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Tiny Dancer: A DJ Set for Kids with Donal Dineen

Space Upstairs

Special Event/ 29 Jun

€5-7 (Under 1s go free, but if you’re dancing you need a ticket!)

It’s time for the kids to throw some shapes and bust out their best moves as DJ Donal Dineen hits the decks for a special musical rollercoaster ride. Expect dance tunes from every era and every corn

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Dancer from the Dance: Festival of Irish Choreography

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 02 Jul - 03 Jul


A unique showcase of Irish and Irish-American choreography, featuring work by top Irish and Irish-American choreographers representing a wide perspective on modern Irish identity and varying influence

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Sound Collector

Music/ 06 Jul

€10.50 - 12.50

Sound Collector is a new event in Dublin which explores the spaces between music, installation, improvisation, sound, and noise, providing a platform for experimentation and exploration of multidiscip

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What it feels like: Seán Dennehy Album launch

Music/ 17 Jul

Free Admission

Seán Dennehy is a Clare poet living and working in Dublin. His debut album of recorded spoken word and song, What it feels like, was released in May 2019.

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A Holy Show by Janet Moran

Space Upstairs

Comedy/ Theatre/ 25 Jul - 26 Jul


A new comedy based on the 1981 hijacking of an Aer Lingus plane by an ex-Trappist monk with a bottle of water as his weapon, the Pope as his nemesis and a burning desire to know The Third Secret of&he

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Everything I Do


Theatre/ 26 Jul - 27 Jul


Everything I Do premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival in a sell-out run at Project Arts Centre. It's a music-driven theatre piece about the universality of love, pain and hope. In an intimate and so

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Sandra Johnston: Ghosting Through Situations of Minor Importance (working title)


Exhibitions/ 29 Aug - 17 Oct

€0 (Free Admission)

This solo exhibition with newly commissioned video work of Sandra Johnston at Project commences in late August and partly revisits her time spent in Dublin during the late 1990s. As an emerging artist

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Theatre/ 17 Sep - 21 Sep


For the first time in history, it’s hard to be a man. Natalie Palamides (2017 Edinburgh Comedy Awards’ Best Newcomer) doesn’t understand this... but Nate does. Natalie Palamides is Nate.

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Sorry Gold

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 18 Sep - 21 Sep

€14 - 16 (Preview: €11)

If aerial is the dance of industrial technology, what will the dance of biotechnology be?

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Things We've Always Wanted to Tell You


Theatre/ 18 Sep - 21 Sep

€14-16 (Preview €11)

You’re invited to a dinner party we’d never be invited to. Sit down, shut up and come overhear the conversations of four proud working class Irish folk as they discuss the middle classes, privileg

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Exhibitions/ 22 Nov - 18 Jan

Free Admission

Anna Daučíková’s practice addresses issues around the conflicting aspects of normativity, the technologies of power, queer subjectivity and the politics of privacy.

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Open Call: Future Forecast Curator

Project Arts Centre is powered by creative ideas, critical thinking and debate. Artists and audiences are often first to forecast the future – for good and for ill. As we look to our future in an uncertain world, which is leaning towards populism, tokenism, and right wing conservative politics, we want to engage in a conversation about contemporary Ireland and the arts. We want to peel back the skin to see how artists are faring and examine the ways in which our arts community can reflect, mediate, challenge and shape our collective fate. Where does our future lie? As part…

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Emma Wolf Haugh Research Project: Domestic Optimism - A queer, working class, post-colonial critique of architectural modernism

Upcoming Artist Talk event from Emma Wolf Haugh around her ongoing research will be presented later this year. Date and Location TBC. This event will present the artists research towards new work from Haugh in 2020  Domestic Optimism begins with the work and continually expanding legacy of the Irish-born, self-taught, modernist architect and designer, Eileen Gray. A considerable amount of attention has been given to Gray’s work in recent years but, more often than not, the queerness inherent in her life and design is sidelined or ignored. I am interested in what comes to bear on the construction of legacy and what…

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