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To celebrate our 10th year in Dundrum Town Centre, the ice rink moves to a great new location in Building 5, Dundrum South. Less than 5 minutes walk from our old home in the Pembroke District, this year’s rink is our biggest and brightest yet. From inside the centre just take the Balally Luas exit between Starbucks and Boots on Level 2 or, from outside the centre take the steps down from the Tesco Car Park beside Intersport Elverys or walk up Sandyford Road from the Mill Pond and turn right just before Asfield College. Monday-Friday : 15:00 – 21:00  (Last Session 20:00 HRS) Saturday & Sunday : 10:00am – 19:00 (Last Session 18:00 HRS) Off-Peak = First three sessions daily* (excluding Dec 22nd to Jan 6th) Adult – €14 Child (Under-12) – €13 Family of three – €36 Family of four – €44 Peak Adult – €16 Child (Under-12) – €16 Family of three – €44 Family of four – €55

Wild Lights, the spectacular night-time experience at Dublin Zoo, is back and it’s like nothing you’ve seen before! Showcasing a brand new theme – Stories, Myths and Legends. With magical scenes from well-known stories like the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan and the Jungle Book…to best-loved nursery rhymes and characters from Irish Mythology – all brought to life by dazzling, giant colourful silk lanterns! See over a thousand breath-taking, illuminated lanterns transform Dublin Zoo into an enchanted wonderland as darkness falls. Along the way enjoy the live Chinese performers before visiting the food and drink stalls for some tasty and warming treats! Tickets for Wild Lights are on sale from September 18th for annual pass holders and September 20th, at dublinzoo.ie/wildlights Note: Children and visitors under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times and teenagers may be required to show ID.

Following a hugely successful first tour, Marvel Universe LIVE! is back with a brand new show featuring more than 20 of your favourite marvel super heroes and villains for 2019. In this all-new production, produced by Feld Entertainment, Spider-Man, The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy will join forces with Doctor Strange – the master of the mystic arts – as they do battle against Loki. Fans will witness cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, and impressive 3D video projection mapping in this completely new thrilling adventure. With aerial stunts, martial arts and daring motorcycle skills, fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel universe in a show unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.

Robo Riots brings famous robots from TVs Robot Wars to battle it out live in the National Basketball Arena, Dublin. This is the first full length heavyweight combat robot tournament of its kind in Ireland! Featuring robots from the hit TV show Robot Wars where every live event session promises metal-munching, head-to-head, monster matchups that fans have always dreamt of. Each live session will feature one-of-a-kind fights containing multiple main events between legendary Robot Wars All-Stars; Undercard fights from incredible newcomers; and jaw-dropping exhibition matches. There will also be celebrity robots like R2-D2, a Dalek, a minecraft creeper and AL-1X – our very own z-list celebrity robot.  Bounty fights, robot rumbles and grudge rematches will all be on display during the 2019 event. Run by Irish Robot Wars fans for all Robot Wars fans. Book your tickets at  ticketmaster.ie More information from RoboRiots.ie

Circus 1903 features talented acts from around that world that are sure to take your breath away while transporting you to the mesmerising Golden Age of circus. Enjoy daredevil performances by acrobats, jugglers, trapeze and high wire performers, contortionists and more. Plus, Circus 1903 includes incredible puppetry from the award-winning team behind War Horse, who put remarkably created elephants back in the ring as you’ve never imagined. Perfect for all ages, don’t miss this captivating turn-of-the-century circus this Christmas.

You know it’s really Christmas when you hear mention of The Moving Crib at 42 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1 and this year is no different. This wonderful gem will be opened again this year to celebrate it’s 63rd birthday, after welcoming 23,000 visitors last year. Doors open from the 28th November and best of all, it’s still FREE! The timeless charm of the Moving Crib lives on and has become a nostalgic centrepiece of the Christmas season for many. Enjoy a medley of Biblical, historical and fun stories, competitions, an illusion wall all wrapped up in a blanket of Christmas magic. It is guaranteed festive fun for all ages, families and individuals alike, no matter the age. Children can draw and colour a Leaf, cut out the shape and bring it with them so that they can be placed in the Garden of Eden forever and everyone is encouraged to take part in our competitions to be in with a chance to win some fantastic prizes! The Crib is a monument of Dublin’s “rare auld times” but one that carries a message for today, helping to banish the winter blues and warm its visitors with excitement and real Christmas […]

