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September 2019
19 September // 7pm

Take A Glance at Chance 2 Dance

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Chance 2 dance formally known as D24 Dance Group has been running for a number of years with students ranging from 3years to 17 years.…

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20 September // 5pm

Culture Night at the Civic 2019

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On Friday 20th September we will host a series of FREE events here at The Civic, as part of Culture Night 2019. Here is our…

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20 - 22 September // Various see Listing

Ode to a Postcode

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Dearest Tallaght, An ode. A song. A love letter. We’re inviting people to write and post personal letters addressed to Tallaght. Travel to Tallaght accompanied…

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21 September // 8pm

The Legend of Luke Kelly 2019

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Celebrating the memory and music of a true Irish musical legend. On 30th January 1984 it is said that the whole of Dublin grieved the…

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Preview 25 September 26 - 27 September // 8pm Matinee 5pm Friday

How to Win Against History

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The 5th Marquis of Anglesey burned brightly, briefly and transvestitely at the end of the 19th Century, blowing his family’s colossal fortune on diamond frocks, lilac-dyed…

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28 September // 12pm

Tenderfoot: Next Steps

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TENDERFOOT is The Civic’s apprentice theatre programme for transition year students. Each year, this unique programme offers fifty young people the opportunity to learn about…

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28 September // 8pm

Noel Gallaghers High Flying Carpets presents Oasis MTV unplugged

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In August 1996 Oasis played MTV Unplugged in London. As the band walk out on stage Liam Gallagher decides not to do the show. With…

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October 2019
1 - 5 October // 8pm// Matinee 4 October 3pm

A Love Like That by Billy Roche

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An eagerly awaited new play by Billy Roche (The Wexford  Trilogy and The Cavalcaders) set in a provincial library on the cusp of its transfer to new…

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3 - 6 October // Various: see listing

BigKidLittleKid

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A new show for audiences aged 3 – 6 years and their adults. BigKidLittleKid is a quirky, playful, energetic and engaging look at being on…

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6 October // 3pm

We’ll Meet Again: The Story of Vera Lynn

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We’ll Meet Again: the Story of Vera Lynn, starring singers Linda Kenny and Damian Smith, actor Alf McCarthy and our Vera Lynn band (MD Alan…

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7 October // 7:30pm

The Bare Reality: A Vagina Dialogue

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Laura Dodsworth in conversation with Tara Flynn Womanhood: The Bare Reality is a book of photographs and stories in which we are presented with the…

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8 October // 7:30pm

Daring Debuts

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Hosted by David Butler, this event gathers three exciting debut novelists to share their journey of writing and releasing their debut novel to the world.…

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9 October // 6pm

Poetry Night: How to Get Ahead in Poetry

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Join Ireland’s leading poetry publishers, Jessie Lendennie (Salmon Poetry), Lisa Frank and John Walsh (Doire Press) and Peter Fallon (Gallery Press), in conversation with poet…

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10 October // 6pm

Short Story Night: The Beauty of Brevity

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The cream of Irish short story writers – Lucy Sweeney Byrne (Paris Syndrome), Tanya Farrelly (When Black Dogs Sing) and Mia Gallgher (Shift) discuss the…

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10 October // 7pm

Writing Human Rights with Catherine Dunne, Lia Mills, Hilary Fannin & Donnah Vuma

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Published by Fighting Words and Front Line Defenders, the collection Yes, We Still Drink Coffee! Stories of Women Human Rights Defenders tells the stories of…

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11 October // 8pm

Joseph O’Connor and Kevin Barry, in conversation with Rick O’Shea

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Two of Ireland’s literary greats join Rick O’Shea in conversation to discuss the writing life and their new novels Shadowplay and Night Boat to Tangier.…

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11 October // 3pm

Ordinary Women and Other Poems I Love: Kathleen Watkins in Conversation with Dermot Bolger

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In her anthology, The Ordinary Woman and Other Poems I Love, Kathleen Watkins has selected the poems that have sustained her through life’s ups and…

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12 October // 12:30pm

Magical History Tour Tour

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Join award-winning children’s writers for a fun-filled exploration of Irish history! Meet Kate, a young girl who has to leave school and work as a…

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12 October // 8pm

Internet Famous: Alison Spittle

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Alison Spittle returns to host the second edition of Internet Famous, talking to Irish writers about the world of internet and social media. This panel…

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13 October // 12pm & 2pm

Jacqueline and the Beanstalk

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Jacqueline and the Beanstalk is a retelling of the classic story that turns the gender stereotyping of traditional fairy tales on its head! This live…

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13 October // 6pm

Dublin Marathon – 40 Years Running

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Founded in 1980, the Dublin Marathon has become a major fixture on the Irish running calendar. The Dublin Marathon: 40 Years of Running marks the…

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16 October // 8:00pm

Nights on Broadway: The Bee Gees Story

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This show presents a tribute to the Bee Gees through their catalogue of hits over four decades from the 60s to the 90s, with a…

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17 October // 8pm

Ladies in the Blues 2019

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Celebrate the power of women in the evolution of blues music, from the gospel roots of the 1920s through vaudeville & jazz up to 1960s…

