Culture Night 2022 – One Night For All | Oíche Dár Saol

Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir is brought to you by the Arts Council; it is a national moment, celebrating culture, creativity and the arts and seeks to actively promote the belief that this rich and varied culture is alive, treasured and nurtured in people’s lives, today and every day. It is delivered nationwide in cities, towns, villages and rural locations as well as online and through our media partners. Over 1.1 million people engaged with Culture Night in 2021.

Doors are opened late and special and unique events are specifically programmed at participating locations and, thanks to the continued support of the Arts Council and Local Authorities across the island of Ireland, all activities are made available to the public free of charge.

Full Culture Night Dublin Programme.

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Selected Highlights

Read Mór at Busáras Bus Station

The Read Mór gifting project is part of the Arts Council’s 70th anniversary programme and passengers will have a ticket to the furthest reaches of their imagination from one of 21 different books by Irish based authors and publishers.


Womancity – Women in Joyce

For Culture Night 2022, the James Joyce Centre invites you to celebrate Womancity – Women in Joyce. The Centre will be open on all floors with some new additions to our permanent displays and exhibitions.


Culture Night Comedy at The Grand Social

Some of Ireland’s top comedians kick off your culture night with a post-work/pre-boogy evening of comedy in The Grand Social! The show will be followed by a club night so we will warm your cockles and mussels ahead of you destroying a dancefloor.


‘Moving Parts’ Exhibition by Áine Byrne

‘Moving Parts’ is Áine Byrne’s first solo exhibition at Hens Teeth studio, consisting of drawings and a sculptural textile installation. Performance and sound are in collaboration with Dancer and artist Aoibhinn O’Dea and musician Tracy McEvoy.


Meeting House Square: Pólca 4

Gear up for the high-octane rhythms of Pólca 4 who bring their own spin to the jigs and reels of West Kerry, presented by An tOireachtas. This performance is part of an exciting programme of events at Meeting House Square for Culture Night Dublin 2022.


Taking Flight Aerial & Acrobatics

Taking Flight is bringing the circus to the Wood Quay Amphitheatre for Culture Night. A cabaret style aerial show, showcasing 8 individual artists acts that they have been developing through Taking Flight’s CREATE course.


Terry Pratchett at the Unseen University

Each year, Trinity College Dublin takes the opportunity of Culture Night to reflect on its very special relationship with the late, great, comic fantasy author, Terry Pratchett. Pratchett was an adjunct lecturer at the College for some years, and his estate maintains a comprehensive research collection of his works and their translations in the Trinity College Library.


Legends, Ghosts and Ghouls Tour

Join us on an adventure across Dublin city hearing the myths and the legends that stalk our streets. We have a culture of storytelling in Ireland and our oldest stories are of the banshees, the fairies and the things that keep you up at night. Delve into Irish culture and hear our oldest tales.


We are Motherland: Screenings

Motherland is proud to present a selection of short films, documentaries and music videos made by an array of award winning Irish film-makers. We invite you to our home for a night of screenings, chats, wine and popcorn!


Irish Language Events

Funny Focail Bi-lingual Comedy Night

A Bilingual Comedy Night / Oíche Dhátheangach Ghrinn. Join us upstairs as teach tábhairne The Bohemian in Phibsboro! Beidh alán comedian iontach ann ag magadh trí Gaeilge agus Bearla.


Ranganna Gaeilge Saor in Aisce

An bhfuil spéis agat cúpla focal a fhoghlaim nó cur le saibhreas do chuid Gaeilge? Déan cinnte go nglacfaidh tú páirt sa rang Gaeilge saor in aisce seo. Is é Coláiste na hÉireann/Gaelchultúr, a bunaíodh in 2004, an soláthraí cúrsaí Gaeilge is mó ar domhan agus an chéad institiúid Gaeilge tríú leibhéal. Tabharfaidh an rang seo léargas duit ar an stíl teagaisc a úsáidtear ina gcuid gcúrsaí móréilimh.


Coláiste na Tríonóide/Trinity College Dublin Tour

Turais threoraithe trí Ghaeilge ar champas stairiúil Choláiste na Tríonóide. Faigh léargas ar an ollscoil is sine in Éirinn, ar a hoidhreacht agus ar shaol an mhic léinn sa lá atá inniu ann.


Family Friendly Events

Awaken The Metropolis: Acid Granny

Culture Night Dublin is excited to platform motley collective Acid Granny. Armed with a shopping trolley soundsystem, Acid Granny devise surreal ambulatory performances in collaboration with passers by in the urban landscape of Dublin City. Sampling from overheard conversations and wielding a precarious assemblage of mini synths, drum machines and potato wedges, the outfit improvise happenings in public spaces which engage the immediate environment and reflect the condition of Dublin City today.


Illustration for Children: Workshop with Artist Daniele Trombetti

Have your crayons and pencils ready and enjoy this workshop on illustration for children (8+) with artist Daniele Trombetti where you’ll learn how to draw fantastic worlds and characters. Daniele was born in Imola (Italy). He published illustrated books for children, and collaborated with various Italian and foreign publishers, writing the texts and illustrations for his books. Room: 1st floor. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Puppet Show with No Strings Theatre Company

No Strings Theatre Company present a hand-crafted puppetry performance of ‘The Gruffalo’ for all ages to enjoy. This performance is kicking off an exciting programme of events at Meeting House Square for Culture Night Dublin 2022. Explore what else is happening


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