Brochure & Timetable   Cultural Centre
For more information contact:
Christine Weld
(01) 638 14 41
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.

Special Event   Special Event   Social Game
Meet Susie
  La Petite Nuit des Idées:
Live Animals!
  The French Library's
Escape Game

Saturday 25 January – 11am
Admission free

Alliance Française Dublin is honoured to welcome acclaimed author/illustrator Susie Morgenstern for this event for children (from 7 years up), where she will share her passion for books and writing. Susie Morgenstern is particularly remarkable in the world of children’s literature, as she is a native English speaker who chooses to write in French, and who has written more than 100 books for children, teenagers and, more recently, adults.
Morgenstern has many bestsellers to her name, including La sixième, Confession d’une grosse patate and La la langue.
The event will be hosted by Juliette Saumande (My Little Album of Dublin), Dublin-based author and translator of children’s books.


Thursday 30 January – 6pm
Admission free 

La Nuit des idées (the night of ideas) organised worldwide by Institut Français celebrates the stream of ideas between countries, culture, topics and generations through talks, conferences, performances, screenings and more... for grown-ups, but for little people too!
Alliance Française Dublin's La Petite Nuit des idées invites children to a special concert on this year’s theme Être Vivant (Being Alive).

Children from 5 to 10 years old will take a closer look at different kinds of animals, from wild to domestic, loveable to loathsome, and fully embody them by miming, singing and dancing to lively odes performed by Little French Song, a wonderful piano/voice duo featuring Eli Chourdaki and Ariane Dubois.


Friday 31 January – 5.30pm
Admission free

Have you ever tried an "escape game"? Inspired by video games, this physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles to get out of a room has become one of the most popular social activities in both the US and Europe.

The French Library's staff desperately needs your help to lift the curse of a ghost that has been haunting the place! You will have 60 minutes to solve puzzles in French using clues and hints left by the ghost!

Events for adults with a good level of French.

AF Drama Club   AF Choir   Screenings / Competition
Alliance Française's
Club de Théâtre
  Alliance Française's
  French Films at
Subtitle Film Festival

Every Wednesday 7.30-9.30pm from February 5th
sessions of 2 hours – €300  

If you enjoy telling stories, conveying emotions, sharing unforgettable moments of laughter and tears, come join the Alliance Française Club de Théâtre!
The drama club will be held in two parts: first, drama exercises with the goal of working on voice, listening and space / then group work on the texts that will be performe....All in readiness for a show in mid-June!

The workshop is led by Anne Abel Nakache, professional actress and teacher at Alliance Française Dublin. Open to all but a minimum level of French is required.


Every Wednesday 12.45-2pm from February 5th
16 sessions of 1.15 hour – €80  

Rejoignez la Chorale Alliance Française !

The Alliance Française Dublin Choir is looking for new members! This year the Choir is celebrating its 11th anniversary and you are cordially invited to join its ranks!

Each year, participants work under the direction of professional teacher Lucie O'Flynn towards a Summer Concert. The workshop is open to everyone, student or not, no matter their level, French speakers and non-speakers alike.


31 January – 2 February
More information

Subtitle, the European Film Festival organised every year in November in Kilkenny is coming this month to Galway and Dún Laoghaire!
We are delighted to be partner of the Dún Laoghaire edition at the Pavillion Theatre where 3 French-speaking films will be screened: Papicha (France/Algeria, 2019), Our Struggles (Nos Batailles, France/Belgium, 2018) and Those Who Work (Ceux qui travaillent, France/Switzerland, 2019).
We have a 5-film Pass for the Festival to be won on Twitter, so keep your eyes peeled!

Pavillion Theatre, Marine Rd, Dun Laoghaire

Masterclass / Tasting   Screening/Talk   Concert
Cooking with
Le Skinny Chef
  Les Parapluies de
  Frédéric Pelassy
& Thérèse Fahy

Tuesday 4 February – 6.30pm
Admission free

French Chef Aymar Gourdet, also known as Le Skinny Chef, is back with us for a new cooking demonstration and tasting of a 3-course menu: parfait de volaille / coq au vin & purée de célery / crème brulée.

We are thrilled to present this live masterclass, which you’ll be able to follow step by step thanks to the
French Library's state-of-the-art video system.

On top of getting ideas for your Winter menus, everyone will get a chance to take part in the tasting!


Tuesday 11 February – 6.30pm
Admission free 

Alliance Française Dublin with musicologist Dr Laura Anderson is organising a film-cycle called Disruptive Soundscapes that focuses on the sound in the French New Wave.
The next film of the season is Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (1964), the Oscar-nominated, Palme d'Or winning musical film that brought director Jacques Demy and composer Michel Legrand to the attention of international audiences. In her pre-screening talk, Dr Anderson will situate the soundtrack for Les Parapluies de Cherbourg in relation to French New Wave film music, and will discuss the collaboration between Demy and Legrand and how the score contributes to its enduring popularity.


Thursday 13 February – 6.30pm
Admission free 

Once upon a time… a turn of the century that saw French composers writing masterpieces, vying to be the most inventive, refining nuances and bringing elegance to the form.
Ravel, Saint-Saëns, Massenet, Fauré will be revisited by French violinist Frédéric Pelassy, whose latest recorded work was released with the aim of highlighting this extraordinary ‘French touch’ quality found in the music. Frédéric will be joined by Thérèse Fahy, one of Ireland’s foremost solo pianists, Professor of piano at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and recently named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government.

St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Special Event   Games   Concert / Readings
The French Library's
Sieste Musicale
  The French Library's
Board Game Evening
  Récital littéraire with
Síobhra Quinlan

Tuesday 18 February – 6pm
Admission free 

The Sieste Musicale is a one-hour auditory experience where you get to listen to music in a comfortable environment.

For the occasion, The French Library is bathed in subdued lights and furnished with carpets, bean bags, comfy chairs and blankets. A unique occasion to dream, maybe sleep, and to get fully energized again!

This month we will travel through different times and styles, with an eclectic one-hour playlist showcasing the best music from France and beyond!


Thursday 20 February – 6.30pm
Admission free

With family, friends or solo, you can challenge yourself to "Carcassone", "Star Realms", "Les aventuriers du rail", "Azul" or "Code Names", collaborate to overcome "The Game", track down the "Loup-Garous de Thiercelieux", create a splendid "Hanabi", break through the secrets of "Mysterium" and many more!

Open to everyone, all levels of French welcome. If you would like to share your favourite game, don’t forget to bring it with you! You're also welcome to share something sweet to eat or soft drinks!


Friday 21 February – 6.30pm

The Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris is hosting the launch of the 2020 Franco-Irish Literary Festival that will take place in Dublin from 3 to 5 April. Vocalist Siobhra Quinlan's classical and contemporary repertoire will include pieces by Francis Poulenc, Kurt Weill and Nick Roth that respond to the themes and literature of this year's Franco-Irish Literary Festival, Refaire le monde - A Better World.
She will be joined by academic Jean-Philippe Imbert (Dublin City University) and actress Eleanor Methven, who will read texts in English, French and Irish.

Centre Culturel Irlandais, 5 rue des Irlandais