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Jay Gatsby is throwing another glittering party at the Gate this winter, and you are invited… Following a critically acclaimed, award-winning and sell-out run in 2017, this stunning immersive experience returns for a limited season. Building on the Gate tradition of ‘page to stage’, this production gives the legendary 1920’s jazz age story a whole new spin offering a portal into Fitzgerald’s novel. The theatre will be opened up once more and transformed into the Gatsby Mansion with all its decadent opulence and atmosphere. The seats will be removed from the auditorium and audiences will have access to the stage and backstage areas, the Green Room, hospitality room and the Studio space, allowing them to experience one of Gatsby’s unique and legendary parties, with a bar in full swing. For those who missed it last time, and for those who can’t wait to do it all again, 1920s style costumes are encouraged and dancing shoes are mandatory!

With all the wit, magic and fun that our audiences have come to expect from our hilarious panto, Robin Hood is the must-see panto of Christmas 2018. Starring some audience favourites and introducing stunning new talent, The Helix Panto always delivers the best family night out. The Helix Panto will run from Friday November 23rd until Sunday January 20th. The Helix and TheatreworX are once again delighted to announce that Temple Street Children’s University Hospital are our Charity Partner for this years run! Last year we managed to raise €12,000 for this wonderful cause and we hope to do it all over again. 100% of the proceeds from this show will go directly to Temple Street Childrens University Hospital. The Helix Panto was the first ever Pantomime to introduce a sensory performance. This has since become an incredibly important part of our Panto run: Adapted performances will take place on Tuesday 18th of December at 7pm which include no sudden noises or bangs, softer and brighter lighting, and music at a suitable level. There will be no flashing merchandise available in the venue during these times. Please see link for specific times and dates

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to the Gaiety Panto!  The Gaiety Theatre has hosted the annual Christmas Panto each year since 1873.  Today, families come from far and wide to experience  the Gaiety Christmas Panto and for many it has become as much a family Christmas tradition as Santa himself! This year’s fabulous Gaiety Theatre pantomime is The Snow Queen

Dreaming of a happier life, the beautiful Belle finds herself transported to a spell-bound castle held captive by a hideous beast. Can she see beyond the monster and fall in love with her captor before the last petal falls from the enchanted rose? Or will the Beast’s selfishness cost him the world he once knew and the hand of the girl that has melted his heart? You’ll love our traditional Christmas adventure, brought to you by a fabulous cast of larger than life characters in the intimate surrounding of the Belfast Waterfront Studio.

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.

Cara Dillon – Upon A Winter’s Night Sat 1 Dec, 8pm Cara Dillon, possessing of one of the most celebrated folk voices to have come out of Ireland, will be touring her Christmas show “Upon A Winter’s Night” for a third year running this December Young European Strings Sun 2 Dec, 2pm A Christmas concert for the whole family with the best young musicians of Dublin with surprise guests. Wajib Mon 3 Dec, 5pm & 8pm A Palestinian father and his estranged son must travel to Israel to hand-deliver his daughter’s wedding invitations to each guest. ABBA Forever Tue 4 Dec, 8pm ABBA Forever returns to Pavilion Theatre for another Christmas night out! Featuring all Benny, Björn, Agnetha and Anni-Frid’s iconic hits including Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Fernando and many more. Admission: One Shilling Wed 5 Dec, 8pm Award-winning actress Dame Patricia Routledge and international concert pianist Piers Lane tell the extraordinary story of Myra Hess and her famous wartime National Gallery concerts. The Nutcracker (Encore Screening) Thu 6 Dec, 3pm & 7.30pm Tchaikovsky’s beloved music is matched the the magical adventure of Clara and her Nutcracker doll to the Land of Sweet. A Christmas treat for the whole family […]

Written by Charles Dickens in 1866, this classic ghost story tells of a lone Signalman haunted by visions of a terrifying spectre. Brought to life for a new audience in 1976 when filmed for the BBC as part of their Ghost Stories for Christmas series, this new adaptation by Jane McCarthy expands on the relationship between The Gentleman and The Signalman, exploring the classic tale through a modern lens, focusing on class, paranoia and mental health, while retaining the original’s pervading sense of dread.

Following the successful run of the Irish Times Theatre Award winning play Disco Pigs & Sucking Dublin by Enda Walsh in December 2017, Reality:Check Productions return once again to Smock Alley Theatre’s Boys’ School for the Irish premiere of this incredible story. Stumbling down the street at 11:30am drunk, Effie is the kind of girl you’d avoid eye contact with, silently passing judgement. We think we know her, but we don’t know the half of it. Effie’s life spirals through a mess of drink, drugs and drama every night, and a hangover worse than death the next day — till one night gives her the chance to be something more. Inspired by the enduring Greek myth, Iphigenia in Splott drives home the high price people pay for society’s shortcomings. Effie will break your heart.

