Walking with Ghosts

Walking with Ghosts

Gaiety Theatre

27 January - 6 February [Please note new January performance times]

Walking with Ghosts

written and performed by Gabriel Byrne
directed by Lonny Price
Landmark Productions and Lovano

Gabriel Byrne on stage. In his own words.

Walking with Ghosts is a homecoming.

Gabriel Byrne returns to the Gaiety Theatre for the world premiere of Walking with Ghosts, adapted from his best-selling memoir of the same name. This unmissable theatrical event, directed by Emmy award-winning director Lonny Price, will play for 12 performances only from 27 January – 6 February 2022.

As a young boy growing up on the outskirts of Dublin, Gabriel Byrne sought refuge in a world of imagination among the fields and hills near his home, at the edge of a rapidly encroaching city.  Moving between sensual recollection of childhood in a now almost vanished Ireland and a commentary on stardom in Hollywood and on Broadway, he returns to his home town to reflect on a life’s journey.

By turns hilarious and heartbreaking, Walking with Ghosts is a lyrical homage to the people and landscapes that ultimately shape our destinies.

Directed by three-time Emmy award-winning director Lonny Price, the creative team also includes Sinéad McKenna (set and lighting designer); Joan O’Clery (costume designer) and Sinéad Diskin (sound designer and composer). 


The performances from Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 January inclusive have been rescheduled to the following times. This is in order to ensure they finish by 8pm, in line with government restrictions.

Thursday 27, Friday 28, Sunday 30 January: 5pm
Saturday 29 January: 1pm and 5pm

Please Note: Performances from 1 – 6 February are not affected.


Venue: Gaiety Theatre, Dublin
Dates: 27 January – 6 February, 2022 (various times – see below)
Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes including interval

27 January – 30 January
Thursday 27, Friday 28, Sunday 30 January: 5pm
Saturday 29 January: 1pm and 5pm

1 February – 6 February 
Evening shows | Tuesday – Saturday, 7.30pm
Sundays | 6.30pm

Saturday matinees | 2.30pm

Booking Information: Book online or in person at the Gaiety Theatre box office, South King Street, Dublin 2. Tickets from €26* including a €1 restoration levy. *Additional booking fees apply online. No booking fees in person at Gaiety box office.  


In line with government guidelines, every precaution will be taken to ensure your visit to see Walking with Ghosts is safe. These include:

  • Masks must be worn at all times while in the venue
  • Valid proof of vaccination or immunity is required, along with photo ID, to gain entry for all adults aged 18+
  • Children aged 17 and under do not require proof of vaccination if attending with a vaccinated adult
  • The Gaiety Theatre bars are operating at limited capacity on a first come, first served basis
  • This event will operate at 50% capacity

Image Credit: Gabriel Byrne by Jerome De Perlinghi.


Gabriel Byrne


Director Lonny PriceSet and Lighting Designer Sinéad McKennaCostume Designer Joan O’ClerySound Designer and Composer Sinéad Diskin