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Des Bishop

Des Bishop

Fri 21 & Sun 23 Feb, 8pm

Following a sellout success in 2019, one of Ireland’s most successful comedians is back with brand new show Mia Mamma covering all things life and death!

Des Bishop brings his unique stand-up and comic perspective on Irish life back to our stage for one night only.

this weekend
I, Elizabeth

I, Elizabeth

Sat 22 Feb, 8pm

★★★★★ Edinburgh Evening News

Using only Elizabeth I’s words, Rebecca Vaughan explores the Elizabeth I’s struggle to reconcile the desires of womanhood with the duties of sovereignty in this compelling play.

cinema
Aida on Sydney Harbour

Aida on Sydney Harbour

Sun 23 Feb, 3pm

Encore Cinema Screening

In Aida, Verdi masterfully pits the intimate affairs of the heart against the grandeur of the universe: where kingdoms rise and fall and the sands of time grind onward.

monday night cinema
Beanpole

Beanpole

Mon 24 Feb, 5pm & 8pm

★★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ Variety

Post WWII, two young women struggle to rebuild their lives among the ruins. Visually vibrant, Beanpole examines female resilience, trauma, hope and humanity.

State of Exception

State of Exception

Tue 25 Feb, 8pm

Featuring outstanding Irish and international performers, State of Exception is a powerful, raw multicultural interplay of dance, music and text that delves into the world of asylum seekers and Direct Provision.

selling fast
Mark Beaumont

Mark Beaumont

Wed 26 Feb, 8pm

Around the World in 80 Days

Mark Beaumont is a TV presenter and broadcaster, round the world cycling record holder and ultra-endurance adventurer. Showing films and photography, this event gives a fascinating insight into Mark’s career of adventure.

schools
IFI Education Programme: A Colony

IFI Education Programme: A Colony

Thu 27 Feb, 10.30am

Secondary School Event:
Senior Cycle French

Study Guide available for Teachers

Beautifully shot and tenderly observed, this is a remarkable coming of age tale that explores themes of loneliness and connection through its moving story.

The Celtic Tenors

The Celtic Tenors

Sat 29 Feb, 8pm

Three tenors, one voice.

The only tenor group with a truly global audience, The Celtic Tenors are back performing classical arias, a capellas, hauntingly beautiful Celtic harmonies and popular contemporary songs.

monday night cinema
Le Brio

Le Brio

Mon 2 Mar, 5pm

On her first day of university, Neïla clashes with controversial law professor Pierre. Tainted with racial slurs and a following a viral scandal, Pierre is given once chance to redeem himself.

monday night cinema
Arracht

Arracht

Mon 2 Mar, 8pm

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival

★★★★ Sunday Independent

Ireland 1845. As famine progresses, a fisherman unable to protect his family is subsumed by darkness until a helpless little girl saves him from despair.

don’t miss
Watt

Watt

Wed 4 - Sat 7 Mar, 8pm

★★★★★ The Reviews Hub
★★★★ Time Out

Back after 2019’s sold-out run, Watt tells the story of a nomadic manservant in the house of his unseen master as adapted and performed by Barry McGovern.

local arts
Anything Goes

Anything Goes

Tue 10 - Sat 14 Mar

Following the sell-out success of their 2019 production of Jekyll & Hyde, award-winning musical society DMDS returns to Pavilion Theatre with this hilarious musical comedy set on the S.S. American ocean liner.

schools
IFI Education Programme: Everybody Knows

IFI Education Programme: Everybody Knows

Thu 12 Mar, 10.30am

Secondary School Event:
Senior Cycle Spanish

Study Guide available for Teachers

Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Ricardo Darin star in this tense psychological drama from acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi.

cinema
Kind Hearts & Coronets

Kind Hearts & Coronets

Sun 15 Mar, 4pm

★★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★★ Empire

This Golden-Age Ealing comedy stars Dennis Price as a would-be Duke who must kill off eight Alec Guinnesses to claim his title.

cinema
Michelangelo: Love and Death

Michelangelo: Love and Death

Sun 15 Mar, 8pm

Exhibition on Screen

Spanning his 89 years, this film takes a cinematic journey from the print and drawing rooms of Europe, through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican to explore the tempestuous life of Michelangelo, in search of a greater understanding of this most charismatic figure.