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From live performance to fascinating exhibitions and outdoor activities we have an exciting programme of events and activities for you to enjoy safely this Culture Night at IMMA. Find out more in our programme below. All events and exhibitions are free.

Culture Night Programme 

Visit Exhibitions
11.30am – 8pm / Galleries
Visit an ambitious exhibition called The Narrow Gate of the Here-and-Now that showcases the IMMA Collection and the history of the Museum since 1991. Also open is the compelling exhibition Ghosts from the Recent Past, and the photography exhibition Northern Light drawn from the exceptional David Kronn Collection.

Explorer at the Pavilion
3.00pm/ Front Lawn Pavilion
Have some creative family time with Explorer at the Pavilion. Children and grown-ups can enjoy this art workshop safely in our front lawn Pavilion. Based on artworks from IMMA’s exhibitions, families can discover their inner artist while having fun and creating amazing masterpieces. Led by our Visitor Engagement Team this is a wonderful family experience. Register your place here.

Biodiversity Tour
6.00pm/ Meadows & Formal Gardens
Join us for a biodiversity tour of the formal gardens and meadows of the IMMA and RHK site. This tour is led by Sandra Murphy, a member of IMMA’s Visitor Engagement Team and an amateur wildlife photographer and Birder. Booking essential, book your free place here.

Live Performance
8.00pm / Courtyard
We are thrilled to host the premiere of In Place, a live performance produced by Croí Glan Integrated Dance Company. Presented as part of IMMA Outdoors, this diptych of works will be performed in the unique courtyard setting of IMMA. Choreographed by Croí Glan Co-Artistic Director Tara Brandel, In Place plays with the relationship between the fragility and durability of the soft human form, and the surfaces and spaces of the architecture in which the performers are situated. Comprising a solo and a duet, In Place offers insights into how our environment shapes our trust, attachments and closeness and is an aural and visual feast for the senses. Book your free place here.

IMMA Outdoors 
IMMA Outdoors offers lots to explore throughout the grounds at IMMA and the RHK. Adventure through our Formal Gardens where you will find a dazzling new installation Club Chroma Chlorologia by Niall Sweeny. Visit our Terrace with friends and try your hand at our new installation Ping Pong Diplomacy by Mark Clare, which reignites the meaning of negotiation through the popular game of table tennis. Discover Y O U N G F O S S I L,  a newly commissioned project with the collaborative arts practice Forerunner, that brings bespoke seating and convivial gathering structures to our Meadow.

Visit the Culture Night website for all activities taking place across the city at

Visiting IMMA

The main Museum entrance is on Military Road and directions below are for this entrance. There is also a secondary entrance (Pedestrian only) on South Circular Road, opposite the Courthouse at Kilmainham Gaol.

We would like to advise our visitors that Military Road will be closed from Monday, 16 August until the end of September 2021, to facilitate the construction of the new Garda Headquarters. Vehicles can still access IMMA and the RHK via the Military Road entrance via Kilmainham Lane and Irwin St, or via Bow Lane West and Irwin St.

Pedestrian access on Military Road is unaffected.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Your Safe Visit

We are delighted to welcome visitors to IMMA. We would like to reassure you that we have been working hard implementing the Government’s Work Safety Protocol and Living with Covid-19 Plan in preparation for your safe return. Please visit the webpage Your Safe Visit to IMMA for details of safely procedures during your visit.

Important Notice


We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June.  A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. While we prepare to open our next exhibition Hilary Heron: A Retrospective on 24 May, there are two exhibitions to see Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s gardens and café are open to the public.