Christ Church Cathedral Events
Christ Church Cathedral (founded c.1028) is the spiritual heart of Dublin City, and one of Ireland's top visitor attractions. It is also a wonderful events venue and we are pleased to present our progamme of events for the year. It's ever-changing, so please visit us often. The events presented below are in date order and most are bookable online. You can also filter them by month, or by your interests.
NEWS: Due to the popularity of The Christ Church Cathedral Christmas 'Carols by Candlelight' Concerts, which book out every year, we have added an extra date. You can NOW buy tickets online, below, for December 6, 7, or 8. Under the direction of Ian Keatley, Organist and Director of Music at Christ Church, the renowned Cathedral Choir will be accompanied by acclaimed organist and composer David Bremner. It's a special way to celebrate Christmas, and not to be missed. Book Early below to avoid disappointment!
Learn the art of calligraphy and illumination with Kevin Honan of Peannairí, taking inspiration from the Cathedral's rare books and manuscripts. Max 15 people. For adults and children aged 8 and upwards. Booking essential.
On Culture Night, experience historic tours of Christ Church Cathedral and its surroundings, plus music and more in Dublin’s most historic building. Descend the steps and explore the medieval 12th Century Crypt beneath the Cathedral.
See the St. Thomas Aquinas Choir from Texas, USA as they share their musical talents during their final performance of their tour in Ireland. The choir will be featuring selections by Mozart, Stopford, Palestrina, and Waddell.
London Concertante, the UK’s leading chamber orchestra, performs an enticing programme that features concertos by Vivaldi and Bach, including “Autumn” and “Winter” from Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
Founded over 140 years ago in the Hague, the Residentie Bachkoor will see a dream come true when they perform Johann Sebastian Bach's St John Passion in Christ Church Cathedral, in collaboration with Dublin's Fishamble Sinfonia. Conductor: Jos Vermunt.
Design a Viking character with illustrator and children's book writer, Mark Wickham ('Brian and the Vikings'), using Christ Church's long history as inspiration. Max 10 people. For children aged 6 - 10. Booking essential.
Felt your own bird with artist Jamie Lewis of the Wool Felt Shop. Spot all the decorative birds around the cathedral and then design your own felt fowl. Max 15 people. For ages 8 - 15. Booking essential.
Combining two familiar Bach motets (Singet dem Herrn & Jesu Meine Freude) with Villa Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras, as well as works from Kagel and Berg. This engaging performance fuses Brazilian Folk and popular music.
The conference will explore the paradoxes presented by the reception of Magna Carta into Irish law, above all the contested and often highly restrictive-idea idea of ‘liberty’ that developed thereafter in Ireland. Register for Free.
We've had a flock of mischievous sheep let loose in the Cathedral! Help us find them to gather them up in time to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Take time out of the busyness of the season to breathe in the peace of this holy place.
Sankta Lucia is an important tradition in Sweden as it celebrates the light in what is considered the darkest month of the year. Sankta Lucia also heralds the arrival of Christmas.
A special way to celebrate Christmas. Under the direction of Ian Keatley, Organist and Director of Music at Christ Church, the choir will be accompanied by acclaimed organist and composer David Bremner. Buy TUESDAY tickets here.
A special way to celebrate Christmas. Under the direction of Ian Keatley, Organist and Director of Music at Christ Church, the choir will be accompanied by acclaimed organist and composer David Bremner. Buy WEDNESDAY tickets here.
A special way to celebrate Christmas. Under the direction of Ian Keatley, Organist and Director of Music at Christ Church, the choir will be accompanied by acclaimed organist and composer David Bremner. Buy THURSDAY tickets here.
An annual favourite in the Christmas calendar, Monica Huggett leads the Irish Baroque Orchestra, joined by Resurgam choir and outstanding soloists, in a thrilling performance of Handel's glorious masterpiece.
Become a chorister for the day with our Director of Music. Put on a robe and raise the roof with Christmas songs. No singing experience necessary. Max 20 people. For 8 - 16 year olds. Booking essential.
The concert will feature choral arrangements of a range of traditional and contemporary Christmas carols, all performed by A&L Goodbody staff.
Colm Mac Con Iomaire will book-end his year with a very special performance. “And Now The Weather” was choice nominated early in the year and Colm has since performed in NYC; The Great Escape in Brighton and The Masters of Tradition Festival in Bantry.
London Concertante, the UKs leading chamber orchestra, celebrates Christmas with a host of wonderful Viennese music, including works by the "King of Waltzes", Johann Strauss II, including his masterpiece, the Blue Danube Waltz.
The Mornington Singers and conductor Orla Flanagan return to Christ Church Cathedral for their annual Christmas concert, "Noël!".
Join Chamber Choir Ireland for their take on the traditional Nine Lessons and Carols. The Concert features a selection of seasonal works interspersed with traditional readings from the Old and New Testament.
Enjoy a wonderful evening of Christmas Carols from around the world, with Angelo Kelly and Family mixing them and adding traditional Irish flair. It will be special evening, being filmed for a ‘Live DVD’. Don’t miss it!