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18 October // 8pm

SubSounds 10th Anniversary Celebration Winter 2019

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SubSounds, a youth music collective for young musicians aged 14-18 years is 10 years old this year. In that period hundreds of musicians have taken…

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19 - 20 October // 8pm

Frankie’s Guys

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Back By Popular Demand! Zac Global Promotions, owner Wayne Whelan, brings Oh What A Night: A Celebration of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to…

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23 - 12pm, 24- 25 October // 7:30pm

How to Square a Circle

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A heart warming story of friendship, ego, love and the joys a cup of tea. With gravity defying acrobatics, aerial dance, cyr wheel and lots…

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26 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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27 October // 1pm & 4pm

Jackula 2019

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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 older…

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30 October // 12pm & 3pm

THE DIG

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Join Mac at The Civic on his amazing archaeology adventures as he creates his fantastical stories that take the audience on this magical imagining. It’s…

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November 2019
1 November // 8pm

phil coulter Return to Tranquillity

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Phil’s long career as a songwriter, producer and recording artiste has been recognised over the years. Very few in the music business can boast of…

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1 - 2 November // 8:15pm

ENTHRONED

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Princess Jenny is an everyday heroine on a quest to become a queen with a throne of her own. Along the way she needs to…

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2 November // 8pm

Red Hurley : The Classic Hits Concert 2019

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Red Hurley and his band return to The Civic for what promises to be a great night of entertainment! Red has a super set list…

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5 - 9 November // 8pm

Curtains – A Musical Whodunnit

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From the creators of Chicago and Cabaret. It’s murder putting on a new musical – literally! Jessica Cranshaw, star of the new Broadway-bound musical Robbin…

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5 - 9 November // 8.15pm

The Afters

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Afters is a charmingly compelling play written by the endlessly talented Ger Gallagher who’s previous work includes the heart warming funny ‘Weighing In’. When Jane…

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Caith Amach E - Civic Theatre 2018
11 November // 10.30am & 12.30pm

Caith Amach É

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High Rock Productions presents Caith Amach É, A smash hit comedy based on the Leaving Cert Irish Oral picture sequences. It’s a fast-paced, physical, comic…

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12 November // 3pm & 8pm

Ireland’s Call Winter 2019

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Follow the lives and family histories of three young men as they grow up in Coolock on Dublin’s North-side. What shapes them and entices them…

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13 November // 8pm

DIRTBIRDS’ SELF-HELP TOUR EXTRA DATE

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Extra date added due to phenomenal demand. Early booking advised. Following a sell-out performance in The Civic in June, the DirtBirds are back by popular…

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14 November // 8pm

DirtBirds’ Self-Help Tour

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Following a sell-out performance in The Civic in June, the DirtBirds are back by popular demand this Autumn. If making the school lunches, doing the…

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15 November // 8pm

The Bootleg Beach Boys

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The Bootleg Beach Boys return to The Civic for one night only. Fans can expect to hear a selection of hits from California’s most famous…

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15 - 16 November // 8.15pm

Sweet About Me

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18 year old Bernadette struggles with an eating disorder, a controlling mother and a body image to die for. Spiralling through an addiction treatment centre,…

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16 November // 8pm

Blindboy Live Podcast Show

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Blindboy’s increased notability away from his band Rubberbandits, has allowed for him to explore wider avenues and create perhaps outrageously mind-altering brainchildren which can only be…

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17 November // 8pm

Bagatelle 2019

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Bagatelle the band that inspired U2 and shared the stage with Bob Marley; now over 40 years after their humble beginning in a small bar…

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19 - 21 November // See various times

The Shakespeare Sessions 2019

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Cyclone Rep, Ireland’s Leading Shakespeare Theatre-in-Education Company presents The Shakespeare Sessions. These are entertaining and engaging student-centred performances of Shakespeare texts. This year the company…

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22 November // 8pm

Just for Old Times Sake – The Farewell Tour

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Dickie Rock is one of Ireland’s most loved and recognised singers and still attracts a huge following of fans from all around the world. He has…

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23 November // 12 pm, 3pm & 6pm

Fearful

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What are you afraid of? ‘Fearful’ is an imaginative explosion of puppetry, movement and music for all ages. We follow the story of Pat, a…

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23 November // 8pm

MadHouse

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Based on the unbelievable true life story of comedian PJ Gallagher. When PJ was ten, his Ma, a nurse, moved six men with schizophrenia into…

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24 November // 8pm

Celebration 2019

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South Dublin County Council are extremely excited to introduce Celebration of Social Inclusion through the Performing Arts. Celebration is a spectacular event that showcases all…

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26 - 28 November // 8pm

CLASS by Iseult Golden & David Horan

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Originally presented in The Studio at The Civic as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2017, Class returns to the main stage this Autumn. A parent-teacher…

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26 November // 10 am, 11am, 12pm // See various times

LITTLE TINY XMAS

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LITTLE TINY XMAS is a magical and calming world of sensory experiences and beautiful live singing designed especially for children under 5 with complex needs.…

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29 November // 8pm

The Brightlights On Stage

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The Brightlights on Stage are a group of 5 kids who are trained performers by MelGmedia Talents. Each performer has won multiple singing competitions around…

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