Events Listing

03-Jan-2017 to 26-May-2017

Runs: January to May

Building on the exciting momentum created through Creative Space 2, a project exploring young men, creativity and mental health, Creative Space 3 sees axis expand the programme in Ballymun and to other areas of Dublin.

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04-Jan-2017 to 30-Jun-2017

Is múinteoir drámaíochta, dramaturg agus scríbhneoir í Aifric Ní Ruairc. Is brea léi cláracha drámaíochta a chur i láthair do pháistí. Bíonn idir óg agus aosta as gach cúlra ag freastal ar a cuid ranganna. Ba mhaith leí deis a thabhairt do gach éinne iad féin a léíriú tríd dráma agus Gaeilge.

Aifric Ní Ruairc is a drama facilitator, dramaturg and writer. She has a passion for developing drama programmes for children but works with people of all ages and backgrounds. Aifric is also a Gaeilgeoir who believes that the best way to learn a language is to live it. She has been running a successful Irish language drama club in Ballymun for six years and loves celebrating both theatre and Irish language. Aifric would love to give more people the opportunity to express themselves through Irish and through Drama and will do so through her residency in axis.

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07-Apr-2017 to 07-Apr-2017

Time: 10am & 4pm

Tickets: €7/5

'Strange Feathers’ is an aerial dance show aimed at the youngest audiences. Two little birds are learning to fly with the help of their surroundings in nature. Feathers drop from the sky to the beautiful sounds of soft music.

 

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10-Apr-2017 to 12-Apr-2017

Time: Various Times

Ballymun’s cultural calendar wouldn’t be the same without the annual ‘LiFT Youth Arts Festival’. For one week, the streets and venues of Ballymun will be taken over as young people aged 13-23, showcase and experience the very best in youth arts. Our fringe ‘Little LiFT’ programme is also back for younger festival goers (10-12 years). With a jam-packed week of shows, workshops, exhibitions and school engagement, Ballymun is the place to be this March.

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21-Apr-2017 to 21-Apr-2017

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €10

Ballymun band QED will return again to axis for a very special concert. The show is dedicated to a greatly respected Ballymun resident Mrs Kathleen Behan.

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24-Apr-2017 to 24-Apr-2017

Tickets: €2 for members/€4 for non-members (Membership: €3)

Time: 2.30pm

‘The Pictures’ is a monthly film club for over 55’s that screens in our 211 seater theatre on the last Monday of each month. This month we screen 'Calamity Jane'.

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27-Apr-2017 to 27-Apr-2017

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €15/12

Following the sell-out success of The Man In The Woman’s Shoes, Mikel Murfi returns with a new one man show. Late in his life, Pat Farnon, a cobbler and all-round contented man, marries the redoubtable Kitsy Rainey. It’s a match made in heaven, in more ways than one.

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28-Apr-2017 to 28-Apr-2017

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €10/8

More information to follow. 

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29-Apr-2017 to 29-Apr-2017

Time: 3pm & 8pm 

Tickets: €12

The talented students of AK Dance School are proud to present ‘Lets Dance’. An exciting and fun filled show of song and dance for all ages to enjoy.

Two toe-tapping performances that should not be missed!

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05-May-2017 to 05-May-2017

Time: 5pm

Tickets: €5

A school girl gets text bullied. A porn star argues with her babysitter. A TV presenter gets replaced by a younger model. A scorned wife looks for retribution and a lonely lap dancer misses home. Find out how these modern fables of a sexualized world are connected in the 2015 Tiger Dublin Fringe sell out hit.

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06-May-2017 to 06-May-2017

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €15

London Ballymun Sydney is a journey of songs and music by Tony Mc Guiness. It is a reflection of his introduction to the world of music, and his musical journey to date. Tony Mc Guiness ,is probably best known for his years with one of Ireland's best ever rock bands Aslan.

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10-May-2017 to 10-May-2017

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €18/15

Two elderly farmers, Eamon and Nashee, meet at a gate on a remote hillside. These men are old friends, old rivals, old neighbours. They are men of heart, of humour, of hardness. Their conversation is a throwback to a gentler time, when silence was as telling as declaration, and meaning was more often found between the lines than on them.

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11-May-2017 to 11-May-2017

Time: 10am & 12pm

Tickets: €7/5

Fíbín and Áras Inis Gluaire present ‘Clann Lir’ by Dara McGee and Brendan Murray. ‘Clann Lir’ is based on the mythological story of 4 children turned into white swans when Aoife, Lir’s wife, puts them under a magic spell. Live art, music, and storytelling are used to portray this vivid story. Suitable 4+.

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13-May-2017 to 14-May-2017

Time: 7pm (Sat 13th) & 6pm (Sun 14th)

Tickets: €15/12

The Aniss Stage Academy proudly presents this year’s variety show 'Come on and Dance', an all dancing-singing and acting extravaganza featuring students from Tiny Stars right up to Seniors. 

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15-May-2017 to 16-May-2017

Time: 7pm (15th May) & 11am (16th May) 

Tickets: €7/5

The Far Field tells the story of Farmer Lonán, who, one summer’s day discovers a magical whistle hidden in a hare’s nest. Suspecting that it belongs to the fairy folk who live at the edge of his farm, Lonán decides that the whistle should be returned to its rightful owners.

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18-May-2017 to 18-May-2017

Time:11am & 7pm

Tickets: €5 (11am) or €15/10 (7pm)

St. Kevin’s College is breaking into the world of theatre with their production of 'War of the Buttons”'. Set during the economic recession, the poverty stricken Northsider boys take on the wealthy Southsiders from Castlerock. 

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19-May-2017 to 19-May-2017

Tickets: €12

Time: 7pm

Rita is tired of her humdrum existence. Her adult children are getting on her nerves and she misses her best pal Mary. It’s time to spice up her life! ’Creaking’ is based on the lives of real-life Irish people in later years. It explores the everyday challenges and pressures facing us as we age, and how we attempt to defy stereotypes. 

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23-May-2017 to 27-May-2017

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €15/12

Charlie is a kleptomaniac - the doctor told her. Reckons it stems from childhood trauma. But she has the robbin’ completely under control these days. For real. She has a bit of a mouth on her, but she’s only trying to be funny, give everyone a laugh, not cause trouble, like. Not today, of all days. She loves that little boy more than she ever thought it was possible to love another human. There’s a lot riding on these 24 hours, and if she keeps her head down, she’ll get him back.

A fast-paced and funny play about motherhood, messing up, and doing your best to make it up. 

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29-May-2017 to 29-May-2017

Tickets: FREE

Time: 2.30pm

‘The Pictures’ is a monthly film club for over 55’s that screens in our 211 seater theatre on the last Monday of each month. This month we screen a surprised film as part of the Bealtaine Festival which will be announced in April along with the full festival programme. 

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02-Jun-2017 to 02-Jun-2017

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €15/12

Dirtbirds the internet sensation, are landing in Ballymun for one night only. Catch the Dublin Dirtbirds , Carmel and Debs as they chat about life, love and the ever changing size of Kim Kardashian's arse.

