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OPERA/THEATRE | 29 + 30 SEP

Tenor Seán Kennedy and Some Stories

Seán Kennedy

Main Space

I always say- you can’t just do a stuffy old recital Seán! But the music is so beautiful, it comes to life when sung, it needs to be sung! Every piece has meaning scattered in time. So I’ve placed them into a dreamscape of memories that you can feel your way through with me as I sing for you. Join me in celebrating life as the universe does it’s magic!


DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL | THEATRE  | READINGS 30 SEP | 7 OCT

The Baptiste Programme: First Look Readings

Dublin Theatre Festival 

Boys’ School

Come along to work-in-progress readings of brand new first full length plays by Dagogo Hart Dagogo, Esosa Ighodaro, Ikenna Anyabuike and Nandi Jola. An opportunity to catch early draft development scripts from exciting new contemporary voices in Irish theatre. The Baptiste Programme is a paid and mentored script development programme for Black Irish theatre makers and writers of colour. The programme is named after the 18th century Black Irish singer Rachel Baptiste, who performed to great acclaim at Smock Alley.


DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL | THEATRE  | 7 – 16 Oct

The Realistic Joneses

Gare St Lazare Ireland/ Rubicon Theatre Company/ Laguna Playhouse 

Main Space

Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbours, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and shared last name. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between their idyllic fantasies and their imperfect realities.

“Funny and moving, wonderful and weird” —-The New York Times



THEATRE | 12 – 15 Oct

Dancing In The Moonlight: A Play About Phil Lynott

Miles Mlambo 

Boys’ School

A solo show exploring the formative years of Phil Lynott.

Set in 1960’s Dublin,Phil tells his life story, from birth to the formation of Thin Lizzy. This one-man show explores Phil’s experience as a musician, from earlier bands, first girlfriends and the difficulties of being the only black kid in his school. This is the story of how a young man who grew up in Crumlin went on to become one of the greatest rock icons of the 1970’s.


LITERARY | 20 Oct

Victoria Amelina

“Nothing Bad Has Ever Happened: Stories and Poems from Ukraine”

Irish PEN/PEN na hÉireann/Arts and Human Rights Festival/Dublin UNESCO City of Literature

Main Space

Victoria Amelina will talk about the role of writers and artists who chose to remain in Ukraine after the full-scale Russian invasion on February 24th and discuss her new project, War and Justice Diary: Looking at Women Looking at War. She will also read from her own work.



THEATRE | COMEDY 25 – 29 Oct

Best Man

A Few Words 

Boys’ School

Cathal is 35, renting, eternally single, and has just spent the last three years watching all of his friends settle down, get married and have kids.

Every. Single. One.

“Funny, dark and maybe a little too real” – Alan Bennett, HeadStuff.



THEATRE | COMEDY | DANCE 2 – 4 Nov

Vanishing Grace

Anseo|Anois Theatre

Boys’ School

For Grace, the World Irish Dancing Championships have been a life-long dream; a dream that’s about to become a reality. Join Grace as she bids goodbye to her Australian homeland and sets off to Dublin, Ireland to compete amongst the best of the best. Little does she know that her biggest competition… will be herself.


MUSIC | 6 Nov

Benjamin Russell | Niall Kinsella

Irish Songmakers

Main Space

Irish Songmakers was set up in 2012 to present song recitals with a fresh perspective in Dublin. Since then, Irish Songmakers has presented acclaimed recitals at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin’s Freemasons’ Hall, Hugh Lane Gallery and National Concert Hall with some of the finest Irish and international artists.



THEATRE | 8 – 12 Nov

The Father

Out Of Time Theatre 

Boys’ School

A moving and unsettling journey through the ravages of dementia, where everything, and nothing, is as it seems.

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to November 2022 due to Covid-19


THEATRE | 6 – 17 Dec

Orson Welles’ Christmas Carol

AboutFACE Theatre

Main Space

AboutFACE’s much-loved festive “radio-play-within-a-play” for the whole family returns by popular demand this December!