whats on in dublin 2019

What’s on in Dublin in 2019

whats on in dublin 2019
Whats On in Dublin in 2019

The following is our selection of the best events in Dublin in 2019. There are, of course many other events in the entertainment, sport and literary scene in Dublin, If any organiser of any event wants to have their event listed here , please let us know at info@dublinovernight.com.

Silk Road Film Festival

5th February – 9th February

Screening of international films especially films from countries that were part of the the Silk Road ancient trade routes. Includes Asian, Arab, Middle Eastern, African, Mediterranean and European cinema.

Dublin Chinese New Year Festival 2019

1st February – 17th February Various locations

This is the Year of the Pig which will be welcomed with a programme including talks, visual arts, performance, film, music and numerous events for all ages. Chinese culture on the streets of Dublin.

The Cripple of Inishmaan

25th January – 9th March 2019 at the Gaiety Theatre

The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh is set on  Inishmaan (Inis Meáin), off the West Coast of Ireland in 1934.
‘Cripple’ Billy Claven, eager to escape Inishmaan, tries for a part in a Hollywood film being shot on Inis Mór and to everyone’s surprise, he gets his chance… or does he?

The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down

11th February – 16th February at The Olympia Theatre

This the 8th showing of music & comedy show The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down at The Olympia, where it has been attended by over 60,000 so far.

Ennio Morricone

Friday 15th February at 3Arena,

This concert is part of his ‘60 Years of Music’ World Tour and will feature Portuguese fado legend Dulce Pontes as a special guest singer.

Dublin International Film Festival 2019

Various Venues 20th February – 3rd March

A feast of Irish and International films on screen as well as talks, masterclasses and lots of other events.
See full programme at https://www.diff.ie/

Guinness PRO14 Leinster Rugby vs Southern Kings

Friday 22nd February at RDS

Southern Kings from South Africa will pose a significant threat to Leinster because  the game taking place in the middle of the Six Nations Championship and with many of Leinster’s internationals with the Irish squad, some of Leinster’s younger players will get a chance to shine.

The Country Girls

23rd February – 6th April at The Abbey Theatre

A new stage adaptation of Edna O’Briens novel which was banned in Ireland in the 1960s as “indecent and obscene” but went on to become a best seller.

The Children

28th February – 23rd March 2019 at The Gate Theatre

Lucy Kirkwood’s darkly funny play, The Children, in which three retired nuclear scientists are forced to question their responsibility towards future generations explores the themes of ageing, personal responsibility, and climate change. 

The Royal Moscow Ballet presents Swan Lake

Saturday 2nd March at The Helix

The Royal Moscow Ballet makes a return visit to The Helix on March 2nd 2019 with its production of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. The combination of drama and tragedy, good and evil makes Swan Lake an evergreen favourite.

Country to Country

8th March – 10th March at 3Arena

Europe’s biggest country music festival is at 3Arena for its sixth with another great lineup of country stars including international superstar Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Ashley McBryde, Drake White & The Big Fire, Brett Eldredge, Chase Rice, Dustin Lynch, Carly Pearce and Lyle Lovett.

6 Nations Championship – Ireland vs France

Sunday 10th March at The Aviva Stadium

A huge crowd is expected for Ireland’s home game against France in the  2019 Six Nations championship

Aslan – Goodbye Charlie Moonhead Tour

15th March – 16th March at The Olympia Theatre

Aslan is celebrating 25 years since the release of the album Goodbye Charlie Moonhead  and the will be playing songs from the album including Crazy World, Rainman, Where’s the Sun, Games, Sweet Time and Goodbye Charlie Moonhead and many of their other favourites.

St. Patrick’s Festival

Thursday 14th – Monday 18th March

This annual festival gets bigger and more colourful every year with music, theatre, exhibitions, marching bands and general gaeity ending in the legendary parade through Dublin’s streets.

