Pavilion Theatre Spring 2023 Brochure

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Spring 2023

Calendar of Events


Thu 5 Jan

Moonage Daydream

Fri 6 Jan Keith Barry

Sat 7 Jan Cbeebies Panto: Dick Whittington & His Cat

Sat 7 Jan National Theatre Live: Prima Facie

Sun 8 Jan Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song

Mon 9 Jan The Banshees of Inisherin

Thu 12 Jan Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny

Fri 13 Jan Claudia Boyle & Finghin Collins

Sat 14 Jan Pat & Faye Shortt: Well

Sun 15 Jan An Cailín Ciúin

Sun 15 Jan Nothing Compares

Mon 16 Jan Mrs Harris Goes to Paris

Wed 18 - Arclight Drama Studio

Sun 22 Jan

Mon 23 Jan Tori & Lokita

Wed 25 & Reeling in the Showband

Thu 26 Jan Years

Fri 27 Jan Cara Dillon

Sun 29 Jan The Royal Ballet: Like Water for Chocolate

Sun 29 Jan North Circular

Mon 30 Jan No Bears


Wed 1 Feb

Joseph O’Connor

Thu 2 Feb Uncle Vanya

Fri 3 & Danti-Dan

Sat 4 Feb

Mon 6 Feb Aftersun

Tue 7 - Dún Laoghaire Musical & Sat 11 Feb Dramatic Society

Sun 12 Feb

The Special Consensus Bluegrass Band

Mon 13 Feb Emily

Thu 16 Feb Noriana Kennedy, Oisín Mac Diarmada, Mirella Murray & Donogh Hennessy

Sat 18 Feb The Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Sun 19 Feb Mary Coughlan

Mon 20 Feb Alcarràs

Wed 22 Feb Lisa O’Neill

Thu 23 & Jason Byrne

Fri 24 Feb

Sat 25 Feb Rock ‘n’ Roll Years & Dance Hall Days

Sun 26 Feb Rumer

Mon 27 Feb

IFI Schools Programme: My Brothers and I Mon 27 Feb Dublin International Film Festival: The Ordinaries


Wed 1 Mar

IFI Schools Programme: Mediterraneo - The Law of the Sea

Wed 1 Mar Royal Opera House: The Barber of Seville

Thu 2 Mar Enya Martin

Fri 3 Mar Sharon Shannon

Sat 4 Mar The Matchmaker

Mon 6 Mar

IFI Schools Programme: Chasing the Line

Mon 6 Mar Aisha

Tue 7 Mar Paul McKenna

Wed 8 Mar National Theatre Live: The Crucible

Thu 9 Mar The Ennio Morricone Experience


Fri 10 Mar

McCartney: All the Best

Sat 11 Mar Neil Delamere

Sun 12 Mar Beauty and the Beast

Sun 12 Mar Exhibition on Screen: Mary Cassatt

Mon 13 Mar The Gravedigger’s Wife

Wed 15 Mar Maxim Rysanov, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky & Dóra Kokas

Thu 16 & Eddi Reader

Fri 17 Mar

Sat 18 & Dublin Dance School

Sun 19 Mar

Mon 20 Mar Return to Dust

Wed 22 Mar IFI Schools Programme: An Cailín Ciúin

Wed 22 Mar National Theatre Live: The Seagull

Thu 23 – Fishamble’s King

Sat 25 Mar by Pat Kinevane

Sun 26 Mar Royal Opera House: Turandot

Sun 26 Mar Liz Nugent

Mon 27 Mar Living

Tue 28 - Brona Mac Nally School

Thu 30 Mar of Dance

Fri 31 Mar & Michael Harding

Sat 1 Apr April

Sun 2 Apr

Frances Black

Mon 3 Apr Saint Omer

Wed 5 Apr National Theatre Live: Othello

Thu 6 Apr Hothouse Flowers

Fri 7 Apr Emma Doran

Sat 8 Apr Shirley Valentine

Mon 10 Apr Corsage

Wed 12 Apr

The Humours of Bandon

Thu 13 - Speed-the-Plow

Sat 15 Apr by David Mamet

Sun 16 Apr The Royal Ballet: Cinderella

Mon 17 Apr Utama

Tue 18 Apr Santuario Flamenco

Wed 19 Apr Claudia Boyle, Niall O’Sullivan & Brian Connor

Thu 20 Apr Take It to the Limit

Fri 21 Apr Don Baker

Sat 22 Apr Donovan

Sun 23 Apr Exhibition on Screen: Vermeer

Wed 26 Apr

Thu 27 Apr

Catherine Young Dance: A Call to You

Royal Opera House: The Marriage of Figaro

Sat 29 & Take2 Performing Arts

Sun 30 Apr School

Summer 2023

Fri 5 May

How to Get the Menopause & Enjoy It

Sat 13 & Irish National Opera:

Sun 14 May Massenet’s Werther

Fri 19 May Mary Black

Sat 20 May The Young’uns

Sat 21 May Iarla Ó Lionáird

Sun 28 May My Leonard Cohen

Fri 2 Jun Cash Returns

Tue 6 - The Simon & Garfunkel

Thu 8 Jun Story

Sat 9 Sep The Blindboy Live Podcast Show




The Banshees of Inisherin

Mon 9 Jan, 5pm & 8pm

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available)

English | Cert: 16 | 2022 | 113mins

The latest film from In Bruges director Martin McDonagh. During the Irish Civil War, on a coastal Island, lifelong friends Pádraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), find themselves at an impasse when Colm suddenly ends their friendship. As a stunned Pádraic endeavours to repair the relationship, the whole village becomes involved in the standoff and events swiftly escalate - with shocking consequences.

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

Mon 16 Jan, 5pm & 8pm

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available) English & French | Cert: PG | 2022 | 115mins

In 1950s London, Ada Harris, a widowed cleaning lady, becomes obsessed with one client’s haute couture Dior dress - inspiring a dream to buy her own. After working to raise the funds to pursue her dream, she embarks on an adventure to Paris that will change not only her own outlook, but the very future of the House of Dior.

Tori & Lokita

Mon 23 Jan, 5pm & 8pm

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available)

French & Afrikaans | Cert: 15A | 2022 | 89mins

Teenager Lokita and a young boy named Tori have become inseparable after making the difficult journey from Africa to Belgium. The Dardenne Brothers (Two Days, One Night) return with this harrowing yet compassionate cinematic examination of the refugee experience. Tori and Lokita isn’t an easy watch, but its grounded, humane portrayal of the two central characters proves deeply affecting.

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★★★★★ “Flawless tragicomedy” The Guardian Best Actor & Best Screenplay, Venice Film Festival 2022
★★★★★ “Manville triumphs” The Observer ★★★★ “Sweet-natured… terrific” The Guardian
★★★★ “Abrasively
Irish Times
d’Or Nominee, Cannes Film Festival

No Bears (Khers Nist)

Mon 30 Jan, 5pm & 8pm

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available)

Persian & Azerbaijani | Cert: 12A | 2022 | 106mins

Director Jafar Panahi (playing a version of himself) is remotely directing a film from an Iranian village near the border with Turkey. As he grapples with pressure from his crew to sneak across the border, Panahi becomes unwittingly embroiled in a local dispute over a supposedly incriminating photograph he may have taken. No Bears is a humorous yet urgent film, completed shortly before Iranian authorities jailed Panahi for six years.


Mon 6 Feb, 5pm & 8pm

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available)

English | Cert: 15A | 2022 | 102mins

Eleven-year-old Sophie (Frankie Corio) and her father Calum (Normal People’s Paul Mescal) travel to a holiday resort in Turkey. Years later, an adult Sophie looks back on the holiday: both the fond memories and the things that have been lost forever. This extraordinary debut feature from Scottish writer/ director Charlotte Wells is an achingly tender portrait of a father-daughter relationship.



Mon 13 Feb, 5pm & 8pm

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available) English | Cert: 15A | 2022 | 130mins

Emily, the imagined life story of Emily Brontë, stars Emma Mackey (Sex Education) in the title role as a rebellious misfit who finds her voice and writes the literary classic Wuthering Heights. The film artfully explores her raw, passionate sisterhood with Charlotte and Anne, her first aching, forbidden love for Weightman, and her care for her maverick brother whom she idolises.

