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Due to the recent change in government guidelines on capacities, we are now operating at a maximum of 50% capacity for all shows and events in our theatre spaces.

Read our full COVID policy here.

THEATRE / MUSIC  | 20 Nov – 22 Dec

All The Angels: Handel And The First Messiah

Rough Magic & Smock Alley Theatre

Main Space

Partly set in the original Smock Alley Theatre, this joyous play tells the story of the world’s most popular choral work, from its fraught birth to its glorious outcome. A tale about the complicated, comedic business of putting on a show and the transformative power of music.

 


DISCUSSION | 10 Dec

Actors’ Friday Forums

Main Space

The difficulties of life as a working actor are examined and explored in a series of discussions held by Fight2Flight Theatre Company. These forums were created to allow actors discuss the problems they face throughout their careers, with the hope that any issues can be recognised and resolved.

Free admission, booking required | Email [email protected] to book


THEATRE  | 6 – 11 Dec

Tender Napalm by Philip Ridley

RABBLE Collective

Boys’ School

An explosive, two-hander play from the genius mind of Philip Ridley, is a deeply sensual, yet frightening, examination on how love can make us feel stranded.

 


THEATRE  | 6 – 8 Jan

Falling Through The Universe

Declan Gorman

Boys’ School

A staging of
JAMES JOYCE’s “THE DEAD”
framed in a personal memoir

 


THEATRE  | 24 Jan – 5 Feb

I Poured The Tea

Fair Dinkum Theatre!

Boys’ School

A fast-moving comedy of the blame game and the financial crisis.

 


FIRST FORTNIGHT FESTIVAL | THEATRE  | 4 – 14 Jan

The Chronicles of Oggle

Fight2Flight Theatre

Main Space

Meet Pakie. An orphan, a storyteller, an adventurer and a survivor. He may not be the sharpest sandwich in the toolbox but Pakie knows a thing or two.
Pakie’s a laugh a minute…but he’s got secrets. Secrets the God-fearing people of Oggle may not be ready to hear.

 


FIRST FORTNIGHT FESTIVAL | BOOKLET LAUNCH  | 13 Jan

Unseen Homelessness Booklet Launch

 

Banquet Hall

This booklet and video, produced by Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre, aim to raise awareness on the impacts of Traveller homelessness on Traveller health – both physical and mental.

 


DANCE | FIRST FORTNIGHT FESTIVAL | 13 – 15 Jan

Cloud Study

Irish Modern Dance Theatre

Boys’ School

Cloud Study uses the idea of clouds as a traveling, dreamy mass which floats above everything. Witnessing, dissolving, and carrying storms.
Two compelling dancers: Mufutau Yusuf, an Irish man born in Nigeria and Salma Ataya, a Palestimian dancer, are running to somewhere or from something, speaking English, Arabic and Yourba, communicating with their bodies, hand signs and dance.


SPOKEN WORD/MUSIC | FIRST FORTNIGHT FESTIVAL | 15 Jan

Chime

First Fortnight in partnership with the HSE Mental Recovery and Engagement Office

Main Space

This special event gathers people together under the roof of Smock Alley Theatre to celebrate those six principles with an evening of music and spoken word.
Award winning writer for screen and stage, author, director and actor, Stephanie Preissner will be the master of ceremonies.


DISCUSSION | FIRST FORTNIGHT FESTIVAL | 16 Jan

Love and Courage Podcast Live

Main Space

Join author, campaigner and podcast host Ruairí McKiernan, Senator Lynn Ruane and special guests for what is guaranteed to be a lively and inspiring conversation exploring the links between mental health, community and inequality.


THEATRE  | 21 + 22 Jan 2022

Fight Night

Rise Productions

Main Space

Winner of Best Actor and Bewley’s Little Gem awards at Dublin Fringe, and nominated Best New Play at the Irish Times Theatre Awards, Aonghus Óg McAnally returns with his smash hit solo show ‘Fight Night’ by Gavin Kostick for a 10th Anniversary nationwide tour.

 


MUSIC  | 30 Jan 2022

Schubert : WINTERREISE

Irish Songmakers

Main Space

Acclaimed British tenor Ben Johnson and Irish pianist Niall Kinsella perform Franz Schubert’s great song-cycle, Winterreise.