Everyone’s favourite Panto is back with Snow White & The Adventures of Sammy Sausages and Buffy. “The charm of this panto is lost on nobody. […] Alan Hughes as Sammy Sausages draws the kids into this colouring-book world  and Rob Murphy as Buffy is a force of nature” Irish Times

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed Broadway production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical “LES MISÉRABLES” comes to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre as part of a new UK & Ireland tour. This brilliant new staging has scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, and has been seen in North America, South America, Korea, Japan, Canada, Australia, Spain, France, Manila, Singapore, Dubai and Broadway. Based on Victor Hugo’s classic novel and starring Killian Donnelly in the role of  Jean Valjean, Boublil and Schönberg’s magnificent score of “LES MISÉRABLES” includes the songs, “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own”, “Stars”, “Bring Him Home”, “Do You Hear the People Sing?”, “One Day More”, “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables”, “Master Of The House” and many more.  Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 45 countries and in 22 languages, “LES MISÉRABLES” is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals. Cameron Mackintosh’s production of “LES MISÉRABLES” is written by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and is based on the novel by Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and original French text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, additional material by James Fenton and original adaptation by Trevor Nunn and John […]

A tale as old as time, featuring a host of well-loved characters and lovable crockery! Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle and the dreaded Beast in his lonely castle. Belle is beautiful, the Beast is – ahem – beastly and Gaston is still totally in love, with himself! A story of friendship and love, mixing magic and adventure with spectacular song and dance routines and special effects to entertain all the family! Written and directed by Geoff O’Keeffe Running from Friday 7th December up to Sunday 7th January School performances weekday mornings. (for school and group bookings please contact helen@milltheatre.ie or call us on 012969340) Weekends and over the holidays at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm

Sorcha Furlong (Orla, Fair City) as the Evil Baroness. Enya Martin (Giz a Laugh, YouTube sensation) as the InstaFairy Morgan Crowley (West End Star) as Dame Dottie. Ciara Murphy as Jill Cormac O’ Broin as Jack Introducting Dean Mulraney as the Giant The Civic are excited and proud to present ‘Jack & The Beanstalk’. Dublin’s most hilarious panto, will feature an all-star cast. This magical giant of a panto is a spectacular treat for all ages. Produced & directed by Rob Murphy (Cheerios Panto/ Civic Theatre Summer Camp). Wednesday 12th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm Thursday 13th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm Friday 14th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm Saturday 15th December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Sunday 16th December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Monday 17th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm UNAVAILABLE Tuesday 18th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE 6:30pm Wednesday 19th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm Thursday 20th December 2018: 11am & 6.30pm Friday 21st December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Sat 22nd December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Sun 23rd December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Wed 26th December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Thurs 27th December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Fri 28th December 2018: 2.30pm & 6.30pm Sat 29th […]

BOLSTOFF: A Modern Actor’s Introduction to Advanced Contemporary Performance is a rare insight into the revolutionary acting theory of Nikolai Bolstoff. Join Wicker Socks as they share with you the secrets of “doing the acting” and fast-track you on the road to success in the world of theatre. This electrifying ‘workshop’ will include groundbreaking warm-up technique, audition preparation and a mandatory fire announcement. Expect to be sent on a hilarious journey that may be eerily familiar to those working in the arts and delightfully off-the-wall for everyone else. The Wicker Socks trio will guide audiences through every facet of the performing arts, deftly negotiating each semi-disaster as it comes their way.

An evening of readings of new Christmas poetry by Gavin Kostick, conversations with Mrs Butterdish and some seasonal music to bring us to a festive mood.

Let’s dance. It’s time for the kids to throw some shapes and bust out their best moves as DJ Donal Dineen hits the decks for a special musical rollercoaster ride. Expect dance tunes from every era and every corner of the globe. So if you’re ready to get into the groove, lace up your dancing shoes and grab those glowsticks. Kids just wanna have fun! Commissioned and premiered by TRACKS: an initiative of Cork Midsummer Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival and Baboró International Arts Festival for Children.

