For the first time in 30 years you will be able to view the incredible paintings and graphic work of Irish artist Roderic O’Conor, so don’t miss this rare opportunity at the National Gallery of Ireland. This exciting exhibition will illustrate how O’Conor’s dissatisfaction with Impressionism led to his signature Expressionist style. You will see many artworks which have previously never been on display before and also get a sense of O’Conor’s place among contemporaries like Van Gogh and Gauguin. Whether you’re a major art buff or you just fancy spending an afternoon immersed in some truly captivating landscapes, visiting Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns at the National Gallery of Ireland is guaranteed to be time well spent.
Immerse yourself in the wonderful landscapes by artist Frans Post at this exciting new National Gallery of Ireland exhibition. From 1636, Frans Post spent several years exploring Brazil and creating captivating artworks based on the exotic flowers, wild animals, and stunning views that he witnessed on his travels. At this rare exhibition, you will view Post’s extraordinary depictions of Dutch sugar plantations and an array of eye-catching creatures including alligators, monkeys and anteaters. Whether you’ve been to Brazil before or it’s always been on your travel wishlist, a visit to Beasts From Brazil at the National Gallery of Ireland is guaranteed to inspire wanderlust and fire your imagination.
A murdered King. A remarried Queen. A state on the precipice. When society starts to collapse, do we fight or flee? Hamlet is one of the most revived Shakespeare plays in the Gate’s 90 year history (1928-2018). In celebration of the theatre’s pioneering founders, Hilton Edwards and Micheál Mac Liammóir, Shakespeare’s iconic story of politics, vengeance, madness and murder is reimagined in a ground-breaking, visionary Gate Theatre production for today’s audience. Oscar-nominated Irish actress, Ruth Negga, makes her Gate stage debut in the title role of Hamlet, joined by a cast of Ireland’s finest actors. Award-winning director Yaël Farber heads an exciting creative team including Tony award-winning set and costume designer Susan Hilferty, lighting designer Paul Keogan and composer Tom Lane. Hamlet will be part of the 2018 Dublin Theatre Festival.
A group exhibition that looks anew at the Civil Rights movement in Northern Ireland fifty years on from the marches and peaceful protests that immediately preceded the Troubles. Curated by Sean O’Hagan, who writes on photography, art and culture for The Guardian and The Observer, the show places the Northern Irish civil rights struggle in the context of the many international street protests that made 1968 such a tumultuous year. From Paris to Prague, Chicago to London, mass protests reverberated across the world via the TV news. The year of discontent began in Northern Ireland when activists organised civil rights marches against discrimination in housing and jobs. Using the tactics of non-violent civil disobedience employed by Martin Luther King Jr. in the American south, the marches unleashed a wave of Unionist counter-demonstrations. The often brutal police tactics used against the marchers were caught on camera and broadcast around the world, igniting global media interest in the Northern Irish civil rights movement. Though its legacy remains contested to this day, the exhibition argues that this was the lost moment when the Troubles might have been averted. The exhibition features dramatic images by Steve Schapiro of the famous Selma to Montgomery civil […]
It is believed that this crypt was built to contain the most evil creatures of them all, the Vampirates! Bloodthirsty, evil scourge of the sea made immortal by the bite of vampires they had chanced upon adrift at sea. These barely human monsters and their comrades lie in wait below the theatre to test your courage. Run through mazes, crawl through tunnels, try to escape the horror. Fast, frenzied and starved of blood, the Vampirates will get you. There is but one question you must ask yourself: Are you brave enough? Or foolish enough? Presented by the creative team behind Dublin’s original horror attraction ‘Damnation’ in the RDS and Galway’s widely renowned ‘CarnEvil!’, Bloodlust is by far their most terrifying and largest work to date! Using high end special effects, hydraulics, pneumatics, audio-visuals along with real living monsters and the occasional human, the Bloodlust team will have you screaming all the way through. Bloodlust is a walk-through experience aimed at adults who enjoy the fear factor! Chicken doors an escape for the faint of heart.
Crippled from birth and intensely ambitious, he sets about bending the world to his own desires. No bond is too sacred, no blood too thick – nothing will stand between Richard and the crown. Shakespeare gives us one of the great villains in Richard III, in a chilling and darkly comic story of power and ambition. Druid continues its exploration of Shakespeare’s kings with the acclaimed creative team and members of the Druid Ensemble who worked on DruidShakespeare: Richard II, Henry IV (Pts. 1 & 2) and Henry V.
