Live Collision presents



Dates: 23 Apr - 26 Apr

Tickets: €15 - €12 with a number of free events (Live Collision Festival Pass: All three nights show in Project - Cube for just €30! (Book before 16 April.) Contact our box office on 01-8819613 for more information.)

Live Collision International Festival 2014 – a festival of live art creating extraordinary experiences for audiences and artists alike.

A kaleidoscopic adventure beaming within Project Arts Centre and out across the city into hidden locations, public addresses, covert identities, unknown callers, secret exchanges, collective actions and through moments of perfect isolation…

Live Collision is for the culturally curious and a curious culture; blurring the edges of the performance space between the real and the imagined; suggesting alternative experiences through adventure seeking, provocation and simple acts of the imagination.

Live Collision is questioning what are our obligations to act on our political and cultural beliefs,  and how does this impact our sense-of-self? How do we consider those actions in relation to our city, to public space and our cultural gatherings? What are the consequences and how do we devise the outcomes?

Established in 2009 by Lynnette Moran, Festival Director & Founder, Live Collision has grown a reputation as an exciting curatorial model of live art and a platform for radical performance makers, bringing some of the most exciting national and international artists to Dublin with challenging works that encourage audiences to experience live performance in fresh new ways. Measuring the distance between ‘liveness’ and ‘remoteness’, between the ‘real’ and the ‘imagined’.

National and International Artists include – Blast Theory | Laurence Payot | Third Angel | Jesse Jones | Amanda Coogan | Vaari Claffey (Gracelands) | Veronica Dyas | Anna Furse (Athletes of the Heart) | Liadain Herriott | Martin Sharry | Francis Fay | Adam Fearon & Niamh McCann | Feidlim Cannon (Brokentalkers) | Ayo & Oni Oshodi | Rich Walsh & David Wall | Live Art Study Room & Archive (Live Art Development Agency)

Live Collision International Festival is supported by Arts Council’s Festival and Events Scheme, Dublin City Council, Project Arts Centre, Create, Dublin Fringe Festival’s Fringe Lab, Culture Ireland, British Council, The Workman’s Club, and in 2014 we welcome new partners The Library Project, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Pop Up Happenings and Science Gallery.



Thursday, 24 April (8.15pm) – This Is My Body by Veronica Dyas / When We Were Birds by Anna Furse

Friday, 25 April (6.15pm) – The Brain is a Barricade by Jesse Jones

Friday, 25 April (8.15pm) – Without You I Am Nothing by Martin Sharry / The Audition by Vaari Claffey

Saturday, 26 April (8.15pm) – Where Sundew Grows by Liadain Herriott / 600 People by Third Angel


Durational Work – Saturday, 26 April

Amanda Coogan, I’ll sing you a song from around the town (3.00pm – 8.00pm, Project Cube) – Free

Francis Fay, Shall We Dance (9.45pm – 12.45pm, Space Upstairs) – Free


Off-Site Events

Blast Theory present Dial Ulrike and Eamon Compliant (24 – 26 April, 24 hours)

Laurence Payot presents Let Us Be Great (Meeting points and times on


Special Events

Third Angel present Inspiration Exchange (25 April, 3.00pm – 6.00pm, Project Arts Centre foyer)

Live Art Party (26 April, 9.30pm til late, Project Arts Centre bar)

For more information on Live Collision International Festival’s full programme and details about off-site performances and workshops, visit their website by clicking here!

Big, Bold
Book Now

Click for instant happiness.

Call the Box Office:

+353 1 8819 613

Last From the Newsroom

Celebrating 20 Years in the Big Blue Building

Exactly 20 years ago the new purpose-built premises of Project Arts Centre reopened amidst huge expectations and speculations on its capacities to live up to its artist-led ethos and continue its creative path dedicated to experimentation and radical practices. There were sceptics and critical voices addressing both the context of the development of the Temple Bar Cultural Quarter and spectacle-oriented, consumer-driven cultural production which some feared Project’s subversive spirit might fall prey to after its refurbishment. An anniversary at most times is an important opportunity to reflect, especially during such transformative moments as those we are living through right now.…

Read More



Hi there,  How are you doing today? We hope you and your family are staying safe and sane during these strange days. We've been thinking about how we stay connected. It's not easy. Some of us have to stay indoors all the time. Others mostly all of the time. We've had letters and postcards through our letterboxes that made us smile. We've got emotional sending messages of support and solidarity to others. Some of us have wifi, Social Media and laptops. Some of us don't. So, we're starting LOCKDOWN LETTERS. To try to stay connected to as many of our…

Read More
Visit the Newsroom