Online: Tickets can be purchased at any time online via our website.
Tickets purchased online or in person will be issued as e-tickets to your designated email. If you have any queries, email our Box Office email@example.com
The festival in person box office opens from the 19 – 28 of May. Opening Hours run from 10am – 9pm.
All payments are to be made via Ticketsolve (https://ilfdublin.ticketsolve.com/). Once purchased, tickets can only be exchanged. Should an event be cancelled you will be offered a full refund or an exchange for another performance for the same value.
Ticket prices vary according to the event. Most adult events range from €7.50 – €25.00, events geared towards families and children range from €3.00 – €15.00 and our professional development events range from €10 – €35. We also cater for a limited number of free drop-in events. Please see our event listings for details.
To facilitate access to festival events we offer a range of discounts and booking options across selected events.
Ticket concessions are available for students, senior citizens and the unwaged which are subject to availability. All sales are final. No substitutions or exchanges. Online bookings are subject to a booking fee of €1 per ticket.
Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more patrons for most performances. For details on how to make your booking and to discuss a bespoke festival package for your visiting group contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require a PA / carer to attend our events in-person, your PA/carer is entitled to a free ticket, which should be booked at the same time as your own. Buy all the tickets you need and we will refund your PA/carer ticket (free tickets cannot be booked online). Please email email@example.com with your name and order number (which you can find on your booking confirmation email) and tell us which tickets in your booking are for a carer and we will issue the refund.
We kindly request that all children under fourteen are accompanied by an adult. Adult tickets are available to purchase for all children’s events.
If you cannot make alternative arrangements, you may bring your baby to a select number of adult events. Please reach out to our box office via firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about a free baby ticket. Out of consideration to others, we ask that you leave the venue if your baby is noisy – our staff can help you to exit.
The festival’s new home is the beautiful and historic Merrion Square Park. Surrounded on all sides by the rich history of Dublin, we look forward to welcoming you to this literary oasis in the heart of the city going forward.
Main Festival Site in May
Merrion Square Park, now restored to its historical layout, sits at the centre of one of Dublin city’s most beautiful Georgian squares and is one of the finest and most intact examples of Georgian urban design in Dublin city. The construction of the Georgian houses at Merrion Square began in 1762 and housed some of the most recognisable names in Irish history, including Oscar Wilde, WB Yeats, George Russell, Daniel O’Connell, and many others.
The festival’s move to Merrion Square Park is a welcome opportunity for ILFDublin to make a home in the heart of the city and create a literary oasis for one and all for many years to come.
The festival also uses other venue locations year round. For the upcoming Off The Page event ILFD will find itself in a nearby location to Merrion Square Park:
National Gallery of Ireland
Merrion Square W, Dublin 2, D02 K303
37 Merrion Square E, Dublin 2, D02 XK52
Arriving By Public Transport
By Bus: The following bus routes include stops near Merrion Square: 15B, 39A, 4, 7, 70, 702
By Luas (tram): The nearest Luas stop is St. Stephen’s Green (Green Line); it is a 9 minute walk (approximately) to Merrion Square Park
Visit Dublin Bus or Transport for Ireland to plan your journey and discover the apps.
Most events will be full in-person, whilst a number of events will also be accessible via live stream this year. Details of the type of events can be found on our event listings page.
Once you have purchased a ticket you will receive a confirmation email which includes a link to the online event or details on the venue/space/meeting point of your event. Please ensure that your valid email address is entered correctly when booking your tickets.
For some events, one or more authors or participants may be taking part remotely from wherever they are in the world. If you buy a ticket to watch the event in-person, you’ll see remote participants live on a large screen in the venue. See the notes on each event page for details.
All seats in our venues are unreserved (seats don’t have numbers). Our front of house staff will guide you into the venue and direct you where to sit to ensure everyone is seated safely. Please be kind and helpful to our front of house staff and others in the venue by following their instructions.
Most of our venues are wheelchair accessible, apart from Oscar Wilde House. If you have any accessible seating requirements please contact the box office by emailing email@example.com once you have purchased your tickets. Due to limited audience spaces, we cannot guarantee that all requests can be met. Please also be aware that we are unable to reserve seats for others in your group as we need to ensure the most accessible seats are available for those who need them most.
As some of this year’s events will be livestreamed, it is important you are settled in your seat at the start time of the event. Please arrive in good time – once the doors are closed, we will not be able to admit latecomers to preserve the quality of live broadcast and prevent disruption to others in the venue. Latecomers are not entitled to a refund.
The International Literature Festival Dublin is committed to minimising our impact on the environment and is focusing on ways to reduce our carbon footprint both jointly and independently to achieve this. Sustainability is becoming a key part of our ethos.
We are building upon the following measures:
Promotional materials and merchandise have been made using sustainably sourced and/or recycled and recyclable materials wherever possible. Onsite, we will be limiting the presence of single-use products and encouraging festival patrons to make use of their own reusable drinkware and utensils; wherever single-use products are unavoidable, we have made an effort to ensure that biodegradable alternatives are used in place of plastic and other non-compostable materials.