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Dublin’s Ambassador Theatre presents Dinosaurs Around the World from Saturday 16th December 2017 for a limited time only. Dinosaurs Around the World takes you back in time on a dinosaur adventure and a tour of an Earth very different from today – a time before the continents as we know them existed, when lush landscapes covered Africa and greenery was the norm in Antarctica! With advanced animatronics, a multi-layered narrative, fossils, authentic casts, cutting-edge research and immersive design elements you’ll experience the Age of Reptiles as it comes to life! Dinosaurs Around the World invites you to grab your prehistoric passport to Pangea and discover how plate tectonics, land bridges, and volcanic activity allowed dinosaurs to disperse to all corners of the globe, giving each of the seven continents its own unique selection of these giant reptiles. During their 172 million year reign, dinosaurs adapted into a variety of forms due to the conditions of the areas in which they lived.  The exhibition includes examples such as the mighty T. rex of North America, the swift Velociraptor of the Gobi Desert, the massive herbivore Amargasaurus form the tropical jungles of South America and ten others! In addition to advanced animatronics, […]

Brian and Donna’s son is nine years old, and he’s struggling. That’s what his teacher says. Says he should see a psychologist. But Brian and Donna – recently separated – never liked school, never liked teachers.  So are they going to trust this one? And should they? A parent-teacher meeting goes very, very wrong in CLASS – a new play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever. CLASS was first produced in association with the Civic Theatre and the Dublin Theatre Festival. Iseult Golden and David Horan are independent theatre artists who have worked together on new adaptations and original work for over a decade. This is their seventh collaboration.

Performance times: Tuesday – Saturday Evening 7:30pm Thursday & Saturday Matinee 2:30pm

The Altered Hours Thu 1 Feb / Doors: 21:00Free Strange Brew Late Night Strange Brew Strange Brew Thu 1 Feb / Doors: 23:30Free Indie beats, alternative rock and good vibrations from the past, the present and the not too distant future with gugai. Super Extra Bonus Party Sat 3 Feb / Doors: 21:00Free Super Extra Bonus Party have been on hiatus since 2010. Their story is an interesting one: childhood friends Cormac Brady and Mike Donnelly (electronics) decide to expand their existing musical … Open Mic Night Sun 4 Feb / Doors: 20:30Free Upstairs Whether you are a comedian, dancer, opera-singer, magician, singer-songwriter, Bruce Willis look-a-like or anything else for that matter….come in and hone your talents at Open Night at Roisin Dubh. Just … John Conneely Inc. Sun 4 Feb / Doors: 23:30€5 A collection of musicians and friends playing some unique renditions of some well known Jazz and Blues tunes along with some of John’s original material. With a big voice … Beth Orton Mon 5 Feb / Doors: 20:00€20 (€18 members) (Includes free admission to John Conneely Inc) “Fascinating and inventive, reshaping our expectations constantly.” Sydney Morning Herald Beth Orton is one of the most unique and […]

Leonard Bernstein Bernstein on Broadway Thurs 1 February Join the RTÉ Concert Orchestra as it celebrates the illustrious legacy of this extraordinary composer when it presents classics from West Side Story, Candide, On the Town, Fancy Free, Wonderful Town & more Andrew Lloyd Webber The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber Tues 6 & Wed 7 February For two nights the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will present songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sunset Boulevard, Aspects of Love & more. IAYO 23rd Festival of Youth Orchestras Sat 10 February The 2018 Festival will see almost 500 young musicians take to the stage to perform a variety of music played by young people for young people – from classical repertoire to music from movies, pop tunes arranged for orchestra & new music by Irish composers. Nikolay Khozyainov DIPC Nikolay Khozyainov Tues 13 February Demonstrating staggering technique and confidence. the winner of the 2012 Dublin International Piano Competition, Nikolay Khozyainov performs a programme of Chopin, Beethoven, Getty & Schumann Declan O’Rourke Valentine’s Night with Declan O’Rourke Wed 14 February Following his sold out Valentine’s Day concert in 2017, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra invites you and a special friend […]

2018 Marks the year of the Dog – see whats on around the capital Scroll-Making Workshop Venue Chester Beatty Library Date Fri 16 Feb Time 10:30 – 13:00 Fee Free, Booking Required Guinness Storehouse Tours In Mandarin Venue Guinness Storehouse Date Fri 16 Feb – Sun 4 Mar Time 10:30 Fee €15 When Pre-Booked Tall Tail Venue Smock Alley Theatre Date Fri 16 & Sat 17 Feb Time 11:00 (Fri) | 13:00 (Sat) Fee €6 Children / €10 Adults Dumpling Day Venue Asia Market Date Fri 16 Feb Time 11:00 – 18:00 Fee Free, No Booking Required friday Lunchtime Chinese Culture Tal The World Of Dumplings Venue Asia Market Date Fri 16 Feb Time 13:00 – 14:00  Fee €15 Rock Dog (2017) Venue Light House Cinema Date Fri 16 Feb Time 14:00 – 15:30 Fee Free, Booking Required How Lucky Are You? (Fully Booked) Venue Chester Beatty Library Date Fri 16 Feb Time 14:00 – 15:30 Fee Free, Booking Required Chinese New Year Family Workshop Venue National Museum Of Ireland – Collins Barracks Date Fri 16 Feb Time 14:30 – 16:00 Fee Free, Spring Festival Gala Ireland 2018 Venue The Convention Centre Dublin Date Fri 16 Feb Time 19:30 (Doors […]

Tipperary, 1895. Bridget Cleary’s not feeling quite herself. Her husband believes she has been taken by fairies and a changeling left in her place, with devastating consequences. London, 2017. Hat is a new mother. She has a great life. So why does she want to disappear? The real-life tragedy of Bridget Cleary provides a harrowing backdrop to a modern-day thriller.