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03-Jun-2017 to 03-Jun-2017

Time: 1pm & 3pm

Tickets: €10 or €32 for a family of four

This much loved fairytale comes to life on stage in an unforgettable live production of song and laughter that children will love. Goldilocks, the Three Bears and Ruff the Dog perform this exciting and fun filled musical production which takes a few twists and turns along the way with other new puppet characters and hopefully a happy ever after.

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06-Jun-2017 to 06-Jun-2017

Time: 7pm

Tickets: Free (Booking essential - 018832100)

Venue: Council Chambers, Civic Centre, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

The Rooneys and Clann Rí Liamo will launch this year's Beo Ballymun Trad and Ballad festival. 

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06-Jun-2017 to 09-Jun-2017

Time: 1pm

Tickets: Free (No booking required)

Venue: axis Café

Free lunchtime sessions in axis café daily throughout the festival. Bring your instrument or your voice, open to all.

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07-Jun-2017 to 07-Jun-2017

Time: 7pm

Tickets: €10 Adults/€5 Children

Radhairc Ceilteach proudly showcase the talented music students, young and old, of Clubteach Setanta. 

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07-Jun-2017 to 07-Jun-2017

Time: 12pm - 1.30pm

Tickets: Free (No booking required)

Venue: Plaza (Outside axis)

Three local schools take their jigs & reels out onto the plaza for a lunchtime Céilí facilitated by musician & dancer Noreen Leech.

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08-Jun-2017 to 08-Jun-2017

Time: 9pm

Venue: Setanta Clubhouse, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9.

Tribute gig for late musician Tony Olwill. 

Booking available through Setanta. 

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08-Jun-2017 to 08-Jun-2017

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: €10

Paddy Cullivan of Callan's Kicks and The Late Late Show Band brings you on an audio-visual spectacular. Using Satire, Imagery, Historical Insight and Song - (and Darkest Secrets) that happened during our Rising, Revolution and Counter-Revolution (Civil War). 

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09-Jun-2017 to 09-Jun-2017

Tickets: €18/€15 

Time: 8pm
 
We are delighted to announce this special event as part of Beo Ballymun 2017. Two giants of the Irish trad scene, Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny are uniting for an evening of great music, a mixture of traditional songs, and originals composed by Andy.

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10-Jun-2017 to 11-Jun-2017

Time: 7pm

Tickets: €14.50/8.50

A wonderful evening of entertainment from the performers of the Clifford-Lightley School of Irish Dance and the Sinéad Lightley Theatre School. 

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15-Jun-2017 to 15-Jun-2017

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €15/12

Strolling Through Ulysses! tells the fun-filled story of Bloomsday – June 16th 1904 – the iconic day around which James Joyce’s Ulysses is based, guiding you through the curious events and quirky characters of Ulysses, in a humorous, entertaining and informative manner, with extracts from the novel which best illustrate the various aspects of Joyce’s writing – the comical, the descriptive and the complex – without compromising the integrity of the great book. 

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17-Jun-2017 to 17-Jun-2017

Time: 2pm & 6.30pm

Tickets: €12

The Showbiz Academy Stage School is very proud to be bringing their production of "You Can't Stop the Beat" back to the stage for two shows only on Saturday 17th June. A fun filled show set in the wonderful 1960's. 

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22-Jun-2017 to 23-Jun-2017

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €15

Second show added on Thursday 22nd June. For one night only the Queen of the scene, the diva with the fever, the Ballymun Bombsite herself returns for an evening of pure 110% unadulterated entertainment, join Stuffy as she goes solo for the first time this summer. Grab the girls and treat yourselves to an hilarious night out to start the summer!

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24-Jun-2017 to 24-Jun-2017

Time: 7pm

Tickets: €10

BROKEN WHISPERS is a short film written by Ballymun resident Michael Peel. The film follows Joshua, a 19 year old man suffering from Mental Health problems and a chaotic home life. Through his friendship with Riley, who suffers with similar problems, they try to help each other through their struggles.

Suitable: 18+

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25-Jun-2017 to 25-Jun-2017

Time: 3pm & 7.30pm

Tickets: €16/12

The students of Acting Academy take to the stage in their annual show. This year we will present a variety show suitable for all the family. Acting Academy is one of the longest established stage schools in Ireland and has produced many innovative and creative shows for children of all ages so come along, relax and enjoy the fun.

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03-Jul-2017 to 14-Jul-2017

Time: 10am - 12.30pm (Art or Drama 5-7 years) or 2pm - 4.30pm (Art or Drama 8-12 years)

Price: €80 (For 2 weeks) or €50 (For 1 week)

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11-Jul-2017 to 11-Jul-2017

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €15/12

The acclaimed Irish duo of singer / actress Honor Heffernan and composer/ keyboard player Trevor Knight present their new Cabaret/Speakeasy-style show, “The Whistling Girl”. Trevor has transformed the poems of Dorothy Parker into songs, using her witty, droll and sometimes heart rending lyrics. With Garvan Gallagher bass, Tom Jamieson drums, Ed Deane electric guitar, Ciaran Wilde saxophone’s, Bill Blackmore horns.

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13-Jul-2017 to 13-Jul-2017

Tickets: Free

By: Red Bear in association with Axis and Dublin Fringe Festival

We’re looking for ten bright sparks from the North West Area of Dublin, aged 16 - 21, with a hunger for theatre, live music, comedy and dance shows. We want to bring you, as our guests, to five different shows throughout the festival. We want you to experience them, talk about them and ultimately celebrate the power of live performance. All you need to know is that you want to go.

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15-Jul-2017 to 15-Jul-2017

Tickets: €20 

Time: 8pm

Enya Martin, creator and writer, brings her hugely popular online characters Chanto and Shardon plus others to the theatre stage. This comedy show will feature hilarious sketches, performances and some special guests. Suitable 18+.

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17-Jul-2017 to 21-Jul-2017

Dates: 17th - 21st July (10am to 12.30pm)

Cost: €50 

Play games, have fun with drama, make puppets, read stories and write your own book. Bain úsúaid as do chuid Gaeilge. This is a special camp for children aged 5 - 7 where they can engage with reading and literacy through Irish and English by having fun and playing games! 

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04-Aug-2017 to 04-Aug-2017

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €15

Preview for his new Edinburgh show: CAMPUS MAXIMUS. He Came He Saw He Came Again. Al Porter debuts his new show ahead of Edinburgh after being nominated for best show last year. 

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25-Aug-2017 to 25-Aug-2017

Tickets: €15/12

Time: 8pm

A surreal, black comedy of love, longing and one woman's intense rivalry with a Charolais heifer. Set on a farm in rural Ireland, Siobhan is forced to share the affections of her farmer boyfriend with the other women in his life - a sneering mother-in-law figure, and a sexy French cow. This is a muddy place of simmering desire, mixing the challenges of farming life and the joy of sex.

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08-Sep-2017 to 08-Sep-2017

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €15/12

On the remote Siula Grande in Peru in June 1985, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in a desperately unenviable position. He was slowly being pulled off the mountain face by his injured partner, Joe Simpson, dangling on the rope 50 metres below.  His decision to cut the rope saved both their lives in the epic of survival that followed and with the publication of the book ‘Touching The Void’ and the later film, both climbers became household names.

