Brochure & Timetable   Cultural Centre
For more information contact:
Christine Weld
(01) 638 14 41
All events take place in the Alliance Française Dublin and are free of charge, unless otherwise stated

Welcome to our Cultural Centre

The Alliance Française in Dublin organises or sponsors many
events in connection with French Culture: concerts, exhibitions,
shows, screenings, plays, conferences, book launch, etc.
For our current exhibition please visit our
Gallery page

Exhibitions   Special Event  / Competition   Screening / Competition
Union(s) Européenne(s)
30th anniversary of Erasmus
  Bastille Day Celebration
14 Juillet
  IFI French Film Club:
Racer & The Jailbird

Open Air Exhibition
St Stephen's Green – 3 -30July
Exhibition in French version
Alliance Française – from 4 July

For over 30 years, the Erasmus programme has helped more than 9 million Europeans to forge links that transcend national frontiers. An estimated million babies have been born to couples who met as a result of a university exchange under the Erasmus scheme. The Union(s) Européenne(s) exhibition highlights the human successes of the Erasmus programme through the portraits of 22 of these families of 17 different nationalities.
Presented by French Embassy and the Higher Education Authority with the support of 12 European Embassies based in Ireland, the European Commission Representation in Ireland and the Alliance Française.

Saturday 14 July – 4.30pm-2am
Admission free, no booking

French Friday, Le Petit Journal Dublin and The Church Bar, Café & Restaurant have teamed up again with the support of the French Embassy to offer you the biggest Bastille Day celebration in Ireland!

Au programme: French Pastis, French Wine, French Pétanque & entertainment, French Crêpes, French Saucisson, French Fanfare Les Krapos and French DJs!

There will be prizes to be won including Alliance Française goodie bags, Member-ships and French courses !

The Church, Wolf Tone Square, Dublin 1


Wednesday 18 July – 6.10pm
€9.50 / €7.50 AF & IFI Members

Filmmaker Michael R Roskam, nominated for an Oscar for Bullhead, reteams with lead actor, Matthias Schoenaerts, for a love story set in the glamorous world of motor racing. He is Gigi, a violent bank robber who falls for the charms of female racing driver Bibi, Adèle Exarchopoulos, who has no idea that the new man in her life is a criminal.
Roskam’s intense, character-driven drama, which unfolds in three parts, is a gritty tale of an unlikely romance with charismatic lead performances.

As always, Alliance Française Members get a 20% discount and free tickets on our Twitter!

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2

Exhibition / Competition   Cinéclub / Competition   Family Festival / Competition
Roderic O’Conor
and the Moderns
Jour de Fête
  Festijeux at
Playstival 2018
18 July – 28 October 2018
€10 €15

Head off to our Twitter page, we have vouchers for the Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns, Between Paris and Pont-Aven" exhibition at the National Gallery of Ireland!

Don't miss this unique opportunity to see the works of one of the unsung masters of Irish painting, and one of Ireland's main contribution to the revolution in European Art in the late nineteenth century. This exhibition examines Roderic O'Conor's evolution from impressionism to his signature expressionist style, but also places his work side-by-side with that of the artists with whom he connected and collaborated while staying in France, including VanGogh, Gauguin, Seguin, Befan, and, above all, Amiet.

National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West & Clare Street, Dublin 2


Thursday  26 July – 7.40pm
€5 with a free glass of wine / Free for Premium Members  

Discover the Cinéclub's new format! Join us every month for a subtitled screening of one of the most popular box-office hits in French cinema history, preceded by an informal presentation with a free glass of wine!

This month, (re)discover a fully restored and coloured version of the classic 1949 French comedy film Jour de fête starring Jacques Tati in his directional debut as an inept and easily distracted mailman in a backward French village. Somewhere between slapstick and experimentation, Jour de fête was a record-breaking hit and established Tati's reputation as a major director and auteur.

The Cinéclub is free for AF Premium Members. Win tickets on our Twitter!


11 & 12 August 2018
€12.42 – €36.18  

Organised by Laya's City Spectacular and The Happy Pear, Playstival is Ireland's newest summer festival for children & parents. It celebrates play, imagination, and fun with a range of hands-on and imaginative games.
With the support of the
French Embassy in Ireland, the  world renowned French company FESTIJEUX will be there to showcase their  play-positive games and their unusual animations that have entertained 10 millions viewers around the world! Playstival's 2-day festivities will take place in Dublin’s Urban Farm, a  38-acre working farm and gardens located in Airfield Estate, Dundrum.

Check out regularly our
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages as we will give away free family passes!

Airfield Estate, Overend Way, Dundrum