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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 […]

John Osborne’s groundbreaking play, Look Back in Anger focuses on the life and marital struggles of Jimmy Porter, an intelligent, rebellious young man and his upper-middle class wife, Alison. Tackling themes of sex, class, religion, politics, the media, and the sense of a country stifled by an official establishment culture, Look Back in Anger is widely considered to have changed the course of English drama in the 1950’s. Award-winning director, Annabelle Comyn, takes a fresh look at this world-renowned, blistering play, at a time when class and gender politics are once again to the fore.

Smock Alley Theatre, Wednesday 14th February – Saturday 3rd March 2018 We believe that Art is supposed to REACH its audience. We believe that it is the prerogative of the work to sometimes not work. We also believe that the AUDIENCE should be instrumental to the development of ART. Is is for that reason that Scene + Heard was born. A festival of New Work across Music, Theatre, Comedy, Dance and Spoken Word genres. We asked the ARTIST to bring their most original, thought provoking, funny and heart wrenching ideas to our stages to inspire our AUDIENCES and to encourage them to give HONEST feedback on the work in development that they see.

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.

ADIFF curates and presents the best in emerging International and Irish film and moving image culture for a wide audience through its flagship annual festival, along with a range of year-round events. ADIFF aims to offer memorable experiences through audience interaction and engagement with filmmakers, actors and industry professionals, along with informed debate about the future of film as an art form.