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09-Sep-2017 to 22-Sep-2017

Dublin Fringe Festival is one of the most exciting performance art festivals in the world. It brings top Irish and international artists to Dublin and we want YOU to experience it. 

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12-Sep-2017 to 13-Sep-2017

Time: 7:30pm

Tickets: €10

A‘Stand-up tragedy’ about a manic North Dublin childhood in the 1980’s.

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16-Sep-2017 to 16-Sep-2017

Time: 6pm

Tickets: Contestants €10 entry fee/Spectators €15

CYPHER KINGS DANCE BATTLE

Cypher Kingz bring their Dance Battle to axis theatre. Come and experience the real essence of t Hip-Hop Dance Culture.
 

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20-Sep-2017 to 22-Sep-2017

Time: 7pm

Tickets: €14/12

Two couples. Two stories. One ending. A journey through the savagery and beauty of modern relationships from one of Dublin’s most exciting new writing companies. Putting the audience in the driver’s seat, playwright Lee Coffey investigates the influence that gender can have on our perception and judgement. You’ll meet two pairings dealing with abuse, adultery and love in equal measure.

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23-Sep-2017 to 23-Sep-2017

Acclaimed Irish duo singer/actress Honor Heffernan and composer/keyboard player Trevor Knight present their new Cabaret/Speakeasy-style show, “The Whistling Girl”.

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25-Sep-2017 to 25-Sep-2017

Time: 2:30pm

Tickets: €2 members/€4 non-members/€3 membership

La La Land’ tells the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts.

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26-Sep-2017 to 26-Sep-2017

Time: 10am

Tickets: Free

This September axis hosts a seminar for young men. Exploring creativity, mental health and young men’s lives, the event is shaped around the screening of a documentary film about Sergei Polunin

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28-Sep-2017 to 29-Sep-2017

In Galway City in the very near future Valve Hegarty sings audio jingles to pay the rent; a drudgery that weighs heavy on him. He has a hankering for something of substance and is drawn to the beauty of twentieth century valve radios. A chance meeting in Clifden leads him to the site of The Marconi Station where a soundscape of ghostly broadcasts begin. Meanwhile Rosario is… well Rosario is Rosario.

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01-Oct-2017 to 30-Nov-2017

Children across crèches in the northside of Dublin will get a chance to work with early year’s arts practitioner and visual artist, Orla Kelly. This 6 week interactive storytelling project for 2 – 5 year olds begins and ends with a visit to axis theatre for two quality early years performances.

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05-Oct-2017 to 29-Sep-2017
European premiere. Runs until 7th October

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09-Oct-2017 to 09-Oct-2017

Time:10am 12pm

Tickets: €5 Teachers are free

A new STEAM  ( Science Technology Engineering Art and Maths ) workshop exploring the astonishing images of the planet Saturn and its moons through the cameras on the Cassini spacecraft.  

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11-Oct-2017 to 13-Oct-2017

Twenty- five years after it was first presented as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 1992, Frank Pig Says Hello, the stage version of Pat McCabe's novel The Butcher Boy, returns alongside McCabe's follow up show, The Leaves of Heaven, in a unique double-bill.

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23-Oct-2017 to 03-Aug-2017

Time: 2:30pm

Tickets: €2 members/€4 non-members/€3 membership

Sing Street’ takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a
14-year-old boy named Conor, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city
public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. With
the aim of winning a girl’s heart he invites her to star in his band’s music
videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band...yet.

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24-Oct-2017 to 24-Oct-2017

Time: 8pm

It is 21 years since recorder classes began in St Josephs Junior School in Poppintree, Ballymun as part of a “Breaking the Cycle“ initiative that was to become the DIT Ballymun Music Programme.

To mark this occasion, Ireland’s foremost conductor and long time Ballymun music supporter, David Brophy, will host an evening of music featuring special guests and contributions from members of the music programme.

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25-Oct-2017 to 25-Oct-2017

Time: 10:30am & 12pm

Seo scéal Cubert an Chiúib agus Triantán an Triantáin agus na heachtraí go léir a tharlaíonn dóibh nuair a mheasctar na cruthanna ar fad.

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26-Oct-2017 to 27-Oct-2017

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €10/5

Join Claire for This Looks Bad, a dark stumble through Dublin’s night life.

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29-Oct-2017 to 02-Nov-2017

Time: 5 & 7pm

Tickets: Free

Fred is a VIG (Very Important Ghost) better known as the Glimmer man. Fred hasn’t had a body in over a hundred years. It’s Halloween again and Natalie has one night to help the Glimmer Man to bring the light back. A piece of interactive storytelling for audiences aged 9+.

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01-Nov-2017 to 01-Nov-2017

Time:12pm

Tickets: €7

Jackula

Being a vampire sucks, but being Dracula's younger brother is driving Jackula batty.

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01-Nov-2017 to 31-Jan-2018

Philippa works as a choreographer/teacher and is the Director of CoisCéim BROADREACH dance participation programme. Taking up her residency this October, exploring themes and stories about ‘work’, Philippa will work towards the choreographic development of a new piece next May 2018 entitled BODY OF WORK | WHAT’S THE STORY?

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03-Nov-2017 to 03-Nov-2017

Time: 7:30pm

Tickets: €2 members/€4 non-members/€3 membership

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08-Nov-2017 to 09-Nov-2017

Time: 10am (9th) & 7pm (8th)

Tickets: €7/5

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09-Nov-2017 to 09-Nov-2017

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €15/12

This is the story of Joanne’s amaaaaaaazing diet. She didn’t just lose weight though; she lost jobs, friends and fellas, but she didn’t care because she could wear bangles as belts and that’s all that mattered. Then one day, over her morning carrot, Joanne realized she’d lost her mind. Trying to entice it back became the hardest, funniest, greatest and weirdest time of her life.

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10-Nov-2017 to 10-Nov-2017

Time : 8 pm

Tickets : € 18/16

Comedians Karl Spain and Bernard O’Shea have decided to drop a few pounds together and go on tour. 

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14-Nov-2017 to 16-Nov-2017

Time: 1pm

Tickets: €10 (incl. soup and sandwiches) or €6 (ticket only)

Les loves Dublin, his wife and cowboy songs... but his real loves are diminished by pain. You see he is on the waiting list for hip replacement, both of them. All of this on top of the stents placed in his weakened arteries. If life was not cruel enough his doctor told him he has acne. It’s no wonder he has ended up talking to himself.

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21-Nov-2017 to 21-Nov-2017

Time: 10am & 12pm

Tickets: €7/5

A gardener is trying to plant some seeds but they just keep disappearing. It must be those pesky birds. She needs your help....

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23-Nov-2017 to 24-Nov-2017

Time: 8:00pm

Tickets: €12/10

A dark, tense and thrilling new play by Aisling O’Mara.

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27-Nov-2017 to 27-Nov-2017

Jackie’ places us in the world of First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy
following her husband’s assassination. Known for her extraordinary
dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as
she struggles to maintain her husband’s legacy.

