Brochure & Timetable   Cultural Centre
For more information contact:
Françoise Brung
(01) 638 14 47
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

Exhibition LAST DAYS!   Exhibition Launch   Special Event EXCLUSIVE!
Drawing Freely /
Dessins en Liberté
  1st AF Emerging Photographers Award   Irish Launch of
La Comédie Française

Until 18 January
Admission free

Drawing Freely” (Dessins en Liberté) is an exhibition composed of 12 panels of cartoons made by nearly 50 cartoonists from all around the world.

Each panel addresses a specific topic linked to freedom of expression: censorship, internet, corruption, women’s rights, rebellions, racism…All of the drawings, made by cartoonists of 45 different nationalities, were published in local papers.
Whilst echoing the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in January 2015, this exhibition wants to illustrate how freedom of expression is exercised on all the continents.

Presented by the Institut Français and the Courrier International and reproduced within the frame of the Franco-German Cultural Fund 2016.


Thursday 19 January – 6.30pm
Admission free 

Emerging Photographers is a group exhibition initiated and hosted by the Alliance Francaise. In this its inaugural year, the work of Edit Elias, Deirdre Fallon and Sophia Harding will be exhibited. These three newly graduated Irish photographers were each selected by a member of the Alliance Francaise Photo Committee, which includes: Margaret Brown (professional photographer), Anthony Haughey (artist, researcher and lecturer at DIT) and Tanya Kiang (Director and curator at the Gallery of Photography).

Throughout the run of the exhibition, the public are invited to vote for their favourite photographer. This vote, together with the choice of the AF Photo Committee, will determine which of the three selected photographers wins a trip to the renowned Arles Photography Festival.


Thursday 26 January – 6.00pm
Admission free

Cultural Cinema and Alliance Francaise are delighted to invite you to the Irish launch of the world-famous Comédie Française live broadcast season in the newly refurbished multiform space of the French Library. The screening of Roméo et Juliette (2016, with English subtitles) will be launched by Andrew Lowe, Managing Director of Element Pictures and Philippe Milloux, Director / Délégué Général of the Fondation Alliance Française in Ireland. An intermission will take place halfway through with a glass of wine and refreshments plus a very special raffle!
The 2017 season will include Molière's Le Misanthrope in February and Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac in July both broadcasted live from Paris exclusively at  Omniplex Rathmines. Alliance Francaise Members will be entitled two tickets for the price of one upon presentation of the membership card!

Screening NEW!   Talk   Screening
The French Library's
Monthly Cinéclub
  An evening with
Philippe Claudel
  IFI French Film Club:
Il y a longtemps que je t'aime

Thursday 2 February – 7.30pm
€6 / Free for Premium Members

Save the date, the newly refurbished multiform space of the French Library will now host a Cinéclub every first Thursday of the month!

Don't miss the very first Cinéclub with a screening of French cult comedy Les garcons et Guillaume, à table! (Me, Myself and Mum) and a special raffle to celebrate this launch: try your luck and win a DVD or a French course starting from 6 February 6th!

The Cinéclub is free for Alliance Française Premium Members among many other advantages!  More on Memberships


Friday 3 February – 6.30pm
Admission free 

The Association des Membres de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques en Irlande (AMOPA Irlande), in partnership with the Alliance Française and the French Embassy in Ireland, will host the writer, essayist, playwright, filmmaker and  Académie Goncourt Member Philippe Claudel on Friday 3 February February in the new French Library  for an exclusive interview moderated by Loic Guyon, Head of the Department of French Studies at the University of Limerick. This interview will focus on his career and his most recent works and be followed by an Q&A with the public.
His film Il y a longtemps que je t’aime, recipient of the César for Best First Feature Film in 2009, will be screened on the day after at the IFI (see right).


Saturday 4 February – 2pm
€9,40 / €7.50 AF & IFI Members

Our French Film Club is screening this month Philippe Claudel’s Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (I've loved you for so long) followed by a very special Q&A with the film director.

This powerful story of familial struggles and redemption follows a shell-shocked Juliette (Kristin Scott-Thomas), who returns to live with her young sister Lea (Elsa Zylberstein) after being banished from the family for 15 years.The bitter, introspective and reclusive Juliette has spent her sentence without any visitors and totally forgotten by her family and now she has problems interacting with her brother-in-law Luc and her nieces.

Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2

Live Broadcast  EXCLUSIVE!   French Library   Online Platform  EXCLUSIVE!
La Comédie Française's
Le Misanthrope
  Have you been to the new
French Library?

Thursday 9 February – 7.30pm
€16 / For AF Members : Buy 1 ticket get 1 free! (available at box office only)

Cultural Cinema in association with Omniplex Rathmines and Alliance Francaise are delighted to present Molière's Le Misanthrope broadcasted live from Paris!
Le Misanthrope, one of Molière's best known work, satirizes the hypocrisies of aristocratic society through the comedy of manners but also engages a more serious tone pointing out the flaws which all humans possess.

Alliance Francaise Members on presentation of the membership card will be entitled two tickets for the price of one! Other broadcasts will include Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac in July. More on

Omniplex Rathmines, Rathmines, Dublin 6


Open Monday to Saturday
Admission free

The French Library is back after a successful and well-deserved makeover during the summer

With a bright, redesigned and multiform space, digital tablets and all of our physical and digital collections, the Children's Corner, the new library will be a vital addition to the expansion of French culture in Ireland.

Our digital portal, Culturethèque offer over 130, 000 French books, magazines, music, culture, tutorials and much more!

Are you one of our students? So you are already a Member! Simply collect your Membership card at the French Library


24/7 from any digital device
Free for AF Members

The revolutionary online platform Culturethèque developed by Institut Français offers over 150,000 online documents in French including books, newspapers, magazines, graphic novels, music recordings, audio-books, films, documentaries, games, academic articles, learning modules and tutorials for students with dedicated sections for children and teenagers!
The portal is accessible in the French Library and from anywhere, on any digital device, to all Members of the Alliance Française Dublin. Get your Membership to enjoy Culture-thèque and avail of many other advantages Are you one of our students? So you are already a Member! Simply collect your Membership card at the French Library and retrieve your access codes.