This phenomenally popular show returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. A magical concert designed for all the family, Raymond Briggs’s captivating film has established itself as part of the Christmas festivities for young and old, accompanied by Howard Blake’s score played live by the Irish Philharmonic Orchestra. Suitable for young children, this is an opportunity for the whole family to share the magic of Christmas. Featuring Walking in the Air, and a selection of popular Christmas Songs, bring your jingle bells, wear your fancy dress, and make sure you book early! Shay Byrne (RTÉ Radio 1’s Risin’ Time) will tell the story of James and the flying snowman as you watch the film on the big screen. This family Christmas show will also feature seasonal favourites from the talented children of several stage schools, adding to the spirit and excitement of Christmas. Friday 6th December 2019 Show 3:30pm Friday 6th December 2019 Show 5:30pm Saturday 7th December 2019 Show 11:30am Saturday 7th December 2019 Show 1:30pm Saturday 7th December 2019 Show 3:30pm Saturday 7th December 2019 Show 5:30pm Sunday 8th December 2019 Show 11:30am Sunday 8th December 2019 Show 1:30pm Sunday 8th December 2019 Show 3:30pm Sunday 8th December 2019 […]

Never before seen in Ireland, multiple award-winning composer, songwriter and reigning Pumpkin King, Danny Elfman will be bringing Disney’s timeless classic, Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas” to life on 8th December 2019 at 3Arena Dublin as part of the movie’s 25th anniversary celebrations. Performing his role of Jack Skellington, Danny Elfman will be joined by other original cast members Catherine O’Hara as Sally, and Ken Page as the voice of Oogie Boogie with full orchestral accompaniment by the Orchestra of Ireland. Conductor John Mauceri, Founding Director of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, will be leading the full orchestra and choir performing the film’s classic score and songs live to picture. The concert will also include featured violin soloist, Sandy Cameron.  

In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience find something remarkable — a very old man with enormous wings. The wise neighbour woman tells us he’s an angel. The priest says he’s an imposter. Pilgrims flock to see him, hoping to be healed by him, hoping for a gawp. They leave with something different than what they expected. Adapted from Gabriel García Márquez’s Un señor muy viejo con unas alas enormes Collapsing Horse bring this classic piece of magical realism to the stage in search of its beautiful, strange, emotional richness. WINNER – Best Design at Dublin Fringe Festival 2019 For children 8+ and adults of all ages. Developed as part of Theatre Artist in Residency at Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare. Dates: 10 – 28 December On the Peacock Stage Free First Preview: 10 December Times: Various Tickets: €16 – €18 / Conc. €14 – €16 Child: €10 – €12 Family of 4: €44

Join Robin Hood, Maid Marion, Nurse Nellie Nu Nu & the Merry Men, as they try to defeat the wicked Sheriff of Snottingham (Simon Scowl) in this fantastic traditional Panto this Christmas time. The show features all the usual singing, dancing, fun and laughter you have come to expect from ‘The Liberty Panto’ and if you fancy being a part of the show it’s not too late. Robin Hood is recruiting his Merry Men and you could be picked for a walk on part in this year’s show! Why not meet the cast for photos afterwards and join in the fun! Starring Dublin’s wickedly funny Comedian & Fair City Bad guy ‘Eric Lalor’. School Performances will be staged on the following dates… Thursday 19th December 11.30am Friday 20th December 11.30am General Bookings www.libertypanto.com Telephone 01 5563511 If you would like to make a school booking please email bookings@libertypanto.com School show rates are €17.00 each for the 11.00 morning shows only. Teachers go free with school groups. Free Tea & Coffee for teachers.  

As everyone has discovered, The Olympia Theatre Pantomime is now THE MUST SEE Panto in Dublin! With a glittering Celebrity line-up, traditional Panto values and the funniest script in the country, this year will be as star studded and surprising as ever. Cinderella –The Story of Cinders & Her Fella – is the most entertaining, magical and funniest family Panto you are ever likely to see! Running from Friday 20th December until Sunday 5th January, matinee & evening shows most days (full list of performances & times below) Please note, there is no show on 24th & 25th December. The running time of the show is approximately 2 and a half hours including interval, the show can run over sometimes so the times below are an estimate and should be used as a guideline only. Friday Dec 20th – Doors 1:00pm / Show 2:00pm (Early Bird price available) Friday Dec 20th – Doors 5:30pm / Show 6:30pm (Early Bird price available) Saturday Dec 21st – Doors 1:00pm / Show 2:00pm Saturday Dec 21st – Doors 5:30pm / Show 6:30pm Sunday Dec 22nd – Doors 1:00pm / Show 2:00pm Sunday Dec 22nd – Doors 5:30pm / Show 6:30pm Monday Dec 23rd […]

