Thursday 20 June

Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra present SHINE

RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Time 8:00pm
National Concert Hall Dublin

Tickets: €15 - €42.50


Pride: SHINE is also coming to Limerick,  June 21.

RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Stephen Bell
, conductor
Wallis Bird
Susan McFadden
Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus
Speakers including Monnie Griffith of BelongTo, Mary McAuliffe, Tonie Walsh, Martin (Beanz) Warde and more.
Read more about the speakers here.

The Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Festival in collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra present a performance to celebrate, commemorate, support and applaud the LGBTQ+ community in Ireland and beyond, promoting human rights, resilience to overcoming obstacles and creating what we now know as diversity and inclusivity. 

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra, with Dublin Pride Festival, are proud to mark this important 50th anniversary of the first Dublin Pride March. On June 27th, 1974, the Sexual Liberation Movement, a Dublin-based organisation that was founded in Trinity College Dublin in 1973, organised the first Gay Pride demonstration in Dublin.  

In a sign of the growing international gay rights movement and the solidarity amongst those organisations, a decision had been taken in May 1974 at the annual congress of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality, to dedicate Gay Pride Day 1974 to highlight the situation faced by homosexuals in Ireland and to offer their support to them. As a result, on the same day that the British Embassy and the Department of Justice were picketed, activists in Norway similarly picketed the British Embassy in Oslo carrying placards that stated, ‘Stop the Oppression of Irish Homosexuals’, and ,‘No to discrimination on the grounds of being different’, standing for the choice to love and live with the freedom of individual choices. 

A sparkling evening of genre-filled music, including film scores, opera, and the best of national and international pop culture, performed by members of the community and allies, promises a thought-provoking journey and wonderful event with sing-along moments of pride, community and humanity. Put on your glad rags and get ready to shine!

Presented by Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Festival in collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.