Mon 20 Feb, 5pm & 8pm

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available)

Catalan, Spanish & English | Cert: 15A | 2022 | 120mins

For over eighty years the Solé family has farmed in Alcarràs, a small village in Spain’s Catalonia region. But as they prepare to spend the summer picking this year’s crop of peaches, they find themselves facing eviction and an uncertain future. Carla Simón’s follow-up to her stunning debut Summer 1993 won the top prize at the 2022 Berlin Film Festival.

Monday Night Cinema
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★★★★ ½ “Clever and gripping”
The Irish Times
Lion Nominee, Venice Film Festival 2022
★★★★★ “One
Caméra d’Or
Irish Times
Nominee, Cannes Film Festival 2022
is remarkable” The Times Best Director, Stockholm Film Festival 2022
The Telegraph Golden Bear, Berlin International Film Festival

The Ordinaries

“Twisty and ingenious” Screen Daily

Mon 27 Feb, 5pm & 8pm

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available)

German | Cert: Club | 2022 | 120mins

Have you ever felt like a supporting character in your own life? Sophie Linnenbaum’s daring and original film tells of Paula, who dreams of having her own storyline by attending Main Character School and becoming a lead. A clever satire about identity and exclusion, The Ordinaries sees a woman battling these themes playfully in a filmic meta-world. In association with access>CINEMA, and with the support of the Arts Council

Mon 6 Mar, 5pm & 8pm

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available) English | Cert: 12A | 2022 | 94mins

The excellent new film from director Frank Berry (Michael Inside) is a probing look at Ireland’s direct provision system, drawing on the realworld experiences of asylum seekers. Angry and compassionate in equal measure, Aisha features two exceptional lead performances from Letitia Wright (Black Panther) and Josh O’Connor (The Crown).

The Gravedigger’s Wife

Mon 13 Mar, 5pm & 8pm

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available)

Somali | Cert: Club | 2021 | 82mins

A Somalian gravedigger must travel from Djibouti city to the hometown he was banished from, to claim his inheritance and save his ill wife’s life. In The Gravedigger’s Wife, Finnish-Somali writer-director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed observes the long, arduous lengths love can reach to. His poetic debut is charming and wistful without ever feeling maudlin; a beautiful love letter to the power of family.

Return to Dust (Yin ru chen yan)

Mon 20 Mar, 5pm & 8pm

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available)

Mandarin | Cert: Club | 2022 | 131mins

In the rural Gansu region of China, outcasts Ma and Cao are forced into an arranged marriage. Living a simple but challenging farming life, the couple gradually fall in love - but a state-ordered demolition process threatens their very way of life. The latest film from director Li Ruijun is a patient, tender story of survival and love against the odds, showing a side of Chinese society rarely seen on cinema screens.

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★★★★ “Quietly seething” The Irish Times ★★★★ “Absorbing” The Guardian Audience Award, Cork International Film
★★★★ “A gentle, humorous film” The
d’Or Nominee, Cannes Film Festival 2021
★★★★ “Gorgeous” The
Observer Golden Bear Nominee, Berlin International Film Festival
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Saint Omer



Mon 27 Mar, 5pm & 8pm

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available) English | Cert: PG | 2022 | 102mins

Mr Williams (Bill Nighy at his career best) is a dour bureaucrat working in a council in post-war London. Told he only has months left to live, he discovers a whole new perspective on life and work. Based on classic Japanese film Ikiru – beautifully adapted by Oliver Hermanus and Kazuo Ishiguro - Living is a poignant, lovingly-told story about finding meaning when faced with one’s own mortality.

Mon 3 Apr, 5pm & 8pm

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available) French | Cert: 12A | 2022 | 122mins

As part of her writing work, a novelist travels from Paris to the northern town of Saint-Omer to attend the high-profile trial of Senegalese immigrant accused of murdering her young daughter by leaving her to drown. Acclaimed documentarian Alice Diop makes her feature film debut with this razor-sharp courtroom drama, based on a real trial, that directly confronts a challenging subject with clarity and nuance.

Mon 10 Apr, 5pm & 8pm

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available)

German, French & English | Cert: 15A | 2022 | 113mins

Vienna, 1877. Empress Elisabeth of Austria turns 40. Always famed for her beauty but craving freedom, she finds herself battling between conformity and rebellion against expectations. Actor Vicky Krieps worked closely with director Marie Kreutzer on this stunning retelling of the life of the real empress, and the result is an unconventional costume drama, which presents an alternative, feminist view of this historical figure.

Mon 17 Apr, 5pm & 8pm

€9/8 (Season Ticket Available)

Quechua & Spanish | Cert: Club | 2022 | 87mins

Utama, “our home” in Quechuan dialect, is a beautifully observed film set in the Bolivian highlands, during an uncommonly long drought. Faced with the erosion of their land and way of life, an elderly couple must choose to either endure or leave for the city. Profoundly elegant, Utama distinctly captures the plight of communities deeply affected by the climate crisis.

★★★★★ “The cast is wonderful” The Irish Times ★★★★★ “Poignant” The Guardian
Golden Lion Nominee, Venice Film Festival 2022
enthralling narrative debut” Hollywood Reporter
★★★★ “Exhilaratingly fierce” The Observer Best Film, London Film Festival 2022
★★★★ “Spellbinding… poignant & transporting” Time Out World Cinema Prize, Sundance Film Festival 2022


As well as our regular Monday Night Cinema, we also have a variety of special screenings…

Documentary Screening

Moonage Daydream

Thu 5 Jan, 8pm | €12/10

CBeebies Panto 2022 (Encore Screening) Dick Whittington and His Cat

Sat 7 Jan, 2pm & 4.30pm Child €6, Adult €8.50, Family €25

National Theatre Live (Encore Screening) Prima Facie Sat 7 Jan, 8pm | €15/13

Documentary Screening

Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song Sun 8 Jan, 4pm & 8pm | €12/10

An Cailín Ciúin

Sun 15 Jan, 4pm | €9/8

Documentary Screening Nothing Compares

Sun 15 Jan, 8pm | €12/10

The Royal Ballet (Encore Screening) Like Water for Chocolate

Sun 29 Jan, 2.30pm | €15/13

Documentary Screening North Circular

Sun 29 Jan, 8pm | €12/10

Encore Cinema Screening

Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya by Conor McPherson

Thu 2 Feb, 8pm | €15/13

Royal Opera House (Encore Screening) Rossini’s Barber of Seville Wed 1 Mar, 7.30pm | €15/13

National Theatre Live (Encore Screening) The Crucible Wed 8 Mar, 7.30pm | €15/13

Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Sun 12 Mar, 2.30pm Child €6, Adult €8.50, Family €25

Exhibition on Screen Mary Cassatt: Painting the Modern Woman Sun 12 Mar, 8pm | €12/10

National Theatre Live (Encore Screening) The Seagull Wed 22 Mar, 8pm | €15/13

Royal Opera House (Encore Screening) Puccini’s Turandot Sun 26 Mar, 2pm | €15/13

National Theatre Live (Encore Screening) Othello Wed 5 Apr, 7.30pm | €15/13

The Royal Ballet (Encore Screening) Prokofiev’s Cinderella Sun 16 Apr, 2pm | €15/13

Exhibition on Screen Vermeer: The Blockbuster Exhibition Sun 23 Apr, 8pm | €12/10

The Royal Opera (Encore Screening) Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro Thu 27 Apr, 6.45pm | €15/13


Moonage Daydream

Thu 5 Jan, 8pm | €12/10 English | Cert: 15A | 2022 | 135mins

For half a century, David Bowie was one of the most remarkable forces in popular culture. His music was beloved by millions, and as an artist he never stopped experimenting. In this unconventional and vivid documentary about Bowie’s life, filmmaker Brett Morgen mixes archive footage and kaleidoscopic effects to create a triumphant cinematic tribute to one of the great artists of the 20th and 21st Centuries.

shapeshifting eulogy The Guardian

MCD Keith Barry Mind Games TALKS

Fri 6 Jan, 8pm | €35

Keith Barry, the world’s leading TV hypnotist, mentalist and brain hacker, is back with a brand new show, Mind Games, and it’s coming to Dún Laoghaire!

