Brochure & Timetable   Cultural Centre
For more information contact:
Françoise Brung
(01) 638 14 47
All events take place in the Alliance Française Dublin and are free of charge, unless otherwise stated

Welcome to our Cultural Centre

The Alliance Française in Dublin organises or sponsors many
events in connection with French Culture: concerts, exhibitions,
shows, screenings, plays, conferences, book launch, etc.
For our current exhibition please visit our
Gallery page

Street Theatre   Theatre   Special Event
Galway Arts Festival:
French Street Theatre
  Galway Fringe Festival:
The Wallpaper
  Dublin Maker 2017:
European Summer Library
21 - 23 July
Programme & Timetable

With the support of the Ambassade de France en Irlande, French artists will take to the streets this July at the Galway International Arts Festival! A breathtaking programme awaits you with two street spectacle shows from Transe Express, Chariot of the Sea and Mobile Homme, along with The People Build, a street architecture collaborative project by French artist Olivier Grossetête. Audiences are invited to take part in this spectacular architectural event where thousands of cardboard boxes will be transformed into the building blocks of a democratically assembled building.
All performances are 
Irish premieres


20 - 23 July – 8.00pm
€10 / €8
for AF Members

A touching, visually enchanting and yet thought-provoking all-female performance, The Wallpaper deals with the perception of “madness” and explores the fine line between reality and hallucination through the combination of contemporary dance and physical theatre with live music and texts both performed both in French and English.

Fleet of Feet is a Franco-Irish theatre company founded by Stella Godmet and Léa Wéber in October 2016 featuring artists from Ireland, France, Spain and Argentina.


Saturday 22 July 10am - 6pm – Merrion Square Park Dublin 2 , Admission free

Unleash your inner inventor at our European pop-up library during the Dublin Maker event! Come give a second life to old books, create multilingual poems, teach a new trick or two to your toddler and discover selected applications for kids… Or just have a relax and a read in the tastefully decorated and comfortable lounge space. The European Summer Library initiative is a collaboration between the Libraries of the Alliance Française, Goethe Institut, Instituto Cervantes and Istuto Italiano in Dublin.

Screening   Screening   Exhibition
Vincent n'a pas d'écailles
  IFI French Film Club:
Le Doulos
  19th Century Drawings
by Edme de Saux

Thursday 27 July – 7.30pm
€6 / Free for Premium Members

Save the date: the newly refurbished multiform space of the French Library now hosts a Cinéclub every last Thursday of the month!

Somewhere between superhero movie and silent comedy Vincent n’a pas d’écailles is a quirky low-budget flick that received rave reviews and many prizes in the indie film festival circuit.

The Cinéclub is free for Alliance Française Premium Members among many other advantages! More on Memberships


Wednesday 16 August
€9.40 / €7.50 AF & IFI Members

Often cited by Quentin Tarantino  as being his personal favorite and a large influence on his picture Reservoir Dogs, Le Doulos (slang for “informant”) is a brutal, twisting, multilayered, visually striking crime drama. Featuring masterfully stylized performances and  shot with Jean-Pierre Melville’s trademark cool, Le Doulos is one of the most gripping films noir.

Jean-Paul Belmondo is the enigmatic gangster Silien, who may or may not be responsible for squealing on Faugel (Serge Reggiani), just released from the slammer and already involved in what should have been a simple heist.

Until 31 August
Admission free

Edme de Saux, born in Beaune, Burgundy, in 1813, was a member of the local gentry and a keen traveller.During the first half of the 19th century, he journeyed around the South East of France immortalising landscapes and buildings. In these drawings, the artist captures the remains of the Ancient Roman Empire and the country’s medieval past, as they stood blended into everyday life. All are executed with pencil on paper and are beautifully detailed.

De Saux’s drawings were found some years ago in the attic of an old Burgundy house and loaned to the Hunt Museum Limerick.

Library   Special Event   Special Event
The French Library Annual
Closure / Culturethèque
  Alliance Française
Open Day 2017
  Culture Night

Summer Timetable / Closure
More information

The French Library will operating on Summer opening hours from July 2nd: from Tuesday to Thursday 12pm-6.30pm. Please note that the library will be closed in August for a well-deserved break and stock inventory!

But don't dispair, AF Members still have 24/7 access to our digital library Culturethèque!
Are you one of our students? So you are already a Member! Simply collect your Membership card at the French Library and retrieve your access codes. If not get your Membership before the end of July!


Saturday 16 September 11am-5pm
Admission free

We are organising an Open Day to give you the opportunity to meet our staff and learn about our courses and events for 2017/2018. It may be just the thing you’re looking for to kick start your French, so don’t be shy!

Check out our book stand and find out about our various activities, then relax with a complimentary coffee and croissant in La Cocotte.
Toddlers, children, teens, parents and grandparents: whatever your age, we have something to offer you!


Friday 22 September 6-10pm
Admission free

Unmissable family events at the Alliance Française!
We’re celebrating the return of long summer nights with a special Créole music concert in a French atmosphere, with special créole menu at our restaurant La Cocotte that will be open throughout the evening.
Plus: Competitions; French Library Workshops combining art, books, and digital media; interactive story-telling, and more!

A fun night of authentic cultural exchange guaranteed!