Dublin - Dublin City / South Georgian Quarter

National Gallery of Ireland

Join us for an evening of art, food, music and entertainment this Culture Night!

To tie in with our latest exhibition, Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light, we will be offering a range of Spanish-themed activities.

Enjoy flamenco dance and guitar performances, heavenly choirs, and fascinating guided tours. Savour some tapas in the Gallery Café, and get creative at a family workshop in our Maples Group Creative Space.

All welcome!


Free tours of the collection throughout the evening.Free tickets for each tour available from 5pm, first come, first served!

5.30pm  /  Bauhaus Portfolios
5.30pm  /  Spanish Art
6pm  /  Sketching Tour
6pm  /  Irish Art
6.30pm  /  European Art
6.30pm  /  LGBTQ+ Art
7pm /  Bauhaus Portfolios
7pm  /  Spanish Art
7.30pm  /  Sketching Tour
7.30pm  /  Irish Art
8pm  /  European Art
8pm  /  LGBTQ+ Art
8.30pm  /  Bauhaus Portfolios
8.30pm  /  Spanish Art


5.30pm – 8.30pm | Sorolla’s Super Sunhat! 
Be inspired by the master of sunlight himself, and make your own super sunhat at this drop-in creative workshop for children and their families.

Instituto Cervantes Dublin will also run a Sorolla-themed family workshop from 6pm to 8pm, so be sure to pay them a visit after!

5.30pm – 8.30pm | Selfie central
Have your picture taken in a life-size replica of one of our master paintings from our collection – you too can be the Queen of Spain, or engage in Military Manoeuvres. Selfie frames also on site!


In the Café 
6.45pm: Stray Melody
8.30pm: John Walsh, flamenco guitar

Flamenco on Merrion Square
6.45pm: Flamenco dancer Sandra Palomar and Instituto Cervantes Dublin’s flamenco group

Choral Music in the Shaw Room
6.15pm – 9.15pm: Performances by Diva Voces, Glória, the Discovery Gospel Choir and others

Pop-up Performance in Room 20
6pm: Join the National Gallery of Ireland’s workplace choir as they take you on a short musical stroll through some of our Irish collection, including a rendition of Ireland’s Favourite Painting On Raglan Road in front of Ireland’s Favourite Painting (voted in 2012), The Meeting on the Turret Stairs.


Wintergarden Café
The Café is offering a special Spanish-inspired Culture Night tapas menu, as well as lots of items from the regular menu.

Gallery Shop
Visit the Gallery Shop this Culture Night for Irish handcrafted gifts, art books, posters, and much more!

Time: 5pm - 10pm

Genres: Arts and Crafts / Dance / Music / Tour / Visual Art

Facilities: Café

Features: Family friendly / Wheelchair accessible

Address: Clare St & Merrion Square West, D2, D02 K303

Website: http://www.nationalgallery.ie

Phone: 01 661 5133

No Booking Required