Although ticketed events are now fully booked, RTÉ has lots more going on in Dublin Castle which doesn't require booking.

Following the success of last year, RTÉ will once again capture the vibrancy of Culture Night and bring Dublin Castle to life for an evening that celebrates all aspects of our culture. The historic walls of the castle will reverberate with music, comedy, poetry and theatre.

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Open-air Concert - Upper Courtyard | Time 7pm–10pm | No booking/registration required

RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena with Sean Rocks presents an open-air concert from the Upper Courtyard of Dublin Castle, broadcast live from 7pm to 10pm.

Culture Night with RTÉ will see Dublin Castle’s Upper Courtyard transformed, as Sean Rocks presents an evening of music, theatre, comedy and poetry in the company of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and very special guests, including The Strypes, Áine Cahill, Mongoose, Dáithí with Sinead White, Stephen James Smith,  Felispeaks, San Patricio Mariachi, Liam O’Connor and Matthew Gilsenan. No booking/registration required.

Talks & Workshops 

Younger audiences and families can join Poetry Ireland and Little Island Books as they explore Hopscotch in the Sky, a gorgeous new book of poems for children, taking place in Castle Hall from 5pm-6pm. Poet Lucinda Jacob and illustrator Lauren O’Neill will take you on a magical journey in poems and pictures through the seasons of the year, from ice creams to Christmas trees, flying grannies to reading mermaids. Lucinda and Lauren will be joined by singer-songwriter Enda Reilly and young readers from the Poetry Aloud poetry speaking competition for this fun event that’s suitable for all the family. No booking/registration required.

RTÉ’s award-winning Drama on One team will also be in attendance to show how to make a radio play, in a special event for children of all ages. This takes place in The Printworks from 5pm-7pm. No booking/registration required.

The programme at Dublin Castle is presented by RTÉ in partnership with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Creative Ireland, Dublin City Council and the Office of Public Works.


Culture Night with RTÉ at Dublin Castle: Video

*If you have a ticket and can no longer attend please let us know, email