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Scintillating September

01st Sep 2014

Dublin theatre festival sign.

After a summer full of outdoor concerts, plays and festivals, we retreat indoors for even more culture. Artsy types and little culture vultures are going to have a busy September, with three major cultural festivals kicking off this month:

Dublin Fringe (September 5 – 20)

Culture Night 2014 (September 19)

The Dublin Theatre Festival (from September 25

Lots of things to see and do, and here is a selection of events we’re dying to get to this September:


A Girl is a Half-formed Thing

From Sep 25 | Samuel Beckett Theatre

An adaption for the stage of the award-winning novel by Eimear McBride, directed by Annie Ryan.

Twelfth Night or What You Will

2 September | Smock Alley Theatre

Supported by Stephen Fry, Sir Ian McKellen and the RSC, Liverpool’s award winning Purple Coat Productions bring Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on a tour of Ireland.

Phelim Drew’s Down and Out in Paris and London

From September 9 | Bewley’s Cafe Theatre

A dark and funny one-man show based on George Orwell’s experiences in Paris and London.


Camille O’Sullivan 20th Anniversary Show

11 and 12 September | Meeting House Square

The chanteuse celebrates 20 years in the business of cabaret with favourite songs from Brel to Radiohead.

Tanya Tagaq in concert with Nanook of the North

7 September | Meeting House Square

A mesmerising vocal performance by the Canadian Inuit throat singer accompanying the silent film Nanook of the North.


Culture Night: Short Films

19 September | Chester Beatty Library

Irish Silent Films (1910-1915)

Throughout September | Douglas Hyde Gallery


The Tale of the Ancient Lights

16-20 September | Project Arts Centre – Cube

An atmospheric stunning solo performance combining circus, magic and dance.


Children’s Short Films

19 September | Pavilion Theatre

A collection of animated and feature films for little and older children to celebrate Culture Night.

A Mano

September 27-28 | The Ark

A delightful non-verbal performance told with clay.


Harp – A River Cantata

6 September | Samuel Beckett Bridge

A triumphant opening weekend celebration for the Tiger Dublin Fringe, this is a large-scale outdoor performance turning the Samuel Beckett Bridge into Ireland’s largest musical instrument.

Downstairs Dublin Culture Night 2014

19 September | Merrion Square

A series of talks, installations, projections and pop up events curated by the Irish Times in the outside basement spaces in Merrion Square.

Which event are you going to? Tell us on Facebook and?Twitter, and send Instagrams of these great shows.