Winter Garden

winter gardenThe Winter Garden

All the Family

12.00pm – 4.30pm

The Winter Garden, Smock Alley Theatre

Free entry

Drop in, no booking required


Take refuge from the cold in our indoor winter garden, where you and your family can curl up on our beanbags with a book and warm up with a bowl of homemade soup or hot chocolate in the cafe. Try your hand at writing your own story, browse the bookshop or take part in one of our free, fun storytelling sessions and workshops. A free day for all the family where you can immerse yourself in the magical world of books!

There are so many wonderful events taking place here this year, including our George Bernard Shaw exhibition, the Laureate na nÓg poetry event, the CBI Book Clinic and our Treasure Island Treasure Hunt. There are also book launches by Lilliput Press, Irish Pages Press and La Muse Books, and last but not least, Irish PEN’s launch of International PEN’s Women’s Manifesto in Ireland.

Drop-in, no booking required.