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Buckle up for In Case Of Emergency at the Science Gallery where catastrophe is the theme of the day. With this exhibition, the Science Gallery is wondering why apocalyptic happenings are so innately entertaining. They form the plots for films, have been the subjects of books, and even manifest themselves as epic paintings. What is it about Doomsday disasters that has us rapt, gossiping about whether millenarian predictions are coming true? Explore the science behind the sci-fi with dreamers and designers at the Science Gallery’s latest exhibition, full of opportunities to interact with artwork and explore your own relationship with deathly doom. TUE–FRI 12:00-20:00 SAT-SUN 12:00–18:00 CLOSED MONDAYS

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, […]

Merrion Street (Natural History) Taxidermy: Creation & Conservation 27/01/2018 – 27/01/2018 10.00am – 1.00pm How do natural history museums acquire and care for their collections in the 21st century? Drop into the Dead Zoo and meet ethical taxidermist, Jazmine Miles-Long, and natural history conservator, Lucie Mascord; see up close the techniques involved in mounting or stuffing an animal, and the skills in fixing, repairing and conserving bad and decaying taxidermy. No booking required. Not wheelchair accessible. Drop-in Activity. Adults & Children 12+. Free Admission.

DCNYF is a programme of the City Arts Office, part of the Culture, Community & Recreation Department of Dublin City Council (Chief Executive Owen P. Keegan, Assistant Chief Executive Brendan Kenny). The work of the Arts Office is made possible by the support of the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Críona Ní Dhálaigh, and the members of Dublin City Council. Established in 2008, the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival (DCNYF) year-on-year celebrates, promotes and deepens the understanding of the Sino/Irish relationship.  2017 will celebrate The Year of the Rooster and marks the 10th year of this internationally recognised festival. With Chinese New Year’s Day falling on Saturday 28th of January 2017 the festival plans to deliver a high profile cultural and celebratory programme to mark this significant date in the Chinese Calendar. Dublin will also continue to build on its twinning agreement with Beijing signed in 2011 and Dublin Airport Authority twinning with Beijing Airport established in 2013. Get ready for two packed weeks of insightful talks, flavoursome food events, cultural curiosities, thrilling tours and masterful musical performances to celebrate the Year of the Fire Rooster which marks the 10th anniversary of the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival (DCNYF). Kicking off […]

Most grandmothers are lovely, kind, helpful old ladies. Not George’s Grandmother. She likes to gobble up slugs and bugs, and is always telling George what to do. Following the success of Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits and The Witches, Curve’s magnificent new co-production with Rose Theatre Kingston promises to be yet another hugely imaginative and entertaining stage adaptation, bursting with growing grannies, feathery farm animals and bags of frothbuggling family fun. Don’t miss Roald Dahl’s treasured tale brought to phizz-whizzing life! Age recommendation: 6 years + Running time: 1 hour 45 minutes including interval

Pirate metal masters Alestorm come to Tivoli Theatre, Dublin on 16th February 2018 as part of their UK and Ireland ‘Piratefest’ tour. Support from The Dread Crew of Oddwood & Rumahoy.

Dun Laoghaire Musical and Dramatic Society will present ‘Oliver!’ at the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire from Wednesday 14th to 18th March (with a matinee at 3 PM on Sunday 18th).   Lionel Bart’s Oliver! has been a favourite since its launch in 1960. It follows the fortunes of Oliver Twist in Dickensian London and his encounters with Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sykes and the Artful Dodger. It features numbers such as “Food Glorious Food”, “Consider Yourself”, “You’ve Got to Pick a Pocket or Two”, “I’ll Do Anything”, “Om-Pah-Pah”, “As Long as He Needs Me”, “Reviewing the Situation” and many more.

Singalonga Productions invite you to “Be our Guest” at Sing-a-Long-a Beauty and the Beast. Join us as we celebrate with a screening of Disney’s brand new adaptation of the iconic fairy tale, with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in! This is your chance to sing your heart out to the Disney songs of your childhood such as “Be our Guest”, “Belle”, “Gaston” and not forgetting the “Beauty and The Beast”.  Sing along with Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson in this romantic fairy tale and see if you can stop those tears at the end. Our Singalonga host will start with a pre-show where they will warm up your voices, teach you some hand actions, show you how to use the famous Singalonga props bag during the film and when to Boo the arrogant Gaston and of course judge the fancy dress competition! For those of you who have been abandoned somewhere on a desert Island and don’t know the story… Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s […]

Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music! The happy campers soon settle down to sleep and listen to the gentle pitter patter of rain.  Safe and warm inside their tents the excited group can look forward to morning time, when there will be lots of muddy puddles to play in! Age recommendation: 12 months + Fri – Sun 10AM, 1PM & 4PM

It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!

The International Literature Festival Dublin, founded in 1998, is Ireland’s premier literary event and gathers the finest writers in the world to debate, provoke, delight and enthral. Described by the press as ‘boasting a stunning array of top international literary talent’ and ‘the country’s most successful and easily the best annual literary event’, International Literature Festival Dublin line-up is sure to impress. Attracting visitors from around the world annually, the festival is a destination for those who wish to celebrates the very best of Irish and international talent. With readings, discussions, debates,workshops, performance and screenings, the festival creates a hotbed of ideas. Whether it’s the mix poets, writers of fiction and non-fiction, lyricists, playwrights and screenwriters, International Literature Festival Dublin brings new faces and house-hold names together in ways that suprise and inspire. Children’s fiction is well represented and we are spoilt for choice with the calibre of Irish language writers. Come celebrate many specially commissioned events in the City of Words.

Well established as Northern Ireland’s biggest and most spectacular family pantomime, the Grand Opera House’s Festive show has entertained generations of families. With over 75,000 people attending the Theatre’s panto each year it’s never too early to book your tickets. Doomed to sell the family’s trusty cow, join Jack as he fights to save the beautiful Princess, outwit the evil giant and win the hand of the girl he loves! Jack and the Beanstalk features all of the ingredients of the perfect Grand Opera House panto: a fabulous cast and orchestra, laugh-out-loud comedy, magic beans, bundles of audience participation, stunning scenery and special effects, and fabulous costumes. With special rates for school parties, groups of 10+ and concessions available, book your tickets today.