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!

  • 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!

  • Martin Nagle

    Marketing Assistant

    My passion is being creative and creating fun and engaging content that not only promotes the amazing work that goes on at the theatre, but more importantly the diverse and vibrant community that exists in Tallaght and the surrounding areas.

  • Ruth Dempsey

    Box Office / Usher

    I started as a volunteer usher in 2015 and have recently been trained as a part-time box office assistant at The Civic. I am currently in college studying English and Sociology, but I realised my love for theatre in Transition Year when I took part in the Tenderfoot Program and they have not been able to get rid of me since.