Dublin City Council supports Culture Night Dublin

Interior view of City Hall.  Image credit:  Joanna Travers, DCC

Now in its fourteenth year, Culture Night Dublin returns with its biggest programme to date. On Friday 20th September, the city will open its doors to over 300 venues and upwards of 500 events for locals and visitors to enjoy

On the night, many Dublin City Council public buildings will be transformed into unique cultural venues to showcase art,music and film – examples of which will include:

The Mansion House – Tours through the public rooms
Walk through the public rooms of the Lord Mayor’s official residence, built by Joshua Dawson and the scene of important civic and historic events for over 300 years. See the Oak Room, Drawing Room, Dining Room and Lady MayoressParlour. Staff will be on hand to assist. The Round Room is not accessible on the night.
Time: 5pm-9:30pm

Dublin City Hall – An evening of musical entertainment
Take part in an evening of musical entertainment at one of the city centre’s most striking landmarks. Explore this stunning piece of 18th-century architecture and its famous Council Chambers, while taking some time to learn more about the history of the building and the civic work, which takes place in its halls today.
Time: 6pm – 9:30pm

14 Henrietta Sreeet – Live music and film screening
DabbledooMusic and 14 Henrietta Street present ‘Float Down TheLiffey’; a unique live music and film screening. The film follows a musical journey through Dublin’s venues and streets at night with an accompanying live electronica score of brass, percussion and organs. The event will include audience participation. Performances at 6pm & 7.45pm, first-come, first-served basis.
Time: 6pm – 7:15pm, 7:45pm – 8:45pm

The Hugh Lane – Music, film screening, art workshops, tours and lots more
Visit for a night of culture, music, film screenings, art workshops, quick tours and lots more! The Hugh Lane Gallery is one of Dublin’s finest galleries in the heart of the historic north city centre. Be sure to keep an eye online for further details.
Time: 5pm – 10pm

Elevate with Aerial Cirque, Dame Street
Commissioned by Dublin City Council, this gravity defying show promises to be a highlight. Taking place at the former central bank building site (soon-to-be-opened Central Plaza) the show is created and performed by Ireland’s leading aerialists Aerial Cirque, with music by Cork-based composer Peter Power and visuals by Bulgarian artist PetkoPanchez.
Time: 8:45pm – 9:15pm, 9:30pm – 10pm, 10:30pm – 11pm

Map of Temple Bar & Creative Quarter (Culture Night Dublin brochure)

For information on the free culture night buses, podcasts, night tours, concerts and events, visit culturenight.ie and download the Culture Night Dublin brochure here. To help you charter your own path through the city’s A-Z of venues and events, the people at Culture Night have mapped the city into eight cultural quarters.  Which cultural quarter will you visit?

– Phoenix Park & Museum Quarter
– Liberties & Historic Quarter
– Temple Bar & Creative Quarter
– Monto & North Georgian Quarter
– Trinity & the Docklands
– South Georgian Quarter
– Trinity & the Docklands
– South Georgian Quarter

Dublin City Council is delighted to collaborate with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Culture Night’s valued partners and all of the participating artists and organisations to ensure this night is a memorable celebration of Dublin’s arts, heritage and culture.