01-23 January 2010


Tickets: 20

Following their critically acclaimed run of Shakespeare productions, Classic Stage Ireland now move into the equally rich yet less-explored area of Ancient Greek theatre.

The Bacchae, Euripides’ last and greatest play, contains some of the most powerful and unusual scenes in all of ancient drama; and the most poetic and terrifying chorus.

Descending on the city of Thebes with his band of female worshippers (the Bacchae), the god Dionysus demands that Pentheus, the headstrong young King of Thebes, lift his prohibition against the god’s ecstatic rites. In the face of Pentheus’ increasingly wild and blasphemous defiance, the Gods finally set in motion the most shocking ritual of humiliation and destruction suffered by any Greek hero.

There will a free post show discussion following performances on Thursday 14 and Wednesday 20 January.

“A production by Classic Stage Ireland is always worth waiting for.” Irish Times


Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

11 – 23 JAN 2010~ Tickets

€20/16 (conc)

Previews, 8 & 9 JAN 2010, 8.15PM, €12

*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.


BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613


Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email melanie@projectartscentre.ie (Mon-Fri during office hours) Seating

Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?

…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins…. …or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another. Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information. Hungry?

Want to grab a bite to eat before the show? Why not pop down to Milano Restaurant in Temple Bar and pick their pre-theatre menu – Pizza, Pasta or Salad plus and a glass of wine – for just €12.50. Available from 5pm -7pm, just show your tickets or email booking confirmation to avail of this offer.

And if you’re in a rush remember that Milano also delivers to Project Arts Centre. Choose from a range of delicious made to order pizzas delivered to you in our bar. No queues and no need to even leave the building. Ask a member of our bar staff for more information.milano

THE BACCHAE BY Euripides DIRECTOR: Andy Hinds COSTUME DESIGN: Jill Anderson COMPOSER: Toot Sweet

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