DruidShakespeare

An epic story of family, war and the making of nations comes to the historic Castle Yard

Druid (Ireland) in a co-production with Lincoln Center Festival (USA) and in association with Kilkenny Arts Festival

DruidShakespeare

Mirazozo

A wondrous light-filled labyrinth in the Castle Park

 

Architects of Air (UK)

Mirazozo

Bastard Amber

Liz Roche presents a stunning new work inspired by WB Yeats’ poem ‘Sailing to Byzantium’ and the paintings of Patrick Scott

Byzantium Series

Liz Roche Company (Ireland) in a co-production with the Abbey Theatre & Dublin Dance Festival

Bastard Amber

Nine Lives

Nine Lives showcases the work of a rising generation of Irish architects developing exciting new modes of practice for the 21st century

Curated by Emmett Scanlon

Nine Lives

BAKE!

Step into the busy kitchen of a royal palace in this delightful new theatre experience for young children

Paul Curley (Ireland)

BAKE!

Meta-Perceptual Helmets

Discover how the world looks from other creatures' point of view in this magical interactive exhibition in Rothe House

Cleary Connolly (Ireland)

Meta-Perceptual Helmets

A Festival Portrait

Drop into James Stephens Barracks to watch one of Ireland's best-known artists at work on a range of Festival portraits and sketches

Mick O'Dea (Ireland)

A Festival Portrait

Imaginary Saloon

The irrepressible trio take us from the height of German Romaniticism to New York's Tin Pan Alley and the early years of jazz

Sax Allemande (Germany)

Imaginary Saloon

Shakespeare and Ireland

Garry Hynes and members of the Druid company discuss the challenges of staging Shakespeare for an Irish audience in conversation with Fintan O’Toole.

Garry Hynes & Fintan O'Toole (Ireland)

Shakespeare and Ireland

Da Lata

Chris Franck and Patrick Forge bring their infectious blend of Afrobeat and Brazilian jazz to the Set for a night of joyous Latin grooves

Da Lata UK

Building Patterns

Create unique patterns inspired by the Nine Lives exhibition in this free silkscreen printing workshop for children

National Craft Gallery Children's workshop

Building Patterns

Modular Towers

Transform a simple cardboard box into an apartment in this free fascinating design workshop for children

National Craft Gallery Children's workshop

Modular Towers

Clay Skyscrapers

Build your own skyscraper using a mix of clay and found objects in this delightful free children's workshop

National Craft Gallery Children's workshop

Clay Skyscrapers

Poetry Workshop

Polish your pantoums and hone your haiku in this workshop with the former US Poet Laureate

Robert Pinsky (USA)

Poetry Workshop

Dante in Dunmore

Poet in residence Robert Pinsky reads from his acclaimed translation of Dante's Inferno in the spine-tingling setting of Dunmore Cave

Robert Pinsky (USA)

Dante in Dunmore