Win a trip to Dublin Theatre Festival and a stay at the Westbury Hotel


The Irish Times has teamed up with Dublin Theatre Festival to offer one lucky reader an unforgettable evening of entertainment. The winner will receive 2 tickets to the festival's opening show, Hamlet, followed by a luxurious stay at Dublin’s finest hotel, The Westbury, on Friday 26th September.

This spectacular international production of Shakespeare's classic play opens the 2014 Dublin Theatre Festival at Ireland's premier entertainment venue, the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Hamlet is a stunning show from one of the world's greatest theatre houses, The Schaubühne Berlin. Having wowed audiences and critics across the globe, from Buenos Aires to Taipei, Athens to Sydney, it now makes its eagerly-awaited debut in Dublin.

The winner of this exclusive prize will attend the production with a guest and afterwards relax in the elegant surroundings of Dublin's Westbury Hotel, with breakfast the following morning.

About Dublin Theatre Festival
Dublin Theatre Festival will light up the city's stages and spaces next month over 18 jam-packed days of exceptional theatre and performance, from 25 September – 12 October. The programme offers something to suit all tastes: from first-time theatre-goers looking to dip their toe in the water, to adventurous audiences seeking that once-in-a-lifetime experience. Tickets for all shows are on sale now. Visit for more information.

To be in with a chance to win this great prize, answer this simple question:

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Last Name: * 
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 Who wrote the play, Hamlet?: *
William Faulkner
William Shakespeare
William Blake

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Terms & Conditions

  • The promoters are The Irish Times Limited, The Irish Times Building, 24-28 Tara Street, Dublin 2 and Dublin Theatre Festival.
  • Employees or agents of The Irish Times, and their families or other persons connected with this promotion are not eligible to enter.
  • The prize includes 2 tickets to Hamlet as part of Dublin Theatre Festival at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre with a stay for 2 at the five star Westbury Hotel
  • Theatre tickets are for the performance of Hamlet at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, and are strictly non-transferable.
  • Dates applicable to the voucher are subject to availability.
  • Room reservation at The Westbury Hotel will be made by Dublin Theatre Festival on behalf of the winner.  
  • Voucher cannot be used with any other special offer or promotion.
  • Once selected, the winner will be contacted by Dublin Theatre Festival to arrange delivery of the prize.
  • The promotion is open to all Ireland residents aged 18 or over.
  • No purchase is necessary to enter this promotion.
  • A valid entry consists of a correct answer entered in the form above, accompanied by the entrant’s name and email address.
  • Entries must be entered online in the form above.
  • Entries not submitted in accordance with these rules will be disqualified.
  • The promoters’ decision is final and binding in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The promoters reserves the right to change any aspect of the prize.
  • The prize will be subject to any additional terms and conditions of the suppliers of the prize.
  • The promoters are excluded from liability for any loss, damage or injury which might occur to the winner arising from his or her acceptance of the prize.
  • The winner may be required to participate in unpaid promotional related publicity undertaken by the promoter or its associated companies.
  • Entry to this promotion shall be deemed full and unconditional acceptance of the terms & conditions.
  • The promoters reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions.
  • These terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of Ireland and subject to the jurisdiction of the Irish Courts.
  •  Details of the competition winner will be published on The Irish Times website.
  • Competition ends Sunday 14th of September of 2014.

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