Beethoven Quest: The Complete String Quartets The Heath Quartet (UK)
St. John’s Priory
One of Europe's most exciting young quartets takes up residence in St John’s to perform a full cycle of Beethoven’s extraordinary string quartets in ten captivating lunchtime concerts.
Much Ado About Nothing Shakespeare's Globe (UK)
Castle Yard at Kilkenny Design
One of the world’s great theatre companies returns to the Castle Yard with this masterpiece of comic timing and dramatic suspense featuring literature’s wittiest bickering couple.
Deep Raymond Scannell (Ireland)
Raymond Scannell takes us on a journey through the dry ice and raised arms of SWEAT – Ireland’s first House music club – in this award-winning one-man show exploring 1990s dance culture.
Funky Fidelma (Ireland)
An interactive street show filled with clowning, circus skills and amazing acrobatics.
The Fanzini Brothers: Professor Plunger (Ireland)
His riotous new show features dancing, plungers, hair and a spectacular (or at least, noisy) finale involving bells.
Butler Gallery: Marilyn Lerner (USA) Circle In The Square
The Butler Gallery hosts Ireland’s first exhibition of the work of this extraordinary New York-based abstract painter.
Palimpsest: Intervention and Change in Irish Architecture Niall McCullough (Ireland)
The Parade Tower
Niall McCullough proposes a radical new approach to Irish architectural traditions in this fascinating talk.
Alfred Brendel (Austria) A Pianist's A-Z
St Canice’s Cathedral
One of the greatest artists of our age comes to Kilkenny to share a lifetime of musical insights in his wise and witty lecture, A Pianist's A-Z.
Beowulf Benjamin Bagby (USA)
The Watergate Theatre
Through a mix of epic storytelling, music and song, Benjamin Bagby brings heroes and monsters to life in a performance of the original Anglo-Saxon poem that has captivated audiences all over the world.
La Chiva Gantiva Colombia
Sizzling Colombian band La Chiva Gantiva bring their super-funky beats to Ireland for the first time. Having electrified audiences across Europe and South America, Kilkenny is next...
National Craft Gallery Workshop: Tinkling Chimes with Carrie Lynam
National Craft Gallery
Make music in Castle Yard by creating a tinkling wind chime installation in this free drop-in workshop.
Outside In Max Streicher (Canada)
St. Mary’s Hall
A unique opportunity to explore the stripped-back interior of St Mary’s Hall, filled with shimmering cloud forms created by acclaimed Canadian artist Max Streicher.
Resonance Róisín de Buitléar & Karen Donnellan (Ireland)
National Craft Gallery
Resonance brings together two artists whose innovative work explores the sonic qualities of glass.
Pentalum Architects of Air (UK)
Kilkenny Castle Park
Architects of Air return to Castle Park with another extraordinary ‘luminarium’ filled with magical spaces for all ages to explore.