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IMMA Outdoors 2022 explores the environment and what it means to be radically public by creating an inclusive meaningful space for audiences of all ages to enjoy. Highlights include a new immersive sonic installation by Em’kal Eyongakpa in the Formal Gardens from May, and a stunning painted mural installation by Navine G. Khan-Dossos in the Courtyard from July. The outdoor summer programme will culminate in an Eco Event titled Earth Rising, a weekend celebration of people, place and planet in September.

IMMA Nights presents a wide variety of events including talks, workshops, dance, performances, film screenings, book launches, DJs and live music, across the site on Thursday and Friday evenings. IMMA will also share the site with other cultural organisations, initiatives and artist groups creating a hive of night-time activity in Dublin 8. Highlights include the return of IMMA’s much loved Summer Party taking place on 15 and 16 July; a curated series of poetry and song performances titled More than the Reverb, and a series of free Music in the Courtyard events throughout the summer.

Due to popularity IMMA Outdoors is delighted to bring back the artist collective Forerunner to re-stage its seating structures Y O U N G F O S S I I L across the site, once again offering visitors opportunities to lounge, loiter and reflect.

All this will be enriched by a daytime and late-evening offering, created by IMMA’s Visitor Engagement Team (VET), of bespoke garden tours, art workshops, yoga classes and family activities, that fuse the importance of well-being and engagement with ideas and creativity, offering visitors a space in which to convene, explore and reflect on aspects of the IMMA programme and beauty of the grounds and gardens.

The Flying Dog Café, located in the Courtyard, will open late for IMMA Nights on Thursday and Friday evenings until 8pm.

IMMA Nights is part of a pilot initiative to support the Night-Time Economy, funded by Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

IMMA Nights

From music and culture in the Courtyard, to late evening yoga, film screenings, talks, workshops, book launches and readings, to bespoke artists performances and dance, these are just some of the activities happening across the site on Thursday and Friday evenings throughout the summer.

May highlights, please see the full calendar below for details of all events:

The Ride Away from the Storm: Exploring Youth Arts 
Thur 5 May 2022, 6 – 8.30pm
Discussion, exhibition and music in the courtyard. Book here.

The Piper’s Grip (and other Stories)
Fri 13 May 2022, 6 – 8.30pm
Performance: Eimear Walshe, Djackulate and Seamas Hyland. Book here.

More than the Reverb
Thur 19 May, 6 – 8.30pm
Poetry + Song Event with Special Guests. Drop in. No booking required. Learn More.

Bealtaine Festival @ IMMA
Fri 20 May, 6 – 9pm
Flikkers: The Flashback Ball.  Tea Dance, DJ Set + Record Sale. Book here.

GIRL ONLINE Book Launch 
Thurs 26 May,
Joanna Walsh, Talk + Book Launch. Book here

SPICE Connects: Black + Irish present BIC (Black Inclusive Curriculum)
Fri 27 May, 6 – 8.30pm
Launch and Music event. Booking will be available shortly.


Music in the Courtyard

IMMA Nights presents a free music programme in the beautiful surroundings of the IMMA Courtyard.

May Programme
Friday 6 May/ 6pm – 8.30pm / Ear to the Globe: DJ Set by Nigel Wood
Thursday 12 May / 7.15pm / Guitarist Redmond O’Toole with his groundbreaking  ‘Brahms guitar
Friday 13 May/ 6pm – 8pm/ Music by The Ritz Brothers – A Dublin based feel-good, musical, theatrical band … with hats! 
Thursday 26 May/ 7.15pm / Live Performance by Olesya Zdorovetska, a powerful voice in new music, and Nick Roth, saxophonist and composer and recent winners of Best Original Score for the film The Cry of Granuaile with BAFICI 2022.

All welcome, no booking required. The Flying Dog cafe, located in the Courtyard, is open until 8pm.

What's On

Browse our May 2022 IMMA Outdoors events calendar below. Follow us at #IMMAOutdoors. Please note booking is essential for various events. Visit the What's On section for tickets and information about events . Historical site tours by OPW available by prior booking 087 324 2399 or [email protected] IMMA Outdoors is presented by IMMA with the OPW.