Summer Theatre & Arts Highlights

Satisfy your inner Culture Vulture with some of the best summer Theatre & Arts highlights for Ireland.

Theatre and arts have long been considered food for the soul, to feed your cultural hunger we put a list together of some of the best events you can attend attend this summer, perfect for escaping the heat of the sun or even sheltering from the Irish rain.


Few productions have captured the imagination quite like Riverdance, bringing Irish dancing to the mainstream globally and modernising it for Irish audiences. If you haven’t seen Riverdance before then what better time to see it than it’s 25th Anniversary Show? If you have seen it before then chances are you definitely want to see it again too. Gaiety Theatre, until 11 September 2022.

Girl From the North Country

Directed by celebrated playwright Conor McPherson with music and lyrics by the legendary Bob Dylan, this is the first time Irish audiences will have the chance to see Girl From The North Country. An uplifting and universal story about family and love which boldly reimagines the legendary songs of Bob Dylan, like you’ve never heard them before. 3Olympia Theatre, until 30 July 2022.

Van Gogh: An Immersive Journey

Ireland’s first immersive celebration of Van Gogh, this is a 20,000 square foot, light and sound spectacular featuring two-story projections of some of his most remarkable works in 360 degrees. Perfect for all ages and tastes, from art lovers to those looking for the perfect selfie. RDS, until 4 August 2022.

The Cher Show

The Goddess of Pop and Queen of reinvention has lived quite the life so it’s about time her signature hits were used to tell her life story through the art of musical theatre. Not to be missed, if Cher wasn’t able to Turn Back Time you won’t be able to either. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. 19 – 30 July 2022.

Copper Face Jacks: The Musical

Not many nightclubs earn themselves legendary status, but most nightclubs aren’t Copper Face Jacks. From the creator of Ross O’Carroll Kelly, Paul Howard’s musical tells the story of modern day star-crossed lovers. Her, a sensible shoe wearing Kerry girl out in the big smoke the night before the All Ireland Final, him, the Captain of the Dubs. Can love conquer all or will their cultural differences be too much? 3Olympia Theatre, 2 – 20 August 2022.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Who could have anticipated that a character in the Old Testament would be the inspiration for one of the most beloved and popular musicals of all time? The first Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical to be performed publicly, the show has gone on to be performed in over 80 countries worldwide thanks to its vibrant staging and catchy songs including ‘Any Dream Will’ do. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, 9 – 27 August 2022.

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