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre are delighted to present an enchanted evening of classical delights for all the family. Presented by Marty Whelan, The Magic of Christmas with Claudia Boyle and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra will feature much-loved favourites from the concert hall, opera stage and cinema screen. Claudia will be joined by very special guests including the Oscar- and Olivier Award-nominated, BAFTA Award-winning actor Stephen Rea reading The Night Before Christmas and the Arabella Voice Choir. Celebrate the magic of Christmas in sumptuous, glamorous style with Claudia Boyle’s ‘stupendous coloratura sophistication and radiance’ (Neue Musikzeitung) as the internationally acclaimed soprano joins the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the Arabella Voices choir and conductor David Brophy for a festive celebration for all the family. Claudia will be joined by the brilliant RTÉ National Symphony orchestra and the programme will include: Tchaikovsky Russian Dance (Trepak) from The Nutcracker, Andrew Lloyd Webber Pie Jesu, Hess A Christmas Overture, Gruber Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Adeste Fidelis, Away in a Manger and Williams ‘Somewhere in My Memory’ (Theme from Home Alone). From the blazing orchestral brilliance of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide Overture and swooning romance of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana Intermezzo to emotion-laden operatic […]

NYF Dublin 31st Dec Gather together in the heart of Dublin with family and friends, as the Custom House, one of Dublin’s iconic landmarks, becomes the centre for this year’s New Year Festivities. Liffey Lights Midnight Moment Matinee. Family friendly Dec 31st 6:00pm Families and friends of all ages can celebrate the New Year together at this new and exciting FREE early countdown.. Countdown Concert. (Over 18’s) Dec 31st 8.00pm Prepare yourself for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve and ring in 2020 with Walking on Cars, Ash, Aimee and LisaMcHugh live from Custom House Quay. Liffey Lights Midnight Moment. Dec 31st 11.30pm This dazzling lighting spectacle will be performed against the backdrop of the Custom House and features a thrilling choreography of lasers and aqua beams. This performance is not to be missed… NYF Dublin 1st Jan New Year’s Day Concert Date: 1st January Place: Temple Bar Family Friendly Event Kick-start 2020 at the family–friendly New Year’s Day Concert in Temple Bar with Kila and more to be announced. New Year’s Festival Dublin continue the celebrations on January 1st with festivities including performances from a host of Ireland’s finest musicians at the New Year’s Day Concert plus pop up street […]

The Sound of Music returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in a magnificent production to enchant and enthral the young and the young at heart. Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, this wonderfully lavish staging of The Sound Of Music tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of the Third Reich at the start of WWII. The unforgettable score features some of the most memorable songs ever performed on stage, including ‘Edelweiss’, ‘My Favorite Things’, ‘Do-Re-Mi’, ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’, and of course, the title song – ‘The Sound of Music’.

Our festival started out in 2006 as a small niche traditional music festival, a first for Dublin. We wanted to create something special – a festival showcasing the cream of both Irish and international trad and folk artists while also providing a stage to promote the next generation of Irish musicianship. From modest beginnings the festival has gone from strength to strength. The past decade has has seen the festival grow in terms of size, ambition and musical breadth, with a line-up that now appeals to the purist and the merely curious alike. Although TradFest today is Ireland’s largest festival of traditional music we now also feature artists from the worlds of folk, nu-folk, and even (whisper it) rock and roll! We want to keep it special – we are still a boutique Winter festival – closing the door on the darkest season and ushering in the light and energy of Spring. TradFest also offers concert goers unique opportunities to experience live music in some of Dublin’s most historic places. From the atmospheric Kilmainham Gaol to the grandeur of City Hall, this is the difference between memorable and unforgettable.

Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever! Get ready for a road-trip full of adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more! Prepare for the brand new Peppa Pig live show packed full of songs, games and laughter, it really is the best day ever for Peppa Pig fans! Saturday 28th March 2020 – doors 9am / show 10am Saturday 28th March 2020 – doors 12pm / show 1pm Saturday 28th March 2020 – doors 3pm / show 4pm Sunday 29th March 2020 – ddoors 9am / show 10am Sunday 29th March 2020 – doors 12pm / show 1pm Sunday 29th March 2020 – doors 3pm / show 4pm

Planet Earth II Live In Concert – 1 April 2020 Hosted by Liz Bonnin. Music by Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea & Jasha Klebe. For Bleeding Fingers Music City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Conducted by Matthew Freeman Planet Earth II Live in Concert, from BBC Studios and the acclaimed BBC Natural History Unit that created TV sensations, Blue Planet II and Dynasties, has announced a UK & Ireland arena tour for Spring 2020 which will include a date at 3Arena on 1st April 2020. Experience sensational footage from the BAFTA and EMMY® award winning BBC series which guarantees to bring audiences closer to the planet’s spellbinding animals, landscapes and wildlife dramas than ever before. Following on from the recent success of the 2019 Blue Planet II Live In Concert tour, these not-to-be missed live concerts will feature breathtaking, specially-selected footage shown in 4K ultra high-definition on a gigantic LED screen, as the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Freeman, play the remarkable music by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea & Jasha Klebe for Bleeding Fingers Music.