Keith Barry, the internationally acclaimed Mind Magician, has been blazing a trail across the globe for many years. His mind-blowing skills have been showcased in over forty international television shows, including most recently Hypnotize Me which aired on the CW network in the US. Based on the smash ITV hit You’re Back in The Room, Hypnotize Me went down a storm with the American audience - as well as RTÉ series The Keith Barry Experience Alongside his own hugely successful US TV series, including Deception with Keith Barry, Keith Barry has appeared many times on some of the most prestigious US shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Jimmy Kimmel Show and The Conan O’Brien Show. He has also brain-hacked many celebrities including Woody Harrelson, Bono, Nicole Scherzinger, Morgan Freeman and many more.

A true master of his craft, don’t miss Keith Barry’s new show.

“Keith’s the kind of entertainer that every entertainer should study. He’s a genius!” Woody Harrelson Mentalist of the Year, Merlin Award 2009 Critics’ Choice Award for Best Magician, Best of Las Vegas Awards 2009

Documentary Screening
★★★★ “[A] glorious,

Dick Whittington and His Cat

Sat 7 Jan, 2pm & 4.30pm

Child €6, Adult €8.50, Family €25

English | Cert: G | 63mins

Recorded in front of a live audience at Eastbourne’s Congress Theatre, the show will be bursting with catchy songs, festive fun, and a host of CBeebies stars, making it a theatrical treat for the whole family. The audience will join our heroes as they travel to London for the Lord Mayor’s Christmas parade, only to discover a trio of cheeky rats are intent on ruining everyone’s fun. Can Dick and his cat save the parade with the help of all their CBeebies friends?

★★★★ “Fantastic and fun-filled… wholesome entertainment for all the family” The Hollywood News

Prima Facie

Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s awardwinning play directed by Justin Martin

An unexpected event forces a young, brilliant barrister to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge. Prima Facie takes us to the heart of where emotion and experience collide with the rules of the game.

★★★★ “A solo tour de force” The Times ★★★★ “A masterful West End debut” The Guardian

An exploration of singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen as seen through the prism of the renowned hymn. This documentary weaves together three creative strands: the songwriter and his times, the song’s dramatic journey from record label reject to chart-topping hit, and testimonies from major recording artists for whom Hallelujah has become a personal touchstone. Approved by Cohen personally in 2015, the film accesses never-beforeseen notebooks, journals, concert footage and rare interviews.

Sat 7 Jan, 8pm | €15/13
Duration: 104mins | Cert: 16 Sun 8 Jan, 4pm & 8pm | €12/10 English | Cert: 12A | 2022 | 118mins
CBeebies Panto 2022 (Encore Screening)
Documentary Screening Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song CINEMA & FAMILY CINEMA & THEATRE CINEMA & MUSIC
National Theatre Live (Encore Screening)
by Suzie Miller

Andy Irvine & Dónal Lunny

Two giants of the Irish music scene, Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny are uniting for an evening of great music; a mixture of traditional songs and originals. Between them they’ve been at the helm of legendary bands like Sweeney’s Men, Planxty, The Bothy Band, Mozaik, LAPD and recently Usher’s Island. The pair will present a programme of Irish music and Andy’s original songs. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see these two legendary performers on stage together.

“Superstar status in the Irish folk firmament” The Scotsman

Claudia Boyle & Finghin Collins

Soprano Claudia Boyle has secured her stellar reputation on the worldwide stage as one of the finest Irish opera singers of her generation, while pianist Finghin Collins is equally one of Ireland’s great music stars. This post-pandemic recital will celebrate human resilience, strength and compassion, and reflect on the shared experiences of longing, grief, hope and enduring love; an exquisite evening of opera, piano and song, featuring composers Mozart, Schubert, Strauss, Brahms and Verdi. “Claudia Boyle sings in the stratosphere with ease” The Huffington Post

Since first collaborating, this comic fatherdaughter duo Pat and Faye Shortt have written and performed two hilarious online shows The Wellness Hour with Paaah & Síle and Pat Shortt’s Comedy Heads. Now the pair bring their madcap characters to the stage in Well. The superbly funny show follows the unfortunate demise of dad-anddaughter country and Irish music band as they attempt to ascend the heights of their local music scene. Well showcases the comedy talents of this great pairing and their ability to bring humour to the most everyday situation.

11 Thu 12 Jan, 8pm | €28 Fri 13 Jan, 8pm | €25/23 Sat 14 Jan, 8pm | €30 Approx. Duration: 120mins (incl. interval)
The Headline Agency
Pat & Faye Shortt: Well
Love & Laughter
Short Comedy Theatre Company

An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl)

Sun 15 Jan, 4pm | €9/8

Irish & English | Cert: 12A | 2022 | 94mins

The most successful film in the history of Pavilion Theatre is back!

In 1980s rural Ireland, nine-year-old Cáit (newcomer Catherine Clinch) is sent by her dysfunctional family to spend the summer with an aunt (Carrie Crowley) and uncle (Andrew Bennett) she has never met before. The once-quiet Cáit blossoms in their care, but in this house where there are meant to be no secrets, she discovers one.

Irish Submission for Best International Feature Film, Oscars 2023

Documentary Screening Nothing Compares

Sun 15 Jan, 8pm | €12/10

English | Cert: 15A | 2022 | 100mins

The extraordinary early career of Sinéad O’Connor is covered in the fascinating documentary. The film looks at her troubled upbringing, her first steps into music, the meteoric rise she enjoyed after the release of her legendary single Nothing Compares 2 U, and the very public protests that put her in the crosshairs of a cruel tabloid media. A reminder of why O’Connor is one of Ireland’s most vital and enduring voices.

★★★★ “[Kathryn] Ferguson [is] a gifted Belfast filmmaker” The Irish Times


A smash hit for the past 12 years, this beloved show returns to Pavilion Theatre for another nostalgic journey back in time to the magical Showband era. This year, audiences can look forward to performances by Red Hurley, Linda Martin, Dave Lawlor, Keith and Lorraine McDonald, The Conquerors and Shaun O’Dowd, plus RTÉ’s Ronan Collins on hosting (and singing) duties. Guaranteed to send you home with great memories of wonderful and never-to-berepeated time in Irish popular music.

Extra date added due to overwhelming demand!

Wed 25 & Thu 26 Jan, 8pm | €33
Promotions Reeling in the
Tommy Swarbrigg

Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the very top of her genre. This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years. She has (according to Mojo Magazine) “quite possibly the world’s most beautiful female voice”. Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara will be performing material from her new album Wanderer which is a collection of beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman

Christopher Wheeldon’s new full-length ballet brings the magic realism of this famous modern Mexican novel to The Royal Ballet, inspired by Laura Esquivel’s captivating family saga where the central character’s emotions spill out through cooking to influence everyone around her in startling and dramatic ways. Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra also acts as musical consultant for Talbot’s newly commissioned score, and Wheeldon has worked closely with Esquivel to reshape her richly layered story into an entertaining and engrossing new ballet

North Circular is a documentary musical that travels the length of Dublin’s North Circular Road, from the Phoenix Park to Dublin Port, exploring the history, music and streetscapes of a street that links some of the country’s most beloved and infamous places. The film includes musical performances from artists local to the North Circular, including John Francis Flynn, Séan Ó Túama, Eoghan O’Ceannabháin, Ian Lynch & Gemma Dunleavy

Fri 27 Jan, 8pm | €28
Sun 29 Jan, 2.30pm | €15/13 Approx. Duration: 190mins (incl. interval) Sun 29 Jan, 8pm | €12/10 English | Cert: 15A | 2022 | 80mins
★★★★ “Made
Unique Gravity
Like Water for Chocolate Documentary Screening North Circular Including Live Post-Film Discussion with Director Luke McManus MUSIC CINEMA & DANCE CINEMA & MUSIC
with real artistry” The Guardian “Fascinating… [a] timeless record” The Irish Times
Cara Dillon
Royal Ballet (Encore Screening)

Livin’ Dred Theatre Company Danti-Dan

Fri 3 & Sat 4 Feb, 8pm | €25/23

Age Guidance: 14yrs+ | Duration: 120mins (incl. interval)

“Listen girl, this is the kind of place that if you lost your virginity, somebody would find it and bring it home to your mother”

In the middle of nowhere outside Cork city, during the interminable summer of 1970, a motley gang hang out on a short stretch of road. Dan is a busy 14-year-old cowboy, innocent Dolores and wily Cactus’ hormones are absolutely raging, while Ber is hoping you can’t get pregnant if you were standing up… By the end of the summer, their lives will have changed forever.

