Dublin Events 2011

There is a fantastic line up of events in Dublin City in 2011, a selection of which follows. We will update this listing as new events are confirmed.

ALL of the venues listed are WALKING distance from the three A*Star Hostels: Abraham House, Ashfield House and Abigail's Hostel.

Two venues just outside the city centre, the RDS and AVIVA Stadium (formerly Lansdowne Road) are less than a half hour walk from our hostels, but it's handier to take the DART rapid train, which is less than five minutes walk from each hostel - check this out on the map!

 

*January*
     

January 28 - 30

Strictly Come Dancing Live

The O2

Show

 

 

 

 

*February*      

February 1 - 14

Chinese New Year Festival

Dublin City

Festival

February 7 - 19

Calendar Girls

Grand Canal Theatre

Show

February 8 - 9

Four Nations International Football

Aviva Stadium

Sports

February 10 - 11

Leinster v Aironi Rugby - Magners League

RDS Arena

Sports

February 11 - 12

Neil Delamare

Vicar Street

Comedy

February 17 - 27

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

Dublin City

Festival

February 17 – July 24

Tutankhamun – His Tomb and His Treasures

RDS

Exhibition

February 21 – 26

D’Unbelievables

Vicar Street

Comedy

February 22 – 24

X Factor Live Show

The O2

Music concert

February 25

Leinster v Benetton Treviso – Magners League

RDS Arena

Sports

February 25 – 27

The Irish Times Motor Show

RDS

Exhibition

February 26 – 27

Usher

The O2

Music concert

 

 

 

 

*March*      

March 1 – 6

Stomp

Grand Canal Theatre

Show

March 2 - 6

Dublin Book Festival

Dublin City

Festival

March 4 – 6

Leinster v Scarlets – Magners League

RDS Arena

Sports

March 7 – 12

D’Unbelievables

Vicar Street

Comedy

March 8 – 9

Justin Bieber

The O2

Music concert

March 10 – 12

The Script

The O2

Music concert

March 15

Boyzone

The O2

Music concert

March 16

McFly

The O2

Music concert

March 16 – April 2

Fiddler on the Roof

Gaiety Theatre

Musical theatre

March 16 – 20

The Russian State Ballet Swan Lake

Grand Canal Theatre

Ballet

March 17 – 20

St Patrick’s Day Festival

Dublin City

Festival

March 18

Enrique Iglesias

The O2

Music concert

March 18 – 19

The Russian State Ballet Giselle

Grand Canal Theatre

Ballet

March 18 – 20

Mind Body Spirit

RDS

Exhibition

March 19

The Commitments

The O2

Music concert

March 22 – 26

Chess

Grand Canal Theatre

Musical theatre

March 22 – 23

Kylie

The O2

Music concert

March 25

The Nualas

Vicar Street

Comedy

March 26

Fureys & David Arthur

Vicar Street

Music concert

March 27

Taylor Swift

The O2

Music concert

March 28

Katy Perry

The O2

Music concert

March 30

The Frames

Vicar Street

Music concert

*April*      

April 1 - 30

Dublin: One City One Book

Dublin City

Festival

April 3 – 6

Furniture & Homes Accessories Fair

RDS

Exhibition

April 4 – 16

Between Foxrock and a Hard Place

Gaiety Theatre

Musical theatre

April 5 – 30

The Sound of Music

Grand Canal Theatre

Musical theatre

April 6 – 7

Bell X1

Vicar Street

Music concert

April 2 – 3 / 8 – 10

Westlife

The O2

Music concert

April 8 - 10

Franco-Irish Literary Festival

Dublin City

Festival

April 9 - 10

Pregnancy & Baby Fair

RDS

Exhibition

April 15

Wwe Revenge Tour

The O2

Music concert

April 15 – 17*

Leinster v Ulster Rugby - Magners League

RDS Arena

Sports

April 25 - 17

Spring Ideal Home Show

RDS

Exhibition

April 28

Des Bishop

Vicar Street

Comedy

April 28 - May 3

Peter Kay

The O2

Music concert

 

 

 

 

*May*      

May 3 - 16

International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

Dublin City

Festival

May 6 – 8*

Leinster v Glasgow Warriors - Magners League

RDS Arena

Sports

May 7

The High Kings

Vicar Street

Music concert

May 9

Eric Clapton

The O2

Music concert

May 9 - 14

Monty Python’s Spamalot

Grand Canal Theatre

Comedy

May 11 – June 4

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Gaiety Theatre

Show

May 13 - 28

Dublin Dance Festival

Dublin City

Festival

May 25 - 16

iGaming Super Show

RDS

Exhibition

May 26 - 29

Dublin City Soul Festival

Dublin City

Festival

May 28

Katherine Jenkins

The O2

Music concert

May 29 - 30

International Hairdressers Federation - The European Cup

RDS

Exhibition

May 31 – June 5

Dublin Writers Festival

Dublin City

Festival

May 31 – Jun 11

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Grand Canal Theatre

Musical theatre

 

 

 

 

*June*      

June 2

Bloom in the Park

Phoenix Park

Festival

June 9 - 12

Taste of Dublin

The Iveagh Gardens

Festival

June 16 - 19

Bloomsday Festival

Dublin City

Festival

June 16 - 19

AIB Street Performance World Championship

Dublin City

Festival

June 17 - 26

Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival

Dublin City

Festival

June 18 - 19

Take That

Croke Park

Music concert

June 23

Bryan Adams

The O2

Music concert

June 28 – August 28

Riverdance

Gaiety Theatre

Show

June 29 - 30

Bon Jovi

RDS

Music concert

 

 

 

 

*July*      

July 2 - 3

Glee

The O2

Music concert

July 8 - 12

Erth Dinosaur Petting Zoo

RDS

Exhibition

July 12

James Taylor

The O2

Music concert

 

 

 

 

*August*      

August 3 - 7

Dublin Horse Show

RDS

Sports

August 9 - 27

Grease

Grand Canal Theatre

Musical theatre

August 20 - 28

National Heritage Week

Dublin City

Festival

 

 

 

 

*September*      

September 10 - 25

ABSOLUT Fringe Festival

Dublin City

Festival

September 23

Culture Night

Dublin City

Festival

Sept 28 – Oct 1

Batman Live

The O2

Music concert

September 29 – October 16

Dublin Theatre Festival

Dublin City

Festival

 

 

 

 

*October*      

October 3

Rihanna

The O2

Music concert

October 6 - 9

Open House

Dublin City

Festival

October 4 - 15

Mamma Mia!

Grand Canal Theatre

Musical theatre

October 12

Alan Carr

The O2

Music concert

October 25 – 26

Lee Evans

The O2

Music concert

 

 

 

 

*November*      

November 7

Katy Perry

The O2

Music concert

November 10 - 13

The Knitting & Stitching Show

RDS

Exhibition

November 25

Rihanna

The O2

Music concert


Listings provided are subject to change. Please check with venues / event organisers before making travel plans!