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Be Inspired By The Arts - Laois Tourism
Be Inspired By The Arts - Laois Tourism

Dunamaise Arts Centre has become an essential addition to the cultural landscape of County Laois and one of our central missions is to continue to inspire people to discover and love the arts!

We are delighted to continue in our commitment in supporting the arts in Laois in presenting the very best in local, national and international arts practice. We are proud to have been commended over the years as being a model for practice in the promotion of and access to the arts and we are thrilled to play such a significant part in the social, cultural and economic life of the county and among its communities.

 

A little about us:

Dunamaise Arts Centre has become an essential addition to the cultural landscape of County Laois and one of our central missions is to continue to inspire people to discover and love the arts!

We are delighted to continue in our commitment in supporting the arts in Laois in presenting the very best in local, national and international arts practice. We are proud to have been commended over the years as being a model for practice in the promotion of and access to the arts and we are thrilled to play such a significant part in the social, cultural and economic life of the county and among its communities.

 

Contact
Church Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland
Opening Hours:
Mon. Closed
Tue. 01:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Wed. 01:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Thu. 01:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Fri. 01:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Sat. 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Sun. Closed

April 2024

26th April @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €8 – €12
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Coolboy are a four-piece rock band based in the Portlaoise area. Their lively style draws influences from classics like The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac and Thin Lizzy, right up to modern acts such as Catfish and […]

March 2024

22nd March - 27th April Free
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In need of a culture fix? Visit Cecilia Danell's exhibition at Dunamaise Arts Centre Cecilia, an accomplished artist, is recognized for her outstanding work. She specializes in exploring the intricate relationship between landscapes and human […]

May 2024

1st May @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €8
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Japan, 1943. Following the death of his mother, 12-year-old Mahito moves to the countryside to live with his father and new step-mother in a sprawling estate. There, Mahito draws the attention of a mysterious and […]

8th May @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Free
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As part of the Bealtaine 2024 Festival Dunamaise Arts Centre will be holding a tea dance. This will be A Celebration of Creativity in Older Age. All welcome for dancing, fun and friendship promised. Enjoy […]

9th May @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €15
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Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Hopes, dreams, and regrets are thrust into sharp […]

10th May @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €15
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International touring Galway based DJ Shampain brings an Irish silent cinema classic ‘Irish Destiny' back to life with a new soundtrack, mixed live as the film is screened in Dunamaise. Released in 1926 to mark […]

28th May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Free
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Laois Traveller Action Group presents this outstanding play, Magpies on the Pylon, written and performed by Michel Collins, to celebrate Traveller Pride Week. Jim, a Traveller father, is struggling to cope with the suicide of […]

June 2024

8th June @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Free
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With playful energy, impressive acrobatics, comic timing and a joyful soundscape, two dancers create a magical world through the clever manipulation of simple balloons. Their imagination seems to know no bounds-resulting in a hypnotic, funny […]

14th June @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €24
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What is it? Why does it happen? How come it barely bothers some women and shakes others to the core? Why is it named after men? Anne Gildea returns to Dunamaise Arts Centre with her […]

15th June €15
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A dance showcase to celebrate students hard work, creativity and growth over the course of the year. From the age of three to maturity, the school provides dance instruction in ballet, modern dance, contemporary dance, […]

July 2024

1st July @ 10:00 am - 5th July @ 2:00 pm €90
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An amazing all-Singing, Dancing and Acting Summer camp for boys and girls between the ages of four and seventeen. This intensive immersion in musical theatre helps build self esteem, develop new skills and enhance performance. […]

20th July @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €27
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Mary Byrne Check Me Out at Dunamaise Arts Centre Get ready for an evening filled with laughter, music, and heartfelt stories at Dunamaise Arts Centre as Mary takes you on a journey through the ups […]

September 2024

5th September @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €20
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Historical Entertainer Paddy Cullivan brings you the incredible story of the death of Ireland’s first Commander-in-Chief. An audio-visual spectacular featuring hundreds of images, shocking new research and incredible songs, Paddy dares to unravel the secrets […]

7th September @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €35
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Following on from his sell out show, KC is back with a bang. Join us for an evening of unfiltered hilarity as our witty hosts engage in side-splitting banter, sharing outrageous stories, and riffing on […]

October 2024

4th October @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €45
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Continuing our series of very special 25th Anniversary Celebration concerts, Dunamaise is proud and delighted to host an evening with Paul Brady. Don’t miss this captivating experience, as Paul invites you into his world of […]

12th October @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €28.50
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Back due to phenomenal demand, the 80’s Icons Show returns to the Dunamaise stage, taking you back to the decade when shoulders were big, clothes were colourful and music was a smorgasbord of many delights. […]

18th October @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €28
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Comedic fireball Deirdre O'Kane is mad for road, mercilessly mining hilarity from the human condition. Will she conquer the chaos or revel in it? Tame the mayhem or "O'Kane it"? Either way you're in for […]

24th October @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €32.50
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Ronan Collins, Broadcaster and Singer looks forward to bringing his new show to Dunamaise Arts Centre. With his knowledge of the Showbands, Stars and Songs of that golden era, Ronan will sing the hits and […]

February 2025

2nd February 2025 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €28
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This multi-diva show is a feast for the senses, featuring the likes of Cher, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Shania Twain, Annie Lennox, Gloria Estefan, Blondie, Katy Perry, Adele, Abba and Bananarama. Get ready to dance, sing and […]