Gina Moxley’s Danti-Dan is the shamelessly funny tale of the sexual-awakening of five innocent youngsters in a small dead-end town. Bursting with hormones-in-bloom, sentimental nostalgia and brash young cynicism, it is an hilarious exploration of puberty blues, and a sharp-shock teenage comedy with tragic undertones.

Directed by award-winning actor Aaron Monaghan (The Banshees of Inisherin, The Cavalcaders), Livin’ Dred reunites the creative team behind the recent sell-out success of Tarry Flynn Described by critics as one of the greatest Irish plays of the past few decades, Danti-Dan is a theatrical gem.


Joseph O’Connor

Joseph O’Connor (Star of the Sea) reads from his extraordinary new literary thriller, My Father’s House. This new novel is based on the true story of a fearless Irish priest, Hugh O’Flaherty, who rescued countless victims of the Nazis from the clutches of his SS officer nemesis from his home in neutral Vatican City. Written in O’Connor’s wonderfully vivid prose, the novel is propelled by a driving momentum that grips the reader throughout. Join us for what is sure to be a vibrant evening of literature, questions, answers, and conversation.

Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya

Sonya (Aimee Lou Wood) and her Uncle Vanya (Toby Jones) while away their time on an isolated estate, visited only by the local doctor Astrov (Richard Armitage). However, when Sonya’s father (Roger Allam) suddenly returns with his alluring new wife (Rosalind Eleazar), they are forced to confront their despair, loneliness, and each other. Can the beauty of life help them find new hope? A new adaptation of the Anton Chekhov masterpiece by Conor McPherson, directed by Ian Rickson.

The Telegraph

The Guardian

Financial Times

Dún Laoghaire Musical & Dramatic Society are set to take to their local theatre in February with The Wedding Singer! This musical adaptation of the much-loved comedy classic sees a sought-after wedding singer and rock star wannabe jilted at the altar of his own wedding, transforming him into THE worst wedding singer... until he connects with a pretty young waitress who dreams of her own perfect wedding. There’s just one problem: she’s already engaged! Sit back and enjoy this tonic of a show with laughs aplenty and superb music; 80s garb not essential, but always encouraged.

8pm | €17/15
Tue 7 – Sat 11 Feb, 8pm | €22
Thu 2 Feb, 8pm
€15/13 Duration: 155mins | Cert: 12A
In conversation with Flor MacCarthy Encore Cinema Screening by Conor McPherson
Dún Laoghaire Musical & Dramatic Society (DMDS)
Wedding Singer

The Special Consensus Bluegrass Band

The Special Consensus Bluegrass Band from Chicago is grounded in a deep appreciation and understanding of bluegrass music whilst utilizing the innovations of today. Evolving over four decades, they have released 20 albums, received six IBMA awards and had two Grammy nominations. Alongside band founder Greg Cahill’s unique banjo playing, Greg Blake (guitar), Dan Eubanks (double bass) and Michael Prewitt (mandolin) effortlessly support each other.

“Terrific” Associated Press

Noriana Kennedy, Oisín Mac Diarmada, Mirella Murray & Donogh Hennessy

A newly curated line-up featuring musicians who have been integral to the success of many leading Irish traditional and folk groups. The Whileaways’ Noriana Kennedy will be joined by Téada’s Oisín Mac Diarmada on fiddle and Mirella Murray, accordionist with Cherish the Ladies. Donogh Hennessy, one of the founding members of Lúnasa, will further enhance the harmonic textures with his trademark rhythmic drive. With sublime songs, energetic tunes and captivating arrangements, this will be a musical cocktail to savour

Mary Coughlan is arguably one of Ireland’s greatest female jazz and blues singers, a true artist who has carved out a timeless and highly-regarded career and a legion of devoted fans worldwide. Described as “Ireland’s Billie Holiday”, Mary has overcome childhood trauma, alcoholism and drug addiction to become a musical force like no other. To hear Mary sing is to be at the core of the human heart. “Mary’s live performances have to be seen to be believed” NME “A transfixing performer” Financial Times

16 Sun 12 Feb, 8pm | €25 Thu 16 Feb, 8pm | €24/22 Sun 19 Feb, 8pm | €31
Music Network MPI Artists & TEG MJR Éire Mary Coughlan MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC

The Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Sat 18 Feb, 1pm & 4pm | €15

Age Guidance: 5yrs+ | Duration: 60mins

If you go down to the woods, today you’re in for a big surprise…

The teddy bears’ picnic! Where can we find it? What’s the address? Are we invited? Do teddies eat food? Is the tea they drink real? It’s hard to digest, this mythical meal.

Theodor is a detective who found Timbuktu and a two headed llama that lives in Peru. Now Theo’s hot on the trail of the famous teddy bears’ picnic… a tricky puzzle to pick. Come join us and together, we’ll try our best to help Theo on this cuddly quest. The Teddy Bears’ Picnic is a theatrical treat for children aged 5+ and everyone else is welcome too. (Teddy bears are especially welcome!)

“Easily the best family entertainment on stage” The Irish Times [on Theatre Lovett] Funded by The Arts Council and supported by Riverbank Arts Centre.

Sun 26 Feb, 8pm | €33.50

Since her first album landed in the UK Top 3 in 2010, achieving Platinum sales and two BRIT Awards nominations, British singer-songwriter Rumer has gone on to forge an acclaimed career as both a highly regarded composer (penning global hits like Slow and Aretha) and a peerless interpreter of the work of others (Hall & Oates’ I Can’t Go for That, Bacharach’s This Girl’s in Love with You).

Rumer spent the past several years living in the American South, in northwest Arkansas, then central Georgia, then finally Nashville, where she embraced Southern community, music culture and her own motherhood. Join her for this intimate show with special guests to be announced.

“The lady has a golden voice” Burt Bacharach “One of the purest and best vocalists of her era” Daily Mirror

Theatre Lovett Music Capital An Intimate Evening with Rumer Photo Credit: Ros Kavanagh

Following a Guardian Folk Album of the Year accolade in 2019 and an adaptation of Bob Dylan’s All the Tired Horses for the final scene of Peaky Blinders, Lisa O’Neill returns with a new album: the beautiful, resonant All of This is Chance. Long since noted as one of the most evocative singers and writers in contemporary Irish music, we are delighted to welcome Lisa back to Pavilion Theatre for another intimate show after her sold-out June 2022 performance as part of Pavilion21.

“Uncompromising, stunning, soul-shaking stuff”

The Guardian

Jason Byrne

Jason Byrne has had an upgrade. In his brand new show Unblocked, Jason 2.0 talks about his new lease of life following heart surgery.

The Six Million Dollar Byrne has cleared his arteries, his mind and his schedule to bring you an evening of pure unadulterated old fashioned fun. This is the ultimate celebration of life and never giving up brought to you by “The Outright King of Live Comedy”.

“Full on, doubled up, gasping for oxygen, hilarious” Chortle

This is your last chance to see the smash-hit tour and one of the happiest shows on the road; a wonderful nostalgic musical evening. The all-star cast will once again take you on a whirlwind journey through the musical decades of the 50s and 60s. Paying homage to the lives and music of the Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, The Four Seasons, Ruby Murray, Bobby Darin and Elvis - plus many more of your favourites!

“A well-deserved standing ovation” Theatre Spy

18 Thu 23 & Fri 24 Feb, 8pm | €25 Age Guidance: Strictly 16yrs+ Sat 25 Feb, 8pm | €26 Wed 22 Feb, 8pm | €28
Eye Entertainment
David Hull
Promotions Rock ‘n’ Roll Years & Dance Hall Days Farewell Tour Foggy Notions Lisa O’Neill Album Launch Show

Opera House (Encore Screening) Rossini’s The Barber of Seville

Sun 26 Feb, 2pm | €15/13

Approx. Duration: 225mins (incl. interval)

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

When Rosina falls in love with a mysterious young suitor who calls himself Lindoro, she must use all her cunning – and a little help from her local barber – to outwit her calculating guardian Dr Bartolo. Expect heart-melting serenades, ridiculous disguises and a fairytale ending waiting just out of reach; Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera is a riotously entertaining affair. Rafael Payare makes his Royal Opera House debut conducting an outstanding international cast that includes Andrzej Filonczyk, Aigul Akhmetshina, Lawrence Brownlee and Bryn Terfel

Arena Lynx Events Enya Martin

Ask Your Ma

Thu 2 Mar, 8pm | €29

Age Guidance: Strictly 16yrs+

Fri 3 Mar, 8pm | €31

Enya Martin’s comedy career began when she created a Facebook page, Giz a Laugh, making two-minute sketch videos which generated millions of views worldwide. She then took the plunge into the live stand-up circuit, performing on bills with Jason Byrne, Tommy Tiernan and Joel Dommett. Her brand new show is a hilarious rollercoaster of her latest life experiences as she tells us all about moving in (and nearly back out) with her fella for the first time during lockdown. Go on, Ask Your Ma!

