From classical music to contemporary dance, visual art to immersive theatre, the 50th edition of the Kilkenny Arts Festival is taking place from 10 to 20 August.

For 50 years, Kilkenny Arts Festival has been one of the leading festivals in Ireland, celebrated for its effortless blend of tradition and innovation, and for its electrifying range of events, staged in some of the country’s loveliest venues.

From outdoor theatre to contemporary dance, the festival is dedicated to staging events thrilling audiences of all kinds. For ten days each August, the city’s historic churches, castle, courtyards, townhouses and gardens offer a magical setting for unique collaborations and intimate encounters between audiences and artists.

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