A new addition to this year’s festivities is the Festival Tent! Spreading the footprint of the festival even further across the city. The Festival Tent will be located in the Market Yard (beside Kytelers Inn) and will play host to a range of family shows and drumming workshops. The Festival Tent is a ticketed venue, with a number of the shows already sold out, but there are still some tickets to be had. Check out the line-up below:


Monday March 18th | 1pm & 3.30pm | €4 or €15 for family of 4 +bf

40min show approx

Pogo sticks? Check. Plot to steal thunder from brother? Check. Guido Fanzini has finally managed to demote his brother Ronaldo to a lowly circus roustabout so he can shine as the star of Guido Fanzini’s Impossible Circus. But Ronaldo may have other ideas! A circus tale of sibling rivalry, brotherly love and pogo sticks. 

Book here!


Monday March 18th | 11.30am & 2pm | €4 or €15 for family of 4 +bf

5omin show approx

All the way from Turin! Wash away your troubles with the wonderfully subversive and interactive circus show by leading Italian female clown Fra Martó all about doing the laundry. Immerse yourself in laughter and bubbles. Never has trying to keep the house clean been so much fun. 

Book now! 


Friday 15th & Saturday 16th March  | €5 +bf

Join Jeremy Hickey (of Rhythm Makers, Music Generation and R.S.A.G) for fun, relaxing and creatively stimulating drumming workshops, this St. Patrick’s Festival weekend. Taking place on Friday and Saturday of the bank holiday weekend, these sessions will help develop unity and listening skills through active music making.  

Drumming workshops are a natural team building activity and promote inclusion, reflection and mindfulness. 


5pm session – 5 to 7 year olds 

6.30pm session – Adults (over 16s) 


4pm session – 5 to 7 year olds 

5pm session – 7 to 12 year olds 

6pm session – Adults (over 16s) 

Book your session here!

Also on Friday and Saturday are children’s entertainment shows Monsieur Gusto & Steve Stumbles. Most of the tickets are gone but there a still a few available on Friday. Click the links to find out more!

With so much happening around the city there are no ticketed shows on St. Patrick’s Day. But pop-down after the Parade to see the Hit Machine drummers at 3.30pm and a Hakuna Matata Acrobats performance at 4.30pm.