Come and witness the unmatched live energy, rooted in traditional Irish music but fearless in its exploration beyond, that has made Sharon Shannon a musical icon for over 20 years. She has collaborated, recorded and toured with everyone from Willy Nelson, Bono, Johnny Depp, Shane Mc Gowan and John Prine to Nigel Kennedy and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see a living legend in her element, live on stage.

“Her instrumental technique is remarkable” The Guardian

Royal MPI Artists & TEG MJR Éire Sharon Shannon COMEDY MUSIC

The Matchmaker

Now in its 21st year, one of Ireland’s leading actors Norma Sheahan (Shirley Valentine) joins Jon Kenny (who was part of d’Unbelievables with Pat Shortt) to play a myriad of characters in this iconic Michael Scott-directed production of John B Keane’s earthy dramatic comedy. Meet Dicky Mick Dicky O’Connor as he makes matches for the lonely and lovelorn. Using his inimitable way with words and his one sense of “devilment” and wit, Keane delves into the longings, hungers, fears and foibles of this collection of lonely but colourful country people, taking us back to a simpler time.

Paul McKenna

Do you want to feel powerfully confident? Do you want more motivation and determination? Do you want to be able to instantly switch off fear? Do you want to feel strong in difficult situations? Do you want to feel full of optimism?

Then let Paul McKenna help you! During this dynamic 90-minute coaching event, the author of Change Your Life in Seven Days will help you train your brain to have more control over your thoughts and feelings. Using the latest psychological techniques, he will fill your subconscious mind with self-belief, a sense of ease, and certainty in life.

A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller’s captivating parable of power with Erin Doherty (The Crown) and Brendan Cowell (Yerma). Raised to be seen but not heard, a group of young women in Salem suddenly find their words have an almighty power. As a climate of fear, vendetta and accusation spreads through the community, no one is safe from trial. Lyndsey Turner (Hamlet) directs this contemporary new staging, captured live from the Olivier stage at the National Theatre.

4 Mar, 8pm | €25/23
Mar, 8pm | €45 Wed 8 Mar, 7.30pm | €15/13 Approx. Duration: 170mins (incl. interval)
Tue 7
★★★★★ The Telegraph ★★★★★ The Sunday Times
by Michael Scott
Instant Confidence National Theatre Live (Encore Screening) The Crucible by
Arthur Miller

The Ennio Morricone Experience

Live Concert with Six-Piece Ensemble

Thu 9 Mar, 8pm | €25

This live concert will highlight prolific film composer Ennio Morricone’s masterpieces, bringing the audience on a wonderful journey in celebration of the Maestro’s great contribution to music and cinema. Along with his own pieces from films like The Mission, Once Upon a Time in the West, A Fistful of Dollars and Cinema Paradiso, the glittering ensemble of piano, string trio and singers (led by Annalisa Monticelli with soprano Katy Kelly) will perform compositions which inspired his genius, and selections by contemporaries like Rota & Piovani

Arena Lynx Events

McCartney: All the Best

A Tribute to Sir Paul McCartney

Fri 10 Mar, 8pm | €31

A hit-filled, career-spanning tribute to the legendary Beatle, Wings founder and solo artist, Sir Paul McCartney. Frontman Fran King cut his teeth as Paul for over 25 years in the internationally recognised and celebrated band The Classic Beatles, and portrayed Macca in the hit theatre production Get Back: The Story of The Beatles. Joined by a tight four-piece band, there is something for everyone in this show - from energetic hits to some of the most beautiful ballads and love songs ever committed to record. Let ‘Em In!

Neil Delamere

Sat 11 Mar, 8pm | €26

Age Guidance: Strictly 16yrs+

Award-winning comedian Neil Delamere, star of BBC’s The Blame Game, Fighting Talk and the Newsquiz, is back with a brand new show, Delamerium! Expect the usual hilarious stories, wry observations and quick-witted improvisation as our comedy hero tries to makes sense of the world around him.

“No TV camera could accurately measure the lightning speed of Delamere’s wit” The Irish Times “A wryly brilliant live performer” The Sunday Times “You’ll be hard pressed to find a more gifted comic” The Scotsman

Lisa Richards Delamerium MUSIC COMEDY MUSIC

Beauty and the Beast

Sun 12 Mar, 2.30pm

Child €6, Adult €8.50, Family €25 English | Cert: G | 1991 | 84mins

First released in 1991, Disney’s 30th animated feature is based on the classic fairy tale about the kind and beautiful Belle who, through her capacity to love, releases a handsome prince from the evil spell which has made him an ugly beast. Considered by many to be the pinnacle of the “Disney Renaissance”, this double Oscar-winning film features a cast of colourful characters and some unforgettable Alan Menken songs. A tale as old as time! ★★★★★ “Deserves its place alongside the cinema greats” Empire

Exhibition on Screen

Mary Cassatt

Painting the Modern Woman

Sun 12 Mar, 8pm | €12/10 Duration: 93mins Wed 15 Mar, 8pm | €24/22

Mary Cassatt made a career painting the lives of the women around her. Her radical images showed them as intellectual, feminine and real, which was a major shift in the way women appeared in art. Presenting her astonishing prints, pastels and paintings, the world’s most eminent Cassatt curators and scholars help tell this riveting tale of great social and cultural change; a time when women were fighting for their rights and the language of art was completely re-written. Mary Cassatt and her modern women were at the heart of it all.

Led by Grammy-nominated violist Maxim Rysanov and performing together for the very first time, this superb string trio also features magnificent violinist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky and one of the rising stars of the classical music world: cellist Dóra Kokas. The programme will showcase the elegance and exuberance of Mozart’s only string trio, Beethoven’s glorious Trio in G major and a thoughtprovoking work by Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova which aims to highlight the extraordinary unity of sound created by a string trio.

“Maxim Rysanov’s playing is outstanding – I’ve never heard a viola sing quite like this” The Arts Desk

Walt Disney’s
Music Network Maxim Rysanov, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky & Dóra Kokas CINEMA MUSIC CINEMA & FAMILY


Celebrating over 40 years as a live performer, Eddi Reader has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers. What sets Eddi apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance and ability to not only move the listener, but connect her experience to that of her audience. No two performances are ever the same.

Though first brought into the limelight as front woman for Fairground Attraction, whose #1 single, Perfect and parent album, First of a Million Kisses, both topped the British charts, it was Eddi’s subsequent solo albums that signalled her ability to assimilate different musical styles and make them very much her own. Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music.

“One of my favourite singers of all time” – Jools Holland “Perfect – Eddi Reader gets every song just right” – The Sunday Times

The Seagull

Wed 22 Mar, 8pm | €15/13 Duration: 150mins | Cert: 15A

Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) makes her West End debut in this 21st-century retelling of Anton Chekhov’s tale of love and loneliness. A desperate young woman. A pining young man. A successful writer. A fading actress. With nowhere left to turn, their only option is to turn on each other. Following his critically acclaimed five-star production of Cyrano de Bergerac, Jamie Lloyd brings Anya Reiss’ adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play to stage, filmed live in London’s West End.

★★★★ “Brave, compelling and powerful” The Guardian
National Theatre Live (Encore Screening)
by Anton Chekhov, in a version by Anya Reiss Artists & TEG MJR Éire
MPI Eddi Reader
Thu 16 & Fri 17 Mar, 8pm | €34
Photo Credit: Sean Purser

Fishamble: The New Play Company


Written & Performed by Pat

Directed by Jim Culleton

Thu 23 – Sat 25 Mar, 8pm | €25/23

Approx. Duration: 85mins


King tells the story of Luther, a man from Cork named in honour of his Granny Bee Baw’s hero, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Luther only leaves his apartment for essential journeys, and to perform as an Elvis impersonator. The play explores prejudice, privilege, and resilience, as Luther struggles to live life to the full.

