Update 13th March 2020: Because of the outbreak of the Coronavirus and and the measures taken to contain it many of the events listed here have been cancelled or postponed. As of now all GAA games and other sporting fixtures are cancelled until the end of March 2020 at least.
All St. Patrick’s Day Parades are cancelled. 3 Arena, Bord Gais Energy Theatre and many other venues have cancelled or postponed many events.
Anyone thinking of visiting Dublin for an event would be advised to check first whether it is going ahead.
Nobody knows at this stage how long restrictions will be in place or whether they will have to be extended.
As this is an evolving situation intending visitors should keep up to date with the very latest information.
Stay Safe: Travel plans should only be a secondary consideration. Your own safety and that of others should be the most important consideration. Our only advice in these matters is:
1. Get your information on how to protect yourself from authoritative sources, for example The HSE Website.
2. Do not rely on Social Media posts. Many of the posts doing the rounds on Facebook, Whatsapp etc. are spreading dangerous misinformation or rumours which have no basis in fact.
3. For best advice on travelling abroad the most up to date advice is to be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs Website.
There’s so much happening in Dublin throughout the year that it would be impossible to list everything.
This is our curated list of some of what’s on in Dublin in 2020.
There are many more events for which dates and venues are not yet finalised at the time of writing.
We will add to the list during the year as soon as information becomes available
Friday 10th January – Saturday 1st February: The Sound of Music at BGE Theatre. Get tickets
Tuesday 21st January – Saturday 25th January: The Silk Road International Film Festival at various locations. http://silkroadfilmfestival.com/
Wednesday 22nd January – Sunday 26th January: TradFest 2020 – Ireland’s largest festival of traditional music
Monday 27th January – Saturday 14th March: The Lieutenant of Inishmore by playwright Martin McDonagh at The Gaeity Theatre.
Saturday 1st February: Mike Denver with special guests Philomena Begley, Ray Lynam, Brendan Shine and the Forget Me Nots choir at The Helix
Saturday 1st February: Guinness Six Nations 2020 Ireland v Scotland at The Aviva Stadium.
Saturday 8th February: Guinness Six Nations 2020 Ireland v Wales at The Aviva Stadium,
Monday 3rd – Tuesday 4th February: I WISH encouraging young female students to pursue careers in STEM at RDS.
Thursday 6th February – Sunday 9th February: Riverdance at 3Arena.
Saturday 8th February – Saturday 15th February: Hansel and Gretel, Irish National Opera at The Abbey Theatre.
Monday 10th February – Saturday 15th February: Moscow City Ballet – Swan Lake at BGE Theatre.
Tuesday 18th February – Saturday 29th February: Blood Brothers by Willy Russell at BGE Theatre.
Wednesday 26th February – Sunday 8th March: Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival at various locations.
Saturday 29th February: Bernard Casey – Local Gossip. Kerry Comedian gives it a go at Vicar Street.
Saturday 7th March: Guinness Six Nations 2020 Ireland v Italy at The Aviva Stadium
Tuesday 3rd March: An Evening with Whitney – The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour at The BGE Theatre.
Thursday 5th March – Saturday 7th March: The Script at 3Arena.
Wednesday 11th March: Steve Martin and Martin Short – The Funniest Show In Town At The Moment at 3Arena
13th – 17th March: St Patrick’s Festival.
Wednesday 18th March: The Who – Irish and UK Arena Tour with full orchestra at 3Arena.
Sunday 29th March: An Evening with Santana – Miraculous 2020 World Tour at 3Arena.
22nd March – 28th March 2020: Irish National Opera: Carmen at BGE.
9th April 2020: Snoop Dogg I Wanna Thank Me Tour at 3Arena.
8th -9th May: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds at 3Arena.
17th May 2020: Rebecca Storm Yesterday When I Was Young at BGE.
19th – 31st May: Dublin Dance Festival
15th 19th 24th 30th June: UEFA 2020 4 International Matches including Poland, Sweden and others at The Aviva Stadium.
10th June – 18th July: The Phantom of The Opera at BGE.
11th – 16th June: Bloomsday Festival – Annual celebration of James Joyce.
11th – 14th June: Taste of Dublin at Iveagh Gardens.
18th – 28th June: Dublin Pride Festival
5th July – 12th July: Leinster Fleadh / Fleadh Laighean
8th – 12th July: Corteo, one of the best-loved Cirque du Soleil productions at 3Arena.
15th – 19th July 2020: Dublin Horse Show .
29th August: American Football Navy vs. Notre Dame at Aviva Stadium.
25th August – 12th September: Les Misérables at BGE Theatre.
16th August: GAA All Ireland Hurling Championships Final at Croke Park.
30th August: GAA All Ireland Football Championships Final at Croke Park.
5th – 20th September: Dublin Fringe Festival.
7th – 8th September: Stormzy at 3Arena.
14th- 15th September: Celine Dion at 3Arena.
24th September – 11th October: Dublin Theatre Festival 2020.
21st October – 22nd October: Andrea Bocelli at 3Arena .
25th November – 29 November: La Traviata at BGE Theatre.
4th – 5th December: Elton John at 3 Arena.
Please check back here from time to time for updates to What’s on in Dublin in 2020.
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