About the Project

The Lost-theatres project is a research initiative of Theatre Historian, Dr Hugh Denard. The aim of the project is to make critical, historiographical and cultural interventions in narratives of theatre history, to reach both subject specialists and a wider public audience. It reflects a desire to produce accounts that give greater attention and emphasis to theatre and performance space and to the popular as well as the ‘national’ stage. To achieve this an innovative blend of archival research, digital visualisation and oral history will be used to explore and communicate these places of performance. Currently, three theatres from 20th-century Dublin are in the process of being visualised:

Abbey Theatre, 1904 (Revisited)

Theatre Royal, 1935

Queen's Theatre, 1951


FP7The project is supported by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union: LAPITH (Locating and      Performing Irish Theatre Histories)