Bosco is Bosco. not a boy, not a girl, just a Bosco: a cheeky,lovely, funny, slightly-cracked, irrepressible, eternal five-yearold who lives in a box and who loves nothing more than to just be Bosco and meet all the boys and girls. After starring on Irish TV for three decades, you’ll see whyBosco remains a firm favourite for each new generation. Enjoy the story of Cinderella through this completely interactive live experience in celebration of Bosco’s 40th anniversary. Paula Lambert has been travelling the country for the last 40years, in the early years with her father Eugene Lambert andtheir many beloved characters from RTE, bringing Puppet Theatre to the children of Ireland for the first time. Eugene was founder of Ireland’s first and only Puppet theatre,Paula now tours with third generation puppeteer Johnny Lambert.

Caught serving after hours, a publican tries to talk himself out of trouble with his tale of military service in the desert. Drawing on some of Flann O’Brien’s most recognisable and admired works of fiction, together with his witheringly funny play, Thirst (and other bits of Flann) includes excerpts from The Dalkey Archive, Drink and Time in Dublin and The Trade, showcasing the incisive humour and linguistic dexterity of O’Brien’s incomparable comic genius. Thirst (and other bits of Flann) is developed by and stars four of Ireland’s leading actors, Garrett Lombard, Aaron Monaghan, Rory Nolan and Marty Rea.

It’s that time of year. Dublin City is rammed, there are fewer choccies left in your advent calendar, and you’ve already lost your granny twice in Arnotts. But, this Christmas, the Liberty Hall Theatre has got its tinsel back. Yep, there’s a panto coming to the Liberty Hall Theatre Dublin 2018. It’s ‘Cinderella’. Praise be to Santa! ​Pantomime factory Tempus Productions has splashed out. Their production pulls out all the stops, boasting a star-studded cast this year including John Lovett (Red Rock, The Tudors & Panto Dame extraordinaire) And Eric Lalor (Comedian & Fair City Bad Guy) But is this a triumphant return to the North-side of the Liffey to ​one of the best venues in town? You’ll have to wait and see. Join us this year to see if poor old Cinders will get to the ball. That’s if her two ugly stepsisters Whitney & Britney ​are not up to their usual tricks. But, with the help of her faithful friend Buttons and the Magical Fairy G, it can only be fantastic. ​ What more could a panto ask for I hear you say? Well get your tickets soon for the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes to find out! […]

Pat Egan and Spotlight Productions are delighted to announce the funniest, most magical Panto in Ireland, returns to the Olympia Theatre this Christmas! With an ALL STAR CAST along with the talented dancers and performers from Spotlight, be prepared to be entertained & dazzled this Christmas! Running from Friday 21st December until Sunday 6th January, matinee & evening shows most days (full list of performances & times below) Please note, there is no show on 24th & 25th December. Preview show on Friday 21st December, at a reduced price. Individual tickets priced from €26 and family tickets priced from €84 including booking fee & €1 restoration levy are on sale Friday 20th April at 9am via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330. Friday 21st December 2018 – Preview Show – Doors 2:00pm / Show 3:00pm Friday 21st December 2018 – Opening Show – Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm Saturday 22nd December 2018 – Doors 1:00pm / Show 2:00pm Saturday 22nd December 2018 – Doors 5:30pm / Show 6:30pm Sunday 23rd December 2018 – Doors 1:00pm / Show 2:00pm Sunday 23rd […]

This December, Rocket Octopus will be exploding all over your Christmas like Lidl fairy lights. The fire is roaring. The stocking is stuffed. The mince is pied. The crackers are shit. The turkeys escaped. Anyway. We’re going to rock your manger, or at least gently and politely rock around your Christmas tree. We’ve felt your presents so we know what you’re gonna get- funny laughs! Or at least an hour long sketch comedy show.

Little Red Riding Hood by the Lambert Puppet Theatre Bewley’s Café Theatre, located in the former Oriental Room of the Grafton St Café, is Dublin’s foremost stage for lunchtime drama. See the link for various times

What would you do if you found a talking white rabbit in your garden? You would be curious of course. So if it was with Alice when she followed the white rabbit into the rabbit hole, followed by her mother Dame Stuffy. On their journey they meet the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, the Chesire Cat, Dee and Dum and have a mad hatters tea party. Join us for the annual Christmas of music, song and laughter.

As if receiving instructions from a strange and distant star, Tommy Tiernan takes to the stage refusing to take anything seriously. The political and the personal are all up for grabs as the only goal of the evening is laughter. Let our struggles be mocked and our cares abandoned. Allow yourself be guided by a language loving and theatrical performer with a half thought out plan, no professional qualifications and a mouth with a mind of its own. Can you trust him? To be silly, yes. To behave, no. Like a bus conductor standing in front of an orchestra with a spoon in one hand and air horn in the other what could possibly go wrong?

