Project Arts Centre presents



Dates: 28 May - 02 Jun

Show Time: 8:00pm

Tickets: €20 - €16

Space Upstairs

By Blue Raincoat


In a lighthouse on the edge of civilisation an old man and an old woman are waiting.

They await the arrival of the town’s people to their home. Everyone, from the Mayor to the Blacksmith, the Colonel to the Courtesan will be there. It is possible the Emperor himself may attend. Because tonight, after a long life of bewilderment and underachievement, the old man has finally decided to tell all. He will reveal who he really is, what he should really have become, and, ultimately impart the secret of what life is really all about – a message that may indeed have the power to save humanity!

Eugene Ionesco’s The Chairs is one of the most merciless and unrelenting interrogations of life and living ever written for the stage; a mind-spinning tragic farce, that is at once as heartbreaking as it is hilarious.

There will be a post-show discussion following the performance on 29 May.

“inspired craziness in a Blue Raincoat triumph

…..thumpingly good”

Sunday Independent

Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

28 MAY – 2 JUNE 2012 ~ Tickets €20/16 Matinee performance 2 JUNE 2PM

Duration 90 minutes (no interval)

*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.

BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613


Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email (Mon-Fri during office hours)


Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?

…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins….

…or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another.

Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information.

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Written by Eugene Ionesco

Directed by Niall Henry

Set Design by Jamie Vartan

Composed by Joe Hunt

Performed by John Carty, Ciaran McCauley and Sandra O’Malley

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