The vicious, barbaric undercurrent in Shakespeare’s most fear-filled tragedy erupts in this kinetic, blood-thirsty production. Unrivalled on the battlefield, Macbeth is rewarded with rank and favour by a grateful king. But war has left scars. With each enemy Macbeth butchers to serve his own vaulting ambition, his lust for power takes a more menacing grip. Spectres slaughtered on the battlefield drip poison in his ear, and passions erupt as he ferociously seizes the throne. But, violence breeds violence, and a reign born in blood quickly spirals out of control as Macbeth’s demons return to destroy him. Set in the 11th century and culminating in an epic battle filled with revenge, justice, and beheadings, Icarus blends traditional and physical theatre and brings vividly to life some of literature’s most vibrant language and characters.

The annual Dublin International Film Festival is a delight for film lovers all over Ireland. The festival presents an unparalleled opportunity to sample new and exciting film from internationally renowned directors. Whether it’s the premier of a new Irish film or the chance to see a highlight from another major film festival ahead of its general release, the programme is always bursting with promise. Now in its 16th year, the Dublin International Film Festival has hosted over 550 major guests, including winners of the festival’s prestigious Volta Award such as Al Pacino, Julie Andrews, Danny DeVito, Angela Lansbury, Stanley Tucci, Richard Gere, Kim Cattrall, Daniel Day-Lewis, Russell Crowe, and Krisitin Scott Thomas. With insightful Q&A sessions featuring notable figures in the film industry, specially curated threads, not to mention the young people’s programme Fantastic Flix which engages schools and families as it builds on a new generation of film fans, this festival is one of the most keenly anticipated occasions in Dublin’s cultural year.

Elbow returned with their seventh studio album in February 2017. As with the previous three elbow albums it was produced by Craig Potter. ‘Little Fictions’ is emphatically a band album. Having written individually for its chart-topping predecessor, ‘The Take Off and Landing of Everything’, sessions this time were collective affairs, with all four members gathered initially in a house in Scotland before moving to Guy’s attic in Prestwich and finalising recordings in the familiar setting of Blueprint studios, Salford. ‘Little Fictions’ is an upbeat album. All the band talk of the sessions being ‘joyful’, Mark summarises it as ‘the sound of four people who love what they do and each other’, of an album that came into being naturally and, at times even unconsciously. Lead single ‘Magnificent (She Says)’ was embraced for the joyous, thrilling piece of music it is, positive and outward looking. Mark never even considered his audible switch towards electric guitars, most notable on the psychedelic lushness of ‘All Disco’, until the very end of the process. The departure of drummer Richard Jupp prior to commencing the writing and recording process in earnest saw early sessions characterised by new approaches to rhythm, with the band utilising percussive […]

This Canadian abroad is the UK’s 2017 break-out star. Katherine recently garnered rave reviews as the presenter and writer of Channel 4’s critically acclaimed prime time series, How Did You Get So Rich? and also regularly appears on all the UK’s major panel shows from BBC’s QI, Have I Got News For You and Live at the Apollo to Dave’s Taskmaster Series 2 (which she won) and Channel 4’s Out of 10 Cats as well as co-hosting two back to back series of Comedy Central’s upcoming Your Face or Mine reboot with Jimmy Carr. Originally from Canada and star of BBC’s LIVE AT THE APOLLO & WOULD I LIE TO YOU, Sky One’s A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, ITV’s THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW and Channel 4’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN, Katherine is a writer / performer and stand-up comedian who is dominating the UK television and live comedy scenes. She is only the second British-based comedian to have a Netflix Original Comedy Special released globally after Jimmy Carr. KATHERINE RYAN: IN TROUBLE was filmed at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo and was released to 190 countries on Tuesday 14th February 2017. Watch it here. She also performed stand up on THE […]

Electric Six is a six-piece American band from Detroit, Michigan. Their style has been described as a brand of rock music infused with elements of “garage, disco, punk rock, new wave, and metal.”The band met recognition in 2003 with the singles “Danger! High Voltage” and “Gay Bar”, and subsequently released 14 full-length albums, two rarities albums, and a live album. A live DVD, Absolute Treasure, was released for download in 2014. The current lineup of the band consists of singer Dick Valentine, guitarists Johnny Na$hinal and Da Vė, drummer Two-Handed Bob, keyboardist Tait Nucleus?, and bassist Rob Lower.