Who’s Who

  • Donal Shiels

    Artistic Director

    I am thrilled and excited to be the new Artistic Director of The Civic Theatre. The Civic is now a top class cultural and creative centre for audiences and artists of all ages and backgrounds.

    I look forward to working with the board, the staff and volunteers in creating a new vision in the next innovative phase of The Civics development.

  • Sandra Doyle

    General Manager

    I’ve worked at The Civic for the past 23 years as Box Office & Front of House Manager.
    As of October 2022 I have transitioned to become the venue's new General Manager.

    I love the meet & greet aspect of the role, chatting to patrons and production companies 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!

  • 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!

  • Veronica Coburn

    Programme Director of TENDERFOOT

    Veronica Coburn is Programme Director of TENDERFOOT, The Civic Theatre’s apprentice theatre programme for transition year students in South County Dublin. Tenderfoot seeks to develop young theatrical voices in South Dublin County.

  • Fionnuala Downes

    Finance Manager

    I joined the Civic Theatre in October 2022 and work part-time as the Finance Manager. I've been working in the Arts for the last 40 years.
    The Civic Theatre is a very special place, full of wonderful events and I love the amount of work that happens behind the scenes to inspire and encourage young people to become involved in the Arts.

  • Emer Tyrrell

    Digital Marketing & Communications Assistant at Civic Theatre Tallaght

    I joined as Marketing Assistant in the summer of 2023 and love working in the lively, friendly environment of The Civic. I feel lucky to work in such a busy, ambitious venue where no two days are the same - and there is so much great work to soak up & people to meet, between creatives, Team Civic and the Tallaght community.
    Before joining The Civic, I have enjoyed working with Backstage Theatre, Livin’ Dred Theatre Company and Fishamble: The New Play Company.