Dublin Fringe Festival 2021: Full programme announced!
Our 2021 programme is joyful, intimate and live!
From 11-26 September, take your seat once more for Dublin Fringe Festival! We'll overrun the city with outdoor visual art in Dublin 8 and secret locations city-wide, as well as live open-air performances at Dublin Castle and Grand Canal Dock. We'll be hosting music and comedy gigs back in beloved venues and bringing cutting edge interdisciplinary performances to stages in the Abbey Theatre, Project Arts Centre, Smock Alley, Chapel Royal and Draíocht Blanchardstown. Fringe will find a way to reach you. We'll come to your place with unexpected night classes and covert audio experiences. Keep your phone on you as we'll be texting and emailing you the kind of arts experiences you want over the festival fortnight!
So, are you coming? Explore the programme and get your tickets now!
Proudly funded by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council. Made possible through the support of our brilliant venue, programming and festival partners; Official Digital Partner The Digital Hub, cultural partners The Office of Public Works and Culture Ireland and hospitality partners Stay City and Hard Rock Hotel. Find out more about our funders and partners.
Overrun the city and interact with radical acts of joy, pleasure, beauty and wonder:
You Are Magic, Alicia Eggert
A live pop-up interactive sculpture activated by touch that celebrates the power of collaboration
Film Reads: The Breakfast Club, Dreamgun
Join the gang for outdoor comedy at their first Irish gig since 2020
Tonic, Fionn Foley & Rough Magic
A new outdoor all-singing all-dancing musical comedy satirising Ireland in the aftermath of a cataclysmic doomsday event
Sound Waves by Gxrlcode
The soundtrack to your September from AM to PM
Abundance by Beth Hayden & Matthew Bratko
A wonderful first-time collaboration, crafting an ode to Queer joy, resilience, community and the power of a good party
Joanne McNally Live
The comedy superstar’s first live hometown gig since before the pandemic delivers an hour of brand new material for six nights
Playing live for one night only, the future afro soul vocalist and multi-instrumentalist comes to Project Arts Centre.
Gripping live performances reckoning with harsh dualities, public personas and powerful influences:
Brokentalkers & Adrienne Truscott, Masterclass
MASTERCLASS is what is says on the tin, but its one that goes brilliantly wrong. Super provocative, this world premiere skewers the cult of the great male playwright
Malaprop, Where Sat The Lovers
A new play staged ‘in-the-round’ investigates conspiracy theories and what to do when a family member has fallen pray to them
Eoghan Carrick & Lauren Shannon Jones, Rescue Annie
A live theatre show about a dead woman (part of the festival’s DUETS programme) begins in an intimacy workshop and ends with an out of body experience
Inimitable performances from one of a kind artists:
Minseach, Sibéal Davitt, co-presented by Dublin Fringe Festival and Dráiocht, Blanchardstown
From TG4’s Glas Vegas and world dance domination to Dublin Fringe, a memoir of the dancer’s journey through time
Autistic Licence, Ian Lynam
Comedy fans will want to meet rising stand-up star, hilariously detailing his autism diagnosis and creative journey
Music For Cranes, Kirkos
A free contemporary classical music concert in the Dublin docklands riffing on the skyline and surrounding cranes as musical score
Teet, Paul Currie
Comedy sensation brings his absurdist stand-up show to Smock Alley
Glisten, Isabella Oberländer
Immerse yourself in a sweaty fifteen minutes that explodes gender; don’t worry - she’ll be dancing, you’ll be thinking
Shows that pull you closer and encounters that dissolve distance – small capacities and intimate subject matter:
I Feel You Apart From Me, Lark
Experienced via WhatsApp voice note, listen to the experience of Irish expats missing home and how we find ways to keep eachother close when we can’t hold hands
Changing The Sheets, Harry Butler
A two-hander about one night stands, intimacy and pillow talk when strangers first meet
Heave, Orla Graham and Seón Simpson
A theatre-film hybrid about long distance love in lockdown and falling back in love with Belfast
You’re Still Here, Murmuration, co-presented by Dublin Fringe Festival and the Abbey Theatre
Performed in a tent in the grounds of Dublin Castle, this live performance follows the impact on a family when a prodigal son returns home
Narcissus, Archway & tasteinyourmouth
A new play about Queer friendship, celebrity sightings and lifechanging nights out.
Speak Softly Go Far, Hannah Mamalis / Oisín McKenna / MaÏa Nunes
Co-commissioned by Dublin Fringe Festival and the Abbey Theatre. A trio of covert theatre experiences to be listened to alone, in public space near home, these audio encounters invite you to let an artist occupy your mind
Eleonora Salter & the Monster from the Sea, Jane Madden & Clodagh Mooney Duggan
A strange but sweet supernatural romance between a lightkeeper and mysterious voice in the radio
Idir Mise Agus Craiceann Do Chluaise, AerachAiteachGaelach
Listen, laugh, and dance your way through the life journey of a queer Irish speaker. In this immersive audio art experience
Art made for and by young people:
Dublin 8 Yer Lookin’ Great, Emmalene Blake
The internationally recognised street artist creates a new mural at Swift's Alley, inspired by the ideas and advice from children in that neighbourhood. Working in partnership with Marsh’s Library, Emma has asked the young people from the local schools what makes Dublin 8 great and to share the positive changes in the area that have made it better for them and their friends.
THE VEILED ONES, Junk Ensemble
Dazzling dance for young people featuring an ensemble of nine dancers and musicians who explore the identity of witches, and the powerful relationship between a grandparent and grandchild.
Expand your horizons with a craic-based curriculum from Fringe Faculty – ENROL NOW!:
Fetish 101, Matthew Tallon
A new stand-up comedy experience that educates people about the world of fetish through an email newsletter.
Let's Get Fun-erable! Sarah Devereux (aka The Dirt Bird)
An online creative club to show you how to ‘make and do’ in a new series of workshops.