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July 2016
Camp High School Musical
25 July - 13 August // 10am – 4pm

Camp High School Musical

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A three week musical theatre summer camp for boys & girls aged 6 – 18 years. TOTS CAMP also available AGES 3-5 YEARS. Get the…

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Camp High School Musical
25 July - 12 August // 10am – 1pm

Camp High School Musical – TOTS

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For children aged 3 -5 years, students will take part in classes in Theatre, dancing, music, arts and crafts from 10am – 1pm. Parents and…

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August 2016
Damien Dempsey
25 August // 8pm

Damien Dempsey Solo

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Damien Dempsey is going to be getting Up Close & Personal on his upcoming Solo Tour this Summer, Damien will be returning to some of…

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September 2016
The Matchmaker
2 - 3 September // 8pm

The Matchmaker

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This hilarious hit play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O’Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn from all parts of the…

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GOD BLESS THE CHILD
8 - 10 September // 8pm

God Bless the Child

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First confessions are the hardest!   The acclaimed play based on stories by Frank O Connor Adapted for the stage and directed by Patrick Talbot…

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The Bootleg Beach Boys
11 September // 8pm

The Bootleg Beach Boys

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Following their recent sold out show in The Olympia theatre we are delighted to announce the bands only hometown show this year. Join us as…

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Bailegangaire
14 - 15 September // 8pm

Bailegangaire

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This is a major new touring production of Bailegangaire, first performed by Druid in 1985. Directed by Paraic MacIntyre, “Tom Murphy’s extraordinary play” (Peter Crawley, Irish…

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sussanah with strings attached
25 September // 8pm

Susannah with Strings Attached

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For decades Susannah de Wrixon has been charming audiences with her exquisite voice, keen wit and unique song choices. This musical adventure has at its…

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Helen and I
27 September – 1 October // 8pm / Matinees - 29 Sept & Sat 1 Oct @ 3pm

Helen and I

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Presented by DRUID, in association with Civic Theatre As part of Dublin Theatre Festival ‘The dogs on the street’d know what you had for dinner…

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October 2016
Boom?
3rd - 8th October // 8.15pm, Matinee: 8th Oct @ 3pm

Boom?

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Selma Mae (Isobel Mahon) seems to have the perfect life, beautiful home, children, architect husband.. but when Carmel (Maria McDermottroe), her social climbing mother arrives to…

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Fureys oct 2016
9 October // 8pm

The Fureys

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Legends of Irish music & song The FUREYS, renowned for their hit songs ‘I will love you’, ‘When you were sweet 16’, ‘The Green fields…

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TEDxTallaght
12 October // 7pm

TEDxTallaght

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TEDxTallaght brings together inspired thinkers and curious souls for an evening of thought provoking talks.  This year we welcome speakers from many disciplines who each…

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Trouble is our Business
12 October // 8pm

Trouble Is Our Business: An Evening with Ireland’s Finest Crime Writers

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Join us for an evening of discussion on Irish crime writing with some of Ireland’s best crime writers. Author, editor and journalist Declan Burke will…

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Poetry Award Ceremony
13 October // 7pm

Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition Prize Giving

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Now in its fourth year, the Red Line Poetry Competition is open to residents of Ireland and attracts many poets every year. The winners of…

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Library after Dark
13 October // 8.15pm

Selfies & Portraits: A Library after Dark Writers’ Cabaret

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An evening of poetry, prose and memoir performed by the members of the Library After Dark Writers’ Café. Poet and Library After Dark mentor, Colm…

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Patrick Ryan
14 October // 10.30am & 11.45am

Shaking with Shakespeare! Tales from Shakespeare’s storybook

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Shake it up with Shakespeare! Storyteller Patrick Ryan brings a modern twist to Shakespeare on the mainstage at the Civic Theatre.  Shakespeare was a brilliant…

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The Count, The Countess and The Tommy
14 October // 8pm

The Count, The Countess and The Tommy

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The Count, The Countess & The Tommy is a musical show written by RTE’s Myles Dungan.  It features popular songs and stories from the Ireland…

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Women Writing Today
14 October // 8.15pm

Women Writing Today

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In this panel discussion three award winning writers will explore what it means to be a writer in today’s Ireland, with specific emphasis on being…

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Sunday Miscellany
16 October // 6pm

Sunday Miscellany

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For nearly 50 years, Sunday morning on RTÉ Radio 1 has meant Sunday Miscellany.  Each week, the programme presents a selection of new writing from…

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Three Little Pigs
16 October // 12pm

The Three Little Pigs

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Huff and Puff and the children will be blown away by this imaginative solo puppet production, of the three little pigs. In this pigs tale,…

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The Pillowman
21 - 22 October // 8pm

The Pillowman

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Decadent Theatre’s Irish premiere of The Pillowman, by internationally-acclaimed author Martin McDonagh (writer and director of feature films In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths), earned rave…

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Gearoid Farrelly
22 October // 8.15pm

Gearoid Less Travelled

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Gearóid Farrelly takes his brand of chatty comedy on the road in October. He is regularly on Irish tv and radio and has toured with…

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Laochra Gael
23 October // 8pm

Laochra Gael

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“Laochra Gael is the definitive story of the insurrection, the People’s story” – John McDonagh, WBAI RAdio, New York Laochra Gael is the story of…

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Gallant John Joe
25 October // 8pm

The Gallant John Joe

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Written by Tom MacIntyre & Performed by Tom Hickey Don’t miss this opportunity to see the internationally treasured Tom Hickey perform his celebrated role in…

