Dublin City Council Sensoria is a celebration of the neurodiverse community through a considered and creative live outdoor event experience in Merrion Square Park, D2 on Sunday 28th April as part of Autism Awareness Month. This FREE ticketed event is now booked out.

Following consultation with leading experts in the area of neurodiversity and special needs including AsIAm and Neurodiversity Ireland, Dublin City Council Sensoria is a uniquely curated event which aims to bring about neurodiversity acceptance, equality and inclusion in a safe and open environment.

Dublin City Council Sensoria is a free ticketed event running over two sessions in order to ensure the appropriate number of attendees at all times. There is a limited capacity for this event in order to cater for everyone’s enjoyment. This is the first time an event of this nature has been launched by Dublin City Council. Due to unprecedented high demand for tickets and taking advice from representative groups and the event’s Safety Officer, Dublin City Council regrets that it is unable to issue any more tickets.

Merrion Square Park will be divided into a series of zones featuring a wide range of stimulating or quieter performances, workshops and activities in accordance with the diverse needs of the attendees. These areas include the Main Stage, Workshop & Performance Tent, Street Theatre Zone, Neuro Spectacular!, Aerial Show, Sensory Dome, Sensory Garden, Sensory Messy Play and The Big Dig.

Highlights of the Main Stage include two performances specially commissioned for Dublin City Council Sensoria: ‘Squish, Stomp, Spin – The Magic of Stim’ a world premiere performance by AuDHD artist Moss Russell from Cork and ‘Stories from the Half Light: The Fairy Tale Films of Lottie Reineger’ which are sensory silent films with a new live score by composer Matthew Nolan accompanied by Sharon Phelan and Ellie O’Neill.

VENUE: Merrion Square


Events may be subject to last-minute cancellations or changes. Verify event details before making plans.