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30-Nov-2017 to 30-Nov-2017

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: Free

The Walk Of HOPE Team are delighted to announce that we once again after having it in Finglas have the privilege to bring this amazing play to Ballymun the Axis Theatre on Thursday 30th November at 7.30pm to 9.30pm. 
 

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01-Dec-2017 to 01-Dec-2017

Tickets: €22.50/€20

Time: 8pm

AONGHUS MCANALLY - CELEBRATING CHRISTIE HENNESSY

The Platinum Collection

Renowned entertainer recreates the iconic sound of his close friend in a touching tribute to one of Ireland’s greatest singer-songwriters

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07-Dec-2017 to 07-Dec-2017

Tickets: Free

Time: 8pm

It’s the 10th anniversary of SING. A huge part of the success of this project has been the opportunity for people who don’t know one another to come together and sing not just for themselves but in the Sing Gala Concert. We’re taking this idea and going further this year by adding more voices to the stage then ever with local choirs and groups getting a chance to SING shine on the axis stage.

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08-Dec-2017 to 09-Dec-2017

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €22.50

EXTRA SHOW ADDED SATURDAY 9TH DECEMBER AS THE FRIDAY SOLD OUT

Santa may only visit once a year… but ‘Giz A Laugh’ creator Enya Martin doesn’t need a sleigh to land in Ballymun so she’s popping back to axis with her hilarious show ‘Giz A Laugh: Live comedy show’.

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09-Dec-2017 to 09-Dec-2017

Time: 12pm & 2pm

Tickets: €11

Back by popular demand! You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all?

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14-Dec-2017 to 14-Dec-2017

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €22.50 Early Bird, €20 (First 30 Tickets)

Start spreading the news and tell everyone that you are going to celebrate Christmas at the axis
Theatre with The Rat Pack Live....

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16-Dec-2017 to 16-Dec-2017

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €27.50/25

Pure Gold will feature Phil’s personal favourites as he trawls through his 50 years of creativity.   A he says himself, “It will be a different and interesting collection – some of the big hits alongside some that I thought should have been hits!   Some songs that meant a lot to my bank manager as well as some that simply meant a lot to me”

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17-Dec-2017 to 17-Dec-2017

Time: 1pm

Tickets: €10 (Family of 4: €32)

Join us for a beautifully produced Christmas treat with puppets, stories, colourful sets and exquisite lighting.

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18-Dec-2017 to 18-Dec-2017

Time: 2:30pm

Tickets: €2 members/€4 non-members/€3 membership

The Jungle Book’ is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli, a
man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is
no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan promises
to eliminate what he sees as a threat.

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01-Jan-2018 to 30-Jun-2018

axis Ballymun is pleased to announce the third year of our performing arts residency, ‘Playground’ for artists with disabilities. This residency is designed to support the professional development and creation of new work by performing artists with disabilities. Click for more information on how to apply.

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04-Jan-2018 to 28-Jan-2018

Time: 2.30pm (Sunday) & 7.30pm (Thursday to Saturday)

Tickets: €10 (Thursday performances all tickets €7)

A girl in Kansas dreams of a magical land over the rainbow...

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17-Jan-2018 to 13-Jun-2018

Free

Time: 7;30

Ar mhaith leat úsáid a bhaint as an cúpla focal Gaeilge atá agat agus sult a bhaint as freisin?

Its time to dust off your cúpla focal Gaeilge and have fun while doing it! 

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29-Jan-2018 to 29-Jan-2018

Time: 2:30pm

Tickets: €2 members/€4 non-members/€3 membership

Comedy feature inspired by Ireland’s biggest cocaine seizure of €440
million off the coast of Cork in 2007, ‘The Young Offenders’ follows two
Cork inner-city teenagers, Conor and Jock, as they embark on a 160km road
trip on stolen bikes in the hopes of finding an unrecovered bale of cocaine.

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06-Feb-2018 to 07-Feb-2018

Time: 2pm & 8pm

Tickets: €15/10

Teenager Izzy (15) is spending a hastily arranged weekend with her estranged grandparents Mary and Ken.  Join her as she discovers that old people are not so different after all.

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10-Feb-2018 to 10-Feb-2018

Tickets: €15 / groups of 10+

Time: 2pm & 7pm

WELCOME TO THE OTHER SIDE -  Celebrating the elite, fabulous and wonderful in our DANCE SHOWCASE 

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16-Feb-2018 to 16-Feb-2018

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €20

Standup Comedy fundraiser for Ruthe Phoenix. Eric Lalor will MC a benefit comedy gig alongside the outstanding talents of Willie White (laughter lounge), Colm O’Regan (Irish Mammies), Alison Spittle (Nowhere Fast), David O’ Doherty (8 Out Of 10 Cats) and many more. 

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17-Feb-2018 to 17-Feb-2018

Tickets: €15

Time:8pm 

Duration:60 mins

Spring Concert showcasing Ceoltoirí Chluain Tarbh’s talented young musicians and ably assisted some not so young but very talented friends and special guests.

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20-Feb-2018 to 20-Feb-2018

Tickets: €12/€10

Time: 8pm

Tina and Bernadette, are digging a hole in the ground. They dig every day, methodically, looking for what has been hidden from them. They are Magdalene Ghosts. They heard about Tuam on the radio. One of them is digging to find her baby's bones, the other is digging to expose the truth. 

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02-Mar-2018 to 02-Mar-2018

Tickets: €15/€12

Time: 8pm

Lives in Translation celebrates the human survival instinct through the story of one woman; who in fleeing conflict becomes trapped in a different struggle. She is trapped within the suffocating bureaucracy of the asylum system. From Mogadishu to Dublin, Belfast to London, it explores one woman’s fight for a life free from constant fear and a place to call home. 

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04-Mar-2018 to 04-Mar-2018

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €20

An evening of some of the greatest Irish songs ever written, performed in an intimate setting by a very special guest.

Solo acoustic. Subject to license. 18+

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06-Mar-2018 to 31-Aug-2018

The axis studio is an initiative to develop creative voices and skills, focussing on, but not exclusive to, new work from the Northside of the Liffey. This programme launches in March 2018 and includes mentorship, residency, theatrical start-up, bursaries and free space opportunities.

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08-Mar-2018 to 09-Mar-2018

Tickets: €15/€12

Time:8pm

Ger Duffy is a dreamer. He mostly dreams about Grainne McManus. There is a hole in his heart from the day she disappeared out of his life. That was five years ago, when they were lovers and addicts together. 

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10-Mar-2018 to 10-Mar-2018

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €15

The Glasnevin Musical Society are delighted to be returning to the Axis theatre with "One Enchanted Evening".  Help us celebrate our 60th Anniversary and join us for a night of musical favourites .. some old, some new ... proudly presented by the Chorus and Soloists of GMS with Musical Director David Wray. 

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13-Mar-2018 to 13-Mar-2018

Time: 10.30am & 12.30pm

Tickets: €8 (Teachers Free)

High Rock Productions presents  Caith Amach É, A smash hit comedy based on the Leaving Cert Irish Oral picture sequences. Seó grinn den chéad scoth bunaithe ar an sraith pictiúr don Ardteistiméireacht. Clúdaítear gach sraith don Bhéaltriail 2018 i seó bríomhar, barúil agus spreagúil, lán le stíleanna éagsúla drámaíochta: ceol, puipéid, idirghníomhaíocht agus aisteoireacht fhisiciúil.