Fishamble and Pat Kinevane have previously collaborated on Forgotten, Silent, Underneath and Before, which have won major international awards including Olivier, Fringe First, Herald Archangel, Adelaide Fringe, and Helen Hayes awards. They have been called “brilliant” (The Irish Times), “extraordinary” (The New York Times), “stunning” (The Scotsman), “dazzling” (The Guardian), and “mesmerising” (Sydney Morning Herald).

Now, Fishamble and Pat Kinevane, under the direction of Jim Culleton (Heaven), and with music by Denis Clohessy, return with this very special fifth solo play. Fishamble is an Irish theatre company that is passionate about discovering, developing and producing new plays of national importance with a global reach, while championing the role of the playwright.

This production was developed with the support of the NASC Network Commission.

THEATRE Image Credit: Leo Byrne & Publicis

Puccini’s Turandot

Sun 26 Mar, 2pm | €15/13

Approx. Duration: 200mins (incl. two intervals) Sung in Italian with English subtitles

In the court of Princess Turandot, suitors who fail to solve her riddles are brutally killed. But when a mysterious Prince answers one correctly, suddenly he holds all the power – and a glorious secret. When life hangs in the balance, can love conquer all? Puccini’s score is rich in musical marvels, while Andrei Serban’s production draws on Chinese theatrical traditions to evoke a colourful fantasy tableau of ancient Peking. Antonio Pappano conducts Anna Pirozzi in the title role and Yonghoon Lee as Calaf.

Liz Nugent

Sun 26 Mar, 8pm | €17/15

No one gets under the skin of monstrous characters like Liz Nugent does. With each new novel her reputation soars, and her latest — Strange Sally Diamond — may just be her best yet. Sally Diamond cannot understand why what she did was so strange. She was only doing what her father told her to do, to put him out with the rubbish when he died…

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear one of Ireland’s most exciting literary talents discussing her latest work.

Evening with Michael Harding

For almost 50 years, Michael Harding has been crafting words in a bid to express himself and explore truths about the human condition. But even still, he found himself unable to say certain things. While in recovery from surgery, he travelled to a cottage on the Atlantic coast and wrote letters, with an intimacy not previously risked: letters that would never be posted, but that feature in his latest book, All the Things Left Unsaid… Join Ireland’s master-storyteller for a return to the stage that that is highly anticipated by his legion of fans across the country, telling his stories with great humour, warmth and honesty.

Fri 31 Mar & Sat 1 Apr, 8pm | €25
Royal Opera House (Encore Screening)
In association with Sandycove Publishing & Murder One Crime Writing Festival

Frances Black

Sun 2 Apr, 8pm | €31

Award-winning singer, founder of the RISE Foundation and Independent Senator in Seanad Éireann, Frances Black returns to Dún Laoghaire for a very special live concert. A pure vocal tone and an energetic stage presence has made Frances one of Ireland’s most popular musicians. Frances’ first solo album Talk to Me became an instant #1 hit when released in 1994. Since then, she has released many acclaimed records and continues to tour and perform around the world.

“A national musical treasure” GoldenPlec

National Theatre Live (Encore Screening) Othello

Wed 5 Apr, 7.30pm | €15/13

Approx. Duration: 180mins (incl. interval)

An extraordinary new production of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy, directed by Clint Dyer with a cast that includes Giles Terera (Hamilton), Rosy McEwen (The Alienist), and Paul Hilton (The Inheritance).

She’s a bright, headstrong daughter of a senator. He’s a refugee of slavery, risen to the top of a white world. Wed in secret, Desdemona and Othello crave a new life together. But as unseen forces conspire against them, they find their future is not theirs to decide…

Thu 6 Apr, 8pm | €30

Something amazing happens when Hothouse Flowers step onto the stage – something that has been shaped by nearly 40 years of singing and playing all over the world, yet no two shows have ever been the same! There is a sense of musical adventure - an impulse to reach new heights and depths in music, where the world becomes a different place for a while. Join Liam Ó Maonlaí, Fiachna Ó Bráonáin and Peter O’Toole as they perform their acclaimed acoustic show at Pavilion Theatre.

“Four decades later, they are still playing the best gig they have ever played” Irish Examiner

Artists & TEG MJR Éire
The Headline Agency Hothouse Flowers Acoustic Show MUSIC CINEMA
by William Shakespeare

Aviary Talent Emma Doran

Mad, Isn’t It?

Fri 7 Apr, 8pm | €21

Age Guidance: Strictly 16yrs+

Willy Russell’s

Shirley Valentine

Starring Norma Sheahan

Sat 8 Apr, 3pm & 8pm | €25/23

Approx Duration: 125mins (incl. interval)

In her biggest solo show to date, comedian and You’re Grounded podcast host Emma Doran reflects on what just happened. One minute she was 18, stumbling off the Waltzers in Courtown, and now she’s hurtling through her late 30s with a 19-year-old daughter and two other kids... Mad, isn’t it? A stand-up show from Emma Doran featuring some of your favourite characters from her social media.

“One of the hottest young stars in Irish comedy” Irish Independent

Directed by Stefanie Preissner

Wed 12 Apr, 8pm | €24/22

Approx Duration: 60mins (no interval)

Back by popular demand! Treat yourself to an evening (or afternoon) of laughter and triumph, as Norma Sheahan, one of Ireland’s leading dramatic actors, once again breathes new life in Willy Russell’s effervescent and iconic character Shirley Valentine.

Trapped in a dreary marriage and humdrum life, Shirley wonders when she lost her hopeful, youthful self. So when a friend asks her to go on vacation to Greece, Shirley bravely gathers what remains of her dignity and begins a humorous and uplifting voyage of rediscovery.

On the eve of the Irish Open championship, we meet Annie, a 16-year-old Dubliner, as she charts us through the various successes and disappointments of her Irish Dancing life. We share her mind-numbing commitment and burning desire to win the Irish Open title. Will she win and, if so, in what way? The Humours of Bandon is a comingof-age story full of heart, humour and wisdom for anyone who had a childhood passion that threatened to overwhelm their life.

“A delight” Broadway Baby

“Witty and poignant” The Scotsman

Fishamble: The New Play Company The Humours of Bandon
Written & Performed by Margaret McAuliffe Photo Credit: George Carter

The Royal Ballet (Encore Screening) Prokofiev’s Cinderella

Sun 16 Apr, 2pm | €15/13

Approx. Duration: 180mins (incl. interval)

Royal Ballet founder choreographer Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella celebrates its 75th anniversary this Season. After over a decade away from the Royal Opera House stage, Ashton’s timeless reworking of Charles Perrault’s famous rags-to-riches story returns, showcasing the choreographer’s deft musicality and the beauty of Prokofiev’s transcendent score. A creative team steeped in the magic of theatre, film, dance and opera brings new atmosphere to Cinderella’s ethereal world of fairy godmothers and pumpkin carriages, handsome princes and finding true love.

Santuario Flamenco

Strong and sensual, savage yet elegant: this is Flamenco dancer María “la Serrana”. In her new show, Santuario, María will honour the heart and soul of the most sacred part of the Flamenco art and the Gypsy community. María will be accompanied by two of the most revered Flamenco voices of the moment, Juan Jose Amador and Pepe de Pura, Luis Amador on guitar, Gypsy dancer Antonio Moreno “Polito”, and Joyce Richardson from Flamenco Ireland. A sizzling and authentic Flamenco evening not to be missed!

Led by one of Ireland’s most spectacular sopranos, Music Network presents another brand new ensemble showcasing the talents of a trio of much sought-after Irish artists. Claudia Boyle has secured a stellar profile on the international opera stage, ably joined by trumpet player extraordinaire Niall O’Sullivan and exceptional pianist Brian Connor. Presenting a varied and eclectic programme, the trio will share dazzling interpretations of Handel, Haydn, Mozart and Piazzolla in addition to operatic favourites by Donizetti and Verdi.