An illustrated, poetic, theatrical presentation, written and performed by Daniel Reardon. The show is based on ‘Fond Pageant’, the author’s book of poems published in 2018 and examines the healing and redemptive powers of art The concept for the show was sparked by an unprovoked and inexplicable epileptic seizure suffered by Reardon while attending the opening night of “Ulysses” at the Abbey Theatre in October 2017. The historical and autobiographical links in the show contextualise the paintings and the poems, marking the various milestones in Reardon’s life; from early education in New York, arrival in Dublin, embarking on a career in the arts, marriage, children and career to date as a 72 year old man.

Following the sell-out successes of ‘The Hall’, ‘Selfie’ and ‘How’s Tings?’ and fresh from starring roles in the hit play ‘A Skull In Connemara’ and the film ‘The Belly of The Whale’, Ireland’s best loved comedian takes to the road with his latest quirky look at Irish life. Featuring all brand new material and sketches, this new show is a rogue’s gallery of odd ball characters, bizarre situations and even a song or two! Hey! delivers a peculiar take on modern life that only the unique imagination of Pat Shortt could conjure up. A show not to be missed. Hey! You have been warned!

After last year’s sell out inaugural show ‘Personal Space’, an anthology of the dark, weird and deeply funny. Co-Writer/performers Stephen Colfer, Hannah Mamalis and Peter McGann return with three completely new short comedy scripts Personal Space Vol II tells three more stories of the worst people in the worst situations. And then there’s a twist. Contains strong language and secual reference Running time : 80 mins“The entire endeavour is f***ing hilarious.” – Headstuff“You cannot help being blown away by the raw, instinctive talents of Mamalis, McGann, and Colfer. If their writing is often strong, performatively they are supremely funny, both collectively and individually.” – The Arts Review 

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are thrust towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. The National Theatre, creators of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, bring this epic and visually daring production of Shakespeare’s most intense tragedy on a tour of the UK and Ireland immediately following a sold-out run in London. Directed by National Theatre Artistic Director Rufus Norris (Cabaret, London Road) and designed by Rae Smith (War Horse, This House) this new production propels Shakespeare’s classic title into a post-apocalyptic world of anarchy and uncertainty.

As the world’s leading TV hypnotist, mentalist and brain hacker, Keith Barry has been blazing a trail across the globe for many years. His mind-blowing skills have been showcased in over forty international television shows, including his most recent series, You’re Back in the Room. The first hypnotism format on TV in the UK for several years, this show garnered huge audiences and proved to be a big prime-time hit for ITV. As well as his own hugely successful US TV series, Deception with Keith Barry, Keith has appeared many times on some of the most prestigious US shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Jimmy Kimmel Show and The Conan O’Brien Show. He has also brain-hacked many celebrities including Woody Harrelson, Bono, Nicole Scherzinger, Morgan Freeman and many more. One of Keith’s recent projects saw him working as chief mentalist and hypnotist consultant for the blockbuster movie, Now You See Me. Shot in New Orleans and Paris, it starred Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Michael Caine and grossed over $360M at the box office. His huge success in working extensively with Woody Harrelson, who plays a mentalist, ensured he was hired as chief magic […]

A gripping psychological drama with moments of intensity and also unexpected comedy. The First Protestant presents a tense duel between Martin Luther and the shadowy figure of the Analyst, and through it the life and struggles of Luther, the monk who defied the Catholic church with profound repercussions for Christendom. The play probes the far-reaching influence of Luther’s thinking on such leaders as Bismark and Hitler and also finds echoes in current events such as a European banking collapse and threats to global peace.

Martin McDonagh’s work is known and loved by both theatre and film audiences alike. The Cripple of Inishmaan is set on the small Aran Islands community of Inishmaan (Inis Meáin) off the Western Coast of Ireland in 1934, where the inhabitants are excited to learn of a Hollywood film crew’s arrival in neighbouring Inishmore (Inis Mór) to make a documentary about life on the islands. “Cripple” Billy Claven, eager to escape the gossip, poverty and boredom of Inishmaan, vies for a part in the film, and to everyone’s surprise, the orphan and outcast gets his chance…. or so some believe.

