COMEDY | 3 + 4 Feb


PJ Kirby

Main Space

Warning this show contains a gay man having an identity crisis as he turns thirty.
You may experience extreme eye rolling.


Spring Awakening


Main Space

Entr’acte presents a new rendition of the Tony-winning Broadway musical, Spring Awakening. This group of young Irish creatives bring an innately physical staging of the coming-of-age story about the struggles of early adolescence. Set in 1890s Germany alongside a rock music soundtrack, Spring Awakening will be the first full scale musical produced by Entr’acte in Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre.

THEATRE | 2 – 4 Feb

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Bracklyn Productions

Boys’ School

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? is an irreverent, entertaining, sad and hilarious comic drama about a terminally ill, broad-minded, complex and risque old woman with a punky attitude to life and a fierce love of Marty Whelan.

9 – 25 Feb

Scene + Heard 2023

The Festival of New Work


108 pieces of new work across theatre, music, dance, comedy, visual arts presented over 3 weeks in Smock Alley Theatre.




Schubert: Schwanengesang

Irish Songmakers

Main Space

Acclaimed Irish baritone Owen Gilhooly-Miles and pianist Niall Kinsella collaborate to perform Schubert’s iconic final song-cycle, Schwanengesang (Swan-Song). Composed in the final months of his life and published as a cycle after his death, Schwanengesang is often seen as Schubert’s final testament to life.

MUSIC | 11 Mar


Boys’ School

Lōwli (aka Roisin Lowry) brings her captivating live show to the Boys’ School at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin on Saturday March 11th. Joined by violinist Aisling Bridgeman, and cellist Rob Campbell, Lōwli will perform pieces from her recent EP Otherworld, along with new and unreleased work.

THEATRE/COMEDY | 14 – 16 Mar

Áine Gallagher: A Beautiful Mess

Lisa Richards

Boys’ School

A fun and wholesome comedy from the “queen of the offbeat” and award winning comedian Áine Gallagher.

THEATRE/COMEDY | 18 + 19 Mar

Áine Gallagher: For the Love of Milseáin

Lisa Richards

Boys’ School

With her deadpan, offbeat and wholly unique style, there is no doubt Áine will ignite your passion for Irish, even if you’ve never even heard the language before.

THEATRE | 24 + 25 Mar

The Last Prime Minister of Ireland

Splodar Theatre Company

Main Space

Tension and comedy come together in this historical drama centred on David Lloyd George, where family dynamics provide much of the intrigue, and no one is who they seem.


An Intimate Evening with Holly Lovelady

Boys’ School

Making a special trip over from Liverpool to the place from which her ancestors originate, singer-songwriter and pianist Holly Lovelady would love to invite you on her journey of magical ballad songs and beautiful folk music.


After Love

Main Space

Performed and choreographed by Stephanie Dufresne and Lewis Wilkins, directed by Laura Sheeran, written by Dani Gill, ‘After Love’ blends dance, physical theatre, music and poetry to explore the end of a relationship. Original musical score from Anna Mullarkey and Adrian Harte.



Main Space

It’s the year 2047 and the end is truly nigh. That is, until a miracle tonic is discovered – Halcyon – which promises to restore the mind and body to the glory days of the 2020s. From award winning playwright Fionn Foley, Tonic is a blistering new comic musical for the times we live in.