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The Return of Ulysses

The Return of Ulysses

Fri 7 & Sat 8 Sep, 7.30pm

Groundbreaking company Opera Collective Ireland joins forces with the world-renowned Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin for the first-ever Irish staging of one of the greatest baroque operas.

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The Tales of Hoffmann

The Tales of Hoffmann

Tue 18 Sep, 7.30pm

The next splendid production from Ireland’s premier opera company, Irish National Opera.

Offenbach’s lyrical, effervescent final opera, left unfinished at his death, is a treasure-trove for the imagination.

Culture Night 2018

Culture Night 2018

Fri 21 Sep

Celebrate Culture Night 2018 at Pavilion Theatre!

Throughout the day and night we’ll have a diverse mix of free events, with something to suit every age and interest.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Wed 26 Sep - Sun 7 Oct

As part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2018.

From Rough Magic comes the world premiere of Arthur Riordan’s vibrant stage adaptation of the seminal novel by James Joyce.

The story is brought to life by a dynamic, new, creative ensemble of actors and designers under Ronan Phelan’s direction.

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Fatal Voyage

Fatal Voyage

Wed 10 Oct, 8.30pm

A moving theatrical commemoration of the sinking of the RSM Leinster, a mailboat out of Dún Laoghaire which was torpedoed by a German U-boat in 1918. Featuring Michele Forbes, Cathy Belton, Cormac de Barra, Lisa Lambe, Geoff Minogue, Bryan Murray and Clara Rose Thornton.

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King Lear (Encore Screening)

King Lear (Encore Screening)

Tue 16 Oct, 7.30pm

★★★★★ Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ Independent
★★★★★ Evening Standard

Filmed and recorded live in London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s extraordinarily moving portrayal of King Lear in Chichester Festivals Theatre’s five star production.

Nina: A Story about Me and Nina Simone

Nina: A Story about Me and Nina Simone

Wed 17 Oct, 8pm

★★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ The Guardian

Backed by a brilliant band, Olivier Award-nominated actress Josette Bushell-Mingo mixes story and song as she draws together tales from the life of Nina Simone and her own extraordinary career.

Holy Mary

Holy Mary

Thu 25 Oct, 8pm

Holy Mary is the story of two nine year old girls on the days leading up to their First Holy Communion. A hilarious and heartbreaking tale of Communion, confusion and consternation, a real feel-good uplifting story.

Swan Lake / Loch na hEala

Swan Lake / Loch na hEala

Tue 6 Nov - Sun 11 Nov, 8pm

★★★★★ The Irish Times
★★★★★ The Financial Times
★★★★★ The Observer

From the imagination of one of Ireland’s foremost dance and theatre makers comes a magical adaptation of one of the most famous of all story ballets, Swan Lake.

Admission: One Shilling

Admission: One Shilling

Wed 5 Dec, 8pm

Award-winning actress Dame Patricia Routledge and international concert pianist Piers Lane tell the extraordinary story of Myra Hess and her famous wartime National Gallery concerts.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Wed 19 - Sun 30 Dec

See the beloved children’s book live on stage!

Direct from the West End, the smash-hit stage adaptation of Michael Rosen’s We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is coming to Pavilion Theatre.

The Young’uns

The Young’uns

Wed 30 Jan, 8pm

★★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ MOJO
★★★★ Songlines

Three-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners The Young’uns bring their very special new show, The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff, to Dún Laoghaire.

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Romeo & Juilet: The Shakespeare Sessions

Romeo & Juilet: The Shakespeare Sessions

Thu 31 Jan, 1pm

The Shakespeare Sessions bring their modern performance of Romeo & Juliet to the stage. Modern performers are directed on stage by the bard himself whose 16th century attitudes and demeanour clash with today’s: arguments, discussion and enlightenment ensue.