As the world’s leading TV hypnotist, mentalist and brain hacker, Keith Barry has been blazing a trail across the globe for many years. His mind-blowing skills have been showcased in over forty international television shows, including his most recent series, You’re Back in the Room. The first hypnotism format on TV in the UK for several years, this show garnered huge audiences and proved to be a big prime-time hit for ITV. As well as his own hugely successful US TV series, Deception with Keith Barry, Keith has appeared many times on some of the most prestigious US shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Jimmy Kimmel Show and The Conan O’Brien Show. He has also brain-hacked many celebrities including Woody Harrelson, Bono, Nicole Scherzinger, Morgan Freeman and many more. One of Keith’s recent projects saw him working as chief mentalist and hypnotist consultant for the blockbuster movie, Now You See Me. Shot in New Orleans and Paris, it starred Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Michael Caine and grossed over $360M at the box office. His huge success in working extensively with Woody Harrelson, who plays a mentalist, ensured he was hired as chief magic […]

Due to phenomenal demand Mario Rosenstock is back and set to embark on a nationwide Irish Tour with his stunning one-man stage show In Your Face. Following sell-out shows in venues across the country at the beginning of 2018, In Your Face comes to the The Olympia Theatre, Dublin in January 2019 followed by a string of shows across the country.

One of Britain’s best loved comedians, the multi award winning actor, writer, director, author and producer Peter Kay, is finally returning to his most successful hobby, stand-up. His last tour in 2010, which still officially ranks with the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest selling comedy tour of all time, played to over 1.2 million people. So why a return to stand-up now? Peter says: ‘I really miss it. I know how lucky I am to be making television series and have really loved these past few years working on Car Share but I miss doing stand-up. As terrifying as it is, when it works there’s nothing more fun and exciting. Plus, a lot has happened in the last eight years, with Trump, Twitter and my Nan getting her front bush trimmed at the age of 96. I can’t wait to get back up on stage’

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, Deputy Chief Executive Brendan Kenny). The work of the Arts Office is made possible by the support of the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mícheál MacDonncha, 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. The 2019 programme celebrates The Year of the Pig and marks the 12th year of this internationally recognised festival. With Chinese New Year’s Day falling on Friday 5th of February 2019, 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.

In an attic, in a house, with only letters for company, a woman takes a precarious step into the vibrancy of her imagination. Exploring intimacy between Him and Her, connected by words on a page and interspersed with moments of tenderness and humour. Thirteen Steps to the Attic evokes the ephemeral nature of the past and memory, exploring the known, the unknown, and the invisible desire that was unquestionably real. Versatile performer Michelle Cahill presents her first solo work; a multi layered montage of movement and text performed with a live sound-score and recorded tracks from the eclectic band Thieves of Silence. Based on a true story.

The hit music & comedy show The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down is returning to The Olympia Theatre  This will be the show’s 8th run at The Olympia, where it has been enjoyed by over 60,000 people to date! This December marks the tenth anniversary of Joe’s passing. Approximate times as follows: Evening show: doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm, with an interval around 9pm. The show ends about 10pm. Matinee show: doors open 2pm, show starts 3pm, with an interval around 4pm. The show ends about 5pm. Please note, times subject to change and to be used as a guideline only.

As the world’s leading TV hypnotist, mentalist and brain hacker, Keith Barry has been blazing a trail across the globe for many years. His mind-blowing skills have been showcased in over forty international television shows, including his most recent series, You’re Back in the Room. The first hypnotism format on TV in the UK for several years, this show garnered huge audiences and proved to be a big prime-time hit for ITV. As well as his own hugely successful US TV series, Deception with Keith Barry, Keith has appeared many times on some of the most prestigious US shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Jimmy Kimmel Show and The Conan O’Brien Show. He has also brain-hacked many celebrities including Woody Harrelson, Bono, Nicole Scherzinger, Morgan Freeman and many more. One of Keith’s recent projects saw him working as chief mentalist and hypnotist consultant for the blockbuster movie, Now You See Me. Shot in New Orleans and Paris, it starred Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo and Michael Caine and grossed over $360M at the box office. His huge success in working extensively with Woody Harrelson, who plays a mentalist, ensured he was hired as chief magic […]

Peace Proms promises to be a huge celebration of youth, music, energy and sheer talent on an epic scale. Peace Proms is an outstanding production, suitable for all the family – young and old! The critically acclaimed Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland will perform with the Belfast Children’s Peace Choir which is made up of 3,500 Primary School children from all over Northern Ireland. The choir will sing a programme filled with family favourites including Disney and Pop Medleys, and powerful peace anthems like Michael Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’. The programme is packed full of fun and has something for everyone – there’s even a Disco Medley.

