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To view  WHAT'S ON at Solstice by ART-FORM, click Performance to view Theatre, Dance, Music, Local Arts, Ballet, Opera, Comedy.

For all visual arts exhibitions, talks, workshops and tours at Solstice Gallery,  visit our Gallery section.

For film listings click Cinema and for all family and childrens events, visit our Children's section.   

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From: 12 Dec 2016
To: 01 Jan 0001



Silver Swans Over 55s Ballet

From: 07 Jan 2019
To: 11 Feb 2019
Silver Swans classes have been specifically designed for the over 55s. Whether you’ve never danced before or want to get back into the swing of it, Silver Swans classes have something for everyone. Classes are taught by RAD and Silver Swans licensed teacher Caroline Kennedy.


EXHIBITION: Surveillé·e·s

From: 12 Jan 2019
To: 01 Mar 2019
Since the beginning of the 20th century, surveillance and spying capacities have accelerated in line with technological advances. Now, at a time when the world is waking up to what is at stake, the Surveillé·e·s investigate both the visible and invisible mechanisms in operation.


An Evening With Aonghus McAnally

From: 25 Jan 2019
To: 25 Jan 2019
Following on from his sold out tours celebrating the music of Christie Hennessy in 2016 and 2017, Aonghus McAnally is back with a brand new show. All the songs in the show have personal stories attached to them from humorous to poignant, each delivered in his unique style. An entertaining evening not to be missed.


FREE SCREENING: Spy Kids (2001)

From: 26 Jan 2019
To: 26 Jan 2019
The children of two of the greatest secret agents the world has ever known must take matters into their own hands and work to save their kidnapped parents from danger. This free screening runs in conjunction with our visual arts exhibition Surveillé·e·s which is on display in our Level 3 Gallery until 1 March.


Solstice Secret Spies Workshop

From: 26 Jan 2019
To: 26 Jan 2019
Join visual artist, educator and physical theatre practitioner Jojo Hynes as we delve into the art of espionage! Create secret communication systems, discover intriguing concealment techniques and assemble your very own retro spy gadget. Children will explore spy scenarios through physical theatre and leave coded communications for our Solstice visitors.


Rosie (2018)

From: 30 Jan 2019
To: 30 Jan 2019
Rosie tells the story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless. Over 36 hours, Rosie and her partner John Paul strive to find somewhere to stay while shielding their young family from the reality of the situation around them.


In The Window

From: 31 Jan 2019
To: 31 Jan 2019
Life hasn’t turned out the way Margaret dreamed. Lonely as hell in a house that won’t sell, no hubby, no kids and a deathly boring job... tonight she’s got a playdate with a bottle of Rosé and bowl of pink pills. Nuala McKeever, Belfast’s Queen of Comedy, delivers a poignant, hilarious, disastrous cocktail about the resilience of the human heart in the face of, well, just about everything.


Planning to Paint - Research & Oil Painting Workshop

From: 02 Feb 2019
To: 02 Feb 2019
MUSIC +MAKER exhibiting artist and RHA educator Colin Martin will look at researching and sourcing imagery for painting. Colin will delve into colour theory, colour mixing and building a painting surface from a grisaille drawing to full colour. Participants will size and transfer images to a painting support through drawing grids or Photoshop.


A Viennese Strauss Gala

From: 02 Feb 2019
To: 02 Feb 2019
Recreating the romance of the Viennese Festive season, glamorous soirees and Strauss waltzes, A Viennese Strauss Gala features highlights from some of the great Operettas of the Strauss family, Kalman and Lehar; including Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow and many more.


Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

From: 07 Feb 2019
To: 07 Feb 2019
John Hurt stars in the iconic film adaptation of George Orwell's novel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love. This free screening runs in conjunction with our visual arts exhibition Surveillé·e·s which is on display in our Level 3 Gallery until 1 March.


Cyber Savvy Kids

From: 07 Feb 2019
To: 07 Feb 2019
Primary School Workshop (5th & 6th Class)In association with our visual art exhibition Surveillé·e·s, we invite Primary Schools to explore online safety with Solstice and Let’s B Safe, an organisation that assists students and teachers in further understanding the internet and everyday technology, providing children with the tools necessary to stay safe online.


Bat The Father Rabbit The Son

From: 08 Feb 2019
To: 08 Feb 2019
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. The struggle between father and son, past and present, imagination and reality, spans Dublin. An explosive exposition of the generation that led us to Boom and Bust. Written thirty years ago, Bat the Father, Rabbit the Son is more pertinent than ever.


Sharon Shannon with Alan Connor

From: 09 Feb 2019
To: 09 Feb 2019
Sharon Shannon makes a welcome return to Solstice having wowed a sold-out audience in February 2017. Shannon has recorded and toured with a who’s who of the Irish and global music industry including Bono, Adam Clayton, Sinead O’Connor, Jackson Browne, The RTÉ Concert Orchestra, The Chieftains, The Waterboys, Willie Nelson, Nigel Kennedy, Alison Krauss, and Shane MacGowan.


Solstice Secret Spies Workshop

From: 09 Feb 2019
To: 09 Feb 2019
Join visual artist, educator and physical theatre practitioner Jojo Hynes as we delve into the art of espionage! Create secret communication systems, discover intriguing concealment techniques and assemble your very own retro spy gadget. Children will explore spy scenarios through physical theatre and leave coded communications for our Solstice visitors.



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