Who’s Who

  • Michael Barker-Caven

    Artistic Director

    I’m lucky enough to lead this great team. My job is to choose the shows that bring you through our front door, whilst also dreaming up new schemes and initiatives that will make your Civic theatre the place to be for the best in live entertainment and performance art. Then I go home to my kids!

  • Niamh Ferry

    General Manager

    I’m responsible for the financial & administrative management of the Civic. I fell in love with the arts when I was 13 and helped make the set for my school play. I’ve a Degree in Heritage Studies and an MA in Arts Management & Cultural Policy.

  • Sandra Doyle

    Box Office Manager

    I’ve worked for the Civic for the past 16 years as Box Office & Front of House Manager. I love the meet & greet aspect of the role, chatting to patrons on the phone and have met some lovely people over the years. No two days are the same.

  • Louise Larkin

    Box Office Assistant

    I’ve worked in the Box Office in the Civic Theatre since 2004; I love my job! Every day is different! Meeting new cast and crew every week & the wide variety of customers coming through the doors keeps me interested in my work.

  • Niamh Honer

    Audience Development & Marketing Manager

    I’m a Tallaght native & very proud to work in my community where my job is to attract audiences to our wide and varied programme. I hold an MBS in Marketing from UCD Smurfit Graduate School & previously worked for many years in the food marketing business!

  • Eric Donegan

    Front of House Manager

    I’m part time Front of House Manager as well as a full time student. My duties include everything from assisting our customers to announcing the start of the show each night. In my own time I enjoy watching my favourite soccer team (better not say who!) & going to the movies.

  • Barbara Dignam

    Box Office / Front of House

    I work on box office and front of house at the Civic. I’m a producer of beautiful children, and also enjoy a spot of baking & cake decorating. When not in the civic working, I’m here socialising! Love the place!

  • Katherine Cullen

    Box Office

    I started working as a Tenderfoot Volunteer Usher in the Civic Theatre when I was 16. Since then, I’ve also taken up a position at the box office. My main role is to sell tickets and provide information to customers.

  • Alex Hillerby

    Box Office

    I also started out here as a Tenderfoot Volunteer Usher in 2010 and was then trained in the box office. I’ve just finished my Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and love balancing my joint love of science and theatre.

  • Sarah Keane

    Assistant Technical Manager

    I've been the Assistant Technical Manager in the Civic Theatre since 1999. My job includes providing technical assistance to incoming companies, ensuring their production runs smoothly. I've had an interest in theatre from a young age, thanks to a long family history.

  • Mick Doyle

    Technical Manager

    I’ve worked at the Civic since it first opened its doors in 1999. It was an exciting & challenging time to get the venue up & running. My main duties are to liaise with incoming companies in advance, to oversee the fit-up of shows & to ensure that the show is ready and goes up on time!

  • Stephen Lee

    Marketing Assistant

    I am passionate about the arts and marketing - I even studied both at college! My spare time consists of spending time with family and friends, keeping active and having a bit of a laugh along the way!