IFI Family Festival
Sunday 26 June 2016 -
11:00 to 14:00

2016 celebrates William Shakespeare, writer of over 37 plays and 134 poems.

Many of Shakespeare's plays have been made in to or have influenced films, so to mark the 400th anniversary, IFI and British Council are screening a whole month of Shakespeare films, including a screening and workshop at the IFI Family Festival:

Family Shakespeare screening — The Lion King & Pop-Up Shakespeare Corner


The Lion King, was inspired by one of Shakespeare's best-known plays, Hamlet. Don’t miss this classic animation about Simba the lion cub and his jealous uncle Scar on the big screen!

USA • 1994 • 89 mins • Animation/Adventure/Drama • Directors: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff

Join RTÉjr’s Clara Murray before the show, as we sing our way through some of the hits, and find out some exciting Shakespeare facts in our Pop-up Shakespeare Corner.

Screen Magic

SUNDAY JUNE 26, 11-2PM AGE: 9-12

Get your Shakespeare on with writer and co-director of Big Smoke Writing Factory, Claire Hennessy. In this fun and practical workshop, participants will think about story, character and dialogue and develop a short script of their own, updating one of Shakespeare’s stories for a modern audience.


*Tickets for these events will be on sale shortly*

IFI Family Festival Tickets:

All Films: €5 (includes opening night event)

Family Ticket (film events): €15.00 (2 adults, 2 children)

Workshop: €15 Booking is essential as places are limited.



Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

All IFI Family Festival events operate in accordance with IFI's Child Protection Policy (see www.ifi.ie/learn/child-protection-policy).