Siamsa Tíre Announces Autumn/Winter Programme Of Events

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Turas – Siamsa Tíre’s in-house production showcasing the best of traditional Irish music, song, and dance – will take centre stage throughout September.

SIAMSA Tíre has reopened its doors for live events and has recently announced an exciting Autumn/Winter programme of theatre, dance, music, art, and storytelling events.

Throughout September, Turas – the theatre’s in-house production showcasing the best of traditional Irish music, song, and dance – will take centre stage.  A special series of performances will take place on Culture Night, September 17th.

Siamsa Tíre begins preparing for the Celtic festival of Samhain and on September 23rd, it will launch the first element of this year’s festival.

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A Way Home/Slí Abhaile is a major commissioned art exhibition for children featuring artworks by 20 renowned children’s book illustrators, telling the fantastic tale of two young sibling’s adventures on Halloween, which has been specially written for the exhibition by Kerry children’s author, Olivia Hope.

October will be a theatrical month with two acclaimed plays to be staged at the theatre.  Bottom Dog Theatre Company will present A Wilde Fan on Friday October 1st.

On Friday October 9th, Decadent Theatre Company will stage Eugene O’Brien’s award-winning drama Eden.

The Irish Modern Dance Theatre will perform Dances for Inside and Outside on Saturday October 16th.

Monday October 25th marks the beginning of Siamsa Tíre’s Samhain Festival, which kicks off with a special event for parents and babies; I am Baba brings the tiniest visitors on a magical adventure of song, lights, and textures.

Children aged nine and upwards will enjoy Alice and the Wolf, which is scheduled for October 26th and 27th.

On Saturday October 30th, storyteller Eddie Lenihan will enthral audiences with spooky stories of Halloween.  On Sunday October 31st, audiences will be able to catch up with the children who are part of the National Folk Theatre Training Academy whose latest piece, Púca, will be projected onto the outside walls of the theatre.

November kicks off with the welcome return of The National Circus Festival to Siamsa Tíre.  On the 6th and 7th, Fanzini Productions will bring the stars of contemporary circus, street, and variety performance to the stage in a show that will thrill and amaze the entire family.

Fans of singer-songwriter Old Sea Legs – aka Ian Bermingham, the former frontman of Dublin Quartet The Eskies – will be delighted to hear that he’s performing at Siamsa Tíre on November 12th.

Music of a more classical kind will fill the auditorium on Thursday November 25th when the Irish National Opera will stage The Lighthouse, which is widely acknowledged as one of the operatic masterpieces of the 20th century.

More classical music will echo through Siamsa Tíre on Friday, December 10th, when the Ficino Quartet perform a programme featuring Mozart’s Dissonance Quartet, Deirdre McKay’s Mr Shah Stares to the Heavens, and Ligeti’s Métamorphoses Norturnes.

This year’s festive line-up during December includes a ballet performance by the Kerry School of Music on December 12th, performances of The Nutcracker by Ballet Ireland on the 18th and 19th, and the return of the annual pantomime from December 28th to 31st.

Visit for the online guide to all that’s coming up and to book tickets. Alternatively call the box office on 066 7123055 for more information.

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