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15-Mar-2018 to 15-Mar-2018

Time: 11am & 8pm

Tickets: €12/10. (11am: €5)

By: Diane O'Connor

Diane O’Connor is breastfeeding but she won’t let that keep her indoors. Join her in this fun and informative stand-up comedy show inspired by breastfeeding, motherhood and related adventures!
Diane is a stand-up comedian and performer from Dublin who has performed around Ireland, London and Edinburgh and is a regular on the Dublin comedy circuit. Directed by Tara Derrington.

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21-Mar-2018 to 28-Mar-2018

LiFT Youth Arts Festival kicks off this March with a week-long programme of events for young people aged 13-23 years. The festival is hosted by axis this year and offers a range of free shows, workshops, gallery exhibitions, master classes and longer lead in projects. 

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27-Mar-2018 to 27-Mar-2018

Time: 8pm

Tickets: Free

As part of LiFT Youth Arts Festival 
On Tuesday 27th March at 8pm featuring Holy Heart High School Jazz Band. Tickets are free but booking ahead is advised.

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28-Mar-2018 to 28-Mar-2018

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €12/10

Let us take you by the hand and we’ll tell you our story. We’re looking for ears here. Not a judge or a jury. It’s all gonna come out by the end of the night. But just keep it to yourself, yeah? Say nothin’ to no one… 

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01-Apr-2018 to 30-Nov-2018

RAIC is a new 2018 Irish language project developed for Gaelscoil Ballymunna, developed by axis and funded by Forais na Gaeilge. 'Raic' as gaelige means 'commotion' - as in 'what's the all the commotion, noise, racket?' The project is developed and delivered in 2 phases with every single child in the primary school participating - all 160 of them.

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04-Apr-2018 to 04-Apr-2018

Tickets: €18/€16

Time: 8pm

What Would Ma Say is a hilarious play based on the best-seller of the same name. Kathleen Doyle tells the true story of her remarkable family and their exploits growing up in Dublin in the tenements in the1950’s and her teenage years in Crumlin in the early1960’s.

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13-Apr-2018 to 13-Apr-2018

Tickets: €7/€5

Time: 10am, 12pm, 3pm

A show about courage, trying new things and stepping outside...whatever the weather!

 A drop of sunshine, a sprinkle of rain, a dollop of snow and a whoosh of wind. Whatever the Weather it can be fun to go outside! But that's not what Worried Wendy thinks, she hides away inside, afraid of what the weather may bring.

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18-Apr-2018 to 20-Apr-2018

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €10/5

The performing arts students of Colaiste Dhulaigh present '9 to 5: The Musical' which is based on the hit movie about three office workers who plan to get even with their egotistical, lying and hypocritical boss. When their plan spins wildly out of control the situation becomes hilarious and the laughter is non-stop. The show features the blockbuster title song by multiple Grammy Award winner Dolly Parton that mixes Broadway and pop with Dolly's irresistible style. This sharp witty musical adventure is perfect for anyone who ever wanted to string up their boss!

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21-Apr-2018 to 21-Apr-2018

Tickets: €7 / €5

Time: 12pm, 2pm

Little Folk on Tour is a fun filled exploration of music and movement perfectly suited for your energetic under 6’s.  Join Kyle Riley as he leads the children (and their adults) through a variety of music that gets them singing, jumping and shaking.

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24-Apr-2018 to 24-Apr-2018

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: €10

St. Aidan's CBS Transition Year proudly presents 'Shmoomanji', an adventure story like no other, live on stage with a live student band. Definitely not like any other, not like any films or anything. Definitely. Join us as we solve the puzzle of Shmoomanji! 

Tickets available for purchase directly via the school only

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25-Apr-2018 to 25-Apr-2018

Tickets: €15 / €12

Time: 8pm

Cancelled due to company travel issues. 

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28-Apr-2018 to 28-Apr-2018

Time: 3pm & 8pm

Tickets: €14

The talented students of AK Dance School, Lusk are proud to present 'Magical Memories'. An exciting and fun fulled show of song and dance for all ages to enjoy. 

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01-May-2018 to 02-May-2018

Tickets: €10 / €8 Groups €5

Time: 7;30pm

‘You’re not even a fully formed person yet but already there’s a detailed map of your personality out there and companies you’ve never heard of are getting rich off it!"

 

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04-May-2018 to 04-May-2018

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €20/18

A Classic Beatles show brings all the joys of Beatlemania to a whole new generation and allows first generation fans the chance to relive the music that changed our lives forever. The show features all tracks from what is arguably the greatest album The Beatles ever produced as well as all the obvious big hits, many costume changes and plenty of witty scouse banter.

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04-May-2018 to 04-May-2018

Tickets: €7 / €5

Time: 10am, 11:30am

A modern-day adventure for all, Star Chasers sees Billy and Dad heading north with just a tent and a box full of Mam’s memories.

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10-May-2018 to 11-May-2018

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €16/14

Fishamble’s ‘Maz and Bricks’ tells the story of two young people who meet over the course of a day in Dublin. Maz is attending a ‘Repeal the 8th’ demonstration, while Bricks is going to meet the mother of his young daughter. As the day unfolds, the two become unlikely friends, changing each other in ways they never thought possible. 

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12-May-2018 to 12-May-2018

TICKETS: €10

TIME: 7pm

Join the future  stars of Ballymun, Broadway and beyond as the kids from Setanta and axis drama classes take to the stage performing hits from a whole host of shows, films and original work. 

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13-May-2018 to 13-May-2018

Time: 1pm

Tickets: €12 (Child: €10)

From our baby ballerinas to our senior dancers the students of the O' Regan School of Ballet will take to the stage to perform a mix of some much loved ballet classics and some fairy tale favorites!  

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18-May-2018 to 19-May-2018

Tickets: €10/€8

Time: 3pm & 8pm

Axis dancer in residence with Philippa Donnellan draws to a close with a new dance theatre performance directed by Philippa in collaboration with dancer Lee Clayden and members of the local community.

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20-May-2018 to 20-May-2018

Tickets: €10 /€8

Time: 12pm

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One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking - there's nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest!

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24-May-2018 to 24-May-2018

TICKETS: €15/€12

TIME: 8pm

A heartfelt comedy drama about love. Starring Pat Nolan  - Barry for Fair City and Rosemary Henderson (Fair City and Father Ted) Take off your Cornflakes tells the story of a fun filled marriage that hits crisis when Pats character gets Alzheimer’s. Full of tears, joy and some of the best 'Dad jokes' you'll hear. Produced by Fishamble Theatre Company as part of Show in a Bag for the 2017 Dublin Fringe Festival. It was a sell-out hit that got great reviews. The two authors play Trish and her taxi-driver husband Tommy, to perfection

Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent

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27-May-2018 to 27-May-2018

Tickets: €15

Time: 6:30pm

Headline Stage School is proud to present their end of year show 'One Night Only' featuring students from Castleknock, Howth and Donabate venues. 