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns with a fresh look for the 21st century. Retaining the iconic elements of the original production loved by millions around the world, Matthew Bourne and award-winning designers Lez Brotherston (Set & Costumes) and Paule Constable (Lighting) will create an exciting re-imagining of the classic production. Thrilling, audacious, witty and emotive, this Swan Lake is perhaps still best known for replacing the female corps-de-ballet with a menacing male ensemble, which shattered convention, turned tradition upside down and took the dance world by storm. Collecting over thirty international accolades including an Olivier Award and three Tonys on Broadway, Matthew Bourne’s powerful interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece is a passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times. All prices include a €1 facilities fee per ticket. Telephone & Internet bookings are subject to a maximum s/c of €6.85 per ticket/ Agents €3.30.

The biggest selling comedian at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Jason Byrne’s inspired, original brand of high-energy intelligent lunacy ensures that there is no other comedian like him and his sell out shows have attracted accolades including the highly coveted Perrier Newcomer Award Nomination and the Perrier Award Nomination.

Des Bishop is coming home after spending over a year in China. He has some fun stories to tell about that: from working in a restaurant in the North East for a month to trying to find a wife in a Marriage park; plus some great journeys with Leo his co-worker from the Abrakebabra days. But he also can’t wait to tell you about all the things he missed about home: democracy, milk, sarcasm and so much more. Most importantly though, Des just can’t wait to speak English without being censored. Absence makes the heart grow funnier, so come and check out this unique show.

The Gloaming have performed an unprecedented 24 sold out concerts at NCH since their inception, celebrated a #1 Album, won a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award, won a Meteor Choice Music Prize Album of the Year, and topped multiple ‘performance of the year’ polls.

The X Factor Live Tour is returning for 2019 and tickets will go on general sale at 9am on Friday (19th October) from all usual outlets. X Factor Digital Presenter, Becca Dudley, will be returning as host this year on The X Factor Live Tour. Becca has been hosting MTV UK programming since 2012 and presents multiple shows across the network, as well as covering worldwide music events with World Stage from Brazil to Belgium. In addition to her TV work, Becca DJs reggae, hip hop and dancehall across the UK and festivals, including Glastonbury. Becca is also a presenter on Apple Music’s global radio station Beats 1 and in 2016 she launched her own music platform DEADLY, which encompasses live music, radio and video content. The X Factor Live Tour 2019 starts in Nottingham on 15th February 2019 and will travel across the UK and Ireland to finish at 3Arena Dublin on 5th March and Belfast’s SSE Arena on 6th March. The X Factor Tour has thrilled over three million people since it began 14 years ago, making it one of the UK’s most successful annual arena tours. So get your tickets to The X Factor Live Tour 2019 […]

Returning for its 6th year along with an extra date, Dublin Comic Con : Anime Edition brings media guests from TV and film, Comic creators, artists, fans and professionals together for a weekend of talks, workshops, demos, interactive activities and all around great family fun with stronger focus on Anime, think of it as the best of DCC August mixed with some amazing Anime guests, panels, cosplay and more! Our flagship show is also returning the 11th and 12th of August 2018 If you are not a hugr anime fan, don’t worry we will have sci-fi, pop culture, media guests, sets etc for the non Anime fans too. Come along to meet actors from your favorite TV shows/Movies, Comic Artists and writers or partake it one of the many activities over the weekend including workshops, compete in some casual gaming or go try your hand against some tougher competition in our E-Sports area, attend panels, watch SFX artists turn attendees into monsters, see our photo ops with lifesize movie sets and costumes, raise money for charity in our Wasteland area with a variety of games and much much more!

The iconic Marple mystery from the world’s best-selling author of all time will be adapted for the stage by Rachel Wagstaff (Flowers for Mrs Harris, Birdsong) and directed by Melly Still (Coram Boy, My Brilliant Friend). Times are changing. Girls are wearing trousers and Hollywood has come to a sleepy English village in the shape of a beautiful film star. Miss Marple is left to feel that the world has no need of her now until a mysterious death calls into question the past of all those present. Everyone’s version of events is different. Can Miss Marple unravel the tangle of lies? A Wales Millennium Centre and Wiltshire Creative Production

After a six-year break from doing stand-up, Rhod Gilbert is hitting the road in 2019 with a huge new tour, The Book of John. Born in Wales, Gilbert first got into professional comedy back in 2002 after he participated in the Amused Moose Stand and Deliver course. After winning several talent competitions and in 2005, he did his first solo show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival called 1984. Gilbert has since completed numerous of tours around the UK as well as appeared multiple times at Edinburgh Fringe. Along with touring, the comedian has carved himself a career in television and radio. He’s been on a variety of different TV shows such as Mock of the Week, Have I Got News For You?, 8 Out of 10 Cats, QI and Would I Lie to You? Gilbert has hosted BBC’s Live at the Apollo many times and was the former host of Never Mind the Buzzcocks. Currently, he hosts BBC2’s The Apprentice: You’re Fired!

