Laethanta Sona: Saol ar an gChrieg

21-26 May (11am – 6pm daily)
Entry: FREE

Originally created by Sarah Jane Scaife alongside her award-winning production of Laethanta Sona (Beckett’s Happy Days, Laethanta Sona: Saol Ar An gCreig, documents the creation of the piece in collaboration with the islanders of Inis Oirr in a multimedia installation. 

The installation is a celebration of the women of the island, whose stories served as inspiration for the piece. It features a selection of portraits by Cormac Coyne, accompanied by a sound installation of their voices contemplating island life, recorded by Martha Knight. 

Videographer Killian Waters of Arcade Films presents a video documentary response to the making of the Happy Days set on site in Chreig an Staic, Inis Oírr by designer Ger Clancy and islanders Mairtín Céline, Mairtín Stiofán and Thomas Sharry. 

Scratch Night

25 May (6:30 pm)

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In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Samuel Beckett Theatre is hosting a scratch night on 25 May at 6:30pm.

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced and aspiring writers of stage and screen to hear a section of their work read by actors on stage. Join us to see some of Dublin’s aspiring new writing talent.

On the night, each 5 min extract will be introduced, then read, then there will be an opportunity for feedback from the audience.

Ed Guiney in conversation with Professor Ruth Barton

27 May (6:30pm)  

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Element Pictures is Ireland’s best known and most successful film company. Co-founder and Trinity alumnus Ed Guiney talks to Professor Ruth Barton about his career, and his perspective on the growth of the Irish film industry. 

Ed Guiney is the producer of some of Ireland’s biggest box office successes in recent years, including Poor Thing, The Favourite, The Lobster. 

The Beckett at 30: An Archival Journey

24 May – 1 June (10am – 6pm daily) 

Dance Studio 


The Beckett Theatre has been the training ground for a number of successful people working across the arts in a variety of different jobs, from acting, to design and management. Alongside student work, it has hosted international theatre, dance, and opera, including award-winning productions featuring Beckett Centre graduates.

This exhibition, curated by X, tells the story of the theatre through its graduates. The exhibition draws on costumes, photos and videos from the Beckett archive.


30 May – 1 June (7pm daily + 2:30pm on 1 June)  

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In the 30-year-old Beckett Centre, three women come together to discuss Beckett. And Pinter. And Chekhov. And Shakespeare. Through thoroughly differing perspectives, they talk about whether Ophelia is a good part, even though she only has 58 lines; about the (im)possibility of a female Waiting for Godot; about the merit of respecting theatre history, when they could also destroy it. Gift Horse Theatre returns to do what it does best: rework the repertoire. 

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