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31-May-2018 to 31-May-2018

Tickets: €12 / €10

Time: 8pm

THE MOTHER has one son, hence the title. From The Liberties, her best friend, Mary, is married but childless, The MOTHER’s never been married, she’s against it really. This won’t pass the Bechdel Test, that’s deliberate. There’s a lot of drama, that’s not what’s really important but we’ll use it to get at what is. Class, it’s a real thing. Still.

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02-Jun-2018 to 03-Jun-2018

Time: 6.30pm (2nd June), 12pm & 4pm (3rd June)

Tickets: €15/12 

ASA ASHBOURNE are delighted to present their 2018 Variety Show featuring students aged 3-17. Be prepared to be entertained with an all dancing-acting-singing spectacle! 

EXTRA SHOW ADDED - 12pm on 3rd June. Tickets available from Tuesday 1st May. 

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09-Jun-2018 to 10-Jun-2018

Time: 7.30pm (9th June) & 7pm (10th June)

Tickets: €15/9

ON SALE TUESDAY 8TH MAY

An exhilarating mix of dance, drama and vocal expression from some of Ireland’s up and coming young stars, performing a combination of classic and current numbers from your favorite shows.

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16-Jun-2018 to 24-Jun-2018

Tickets: €15

Time:2pm, 6:30pm

The students of The Showbiz Aacademy showcase their talents in an end of year variety perfrormance. 

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27-Jun-2018 to 27-Jun-2018

Time: 7pm

Tickets: €10 (Adults) or €5 (Children)

Summer concert as part of Beo Ballymun Trad & Ballads Festival celebrating the talent of local young musicians. 

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29-Jun-2018 to 29-Jun-2018

Tickets: €15

Time: 8pm

We are delighted to announce that this year the festival will be headlined by none other than the legendary band Kíla.

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02-Jul-2018 to 02-Jul-2018

Tickets: €5  Time:7;30pm

Cool off in this heatwave with a very special Threads Screening of Dirty  Dancing.

Trust us, you’ll have the time of your life!

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06-Jul-2018 to 07-Jul-2018

Time: 7.30pm 

Tickets: €5

Cool off in this heatwave with a very special Threads Screening of Dirty  Dancing. Trust us, you’ll have the time of your life. Access Cinema and Threads present Dirty Dancing for two nights only with tickets only 5 euro.

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09-Jul-2018 to 09-Jul-2018

Tickets: €12   Start time: 6.30pm

This is Rhythm Room's 2018 Summer Showcase part 1. We are presenting our own take on The Merchant of Venice and a Story about renegade Princesses inspired by the Julia Donaldson story 'Zog'

Tickets €12 Start time 6.30m

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10-Jul-2018 to 10-Jul-2018

Tickets:€12   Start time: 6.30pm

This is Rhythm Room's 2018 Summer Showcase part 2. We are presenting our version of The Little Prince and a unique interpretation of The Lord of The Flies devised by the Advanced Theatre training group. 

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10-Aug-2018 to 10-Aug-2018

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €10

An exciting live showcase of spokenword, poetry, music and drama. Celebrating and reflecting on life's expectations of what we want to be when we grow up. 

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17-Aug-2018 to 17-Aug-2018

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €15

Karl Dawson is delighted to bring Dame Stuffy back to Axis Ballymun for another side splitting sell-out night to remember! Join Stuffy for a night of stories, song and witty innuendo sure to keep you entertained and coming out smiling. Special guests to be announced.

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20-Aug-2018 to 04-Nov-2018

SUCKED is a new site specific theatre project for young people (15+ years) kicking off this summer 2018. SUCKED will theatrically expore a number hard hitting issues in young people's lives. A collaborative project developed and produced by axis and Poppintree Youth Project, supported by Dublin City Council and the Ballymun Festival Committee.

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21-Aug-2018 to 21-Aug-2018

Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd November 

Time: 8pm 

Tickets: €25 

Following  a  sold-out  run  at  the  Tivoli  Theatre  in  Dublin,  this  fastpaced, energetic production paying tribute to the legendary music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons returns for a nationwide tour.

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01-Sep-2018 to 30-Sep-2018

This installation showcases some of the live music from the Underground Sessions presented through both audio and visual imagery. 

The Underground Sessions is a platform for unsigned Irish artists in both music and the arts, showcasing singer songwriters, bands, poets, writers, etc. The guests are invited in to do two performances followed by a short interview. Filming takes place in the Underground studios in axis and the show goes out on Fridays on both YouTube and Facebook.

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01-Sep-2018 to 31-May-2019

The Arts Guarantee is a new inititiave launched by Trinity Comprehensive secondary school (Ballymun) earlier this year. More of a dynamic long-term 'committment' rather than an actual project, the school 'guarantees' a number of creative, cultural and arts experiences for each and every one of their students from 1st year right through to 6th year.

axis is one of the key strategic partners on this this Arts Guarantee. We have developed a menu of opportunties and projects for the school and students that will be rolled out from late September 2018.

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01-Sep-2018 to 02-Aug-2018

A new collaborative project between axis and St Patrick's Festival (SPF), supported by the Scottish Government and the British Council. At the heart of this cultural project is a new Poet in Residence programme between Scotland and Ireland connecting with young people from Ballymun. The project is part of SPF's youth engagement strategy. The project will run from Dec 2018 - March 2019.

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01-Sep-2018 to 01-Oct-2019

Commencing 2018, axis is to be the Irish partner on a new major European project led by Creative Carbon Scotland exploring the role creativity, arts and culture has to play in society’s adaptation to climate change. We are looking forward to getting started on this project this autumn 2018.

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08-Sep-2018 to 08-Sep-2018

Tickets: €10/ Family Tickets/€32      Time:2pm

This colourful, fast-paced all singing and dancing show is a fun and gentle re-telling of the classic fairy-tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Little Red Riding Hood is adventuring through the woods to visit her Granny, but somewhere along the way the Silly Billy Wolf is waiting.

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12-Sep-2018 to 12-Jan-2019

Monthly Event: Dates Announced Online

Time: 7:30pm 

Tickets: Free 

“Ní scoil é seo. There is no “an bhfuil cead agam dul go dtí an leithreas” here.Crash Test Caint is a monthly evening of craic, chat, comedy, music all as Gaeilge. Is cuma mas bhfuil tú líofa nó muna bhfuil focail ar bith agat, tá faílte romhat. Whether you’re fluent or just starting off you’re more than welcome here.

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14-Sep-2018 to 14-Sep-2018

Tickets: €15   Time: 7:30pm

A night of celebration with the STAR Project and Dextra.

The STAR Project have offered drug and alcohol services in Ballymun as well as surrounding areas since 1998. More recently, they have also offered a Family Support Service.

To celebrate the work the project does in the community, local music legends Dextra are performing a one-off special celebration gig in the Axis Theatre.

Dextra are a high energy driven band who excel in the live environment, playing an Indie Pop/Rock mix of music.

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18-Sep-2018 to 22-Sep-2018

Tickets: €12 / €14   Preview: €11  Time: 8pm

"Here’s the granite swish swish, the rise and dip dip of the walls of the liffey, the whip whip of the amber lit streetlights…” 

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24-Sep-2018 to 24-Sep-2018

Time: 2:30pm

Kate Winslet stars as a woman who returns to her hometown to take care of her ailing mother. Her return sparks much debate between the residents of the town as she was accused of murdering someone many years ago.