Join Alex (X-Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry), Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular. This smash hit musical features all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. This brand new musical from Dreamworks (Shrek The Musical) will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”!

Following multiple sell out Irish Tours the ultimate girls night out, “Menopause the Musical” is embarking on another Irish nationwide tour spring 2019 with an all- star cast. Fully armed this fabulous comedy hosts a cast of hormonal women, memory loss one-liners and innuendo-laden versions of pop classics. Starring Katherine Lynch (RTÉ’s “Wagons Den”), Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders favourite Heather Trott), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans) and Casualty’s Rebecca Wheatley the hysterical Menopause The Musical has entertained and inspired women across the world since 2001. Menopausal or just in need of a laugh out loud kind of night, this show is a must see for all women. This hilarious celebration of women and ‘The Change’, is an all-singing, all-dancing comedy bringing together four women at a department store sale, who on first appearance have nothing in common. However, the sale of a black lace bra soon stimulates comical female heart-to-hearts on hot flushes, night sweats, memory loss, chocolate binges, not enough sex, too much sex and plastic surgery.

This two-hour dance and music extravaganza contains a wealth of Irish talent. An exciting two-hour trip through hundreds of years of Irish dance and music featuring 22 award-winning world & Irish dance champions complete with 25 dazzling costume changes. Experience flailing fiddles, flutes, and inspiring dances along with our live vocalists, all complimented by a top live Irish tradional band of multi-instrumentalist musicians and a sensational sound and light show as seen on TV from China to California and from Siberia to Sydney. Worldwide toes are tapping – hands are clapping to the feet of RHYTHM OF THE DANCE. Enjoy the 20th Anniversary Tour – 5 million fans across 50 countries have!

One’s Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom hails from the award-winning animation studio Astley Baker Davies, creators of the global pre-school phenomenon Peppa Pig. The multi award-winning series is broadcast in over 130 territories and top rated show for pre-schoolers on Nick Jr and on Channel 5’s Milkshake. Fiery Light brings all the magic of the television show to the stage in this exciting live musical adventure which returns to Ireland in 2019. The story follows Ben and Holly on their fun-filled journey to help Gaston the Ladybird clean up his messy cave, visit The Big World with Nanny Plum and even plan a surprise for King Elf’s birthday party, complete with an unplanned jelly flood! This charming, magical visit to the Little Kingdom is filled with fun, music, colour and songs that will delight young families. Saturday 4th May 2019  – doors 12:00pm / show 1:00pm Saturday 4th May 2019 – doors 3:00pm / show 4:00pm Sunday 5th May 2019 – doors 9:00am / show 10:00am Sunday 5th May 2019– doors 12:00pm / show 1:00pm

Drop dead gorgeous, sassy and smart, Ruby Wax brings her new one-woman show to the stage. Based on her number one best seller, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled. She’s been honoured with the title of poster girl for mental illness; once crazy, now less so, she gives a tour of the mind – how to use it, not lose it. Wax, if you don’t know, is a much loved, US-born comedy-actor-writer of incredibly successful books and TV shows including script editor of Absolutely Fabulous and a mental health campaigner. She graduated from Oxford with a Masters in Mindfulness–based Cognitive Therapy (at a late stage) three years ago so she should know her stuff.

Now booking into its third year at the Criterion Theatre in London, Mischief Theatre’s smash-and-grab hit, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, is a fast and fabulous comedy caper hailed the funniest show in the West End. Summer 1958. Minneapolis City Bank has been entrusted with a priceless diamond. An escaped convict is dead set on pocketing the gem with the help of his screwball sidekick, trickster girlfriend… and the maintenance man. With mistaken identities, love triangles and hidden agendas, even the most reputable can’t be trusted. In a town where everyone’s a crook, who will end up bagging the jewel?

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ will return for a UK and Ireland tour in 2019! This utterly enchanting and timeless production from London’s award-winning Regent’s Park Theatre captures the warmth, poignancy and magic of this best-loved classic. In the Deep South, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel sees racial injustice divide a small-town community. With integrity and compassion, lawyer Atticus Finch seeks the truth. His courageous daughter, Scout, brings hope to a neighbourhood in turmoil. This production of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ opened Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s 2013 season and toured in 2015 to critical acclaim and sell-out performances, including a month-long residency at The Barbican. Proving its success across every art form, the 1960 novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, followed by the film adaptation in 1962 which won three Oscars out of the eight it was nominated for. The best-selling novel by Harper Lee has been adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel and is directed by Timothy Sheader. The UK and Ireland tour of ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ is produced by Jonathan Church Productions, Curve and Regent’s Park Theatre.

