About the Project

The Lost-theatres project stems from a research proposal designed by theatre historian Dr Hugh Denard, which extends the scope of previous research conducted in 2011 on the Abbey Theatre to encompass new theatre spaces and research objectives. The project 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; whilst the overall 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. To achieve this an innovative blend of research, oral history and digital visualisation will be used to explore and communicate past places of performance, both individually and comparatively. Currently, three theatres from twentieth-century Dublin are in the process of being visualised:

Abbey Theatre, 1904

Theatre Royal, 1935

Queen's Theatre, 1951


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FP7Supported by the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme