Where We Live

THISISPOPBABY with St. Patrick’s Festival present

Where We Live

Stories from the city, told in the heart of town

Where We Live, presented by THISISPOPBABY with St. Patrick’s Festival, is a ferocious response to the theme of home. It’s a kaleidoscope of stories about what it feels like to live in Dublin and Ireland today, told by some of the best storytellers on the island.

A programme of commissioned theatre pieces, work-in progress showings, dangerous ideas, live art and an exhibition, Where We Live challenges the prevailing narratives fed to us by the media, the government and increasingly, the algorithms and echo chambers of social media.

We’re taking over The Complex in Smithfield for two weeks next March as part of St. Patrick’s Festival to tell funny, devastating, exhilarating and joyous stories that imagine and re-imagine what our city and country could be. We’re creating a Town Hall, where discussion should be heated, performance will be red hot, and where opposing views are encouraged. 

The programme is led by stories of the dispossessed told by esteemed and dynamic artists that balance the grit and hard truths of contemporary Irish life with joy, inspiration and determination. Investigating ideas around money, housing, migration, gender, community, the city and sex…Where We Live will have a couple of bangin’ nights out too (of course).

Featuring plays from Oonagh Murphy, Tara Flynn, Peter Daly and Veronica Dyas; an astounding immersive exhibition from Eamonn Doyle/Niall Sweeney/David Donohoe; an incendiary talks series curated by Willie White of Dublin Theatre Festival; a one-off concert from The High Hopes Choir, Ireland’s first homeless choir; WERKhouse - a night of performance, poetry and politics; and City on Screen - a day of screenings of excellent Irish-made films that resonate with the themes of the programme, each introduced by one of the key artists involved.

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Where We Live is funded by The Arts Council.

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Where We Live Events


  • MADE IN DUBLIN

    MADE IN DUBLIN

    6-18 March

    Eamonn Doyle, Niall Sweeney, David Donohoe EXHIBITION Dates: 6-18 March Free Entry Made In Dublin is an installation of sound and vision that plays out a series of infinitely unfolding…

  • Town Hall Sessions

    Town Hall Sessions

    9-16 March

    Curated by Willie White A THISISPOPBABY & St. Patrick’s Festival presentation. Tickets: €6 / Talk TALKS SERIES A provocative talks programme that amplifies and contextualises the works in Where We…

  • Not A Funny Word

    Not A Funny Word

    6-8 March 8.30pm & 10 March 9.30pm

    Written and performed by Tara Flynn / Directed by Phillip McMahon / Composed by Alma Kelliher THEATRE Dates: 6-8 March at 8.30pm, 10 March at 9.30pm Tickets: €15euro In Ireland,…

  • HERE & NOW (i live here now)

    HERE & NOW (i live here now)

    7 & 8 March 6.30pm, 9 March 8.30pm

    Created and performed by Veronica Dyas / Directed by Amy Conroy THEATRE Dates: 7 & 8 March 6.30pm, 9 March 8.30pm Tickets: €15 On 27 November 2011 Veronica Dyas reached…

  • Sure Look It, Fuck It

    Sure Look It, Fuck It

    Fri 9 March 1pm, Sun 11 March 8.30pm

    By Clare Dunne THEATRE A Work in Progress showing. Ya know that moment…? When your back’s at the wall and there’s no one to call and you’ve no life-guide in…

  • RAINFEAR

    RAINFEAR

    Sat 10 March 8pm

    Created by David Donohoe with the RAINFEAR ensemble MUSIC Dates: 10 March at 8pm Tickets: €8 An intimate musical response to the MADE IN DUBLIN exhibition, this once-off performance by…

  • The Mouth of a Shark

    The Mouth of a Shark

    11 March 6.30pm & 12-15 March 8.30pm

    Directed by Oonagh Murphy / Composed by Maeve Stone THEATRE Dates: 11 March at 6.30pm, 12-15 March at 8.30pm Tickets: €16 In an era of borders, walls, travel bans and…

  • Money

    Money

    12-15 March 6.30pm

    Written & Performed by Peter Daly / Directed by Phillip McMahon THEATRE Dates: 12-15 March at 6.30pm Tickets: €15 “Money is the root of all evil” - The Bible, “Mo’…

  • HOME by The High Hopes Community Choir

    HOME by The High Hopes Community Choir

    Fri 16 March 8pm

    MUSIC Date: 16 March at 8.00pm Tickets: €10 The High Hopes Choir is the culmination of Ireland’s first homeless choir created by David Brophy with the assistance of Musical Director…

  • WERKHOUSE

    WERKHOUSE

    Sat 17 March 7.30pm

    Date: 17 March at 7.30pm Tickets: €15 We’re turning up the heat on Dublin City. Expect savage bites, gut punching truths and a deluge of delicious discomfort. Performance Sweatshop, Literary…

  • City on Screen: Adam & Paul

    City on Screen: Adam & Paul

    Sun 18th March 1pm

    City on Screen - A series of extraordinary film screenings which examine and question our sense of home, quietly and riotously throwing into question our past, present and future. Each…

  • City on Screen: Seaview

    City on Screen: Seaview

    Sun 18th March 3.30pm

    City on Screen - A series of extraordinary film screenings which examine and question our sense of home, quietly and riotously throwing into question our past, present and future. Each…

  • City on Screen: Pathways - Irish Routes to the Art of the Matter

    City on Screen: Pathways - Irish Routes to the Art of the Matter

    Sun 18th March 6.30pm

    City on Screen - A series of extraordinary film screenings which examine and question our sense of home, quietly and riotously throwing into question our past, present and future. Each…

  • City on Screen: Notes on Rave in Dublin

    City on Screen: Notes on Rave in Dublin

    Sun 18 March 9pm

    City on Screen - A series of extraordinary film screenings which examine and question our sense of home, quietly and riotously throwing into question our past, present and future. Each…