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.
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.
The Fanzini Brothers: Ali Acrobat (Ireland)
Ali Acrobat brings his nonstop rollercoaster of infectious fun and jaw-dropping skill to Kilkenny.
Monster Music Improv (Premiere)
The Ark and Improvised Music Company present a brand new music improvisation and visual adventure for children aged 5 and over.
The Diplomatic Coffee Club Seán Ó hUiginn (Ireland)
The Hole in the Wall
One of Ireland’s most eminent public servants (and a key strategist of the Northern Ireland peace process) discusses Irish foreign policy in Kilkenny's most intimate venue.
A Story in Stone: Irish Medieval Stonecarvers & their Patrons Eamonn Kelly (Ireland)
The Parade Tower
Eamonn Kelly explores Kilkenny’s rich sculptural heritage, examining some of the finest carved stonework in the region, including artefacts from St Mary’s Hall in Kilkenny.
Gems of the Baroque Irish Baroque Orchestra Chamber Soloists & Deirdre Moynihan (Ireland)
The Black Abbey
The IBO Chamber Soloists perform a selection of Baroque cantatas sung by Deirdre Moynihan, the Cork soprano winning widespread acclaim for her performances.
Marble City Sessions: Festival Finale
St Canice’s Cathedral
The Marble City Sessions reach a climax in this unique gala that brings together a galaxy of stars including Bill Frisell, Billy Collins, Sam Amidon and all five members of The Gloaming.
Festival Wrap Party
Round off the Festival in style as DJ Sally Cinnamon keeps the vibe going into the wee small hours.
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.