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September 2016
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 Part of Dublin Theatre Festival By Meadhbh McHugh Cast: Cathy Belton, Rebecca O’Mara, Paul Hickey and Seána…

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October 2016
Boom?
3rd - 8th October // 8.15pm

Boom?

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Selma Mae seems to have the perfect life but when her social climbing mother arrives to help her organize a party to launch her new…

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Fureys oct 2016
9 October // 8pm

The Fureys

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Legends of Irish music The Fureys are world renowned for such hit songs as ‘I Will Love You’, ‘When You Were Sweet 16’, ‘The Green…

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Importance of Being Earnest 770 x 430
11 October // 7.30pm

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

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Possible the best loved situation comedy of them all, this masterpiece of Wildean wit and charm never fails to please. It’s 1895; meet the unflappable…

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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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Wayne O'Connor (7)
13 October // 10am & 12pm

Wayne O’Conner Revolting Rhymes

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Enjoy the wonderful anarchic work of children’s favourite Roald Dahl with storyteller and artist Wayne O’Connor as famous fairy tales are reimagined in a suitably…

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Patrick Ryan (2)
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, Countess and Tommy

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

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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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14 October // 6:00pm

Get Your Act Together

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GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER The first ever performance by a youth theatre group newly evolved from the ‘Tenderfoot’ apprentice programme with complete original content that…

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Readers Day (2)
15 October // 10am - 4pm

Readers Day

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Join some of Ireland’s greatest writers for a relaxed and intimate day of readings and public conversations chaired by Dermot Bolger. This year’s line-up features…

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Roz Purcell
15 October // 6:30pm

Roz Purcell: Natural Born Feeder

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Roz Purcell is one of the most recognised and stunning faces in Ireland right now. From her origins as one of Ireland’s most successful models…

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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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16 October // 2.30pm

RITT Short Story Competition Awards Ceremony

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We are delighted to host the award ceremony for the first ever Red Line Short Story competition run by IT Tallaght in conjunction with South…

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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

Gearóid 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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The story of the 1916 rising and it’s heroes through music, poetry, story and song. Those in power write the history books while those who…

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Gallant John Joe
25 October // 8pm

The Gallant John-Joe

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Don’t miss this opportunity to see the internationally treasured Tom Hickey perform his celebrated role in Tom MacIntyres’s The Gallant John-Joe. First premiered in 2001,…

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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 Chloë 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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Green and Blue
29 October // 8.15pm

GREEN & BLUE

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Green & Blue is a new play by Laurence McKeown exploring the painful and humorous realities faced by individuals who patrolled the border during the…

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

Maeve Binchy’s…..Minding Frankie

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Noel Lynch gets a call from Stella, with whom he shared a drunken weekend. She is dying of cancer but not before giving birth to…

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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 sideeffects from the medication? Could…

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

A Feast of Bones

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A deliciously dark retelling of the classic tale of survival Henny Penny, this vastly entertaining musical fable is filled with song, fun and fright! Set…

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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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AIMS Award Winners, HXTMS are proud to present the Tony award-winning story of a New York City window washer, who takes the advice of a…

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Celebration
20 November // 8pm

Celebration of Social Inclusion Through the Performing Arts

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Celebration is a spectacular evening’s entertainment that showcases the vibrant talent to be found in the South Dublin County area. The wide variety of exciting…

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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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Macbeth performed by Cyclone Repertory.

(Pic Joleen Cronin)
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 & Juliet
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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The Nualas are celebrating their 21st birthday. Over the years they’ve played extended seasons in London, Dublin and New York, written and recorded several series…

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Red Hurley 770 x 430
28 November // 8pm

Red Hurley

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A formidable live performer, Red Hurley is one of Ireland’s most enduring singers whose career has spanned several decades. He is principally known as a…

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LD Dance Stars
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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Spintastic
27 November // 7.30pm

SPINTASTIC

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An exuberant, colourful, splendid performance of talent and all that’s great in young people today. Our Spintastic show will take you through the world of…

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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’ 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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Declan O'Rourke
5 December 2016 // 8pm

Declan O’Rourke

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O’Rourke has achieved critical acclaim for his songwriting, singing and performance. Declan plays to sold-out crowds in Ireland and, more recently, further afield. A consummate…

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6 December // 8pm

Abba Forever

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Abba Forever – The Christmas Show returns to the Civic Theatre for another great night out. It’s always party time when abba are about, but…

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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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Cinderella - civic theatre christmas panto
17 - 22 December & 3 - 8 January // see times listed below

CINDERELLA

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Its Panto Time! The Causeway gang are back to tell us all about that unfortunate girl Cinderella and her step sisters who are, well, a…

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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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July 2017
Hairspray
24 July - 12 August // 10am – 4pm

Camp Hairspray

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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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