Compañía Maria “la Serrana” From the Soul of Sacred Andaluciá Music Network Claudia Boyle, Niall O’Sullivan & Brian Connor LITERARY

Verdant Productions


Thu 13 – Sat 15 Apr, 8pm | €25/23

“You wanted me to come here… here I am…”

A new revitalisation of David Mamet’s (Glengarry Glen Ross) loaded satire about the Hollywood movie industry… with a twist. For the first time, and with permission from David Mamet, the gender of all the roles will be reversed in this new Janet Moran-directed (A Holy Show) production of the classic play.

His own blend of rapid-fire seductive dialogue takes on a new context when two female studio executives and a new male PA consider whether a new film script should be “greenlit”. The script is funny, real and charming, with lots of surprises.


Take It to the Limit A

Celebration of Eagles

Johnny Brady, Simon Casey, Nigel Connell and The Sheerin Family Band come together to pay homage to one of the greatest bands ever, Eagles. This unique nine-piece ensemble of top-class musicians will be performing hits like Hotel California, Take It Easy, New Kid in Town, Desperado and many more. Each performer is an established artist in their own right, having carved a successful path for themselves in the music business. Following successive sold-out shows, the band returns to Dún Laoghaire in 2023.

Works Agency Don Baker

Just turned a young 70, and 55 years on the road, Don Baker has had an amazing career. Harmonica player, singer-songwriter and actor, he has headlined with Tom Jones and Van Morrison, acted opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in the Oscarnominated In the Name of the Father, and been declared by Bono as “the greatest harmonica player in the world”! Legendary performances by this consummate entertainer have engaged, enchanted and charmed audiences for more than half a century – don’t miss this chance to see one for yourself.

With loans from across the world, this major retrospective will bring together Vermeer’s most famous masterpieces including Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Geographer, The Milkmaid, The Little Street Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid, and Woman Holding a Balance. This new Exhibition on Screen film invites audiences to a private view of the exhibition, accompanied by the director of the Rijksmuseum and the curator of the show. The curators have also conducted research into Vermeer’s artistry, his artistic choices and motivations for his compositions, as well as the creative process behind his paintings.

30 Thu 20 Apr, 8pm | €32.50 Fri
8pm | €26 Sun 23 Apr, 8pm | €12/10 Duration: 90mins
21 Apr,
Exhibition on Screen Vermeer
Blockbuster Exhibition

The Headline Agency

Donovan presents Gaelia: The Concert Solo Acoustic with Greatest Hits

Sat 22 Apr, 8pm | €37.50

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Ivor Novello winner Donovan Leitch is widely regarded as one of the most influential songwriters and recording artists of all time. His masterwork Sunshine Superman (1966) influenced his friends The Beatles’ album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and led the way for many other artists. It is now history that Donovan became the tutor of The Beatles on their famous trip to India, where he taught John, Paul and George his “finger style” guitar and many unique chord patterns that would inspire songs like Julia, Blackbird and Something. Donovan, in his songs of innocence, has been compared to Blake; his metaphysical songs to Donne and Herbert; his Gaelic–Celtic songs to Yeats; his Yoga songs to the Vedic Hymns; his jazz-classical compositions to Ellington and Lewis; his poetic public appeal to Auden. This iconic artist brings his new tour and album (called Gaelia) to Pavilion Theatre for a special intimate acoustic showand will be playing all of his hits including Catch the Wind, Season of the Witch, Hurdy Gurdy Man, Colours, Sunshine Superman, Mellow Yellow, Universal Soldier and Atlantis.

The Royal Opera (Encore Screening)

Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro

Thu 27 Apr, 6.45pm | €15/13

Approx. Duration: 240mins (incl. interval)

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Servants Figaro and Susanna are filled with excitement on their wedding day, but there’s a hitch: their employer, the Count Almaviva, has dishonourable intentions of his own towards the bride-to-be. The story of Mozart’s comic opera will surprise and delight you at every twist and turn. Come for the music and stay for the cross-dressing hilarity, all unfolding over the course of one crazy, topsy-turvy day. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts a truly international cast in David McVicar’s timeless production.


Catherine Young Dance A Call to You

Wed 26 Apr, 8pm | €24/22

Following its successful sold-out premiere at the Dublin Dance Festival in 2022, A Call to You emerges from the urgency of the incomprehensible times we live through. It is a call to come together; to explore the fragility and friction of community. The strength of the many. Featuring a cast of outstanding international performers and live music and inspired by Ukranian folk dance traditions, this new work from Catherine Young Dance is a passionate celebration of life, togetherness and dance. It offers an antidote to the imagery of war and the endless rhetoric of politics. As words fail, the body now speaks – untamed and unapologetic. A Call to You is a companion piece to Catherine Young’s trilogy exploring human rights through the lens of the human body; Floating on a Dead Sea, State of Exception and the forthcoming Universal Declaration

“Energised by live music... Uplifting” The Irish Times “A real sense of joy & celebration” RTÉ Arena

“A wonderful balm for the soul” Dublin Dance Festival

Funded by Arts Council’s Touring Award with the support of the NASC network.

Anne Gildea’s

How to Get the Menopause and Enjoy It

Fri 5 May, 8pm | €24/22

Age Guidance: Strictly 16yrs+

Approx. Duration: 135mins (incl. interval)

Anne Gildea is waxing her moustache, slathering on the Oestrogel and boiling with excitement about bringing her fabulous hit show to Dún Laoghaire! It’s been packing in hot women – and interested fellas – all over Ireland since its sell-out launch last year. The menopause! What is it? Why does it happen? Why is it named after men? Why is so little known about this inevitable phase of ladylife? Anne answers all these questions and more in this hilarious, informative rollercoaster through all things menopause and womanly.

“This funny and taboo-busting work blasts the lid right off… utterly punk” Irish Independent

Photo credit: Pato Cassinoni COMEDY

Irish National Opera

Massenet’s Werther

Sat 13 & Sun 14 May, 7.30pm | €38/35

Sung in French with English surtitles

Approx. Duration: 150mins (incl. interval)

Werther, the young poet. Charlotte, the woman he loves. And his best friend Albert, to whom she is engaged. Massenet transforms the triangle of Goethe’s hugely influential novel of impossible love into a hauntingly gentle and lyrical opera that sensitively traces the unfolding of a hopeless passion. So hopeless that, when Charlotte’s hot and cold feelings cause her to turn away from Werther yet again, tragedy cannot be averted.

Italian tenor Paride Cataldo sings the title role, with Cork mezzo-soprano Niamh O’Sullivan, who starred in INO’s Olivier Award-winning production of Bajazet (2022), as Charlotte. Full cast includes baritone Charles Rice as Albert, soprano Sarah Shine as Sophie and baritone Wyn Pencarreg as Le Bailli, with tenor Eamonn Mulhall as Schmidt and baritone Owen Gilhooly-Miles as Johann. Philipp Pointner conducts the Irish National Opera orchestra.

Werther is directed by Sophie Motley, designed by Sarah Bacon, with lighting design by Sarah Jane Shiels and features a new orchestration by Richard Peirson.

“Irish National Opera sends us home exhilarated” The Irish Times “I haven’t yet seen a performance by Irish National Opera that failed to impress me” The Journal of Music


Mary Black 40th

Anniversary Tour

To celebrate 40 years since the release of her first solo album, Mary Black and her outstanding band will celebrate her long career by playing her favourite songs from her extensive catalogue: songs that we’ve all come to know and love over the years.

Mary has become a dominant presence in Irish music, both at home and abroad, bringing her songs and music, to growing numbers of fans, not just in Ireland where she has been a household name for decades, but all over the world.

As an award-winning solo artist, Mary has performed with many revered peers including Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Joan Baez and Van Morrison. Mary and her outstanding band will celebrate her career playing favourite songs from her extensive catalogue - songs that we’ve come to know and love over the years.

“Black has a kinship with her audience that only certain artists have, the ones whose songs define fans’ life journeys” Irish Examiner

Singular Artists

The Young’uns

The Young’uns’ live shows are renowned. With heart-on-the-sleeve storytelling, beautiful lyrics, warm harmonies and relentless repartee, Sean Cooney, Michael Hughes and David Eagle (the award-winning stand-up comedian) sing lifeaffirming folk songs for today.

Born from empathy, crafted with care, fired by hope, and shared with joy, The Young’uns’ songs have been described as “a heartfelt secular hymnary for these troubled times and a rallying call for humanity.” (The Scotsman). They have led the band to three BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (including Best Album in 2018 for Strangers) and the creation of the acclaimed international theatre show The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff which was performed to great acclaim at Pavilion Theatre.

