRAMA GROUP ⭐“A Skull in Connemara” by Martin McDonagh - Open

🗓️Wednesday 15th March
⭐“The Night Alive” by Conor McPherson - Open - No interval

🗓️Thursday 16th March
🎭BRIDEVIEW DRAMA GROUP ⭐ “The Father” by Florian Zeller - Open - No interval