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The Poetry Brothel: Midnight Mass at the Church (Online Bookings Closed, Tickets at Door)

  • The Church Bar & Restaurant 1 Mary Street Dublin 1, County Dublin Ireland (map)
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Join the Poetry Brothel this Bloomsday eve for Midnight Mass in the bowels of a former eighteenth-century church. Traverse the guilty and shameful pleasures of Joyce's mind to find solace and liberation in the sensuality of the arts.

The Poetry Brothel is an immersive literary cabaret nightclub experience, a place where jazz musicians, burlesque dancers, body painters, magicians, drag performers and tarot card readers mingle and perform — but poetry holds centre stage as the headline act. The line-up will include many stars of Dublin’s vibrant and growing spoken word movement, who will perform onstage and will be available (for a fee) to take you into a dark corner to read you a poem, one-to-one. VIP registration (€50) guarantees premium seating and exxxclusive access to all the evening's artists and performers, as well as a selection of take-home goodies and other special treats.

Already a celebrated phenomenon in New York, Paris, Barcelona, New Orleans and Buenos Aires, the Poetry Brothel has taken Dublin by storm. Don’t miss your chance to experience it this Bloomsday.

The Line-Up

This year's brothel features a cracking line-up of talent from home and abroad, including: 

Folk storytelling from Candlelit Tales

Music from Branwen Kavanagh of Twin Headed Wolf

A DJ set by the legendary Donal Dineen

Burlesque by Bella Agogo

Performance art from Lena Chen (Berlin)

A special guest poetry performance by Miss Delirium (London).

Online bookings for this event are now closed. Tickets will be available on the door.