Dancing at Lughnasa

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In an Irish town you’ve never heard of, meet five sisters you will never forget.

Life isn’t easy in 1930s rural Ireland, but five unmarried sisters laugh, argue, and dance together as they eke out a living. Widely regarded as  playwright Brian Friel’s masterpiece, this haunting play won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway Play, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play.

Join us in the lobby before the show for a Pop-up Pub! One hour before each performance of Dancing at Lughnasa the CCPA lobby will transform into a Pop-up Pub, complete with traditional Irish musicians and expanded concessions offerings.

Sponsored by Emil Rinderspacher & Susan Goodner.

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  1. Performances & Tickets
  2. Cast & Crew

Performances of Dancing at Lughnasa will take place at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. 

Performance Times

  • Friday, May 5, 2023 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 7:30 PM (Student Rush)
  • Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  • Friday, May 12, 2023 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 2:00 PM

Ticketing Information

Tickets can be held at Will Call the day of the performance for no additional fee. If picking up tickets at the counter, please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to show time.

Besides Will Call, most shows also offer digital tickets that may be printed at home or shown on your digital device at the door to the auditorium. At the time of purchase, patrons also have the option to have tickets printed and mailed for a $5 fee.

Refund Policy

Tickets to City Circle Theatre Company and Young Footliters Youth Theatre are non-refundable. We understand that sometimes plans change. Up to 24 hours before your ticketed performance, you may contact the Box Office to have your tickets returned and credited to your Box Office account for future use.

Student Rush

Students can buy any remaining seats for only $10 each starting one hour before the show on Saturday, May 6, 2023. One night only!

Group Discounts

Groups of 10 or more attending City Circle and Young Footliters productions are eligible for a 15% discount. Contact the Box Office for more information: 319.248.9370.

Military Discount

Present and past U.S. military personnel are eligible for a 15% discount to City Circle and Young Footliters productions. Contact the Box Office for more information: 319.248.9370. 

Attending the Show

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts is at 1301 5th Street in Coralville; it is located inside Plaza on 5th at the corner of 12th Avenue and 5th Street.

Free parking is available in the Town Center parking lot immediately north of the theater (the lot shared with the Coralville Public Library). Please note that parking is available both on the surface lot and below ground in the ramp; look for the doorway marked "Plaza Entrance" if parking below ground.

Covid 19 Protocol

The City of Coralville does not require the use of masks in its public, indoor facilities. Disposable masks and hand sanitizer are available at the Box Office during CCPA events. If you have any questions about these policies, please contact Patron Services at 319.248.9372.


Please E-mail the Box Office for more information, or call 319.248.9370. The CCPA Box Office is open for phone calls Wednesday–Friday, Noon to 4:00 PM, and open to in-person sales 1 hour before showtime.