Strictly adults and teens only. Halloween fans. We will test you to your very core. We push people outside their comfort zone, challenge their expectations, and scare the hell out of them! If you pee in your pants, We don’t care! This is our third year in Dublin scaring audiences. The terrifying journey is going to be bigger, darker and freakier than ever before, with three different scares, gruesome scenes and props, and characters from the grotesque and blood churning to the sick and extreme. We can sometimes be controversial, but it’s always thrilling, pushing the boundaries of your sanity! While not everyone is brave enough to make it through the entire attraction, it tests your bravery to its limit. Your pulse will race and you will laugh and cry at the same time. The Nightmare Realm is not for the faint of heart and teenagers may need to be supervised by an adult. Over 250,000 victims fanshave visited The Nightmare Realm since 2009 – do you dare!? WARNING! Strictly adults and teens only. Be warned, this is not your standard (boo) haunted house. This is an audience participation event in which YOU will live your own Horror Movie. Do […]
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane has the foremost collection of modern and contemporary art in Ireland and is believed to be among the first galleries of modern art in the world. The Gallery is also significant for its association with the Nobel laureate W.B. Yeats. The Gallery’s prodigious collection which includes works by Renoir, Monet, John Lavery, Walter Osborne, Roderic O’Conor, Mary Swanzy, Norah McGuinness, Seán Scully and Francis Bacon, spans an enormously fruitful period in modern and contemporary art and these lectures will offer opportunities for exploring insightful perspectives on landscape, figuration, portraiture and abstraction. The lectures will discuss the Gallery’s magnificent stained glass artworks by Harry Clarke; the Francis Bacon studio; sculpture by artists including Edgar Degas, John Kindness and others; socially engaged and political art; Irish artists abroad; women artists in the Hugh Lane’s collection as well as an opportunity for viewing Impressionist masterpieces in the Gallery spaces. The course will be delivered by Jessica O’Donnell, Head of Education and Community Outreach at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and experienced and knowledgeable art historians from the Hugh Lane’s lecturers: Jessica Fahy, Anne Cormican and Sarah Dunne-O’Connell.
DublinTown Food and Drink Festival is brought to you by DublinTown. From the creators of Dine in Dublin, DublinTown Food and Drink Festival is adding more to the table of contents to give food and drink lovers a bigger festival menu. We are delighted to work with so many of the city centre’s restaurants, bars, cafés, bistros and hotels to make a programme of events that highlight the city’s amazing food and drink offerings. Dublin City itself has a wealth of talent behind the scenes and this festival aims to bring a bigger spotlight to their skills. 2018 marks the inaugural year of the newest festival to hit the streets of Dublin. With over 50 participants taking part this year, we can’t wait for you all to experience the city through this gastronomic programme. This year’s festival is in partnership with Pallas Foods and TheTaste.ie
This hilarious musical comedy will have you singing and laughing along with its EPIC songs, including Don’t Stop Believin’, We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Wanted Dead or Alive, Here I Go Again, Can’t Fight this Feeling and I Want To Know What Love Is, played loud and proud by an AWESOME live band. Now a global smash with hit seasons on Broadway, London’s West End and Las Vegas and a star-studded Hollywood movie version, we promise you a night of outrageous rock ‘n’ roll debauchery at the BIGGEST PARTY IN TOWN!
Fregoli Theatre Company ‘In the city you choose your friends, here you take the hand you’re dealt’ ‘The Streets are Ours’ chronicles the night time activities of a group of aimless 20-somethings still living in a small town in the midlands and their reunion with an old friend. Meeting in an empty parking lot, the gang reconnect, reminisce and attempt to heal old wounds, but as the night goes on, things left unsaid for too long begin to resurface. Galway-based company Fregoli Theatre are champions of new Irish writing, giving a voice to an Ireland that is often silent and unheard. Delivered with Fregoli’s trademark energy, passion, and humour, ‘The Streets Are Ours’ will send you buzzing into the streets. 17 & 18 Oct | 8pm | Boys’ School Age Suitability 14+ Strong Language Running time: 50 mins
The fourth Dublin Greek Film Festival will present features, documentaries and short films along with special events in top cultural venues of Dublin. The Vision The aim of the Festival is to promote Greek culture through a variety of films and events and show links between Ireland and Greece. Films The Festival will showcase the latest films by both internationally established directors and emerging filmmakers, who are currently producing many of the most dynamic, innovative and provocative films in the world. Other Events Apart from showing movies we run events introducing Greek culture – see below for our Programme. Saturday Oct 13 While You Live, Shine Music Documentary 6pm Chester Beatty Thursday Oct 18 Screening of Shorts Short Films 1pm Chester Beatty Friday Oct 19 Polyxeni Πολυξένη: Μια ιστορία από την Πόλη Drama 7pm The New Theatre Saturday Oct 20 Up To The Last Drop – The Secret Water War in Europe Documentary 5.30pm The New Theatre Saturday Oct 20 The Last Note Το τελευταίο σημείωμα Drama 7pm The New Theatre Sunday Oct 21 ‘Happy Birthday’ film + concert of Kourelou Closing Event Closing Night 2018 Doors: 4pm Film: 4.30pm Concert: 6.30pm The Sugar Club
A trip down memory lane, with performers from the 80’s and 90’s who dominated music industry of those times! During 4hr concert in fabulous Dublin’s 3 Arena you will hear all your favourite hits, in one night: Tanya Evans original voice of Mr. Vain Ottawan Londonbeat Sound of Boney M feat Sheila Bonnick Savage Corona Haddaway La Bouche 2 unlimited Jenny Berggren Ace of Base and special guest…. So dress to impress! Put on your party shoes, ﬂuﬀ out your rara skirt, polish your DMs and find that Blur t-shirt that has been lurking in the back of your wardrobe and join the biggest disco night in Ireland this year!
Prepare to experience the distinct sound of one the greatest bands to have ever graced the stage in this unforgettable concert spectacular. Immerse yourself in the brothers’ music through the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s – including hits they wrote for artists such as Celine Dion, Diana Ross and Dolly Parton. This fabulously authentic production ensures the Gibb brothers’ incredible legacy of classic hit songs is well and truly stayin’ alive. Please note: This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.