Irish National Opera Presents Madama Butterfly

BGE 24th March – 30th March at Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Irish soprano Celine Byrne joins a multitude of Irish and international in Madame Butterfly in Puccini’s most famous opera with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

Euro 2020 – Republic of Ireland vs Georgia

Tuesday 26th March at The Aviva Stadium

This will be Mick McCarthy’s  first competitive home game since taking over from Martin O’Neill. Will his second spell as manager be better than the first?

The Glass Menagerie

25th April – 1st June at The Gate Theatre

The Glass Menagerie by is a memory play by Tennessee Williams. The plot is drawn from the memories of Tom Wingfield, an aspiring poet who works in a shoe warehouse to support his mother and sister. 

Royal Opera: Faust (Live)

Light House Cinema, Tuesday 30th April 2019

A live broadcast shown on the big screen of the Royal Opera performance of this well known opera by Gounod performed by a cast of great international singers and the Royal Opera Chorus.

Dublin Dance Festival 2019

1st – 19th May

“Working nationally and internationally, Dublin Dance Festival acts as a vital interchange between contemporary dance artists and audiences; creating and sharing extraordinary dance experiences, generating opportunities for artists and deepening engagement with Dance in Ireland.”


The Magic Flute

21st May – 25th May at The Gaiety Theatre

The Magic Flute, by Mozart, performed by Irish National Opera with the Irish Chamber Orchestra.

Turn Of The Screw

4th June – 8th June at The Gaiety Theatre

A new adaptation of Henry James’ famous novel is described as “a masterclass in stage-craft, with captivating performances, deliciously atmospheric set and lighting design and an evocative soundtrack”.

Bloomsday Festival

Various venues: 11th – 16th June

A celebration of James Joyce, especially his novel ‘Ulysses’ set in one day 16th June 1904 in Dublin.
Readings, theatre, walking tours, lectures, dissertations, and dressing up in the fashion of the time.
An annual favourite.
See full programme at http://www.bloomsdayfestival.ie/2019-programme

Taste of Dublin 2019

Iveagh Gardens 13th -16th June at Iveagh Gardens

Taste of Dublin has become an annual event at the Iveagh Gardens and is a favourite destination of foodies from all around the country and abroad. Many of Dublins best restaurants  get together to prooduce signature dishes and tastes and some great chefs give cookery classes and demonstrations. Food, beer and wine tasting with lots of live music.

Elton John @ 3Arena

12th – 13th June at 3 Arena

This may be your last opportunity to see Elton John live as he states that this Three-Year Final Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will be his last before he closes that chapter of his life.

Dublin Pride Festival

June 20th – 29th at various locations

Parades, theatre, music, cookery, cinema, talks and lots more in this festival which is celebrating 40 years of fight back by the LGBTQ community.
More information at http://dublinpride.ie/

Laya Healthcare City Spectacular

12th – 14th July Merrion Square

Over 300 Spectacular Show & Activities including the best in international street performers, street artists, family activities, tasty street food and a pet area.

Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2019

11th – 14th July at Dun Laoghaoire Harbour

Dún Laoghaire will be the centre of great boat racing in all classes with lots of entertainment for everybody.
See more at https://www.dlregatta.org/

Dublin Horse Show

7th – 11th August at RDS

The Dublin Horse Show features the best show horses and the best international show jumpers.
It is one of Ireland’s biggest sporting events which attracts tens of thousands of people annually from home and abroad.
Entertainment fr all ages.
See http://dublinhorseshow.com for programme, visitor information and tickets.

GAA Hurling All-Ireland Championship Finals

Sunday 18th August at Croke Park

GAA Football All-Ireland Championship Finals

Sunday 1st September at Croke Park

Dublin Fringe Festival 2019

7th – 22nd September at various venues

Dublin Fringe Festival is home to bold ideas, brave performing arts in theatre, music, comedy, dance and much more.

Dublin Theatre Festival

26th September – 13th October at various Dublin Theatres

Dublin Theatre Festival is Europe’s oldest theatre festival, bringing world-class theatre to Dublinand showcasing the best of Irish theatre to the world.
Look out for the festival programme coming at https://www.dublintheatrefestival.com

We will be adding to this list of events in Dublin in 2019 throughout the year. If you want to know whats on in Dublin check back here.

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