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24-Sep-2018 to 30-Sep-2018

Presented by Positive Ageing Week Committee

When: Monday 24th - Sunday 30th September 

Positive Ageing Week 2018 is packed full of events at axis and beyond. Celebrate with us at the festival 
launch and enjoy a screening of the film The Dressmaker on Monday the 24th of Sept at 2pm in axis 
theatre. 

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25-Sep-2018 to 30-Apr-2019

THREADS is axis' women in dance project. Now in its 6th year, THREADS will kick off on 25th September with a final show taking place in axis theatre late April/early May 2019.

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26-Sep-2018 to 26-Sep-2018

Tickets: €15/ €12     Time: 8pm

One month before his death, retired civil servant and man of few words Paddy O’Grady had a sudden urge to talk. Using a cassette tape recorder, he recorded hours of absurdist stories and musings on life.

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28-Sep-2018 to 28-Sep-2018

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €18/16

Irish wildlife cameraman and television presenter Colin Stafford-Johnson is one of the world’s most acclaimed and internationally awarded filmmakers. Throughout his legendary career, Colin has won countless awards from wildlife festivals and events around the world. He's lived first hand with tigers for many years in India, filmed some of the most renowned natural history sequences in his homeland of Ireland and now for the first time will be sharing his hair-raising stories with UK and Irish theatre audiences this autumn. 

Photo - Matt Loughrey 

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29-Sep-2018 to 20-Sep-2018

Time: 7:30pm 

Date: 29/09/2018

Tickets: Free but booking essential. Contact aifric.niruairc@axisballymun.ie 

Hail present Bring Me Back Alive, a brave show confronting the tragedy of suicide in our communities and families. 

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01-Oct-2018 to 09-Dec-2018

DNA (Discover New Arts) is a new axis project for children starting this October 2018. We’re firm believers that creativity is in everyone’s DNA, so we’re giving hundreds of young children (5 - 12 years) the chance to discover theirs.

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04-Oct-2018 to 03-Nov-2018

Tickets: €18/16  Time: 8pm 

The Bystander is an intriguing and adventurous production by multi-award winning dance theatre innovators Junk Ensemble. Taking its name from the
‘bystander effect’ phenomenon of the murder of Kitty Genovese outside her apartment in New York City in 1964, whereby thirty-eight witnesses saw or heard the attack, yet none of them called for help, The Bystander brings to the surface some of the murkier and complex behaviours of contemporary society.

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08-Oct-2018 to 09-Oct-2018

Tickets: €16/14   Time: 8pm (Extra Show 9th October: 11.30am)

My name is Marcie. I’ve been here for ten years, three months and two days. Here all our names begin with M. There’s Max, Melissa, Mary, Mark, Michael and Malcolm. This is the M house. There’s also an A house, a B house, a C house, a D house…. you get the picture.
 

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08-Oct-2018 to 08-Oct-2018

When: Monday 8th October 

Time: 10am & 12pm 

Tickets: €5 (Teachers: Free)

July 20th, 2019 will be a globally celebrated event as we mark the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, a significant moment in the  history of space exploration.

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09-Oct-2018 to 11-Dec-2018

Our annual SING project (now in its 11th year  - hard to believe I know) will start back this year on 9th October culminating in a gala concert early December 2018. Nearly 40 local people will get the chance to participate in weekly singing workshops (Tuesdays) hosted by Chamber Choir Ireland. In December, all the participants will take to axis stage, alongside Chamber Choir Ireland for a special gala concert - an event that has become a firm favourite on Ballymun's 'cultural calendar'.

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10-Oct-2018 to 10-Oct-2018

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €15/12

CRACKS is a darkly comic & deeply moving new play in which an unsuccessful suicide attempt leaves young Leanne Dowd estranged and attempting to pick up the pieces of a life still shattered by mental illness.

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12-Oct-2018 to 12-Sep-2018

Friday 12th of October 

Time: 10:30am & 12pm

Tickets: €7 / €5

Tá Jeramee, Hartleby agus Oooglemore cois trá. Tá go leor ag tarlú – caitheann Hartleby go leor ama ag tabhairt orduithe agus é ag iarraidh an áit is fearr ar an trá a aimsiú. Tosaíonn Oooglemore ag damhsa agus ag déanamh gaisce ach buaileann sé an liathróid go róchrua, cailleann sé é agus milleann sé an cluiche. Imíonn Hartleby leis agus é crosta. Cuireann Jeramee gach rud ina cheart arís. 

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18-Oct-2018 to 26-Oct-2018

18th - 19th & 22nd - 26th October 

Time: 10:30am & 12:30pm

Tickets: €14 (Teachers: Free)

Léiríonn  Fíbín  ‘An  Triail’  le  Máiréad  Ní  Ghráda, an dráma clasaiceach Nua-Ghaeilge. Seo leagan 
ar  leith  de  ‘An  Triail’  i  stíl  Fíbín!  Téann  Fíbín  i ngleic le ceisteanna a ardaíonn múinteoirí agus 
scoláirí araon, trí phlota a bhreathnaíonn as dáta a thabhairt isteach i gcomhthéacs sochaí nuaaimseartha ag baint úsáid as puipéid, maisc, radhairc tharraingteacha agus léirithe daonna chun lucht féachana óg, ach go háirithe a mhealladh ar bhealach a thagann le saol na linne seo agus gur féidir teacht ar seó go héasca. Téann an léiriú seo i bhfad lasmuigh den nádúr dubh agus bán atá sa chaint agus cuidíonn an seó na constaicí san fhoghlaim a shárú le seó fuinniúil, mealltach agus greannmhar. 

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27-Oct-2018 to 27-Oct-2018

Saturday 27th of October 

Time: 10am, 11am & 12pm

Tickets: Free (Booking essential)

I AM BABA is a theatre adventure for babies created by internationally renowned theatre director Anna Newell (www.annanewell.co.uk) and composer David Goodall. Their shows for early years have been seen on five continents, off Broadway and in every single Sure Start in Belfast. 

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29-Oct-2018 to 29-Oct-2018

Times: 2:30pm

Animated adventure which follows Miguel a 12-year-old aspiring musician desperate to become a star like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz, Mexico's most famous music and film star. 

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30-Oct-2018 to 30-Oct-2018

Tuesday 30th October

Time: 1pm

Tickets: €7

Being a vampire sucks, but being Dracula’s younger brother is driving Jackula batty.
 

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31-Oct-2018 to 31-Oct-2018

Wednesday 31st October 

Time: 6pm to 9pm

Tickets: Free

This event needs no introduction – it’s Ballymun’s annual Otherworld Halloween  Festival.  This  year’s theme  is  ‘My  Ballymun  Story’  and thousands of families, young people, community groups and performers will come together to have a spookily brilliant time together. 

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02-Nov-2018 to 03-Nov-2018

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €25

Following a sold-out run at the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin, this fast-paced, energetic production paying tribute to the legendary music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons returns for a nationwide tour with two dates in Axis. 