“Hugely captivating-performing with great verve and humour - a brilliant folk act” BBC Radio 6 Music “Glorious... celebrating the uncelebrated with warmth, vigour and passion” Mojo Magazine

34 Fri 19 May, 8pm | €38
20 May, 8pm | €20
3ú Records

Iarla Ó Lionáird

Sat 21 May, 8pm | €28 | On Sale Soon – visit our website for details

Grammy nominee Iarla Ó Lionáird has carved a long and unique career in music both internationally and in Ireland. From his iconic early recording of Aisling Gheal to his groundbreaking recordings with Crash Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound and The Gloaming (alongside Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Thomas Bartlett and the late, great Dennis Cahill), he has shown a breadth of artistic ambition that sets him apart in the Irish Music fraternity. For this very special concert, Iarla will be joined onstage by Cormac McCarthy and Matthew Berrill. Cormac McCarthy is a pianist, composer, arranger and conductor from Cork. Noted for a diverse stylistic palette, and equally at home in a variety of genres, his music is said to “defy categorisation” (Lyric FM). Matthew Berrill is a sought-after musician and is a member of many ensembles in the jazz, improvised and traditional Irish worlds, including Ensemble Ériu and the Irish Memory Orchestra.

“Magnificently impressive” The New York Times “One of the most dramatic voices in contemporary music” The Guardian

Act One

My Leonard Cohen

Sun 28 May, 8pm | €32

After sold-out seasons at Sydney Opera House and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Stewart D’Arrietta and his band bring to Ireland, for the very first time, his rousing celebration of the late legendary Leonard Cohen’s best-loved music, poetry and stories of his life. World class musicians offer gutsy and imaginative arrangements of the great singer-songwriter’s most powerful works, driven by D’Arrietta’s raw vocals. This is Cohen’s music as you’ve never heard it before. ★★★★★

“A fine performer in his own right and a terrifically skilled band” Fringe Review

Performed by Stewart D’Arrietta & His Band In Bloom Agency with Cormac McCarthy & Matthew Berrill

Cash Returns

Johnny Cash & June Carter Tribute Show

Fri 2 Jun, 8pm | €26

The sensational, award-winning show Cash Returns comes to Dún Laoghaire, starring the incredibly talented JP Mac as the Man In Black, Johnny Cash, the mesmerising Karen Martin as the sassy June Carter – along with a 7-piece band. This mustsee show has wowed audiences nationwide and beyond, taking them on a nostalgic experience from the mess halls of Folsom Prison to under the stage lights of the Grand Ole Opry by recreating that special sound that is still loved today by music fans worldwide.

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Tue 6 – Thu 8 Jun, 8pm | €27/25

Approx. Duration: 135mins (incl. interval)

Direct from a weeklong run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre and a sold-out worldwide tour, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using video projection, photos, and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound, and many more. Get your tickets fast, as this is an evening not to be missed! ★★★★★ “For once, you really can believe the hype” British Theatre Guide

The Blindboy Live Podcast Show

Sat 9 Sep, 8pm | €28

Blindboy is a bestselling author of fiction, with over a decade of experience creating television shows for BBC, ITV and RTÉ. He is also a songwriter, musician and producer with his group the Rubberbandits. The Blindboy Podcast is the creative summation of all these experiences: a storytelling podcast in the Irish tradition of the seanchaí. Seamlessly intertwining history, fiction, cultural critique and politics into a relaxing form the author calls “the podcast hug”. Notable past guests include Spike Lee, Bernadette Devlin and Charlie Bird.

MUSIC Maple Tree Entertainment in association with AMA Music Agency MUSIC & THEATRE TALKS

IFI Schools Programme SCHOOLS

Treat your class to a day of learning outside the classroom – just call (01) 231 2929 or contact to book. Study Guides Available. €5 per Student.

My Brothers and I (Mes frères et moi)

Opera helps a young boy on the margins discover new horizons.

Mon 27 Feb, 10.30am

Senior Cycle French Language: French with English subtitles Age Guidance: 15yrs+ | Duration: 108mins

Mediterraneo:The Law of the Sea (Mediterráneo)

A Spanish lifeguard joins a humanitarian mission to Greece.

Wed 1 Mar, 10.30am

Senior Cycle Spanish Language: Spanish with English subtitles Age Guidance: 15yrs+ | Duration: 109mins

Chasing the Line (Klammer)

Biopic of skier Franz Klammer’s road to the 1976 Winter Olympics.

Mon 6 Mar, 10.30am

Senior Cycle German Language: German with English subtitles Age Guidance: 15yrs+ | Duration: 100mins

An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl)

A young girl discovers herself when she is fostered by relatives.

Wed 22 Mar, 10.30am

Junior & Senior Cycle Irish Language: Irish with English subtitles Cert: 12A | Duration: 94mins

Performing Arts: Groups, Colleges & Schools

Arclight Drama Studio

Alice in Wonderland

Wed 18 – Sun 22 Jan

Join Alice and her friends, Hatter, Hare, Cheshire Cat, Rabbit, Dormouse & The Tweedles as they try to save Wonderland from the wicked Queen of Hearts and the equally evil Jack of Hearts. Alice In Wonderland is a feast of fun, frivolity and foolishness for all the family. But will there be time for tea?

Dance School Legends and Divas


Sat 18 & Sun 19 Mar

Dublin Dance School presents a showcase of dance entitled Legends and Divas.

Brona Mac Nally School of Dance Show ‘23

Tue 28 – Thu 30 Mar

The Brona Mac Nally School of Dance is back with their showcase show for 2023.

Take2 Performing Arts School

Memory Lane

Sat 29 & Sun 30 Apr

Take2 students are thrilled to be back performing on stage after a three-year break. Memory Lane is a fun family show packed with toe-tappers & classic hits!

Illustration: Sini Gröhn Seating Plan

Booking Information

Box Office: (01) 231 2929, or visit our website: (free booking online)

Keep in Touch

Box Office opening hours are Mon-Sat, 2-5pm and 2 hours before all performances. Telephone bookings incur a €1 transaction charge. Online booking is free! All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pavilion Bar

Our theatre bar is open for pre-theatre drinks and snacks prior to every evening performance and select matinée performances. An interval order facility is available for certain shows, and we accept both cash and card payments. So if you fancy a cup of tea or a G&T, make sure to arrive early and relax.


Concession rates are available for select shows. Bringing a group? We may be able to offer a group discount; please get in touch on (01) 231 2929 or boxoffice@paviliontheatre

Refunds/Exchanges & Latecomers

• Tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless an event is cancelled by the venue.

• Please arrive 15 minutes before show time. Latecomers are only admitted at the discretion of the theatre. Please note visiting companies will have differing policies in this regard.

• Prices and information can be subject to change. Pavilion Theatre reserves the right to refuse admission even when tickets have been purchased.

• For full terms & conditions on all Box Office policies, visit

Gift Vouchers Available

Pavilion Theatre Gift Vouchers are the perfect present for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Christmas, Valentine’s and Special Occasions.

Gift Vouchers can be purchased over the phone on (01) 231 2929 or by dropping into our Box Office (Mon – Sat, 2-5pm) or any time on our website –


If you have any questions about accessibility in the theatre, visit our website ( or call Box Office on (01) 231 2929

Getting Here

On Foot/By Bike - We are located on the seafront in Dún Laoghaire, approximately 3 minutes’ walk from the bus stops and the DART station. There are three bike rails in close proximity to the theatre at street level. We do not have any bike rails on the upper podium.

Bus / Train - Dún Laoghaire DART station and bus terminus is located directly across the road from the theatre and accessed via bus numbers: 7, 45A, 46A, 59, 75 & 111.

Parking Options

Park Rite Car Park - situated under Pavilion Theatre, entrance on Queen’s Road. A €2.40 hourly rate applies. Contact: (01) 284 4938

Royal Marine Hotel Car Park – entrance on Marine Road. Hourly rate: €2.50. Open 24 hours. Contact: (01) 230 0030 / (01) 230 0029

On Street Parking - Free from 8pm – please check parking meters for more information.

Pavilion Theatre is not liable for any parking facilities in Dún Laoghaire.

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