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.
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.
Beethoven Quest: The Complete Piano Concertos Barry Douglas & Camerata Ireland (Ireland)
St Canice’s Cathedral
Barry Douglas and his acclaimed orchestra present a rare cycle of Beethoven’s five piano concertos over two evenings in the glorious surroundings of St Canice’s Cathedral.
Lear Project (World Premiere) Irish Modern Dance Theatre
The Watergate Theatre
Valda Setterfield, a legend of the New York modern dance scene, takes the title role in John Scott’s bold reworking of Shakespeare’s play about love, old age, power and enlightenment.
Marble City Sessions: Bill Frisell (USA) with Sam Amidon, Dennis Cahill and Martin Hayes
The legendary guitarist is joined by special guests including Sam Amidon, Dennis Cahill and Martin Hayes for a unique encounter between American and Irish musical traditions.
Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet
The Parade Tower
Join us in the Parade Tower for the launch of this year’s Kilkenny Poetry Broadsheet, launched by former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins.
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.