Micheal J. Banks

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Moscow City Ballet

Moscow City Ballet

Part of Moscow City Ballet’s Tchaikovsky Trilogy. “an unsurpassed penchant for drama and storytelling” Irish Times “Bord Gáis Energy Theatre raises the bar with Moscow City Ballet.  Prepare to be mesmerised by the stunning dancing, magnificent sets and opulent costumes” Irish Mirror Moscow City Ballet celebrates the […]

Festival of Youth Orchestras

Festival of Youth Orchestras

3pm performance
Dublin Youth Orchestras Junior Strings
Carlow Youth Orchestra
Athlone Youth Orchestra
National Youth Orchestra of Ireland

8pm performance
IAYO Festival Orchestra
Young Dublin Symphonia
Symphonic Waves Youth Orchestra
UCD Symphony Orchestra

The Festival of Youth Orchestras is the annual celebration of youth orchestras in Ireland and their members, with a diverse variety of music played by young people, for young people – from the standard classical repertoire to music from the movies, pop tunes arranged for orchestra, Irish Traditional, and new music by Irish composers. 

The 2020 edition is the 25th Festival of Youth Orchestras. To mark this special occasion, IAYO is once again establishing a Festival Orchestra which will have young musicians from across Ireland. The Festival will feature classics such as In the Hall of the Mountain King by Greig, two movements of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 ‘Pathétique’, and the lively Lord of the Dance by Ronan Hardiman, along with performances of music from The Avengers, pop classics such as Shallow from A Star is Born and The Beatles’ When I’m 64, and modern Irish works by Sam Perkin, Vincent Kennedy and more.

Presented by The Irish Association of Youth Orchestras

Screening: Sixteen Candles (1984)

Screening: Sixteen Candles (1984)

Sam Baker’s (Molly Ringwald) 16th birthday should be perfect and memorable, but her whole family is so preoccupied with her older sister’s (Blanche Baker) wedding that they completely forget her big day. But catching the eye of Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling) would make everything better for Sam. Anthony Michael Hall, John Cusack, Gedde Watanabe and Haviland Morris co-star in writer-director John Hughes’s classic 1980s teen-angst comedy.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens in a new version by Jack Thorne – Directed by Selina Cartmell

Screening: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Screening: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

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Screening: Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)

Screening: Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)

After snarky youth Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) loses track of his father at the airport, he mistakenly gets on a plane headed for New York City — while the rest of the McCallisters fly to Florida. Now alone in the Big Apple, Kevin cons his way into a room at the Plaza Hotel and begins his usual antics. But when Kevin discovers that the Sticky Bandits (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) are on the loose, he struggles to stop them from robbing an elderly man’s toy store just before Christmas.

*Booking Required.

Mama Mia

Mama Mia

The smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA

The sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin for a 4 week run from 10th December 2019 – 5th January 2020 as part of a UK and International Tour celebrating 20 years since MAMMA MIA! premiered in London in April 1999.

From West End to global phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! is Judy Craymer’s ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs with a sunny, funny tale of a mother, a daughter and three possible dads unfolding on a Greek island idyll.

To date, it has been seen by over 60 million people in 50 productions in 16 different languages.  In 2011 it became the first Western musical ever to be staged in Mandarin in the People’s Republic of China.  MAMMA MIA! became the 8th longest running show in Broadway history where it played a record-breaking run for 14 years. MAMMA MIA! continues to thrill audiences in London’s West End at the Novello Theatre where it will celebrate its 20th Anniversary on 6 April 2019. The hugely successful first International Tour premiered in Dublin in September 2004 and visited 85 cities across 38 countries, selling over 5 million tickets over 9 years.

Produced by Judy Craymer, MAMMA MIA! The Movie became the highest grossing live action musical film of all time upon its release in 2008.  A second film, MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN, opened in July 2018 and is the most successful live musical movie sequel of all time.

Judy Craymer, Creator and Producer of MAMMA MIA!, said: “We are very excited that MAMMA MIA! will be returning to Dublin once again. It is a big year for the show as we celebrate 20 years in the West End and we are so thrilled that Dublin will be a part of the celebrations. We can’t wait to bring the feel-good story and much-loved music of ABBA back to the wonderful audiences in Dublin.”

With music & lyrics by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. The production is designed by Mark Thompson, with lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce & Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material & arrangements by Martin Koch.

The MAMMA MIA! UK and International Tour is produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East & Björn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal and NGM.

All prices include a €1 facilities fee per ticket. Telephone & Internet bookings are subject to a maximum s/c of €7.15 per ticket/ Agents €3.40

Screening: West Side Story (1961)

Screening: West Side Story (1961)

A musical in which a modern day Romeo and Juliet are involved in New York street gangs. On the harsh streets of the upper west side, two gangs battle for control of the turf. The situation becomes complicated when a gang members falls in love with a rival’s sister.

*Booking Required.

Theatre: Asking For It

Theatre: Asking For It

Landmark Productions and The Everyman in association with the Abbey Theatre present Asking for It by Louise O’Neill A STAGE ADAPTATION BY MEADHBH McHUGH IN COLLABORATION WITH ANNABELLE COMYN Audience reaction to the acclaimed stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s devastating novel has been overwhelming. The initial Cork dates quickly sold and the following […]

Screening: Casablanca (1942)

Screening: Casablanca (1942)

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