Dance / Theatre / 25-28 July 2023

Party Scene

Tickets: €24 / €18
Show Time: 7.30pm, Tues & Thurs | 6.30pm & 9pm, Wed & Fri | 65 mins

Journey into the underbelly of queer culture and experience a sweaty pulsing dance theatre show exploring the complexities of desire, intimacy, isolation and addiction. With an international company of incredible performers, Party Scene celebrates the heady high of the session but poses tough questions around drug use, sex, consent and mental health in the queer community.  

A bold and wild ride, the show sparks conversation around identity, self-worth, isolation, homophobia, family and care.

Part urgent gathering, part explosive event, Party Scene asks: when does an underground scene become a community crisis, and when is it time for the party to end? 


Party Scene contains loud music, use of haze, and brief nudity.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at or call 01 8819 613. You can find the latest information about Project’s accessibility here.


Created by Philip Connaughton & Phillip McMahon

Performers – Carl Harrison, Matthew Morris, Liam Bixby, Anderson de Souza

Set & Costume Design – Ellen Kirk

Lighting Design – Sarah Jane Shiels & Suzie Cummins

Sound Design – Frank Sweeney

Produced by Carla Rogers


“Hot, sexy, scary, lonely”
★★★★ – The Arts Review

“Exceptional…Gripping and Seductive”
★★★★ – The Times

★★★★ – The Irish Times

“Serving up dance theatre with images that speak and words you can see”
★★★★ – The Arts Review


Party Scene is Funded by the Arts Council

Project Arts Centre is proudly supported by The Arts Council and Dublin City Council.


Age guideline 16+. Party Scene contains loud music, use of haze, and brief nudity.

If you have been affected by any of the issues highlighted in this show or are struggling with #Chemsex, helpful contacts include:



–Gay Men’s Health Service,

–Rialto Community Drugs Team
01 454 0021 |

–The Switchboard | 01 872 1055 |

–BelongTo Youth Services

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