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Active Archive – Slow Institution: The Long Goodbye

Exhibitions/ 31 Jan - 30 Mar

€0 (Free Admission)

Active Archive – Slow Institution is an extensive research initiative that delves into Project’s 50+year history, looking at the imagined futures and proposals for transformation recorded in Proje

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Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 20 Feb - 23 Feb


From the makers of the Fringe First and OBIE Award winning LIPPY and Chekhov’s First Play, Hamnet is a solo work for an eleven year old boy.

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Relatively Speaking: A guided walking tour(February 2019)

Exhibitions/ 21 Feb

€0 (FREE)

Discover some of Temple Bar’s best keep secrets as three city centre arts organisations - Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Black Church Print Studio and Project Arts Centre - join forces for a guided w

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Public Viewing 1: Sandra Johnston's 'Reserved' (1998) and Ronan McCrea's 'View' (1999)


Special Event/ 23 Feb

€0 (Free admission, no booking required)

Presented as part of Active Archive - Slow Institution: The Long Goodbye the gallery will play host to a special screening event of two projects that were commissioned by Project Arts Centre as part

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The Wickedness of Oz


Theatre/ 25 Feb - 02 Mar


A story of unfilled potential, The Wickedness of Oz follows a day in the life of a travel agent with a penchant for 1960s musicals. Debbie McInerney's day spirals into a mire of self-doubt when she wa

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The Examination

Space Upstiars

Theatre/ 28 Feb - 02 Mar

€18-22 (Preview and Matinee €14)

Based on real life prisoner testimonies, The Examination is an uncompromising and revelatory look at an aspect of our society that is all too often ignored.

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Alice in Wonderland

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 04 Mar - 16 Mar


From the team that brought you Shackleton and The Third Policeman comes a fast-paced visual and imaginative rendition of a timeless classic for all the family. Follow Alice on her madcap journey thro

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Extraordinary Rendition


Theatre/ 06 Mar - 08 Mar


In a cabin built from the same materials as Camp X-Ray, the temporary detention facility at Guantanamo bay, and with the same internal dimensions of a detainee’s cell, Extraordinary Rendition is a p

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Slap Talk


Theatre/ 09 Mar

€ Free (Suggested Donation €5)

Inspired by the self-aggrandising of boxers at the pre-fight weigh in, Slap Talk is a verbal sparring match that is both a linguistic version of the fight itself and a reflection upon the violence pre

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Sure Look It, Fuck It

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 19 Mar - 23 Mar

€18-20 (Preview and Matinee €15)

Sure Look It Fuck It is a spoken word odyssey through 24 hours in Dublin. It’s the story of Missy, back in town after years away trying to ‘make it’ as a returned emigrant. As she grapples with

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Relatively Speaking: A guided walking tour (March 2019)


Exhibitions/ 21 Mar

€0 (Free admission, no booking required)

Discover some of Temple Bar’s best keep secrets as three city centre arts organisations - Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Gallery of Photography and Project Arts Centre - join forces for a guided walk

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Michael and Me


26 Mar - 13 Apr

€18-20 (Preview and Matinee €16)

Local nobody Scut Kelly needs a friend. This turns out to be an iconic pop legend with world wide fame. Scut’s life is about to change forever.

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Space Upstairs

Dance/ 28 Mar - 30 Mar


A furry monster, a headstrong child-woman, a jumping shamanic devil, a crumbling statue... Simultaneously wise man and wild man, Merlin dances at the interface of law and nature: we are moving animals

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Watt by Samuel Beckett

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 09 Apr - 13 Apr


Samuel Beckett's hilarious and moving early novel adapted and performed by one of the greatest Beckett interpreters in the world.

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Latest From the Newsroom


Project Arts Centre and Arts & Disability Ireland are delighted to announce the shortlisted artists for the REALISE production award for theatre and contemporary dance artists with disabilities. This award is designed to support the production and presentation of ambitious new work by individual artists with disabilities. The 4 shortlisted artists are: • Conor Geoghegan • Emma Fisher • Roderick Ford • Tara Brandel The 4 shortlisted artists will receive mentoring support from Lucy Ryan, consultant producer prior to submitting their final applications on 21st February 2019. The final recipient of REALISE will receive a production award of €40,000 for…

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New Appointment: Communications and Development Manager

We're thrilled to announce our new Communications and Development Manager, Eimear O'Reilly! Eimear currently holds the position of Communications Officer here at Project and will take up her new role in January 2019. Since completing her studies at University College Dublin with a BA in English and Art History, Eimear has been immersed in the local arts and theatre scene, working with multiple festivals and arts organisations throughout Dublin City, including Dublin Theatre Festival, Gerry Lundberg PR, Arts & Disability Ireland, Temple Bar Tradfest, O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin International Film Festival, Dublin Writers Festival and Dublin Fringe Festival. Before joining Project Arts…

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