Bram Stoker Festival
The Bram Stoker Festival will take place from Friday 25th to Monday 28th October 2019.
The festival takes the legacy of Dublin horror novelist and Dracula author Bram Stoker as inspiration. Get ready for four days of living stories and four nights of deadly adventures.
Whether you’re a resident vampire or visiting from further afield, Bram Stoker Festival 2020 has something for everyone in its gothically inspired programme of events.
Bram Stoker Festival, one of Dublin’s biggest and most anticipated festivals, this year challenges Dubliners to invite Dracula into their home and enjoy the festival in a fangtastic new way.
The programme of events has been specially curated to offer thrills and chills at home, while Dublin’s streets will be illuminated for a special walking tour, which can be enjoyed by individuals at their leisure without fear of crowds
From chilling audio theatre in your bed to creating Macnas puppets at home, the festival has plenty of deadly adventures to occupy little monsters and aged vampires over the midterm and Halloween Weekend.
Abraham ‘Bram’ Stoker was born on 8 November 1847 in Clontarf, Dublin and was educated at Trinity College from 1864-1870. His love of theatre led him to become the unpaid drama critic for the Dublin Evening Mail which was co-owned by the gothic writer Sheridan Le Fanu.
In 1878 he married Florence Balcombe, former girlfriend of Oscar Wilde, in St. Ann’s Church in Dawson Street. He began writing novels while in London – the most famous of which is Dracula, published in 1897. The global importance of Stoker’s novel is just one of the many reasons Dublin is internationally recognised as a UNESCO City of Literature
Bram Stoker Festival is an initiative of Dublin City Council and Fáilte Ireland, produced by Schweppe Curtis Nunn.