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04-Nov-2018 to 04-Nov-2018

Time: 7.30pm Tickets: €12

In 1976 a little-known Danish film maker, Jorgen Leth, embarked on an ambitious project to capture the spirit of cycling’s toughest and cruellest Classic, Paris-Roubaix, in a new and epic way. Leth tried to show every significant moment during the day, to portray its heroes – Roger de Vlaeminck, Eddy Merckx, Freddy Maertens – as mythical figures, and used radical techniques - the helicopter mounted Wescam, an experimental choral soundtrack - and the finest cameramen of the day. The result was probably the finest-ever depiction of a single-day cycle race, a film that has itself become a Classic.

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09-Nov-2018 to 09-Nov-2018

Friday November 9th 

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €20

All for me Grog’ brings you the songs and story of Ireland’s most successful folk band The Dubliners.
 

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09-Nov-2018 to 09-Nov-2018

Tuesday 13th November 

One day. One dynamic building. 200 young men. This November axis welcomes young men (15 - 24 years) to take part in a creative takeover of our building and spaces.

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10-Nov-2018 to 10-Nov-2018

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €15/12

It's 1985 and two girls are getting ready for the social occasion of the year - their First Holy Communion. Mary and Majella have been sworn enemies since baby infeants, and things have gone from bad to worse since Mary's daddy moved in with Majella's mammy. Scambling for insults to fling at each other, Majella thinks she's found a weak spot when she discovers Mary's Communion dress is actually a second hand one donated to the "Vincent and Paul". Will Majella use this devastating info to take down her nemesis, or reliase that she and Mary might be so different after all?

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16-Nov-2018 to 16-Nov-2018

Friday 16th November

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €12

Axis is delighted to host this very special gig from Paul Alwright with a live band on the axis stage. 

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22-Nov-2018 to 22-Nov-2018

Thursday 22nd November 

Time: 1030am & 7pm 

Tickets: €5

Duration: 96 mins

Michael Inside explores the experience of a young man sentenced to three months in an Irish prison, and how this sentence affects his life.

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23-Nov-2018 to 23-Nov-2018

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €12

Eric is a regular act at the prestigious Kilkenny Cat Laughs Festival, as well as playing the Electric Picnic, Galway Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Portlaoise Halloween Howls and Iveagh Gardens Festivals as well as being invited to perform at the very first ever London Irish Comedy Festival in Oct 2012. He has also opened for some of the biggest names in Irish comedy including Tommy Tiernan, Des Bishop, Jason Byrne, PJ Gallagher, Andrew Maxwell, Colin Murphy and more.

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26-Nov-2018 to 26-Sep-2018

Time: 2:30pm

Based on the bestselling novel, Lily James plays free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey during WWII.

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29-Nov-2018 to 29-Nov-2018

Thursday 29th November 

Time: 8pm 

Tickets: €15 / €12

Set in October 1978 - Pope John Paul the First is not long dead, autumn is closing in and Pat Farnon has ‘some business’ to do in town. 

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30-Nov-2018 to 30-Nov-2018

Friday 30th of November 

Time: 8pm 

Tickets: €15 / €12

Following the sellout success of  The Man In The Woman’s Shoes, Mikel Murfi returns with a new one man show.

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01-Dec-2018 to 01-Dec-2018

Time: 8pm  Tickets: €22/20

Rat Pack Promotions present ..

Ken Kirwan & his Swing Band
Ken brings you back to the days of Vegas with his ‘Sinatra - Nothing but the Best’ show. Ken's delivery is always right and befitting of originals such as My Way, Lady is a Tramp, That's Life, Mac The Knife.

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04-Dec-2018 to 04-Dec-2018

Tuesday 4th December

Time: 10am & 12pm

Tickets: €7 / €5, family of four €25

Every winter in Whistleberry Forest, a little robin comes to visit and grants the creatures of the forest their very own wish - they can wish for whatever they want! As Ornaith the owl, Sorley the snail, and Faoiláin the frog sing the magic words, the forest is transformed before their eyes into an enchanting wintry wonderland. 

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06-Dec-2018 to 06-Dec-2018

Thursday 6th December 

Time: 8pm 

Tickets: €20

You can’t see the Bee Gees anymore, but you can see ‘Nights on Broadway’ and still experience a concert of the incredible music written by the brothers Gibb. 

Known also as ‘The Irish Bee Gees’, all the performers are from Ireland with the exception of their new UK Musical Director, JBlack. Having originated and sold out theatres in Ireland, the show is now touring in the UK. ‘Nights On Broadway’ presents a tribute to the Bee Gees through their catalogue of hits over 4 decades from the 60s to the 90s. The full live band blend the classic hits, acoustic medleys and dance floor fillers which define the show.

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07-Dec-2018 to 07-Dec-2018

Friday December 7th 

Time: 8pm

Tickets: €15 / €12

It’s Dublin in the 1980s. Rabbit is a self-made haulage magnate. But something’s wrong. He cuts a deal with his underling Keogh to help him find his lost moorings. The quest is hampered by his dead father Bat, Citizen Army volunteer and pawn shop assistant, bubbling up. 

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08-Dec-2018 to 08-Dec-2018

Saturday 8th December 

Time: 12pm & 2pm 

Tickets: €11

It’s Christmas Eve at the North Pole. Santa and his merry helpers are getting ready to deliver presents to all the good boys and girls around the world. But when Elfie, Santa’s favourite Elf, meets Slyck and Hoblin the mischievous Goblins, things don’t quite go according to plan! 

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13-Dec-2018 to 13-Dec-2018

Thursday 13th December 

Time: 8pm

Tickets: Free

Duration: 60 mins approx 

The annual Sing concert has become a firm Ballymun Christmas tradition over the past 11 years and this year it’s better than ever. 

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16-Dec-2018 to 16-Dec-2018

Sunday 16th December 

Time: 1pm 

Tickets: €10 (family of four €32)

Bosco is Bosco. not a boy, not a girl, just a Bosco: a cheeky, lovely, funny, slightly-cracked, irrepressible, eternal five-yearold who lives in a box and who loves nothing more than to just be Bosco and meet all the boys and girls. After starring on Irish TV for three decades, you’ll see why Bosco remains a firm favourite for each new generation. Enjoy the story of Cinderella through this completely interactive live experience in celebration of Bosco’s 40th anniversary.

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17-Dec-2018 to 17-Dec-2018

Time: 2:30pm

Inspirational drama about two kindred spirits who find each other on the bustling streets of Dublin. One (Glen Hansard) is a street musician who lacks the confidence to perform his own songs. 

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03-Jan-2019 to 27-Jan-2019

Thursday 3rd Januray - Sunday 27th January 

Time: 2:30pm (Sat & Sun) & 7:30pm (Thurs & Fri)

Tickets: €10 (All Thursday tickets: €7)

Duration: 150 mins approx 

What would you do if you found a talking white rabbit in your garden? You would be curious of course. 

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28-Jan-2019 to 28-Jan-2019

Time: 2:30pm

The film opens in 1962 on the day of the wedding of Florence (Saoirse Ronan) and Edward (Billy Howle). 

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