BIG HOUSE is Ireland’s brand new festival of arts, music and entertainment in the spectacular surroundings of Castletown House, Celbridge. This cultural carnival of musical adventures, theatrical treats and hidden gems is Ireland’s first site-specific arts festival. Not only is BIG HOUSE a new summer festival experience, but it also offers artists a new platform to showcase their work.
BIG HOUSE takes place on Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th, Monday 5th August at Castletown. The house and sprawling parklands will come alive with thrilling new work by specially-commissioned artists from the worlds of music, theatre, visual art and dance.
What is BIG HOUSE?
BIG HOUSE festival will fling open the doors of historic Castletown House this August for Ireland’s first festival of site-specific arts. Castletown’s dramatic ballroom, farmyard, gate lodges, stables, ice house, ancient woodlands and lush meadows will all be programmed with specially commissioned arts and entertainment events.
Why does BIG HOUSE need your help?
It’s going to be amazing but we’re going to need your support. We believe passionately that BIG HOUSE offers a creative and fun way to support artists and the arts. In a time of massive arts funding cutbacks we want to buck the trend by commissioning dozens of brand new surprising and entertaining events by top-class artists of all genres - from theatre to dance to film to music to visual art and children’s events. We're raising these funds to help support the payment of artist's fees who are makeing new work for BIG HOUSE.
By contributing to BIG HOUSE you’re not just guaranteeing yourself the best day out of the year - you’re supporting the creativity and careers of dozens of talented artists and creating a showcase for Ireland’s creative talent.
Who’s behind BIG HOUSE?
BIG HOUSE is the brainchild of The Performance Corporation, the award-winning Irish theatre and arts company that puts the careers and creativity of professional artists at the heart of what it does. That means paying artists (from dancers to designers) for their work and creativity. With BIG HOUSE the same applies.
What’s in it for me?
For those with the vision to fund the festival, we promise to make BIG HOUSE an even more extraordinary experience. In fact we may even give you a chance to be part of the festival programme!
You can make it happen. All we need is your vision and your support. So why not make supporting the arts a celebration in itself. Your contribution to BIG HOUSE will help ensure the arts in Ireland continue to make us proud.
Full day pass normal price:
€25 on the day (single or small family)
€50 family (2 adults, 2 children)