The star of Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Crackerjack, Stewart Francis is embarking on a brand new show, in this, his last tour ever! See him in autumn 2018 before he heads off… Into the Punset. An internationally acclaimed stand-up comedian, accomplished actor and writer, Francis is one multi-talented performer. As a stand-up, he’s performed worldwide including North America, Great Britain, Europe, Asia, South Africa, and the Middle East. His comedy festivals include Montreal’s Just for Laughs, Aspen Comedy Arts Festival, Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe and many more. Also an accomplished actor, Stewart starred in Canada’s Gemini Award-winning An American in Canada, UPN’S Kevin Hill in the US and BBC’s hit sitcom Not Going Out as well as The Omid Djalili Show. In addition to acting and stand-up, Stewart has also written for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats (UK).

‘No Parlez’ was Paul’s debut album. It reached number 1 in the UK charts in 1983 for 5 weeks and fast became triple Platinum. The album produced Paul’s first UK number 1 single – The Marvin Gaye cover of ‘Wherever I Lay My Hat’ and hits ‘Come Back & Stay’ & ‘Love of The Common People’. The album also features a cover of Joy Division’s ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’. Originally in early 80’s band Q-Tips, Paul Young went solo in the 80’s and his career took off with ‘No Parlez’ and further top 10 hits such as ‘Everytime You Go Away’ & ‘Everything Must Change’. He is also a Brit Award winner for Best Male vocalist, sings the opening lines on the original Band Aid Single ‘Feed The World’ and performed at Live Aid in 1984. Paul is a keen chef, biker and fan of all things Mexicana! A family man, always happy to be touring his classic hits as a solo artist or with

Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she’s been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated. Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – and starring Samantha Womack, this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment. Samantha Womack has starred extensively in television, film and theatre. She is best known for playing Ronnie Mitchell in BBC1’s EastEnders. Other television credits include leading roles in Mount Pleasant and the hugely popular Game On, and recent film credits include the box office hits Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Kingsman: The Secret Service alongside Colin Firth.

The second season explores the aftermath of both Avery’s and Dassey’s convictions, focusing on Avery’s and Dassey’s families, the investigation and findings of Avery’s new attorney Kathleen Zellner, which corroborates the thesis of Avery’s innocence and him being framed for the murder of Halbach, and Dassey’s legal team’s efforts in arguing in court that his confession was coerced by prosecutors and his constitutional rights were violated.

The second season explores the aftermath of both Avery’s and Dassey’s convictions, focusing on Avery’s and Dassey’s families, the investigation and findings of Avery’s new attorney Kathleen Zellner, which corroborates the thesis of Avery’s innocence and him being framed for the murder of Halbach, and Dassey’s legal team’s efforts in arguing in court that his confession was coerced by prosecutors and his constitutional rights were violated.

This new production of Doctor Dolittle, with book, music and lyrics by double Academy Award-winner Leslie Bricusse, will be part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the original film starring Rex Harrison and will feature the same songs, including the Academy Award-winning Talk To The Animals. Featuring stunning visual puppetry, this new production, with the book reworked by Leslie Bricusse, will be directed by Christopher Renshaw. Eccentric Doctor Dolittle embarks on an extraordinary adventure to find the Giant Pink Sea Snail that holds the secret of life and makes the world a happier place. Helped by his human companions and an exotic menagerie of animal friends, including the Pushmi-Pullyu and trusty sidekick Polynesia the parrot, the larger-than-life Doctor Dolittle teaches us not only to talk to the animals but to listen to them as well! Leslie Bricusse has written the book, music and/or lyrics for more than 40 musical films and plays. Stage musicals include Stop the World – I Want to Get Off, Pickwick, Harvey, Goodbye, Mr Chips, Scrooge and Victor/Victoria, while films (songs and/or screenplays) include Scrooge, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Goodbye, Mr Chips, Superman, Victor/Victoria, Home Alone 1 & 2, Hook, Goldfinger, You Only Live […]

For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. The worldwide phenomenon which is Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television by Moya Doherty. This electrifying and innovative seven minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show by Producer Moya Doherty, Composer Bill Whelan and Director John McColgan. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin and has continued to set new records in packed theatres and arenas throughout the world.