Tuesday 14th April


Arena regular contributor Mary McGill discusses the many successes of Phoebe Waller-Bridge including Killing Eve to Fleabag. The stage show in London's West End is now available online. Her new ...

Tuesday 7th April

Online Theatre Recommendations

Theatres mindful of the need to keep the theatre alive even while their doors are closed are offering a number of online options to the theatre lover. Helen Meany has ...

Monday 30th March

Rosetta Cucchi - Wexford Opera Festival

The newly appointed Artistic Director of Wexford Festival Opera, Rosetta Cucchi talks to Seán about the upcoming festival programme for November 2020.

Friday 20th March

The New York Metropolitan Opera House

The New York Metropolitan Opera House is streaming a series of operas for free on their website. Soprano Claudia Boyle discusses what's on offer.

Thursday 12th March

Faith Healer - Niamh Cusack

A new production of Brian Friel's Faith Healer is due to take place at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Niamh Cusack (Grace) discusses the upcoming production which includes Aidan Gillen ...

Wednesday 11th March

Carmen Irish National Opera

Paula Murrihy features as Carmen and Celine Byrne as Micaëla in Bizet's much loved opera Carmen. They chat to Sean about their upcoming roles in the co-production by the RTÉ ...

Tuesday 10th March

Macnas launch Gilgamesh

Macnas have created a quartet of new events based on the myth of Gilgamesh, the ancient king from the east. Artist director Noeline Kavanagh chats to Arena.

Monday 9th March

The Lonsdale Project

The Lonsdale Project, a new theatre show for young people connecting science with real events, and spotlights the story of the work of pioneering scientist Kathleen Lonsdale. Writer Sian Ni ...

Assemble - Atelier Maser Gallery

Assemble is a new exhibition at the Dublin gallery Atelier Maser brings together the work of seven leading names in contemporary Irish art - two of the artists involved join ...

Friday 6th March

Kevin Toolis - Wonders of the Wake

Traditional keening has not been heard in Ireland for over century but this collaboration with BAFTA winner Kevin Toolis will change that.



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