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Thaw Out with Some Great Entertainment at Pavilion this March!

07 March 2018
Thaw Out with Some Great Entertainment at Pavilion this March!
The Beast has gone west, Emma has stormed off and the Great Thaw is well and truly underway. That means we can get back to doing what we do best: bringing you an unmissable line-up of music, theatre, family events, cinema and more this March! Let’s take a look at what’s coming up…


Direct from the US, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers' (Thu 8 Mar) soul-warming bluegrass sound is the perfect remedy for a chilly start to spring! The band have recorded with the likes of the Chieftains and Earl Scruggs, making them a must-see act for lovers of folk, traditional and country music.
Luka Bloom (Fri 9 Mar) has gained a reputation as a prolific recording artist and a compelling live performer. Fresh from the release of his latest album Refuge, Luka comes to Pavilion for a stripped-down acoustic set featuring beloved classics and new favourites.
Patsy Cline fans would be crazy to miss Music and Memories of Patsy Cline with Sandy Kelly (Thu 29 Mar)! This evening of song, laughter and stories presents a fascinating insight into the life and music of a true music icon. Fans can expect expert renditions of all Patsy’s hits, from Sweet Dreams to Walking after Midnight.


Little bookworms, of ages 5 and older will absolutely adore The Magic Bookshop (Sat 10 Mar)! Peter and John work together at the new arrivals desk of a very special and unusual shop…and they know just how to breathe new life into old books. The perfect family day out.
Based on a real news story from 1999, Penguins (Fri 30 Mar) follows two male chinstrap penguins at Central Park Zoo as their attempts to hatch a rock as an egg lead them to having to raise a chick for real. This show is filled to the brim with magical moments and is suitable for kids of ages 3 and up.
We’re screening a family gem celebrating its 30th anniversary this month; the inconceivably, brilliant The Princess Bride (Sat 31 Mar)! Relive this epic adventure filled with fighting, monsters, miracles, true love and hilarity on our big screen.


The Nualas (Sat 31 Mar) are back with a brand new show, and Glam Slam is a veritable slug-fest of musical comedy! With plenty of hugely successful shows at Pavilion under their belt, The Nualas have earned their reputation as Ireland’s first ladies of comedy.


Our Royal Opera House cinema series continues with Bizet’s Carmen (Sat 10 Mar). The story deals with the lives of ordinary, downtrodden people – a betrothed solider who falls hopelessly (and disastrously) in love with a gypsy woman named Carmen – and a score that contains a vast number of iconic melodies.
We also have two brilliant special screenings coming up. In The Name of Peace: John Hume in America (Tue 20 Mar) follows the Nobel Prize-winner on his journey to the US to garner support for the peace process in Northern Ireland. Mindfulness enthusiasts won’t want to miss Walk with Me (Fri 30 Mar), the Benedict Cumberbatch-narrated documentary about Thich Nhat Hanh’s Zen Buddhist community.
Monday Night Cinema also continues in March with Arab-Israeli, feminist film In Between (Mon 12 Mar), graphic novel adaptation Rosalie Blum (Mon 19 Mar) and Oscars 2018 Best Foreign Language Film winner A Fantastic Woman (Mon 26 Feb).


International Women’s Day (Sun 11 Mar) is a big day for big ideas, from and about women presented by Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival and featuring Dawn Foster, Maggie O’Kane and many more.
An annual highlight for readers of all stripes, Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival (Wed 21 – Sun 25 Mar) returns to Pavilion Theatre and dlr LexIcon to celebrate the transformative power of words. Full programme details and guest speakers are available at


IADT Drama Society present their production of The Matchmaker (Wed 7 Mar), Thornton Wilder’s 1954 tale of a matchmaker who falls for her employer.
Oliver! (Wed 14 – Sun 18 Mar), the Lionel Bart-penned musical adaptation of Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens is Dún Laoghaire Musical and Dramatic Society’s production for 2018.
Well, there you have it – a packed start to what we hope turns out to be a sunny and not-at-all snowy spring! Tickets for all events are available with free booking online, or by calling our Box Office on (01) 231 2929. Join the conversation by dropping us a line on Facebook or Twitter.