5 unmissable shows and performances taking place in Dublin this month

By Lovin

November 22, 2022 at 4:49pm



Get your fix of live performances in Dublin this month with these spectacular shows.

Looking for some evening entertainment in the city centre? Thankfully, Dublin has no shortage of incredible theatres, each offering a brilliant line-up of performances in the run-up to Christmas.

If you're planning a visit to Dublin this month, this year's Winter in Dublin programme is packed with events celebrating the best of the arts, including highly-acclaimed theatre, brilliant comedy and unmissable musicals.

With that in mind, here are some not-to-be-missed theatre performances taking place in Dublin this November...

Orson Welles' Christmas Carol at Smock Alley Theatre

The beloved festive comedy, Orson Welles' Christmas Carol, returns this year, promising a hilarious festive night out that's suitable for audiences of any age.


Running until 17 December at Smock Alley Theatre, the play is based on true events and tells the story of radio superstar Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre gang.  Gearing up to present A Christmas Carol in New York live on Christmas Eve 1938, it follows the chaos that ensues when the group loses their Scrooge ahead of the big performance.

Straight Line Crazy at Pavilion Theatre

For one night only on 24 November, the Pavillion Theatre is screening a live recording of the hit London Theatre Live show, Straight Line Crazy.

Starring Ralph Fiennes, Straight Line Crazy tells the story of Robert Moses, an urban planner and public official in New York. Though he was never elected to office, Moses was considered one of the city's most powerful individuals, a master manipulator whose legacy and determination changed the city forever.


Candlelit Tales at The Sugar Club

Halloween might be over, but there's still a lot to be gained from delving into Ireland's eery mythology and folklore. Candlelit Tales, returning to The Sugar Club on 22 November, does exactly that, offering an evening out filled with immersive mythology and storytelling.

Featuring brother-sister storytelling duo Aron and Sorcha Hegarty, this event uses music to tell these gory myths and legends in a new and captivating way.

Cézanne, Portraits of a Life at Pavillion Theatre


For art lovers, an unmissable glimpse into the work and life of 20th-century artist Paul Cézanne will be streamed at the Pavillion Theatre on Wednesday 30 November.

For one night only, audiences will get a unique glimpse into the mind of one of the era's most celebrated impressionists. Narrated by Brian Cox and filmed at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the film will take you through Cézanne's life and work, utilising expert interviews and correspondence with the artist himself.

Beauty and the Beast at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Calling all Disney fans! Beauty and the Beast takes over the Bord Gáis stage later this month as part of its UK and Ireland tour, promising a truly magical adaption of the beloved original film.


Kicking off 24 November, the classic fairytale will be brought to life on stage like never before, re-imagined and re-designed in a completely new production created by the original award-winning creative team. Expect captivating musical performances, dazzling sets and an unforgettable adaption of a tale as old as time.

Find a full programme of Winter in Dublin events at VisitDublin.com 

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