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Artist Residency Róisín de Buitléar

The National Museum of Ireland welcomes internationally celebrated Irish Artist Róisín de Buitléar, as Artist in Residence for 2018. An exciting and diverse public engagement programme is planned around the year's residency.

01 January
31 December

Ghost Tour Bus

From sinister surgeons and body snatchers to ghosts and ghouls...Discover mythological villains and real ones too, buried deep in Dublin's gruesome past. Visit a medieval vault at Dublin Castle and a hidden city graveyard.

01 January
31 December


Hamlet is one of the most revived Shakespeare plays in the Gate's 90 year history (1928 -2018). In celebration of the theatre's pioneering founders, Hilton Edwards and Micheal Mac Liammoir, Shakespeare's iconic story of politics, vengeance, madness and murder is reimagined in a ground-breaking, visionary Gate Theatre production for today's audience.

21 September
27 October

Shrek The Musical

Join Shrek, and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you've got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter, and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages!

23 October
04 November

Bram Stoker Festival

The festival is inspired and based on the famous Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his famous novel and character Dracula. The festival includes a range of events such as the gothic ball where the performances will take place at unusual places, along with movies and literary events and many other programs the festival can offer to choose from. The festival is organized by the Dublin City Council.

26 October
29 October

Samhain Tours

Treasure hunts, storyteller and a harvest menu at the GAA Museum this Halloween. The GAA Museum is marking the ancient Irish festival of Samhain in a new specially-created family event – Samhain Tours & Tales – this Halloween.

28 October
01 November


To celebrate the season of ghosts and goblins, Dublin Zoo will host two fun filled days full of special tricks and treats for families and friends.  Spooktacular activities will take place from 12pm – 3pm on both days.

28 October
31 October

Wild Lights

Dive into an Ocean of Light at this year’s Wild Lights in Dublin Zoo, with an entirely new cast of illuminated giant silk lanterns celebrating the wonders of the life aquatic. From giant squid to polar bears, penguins, colossal blue whales and dainty seahorses, Dublin Zoo, once again, will be transformed into a world of illumination with lanterns tailor-made especially for this year’s event.

01 November
06 January

Swan Lake

This production of Swan Lake has never been seen outside Russia before, and although the company has previously performed in Dublin, to enthusiastic receptions and great acclaim, this really is something very special.

14 November
17 November