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Michael Harding
26 - 27 October 2016 // 8pm

Talking to Strangers: An Evening with Michael Harding

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Michael Harding is one of Ireland’s most distinctive writers and storytellers and his recent memoirs Staring at Lakes and Hanging with the Elephant have touched…

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Introducing Chloe Agnew – The Voice of Celtic Woman
28 October // 8pm

Introducing Chloe Agnew – The Voice of Celtic Woman

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As the lead voice with Celtic Woman Chloe Agnew spent an incredible 81 weeks at the top of the US Billboard World Music Charts. Now…

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Jackula
29 October // 12pm & 3pm

Jackula: The Quest For Fun

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Being a vampire sucks, but being Dracula’s younger brother is driving Jackula batty. Join Jackula on a spooktacular quest to step out of his brother’s…

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November 2016
Maeve Binchy's...Minding Frankie
1 - 5 November // 8pm

Maeve Binchy’s…..Minding Frankie

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Minding Frankie is a family love story, full of Maeve Binchy’s trademark wisdom, warmth, and humour. Noel Lynch is struggling with an alcohol addiction, when…

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Have A Heart
3 - 5 November // 8:15pm

Have A Heart

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A man who’s recently had a heart transplant thinks his new heart is talking to him. Is he insane? Suffering side-effects from the medication? Or…

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Theatre Lovett A Feast of Bones Photo Ros Kavanagh
8 November // 11am

A Feast of Bones

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Recently returned from a whirlwind tour of USA Theatre Lovett bring their classic slapstick, song and theatricality to audiences young and old. A sell out…

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How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
15 - 19 November // 8pm

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

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Ireland’s Best Overall Show 2016 AIMS Award Winners return to The Civic Theatre, Tallaght with their annual production. After 6 nominations & 4 wins, including…

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Celebration
20 November // 8pm

Celebration of Social Inclusion Through the Performing Arts

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Celebration is a spectacular event that showcases all talent and creativity in the South Dublin County. There are a variety of acts on the night…

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Cyclone Rep presents the Macbeth Session. Photo Joleen Cronin
22 November // 9.45am

The Shakespeare Sessions: The Hamlet Session

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The Shakespeare Sessions are entertaining and engaging student-centred performances of Shakespeare texts. Each performance includes a scholarly review clarifying the main themes as well as…

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Merchant session
22nd November // 1pm

The Shakespeare Sessions: The Merchant Session

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The Shakespeare Sessions are entertaining and engaging student-centred performances of Shakespeare texts. Each performance includes a scholarly review clarifying the main themes as well as…

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romeo and juliet sessions
23rd November // 9.45am and 1pm

The Shakespeare Sessions: The Romeo & Juliet Session

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The Shakespeare Sessions are entertaining and engaging student-centred performances of Shakespeare texts. Each performance includes a scholarly review clarifying the main themes as well as…

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Cyclone Rep perform "The King Lear Session". Photo Joleen Cronin
24 November // 9.45am and 1pm

The Shakespeare Sessions: The King Lear Session

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The Shakespeare Sessions are entertaining and engaging student-centred performances of Shakespeare texts. Each performance includes a scholarly review clarifying the main themes as well as…

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The Nualas
25 November // 8pm

The Nualas – Glitterbomb Tour

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Described as a cross between Little Mix, The Nolans, and The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Nualas have long been Ireland’s top all-girl, shiney-dressed, musical-comedy…

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Red Hurley 770 x 430
28 November // 8:00pm

Red Hurley

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Red Hurley is one of Ireland’s most enduring singers whose career has spanned several decades. He is principally known as a solo artist, although he…

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LD Dance november
26 November // 7:00pm

LD Dance Stars

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LD Dance School presents our annual dance show filled with dance talent from students aged 3 right up to teens. LD Dance School is a…

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Des Bishop Grey Matters
29 November // 8pm

Des Bishop ‘Grey Matters’

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The fantasy of everlasting youth dyed with Des’s last purchase of Just for Men over a year ago. Now he is embracing the Grey and…

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December 2016
The Nutcracker
1 - 3 December // 8pm & 2.30pm for 3 Dec matinee perf

The Nutcracker

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Let the Magic of Christmas Begin! Ballet Ireland is delighted to return with The Nutcracker, one of the world’s favourite ballets, to stages throughout Ireland…

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Phil Coulter
4th December // 8pm

Festive Reflections – An Evening with Phil Coulter

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Up in that Pantheon inhabited by the biggest selling recording artistes of all time in Ireland, rubbing shoulders with Bono and the Boys, you might be…

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Al Porter
8 - 9 December 2016 // 8pm

Al Porter At Large

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Irish star Al Porter, as seen on BBC’s Live at the Apollo, follows up his hugely successful Edinburgh debut with a brand new show full…

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Route 66 Band
10 December // 8pm

Route 66 Big Band Live in Concert

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Route 66 Big Band make a very welcome return to the Civic Theatre following their very successful show here last November. Their great mix of…

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Dublin Gospel Choir
11 December // 8pm

Dublin Gospel Choir in Concert

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For 20 years the Dublin Gospel Choir has been performing their music for audiences all over Ireland. Their show contains uplifting and powerful gospel choir…

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The Gift of Theatre // No Expiry Date

Gift Vouchers

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The Gift of theatre Your mother may be a drama queen, your dad might be a stand-up comic, you may have a brother who’s a…

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