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21-22 MARCH

Light House
Cinema Dublin


STORYHOUSE is a not-for-profit initiative of Element Pictures (producers of Poor Things, The Favourite, Normal People and Room) and is spearheaded by co-CEO ED GUINEY. It is a unique opportunity for new and established diverse writers and industry professionals to benefit from in-depth interviews, panels and case studies from some of the very best international creators of stories for the screen. STORYHOUSE is supported by Screen Ireland, Fremantle and Element Pictures and is produced in association with the Light House Cinema. This inaugural event will be produced by Lara Hickey and Charlene Lydon.


In parallel with the main event STORYHOUSE encourages new and developing screenwriters to apply to take part in STORYHOUSE LAB, the first iteration of a unique interactive programme. The LAB will provide a small cohort of emerging writers with complimentary access to all STORYHOUSE events as well as additional focussed sessions with our guests under the mentorship of BAFTA and IFTA winning TV and film screenwriter MALCOLM CAMPBELL (What Richard Did, Bad Sisters). The participants in this group will be carefully selected to promote new, diverse, inclusive and gender balanced voices.

STORYHOUSE is a new, ground-breaking annual festival which champions, cultivates and celebrates the art of storytelling for the screen will be held in Dublin’s Light House Cinema on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 March 2024.2024
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Emerging and established screenwriters are invited to apply for STORYHOUSE LAB, an inclusive professional development programme, running in parallel with the main event.
STORYHOUSE LAB sessions will take place over 4 days from Wednesday 20 to Saturday 23 March 2024.

STORYHOUSE LAB is currently not accepting new applicants as all slots are filled.
STORYHOUSE is located in Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin
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  • On Foot

    From Temple Bar Area:  Approx. 15 mins
    From O’Connell street area:  Approx. 20 mins
    From Grafton Street area:  Approx. 30 mins

    By Bus

    Stop 1647 at Blackhall Place – Law Society:  37, 39, 39a, 70

    Stop 1477 – Arran Quay, junction with Church Street:  25, 25a, 25b, 25x, 26, 37, 39, 39a, 51d, 51x, 66, 66a, 66b, 66x, 67, 67x, 69, 70, 79, 79a, 90, 145

    Stop 1615, junction with Mary’s Lane:  83

    Visit Dublin Bus for maps, timetables and more route info

    By Luas

    The cinema is located just a few steps from the Smithfield stop on the Red Luas line. Approximate journey times are:

    From The Point – approx. 12 mins
    From Busaras – approx. 7 mins
    From Abbey Street – approx. 5 mins

    The Luas is very frequent but visit the Luas website for maps, timetables and more route info.

    By Car

    Be sure to avail of our special rate in Queen Street Park Rite car park – ask at box office for more information.

    By Bike

    For nearby bike parking, Dublin Bike stations, and car parks please use the above map
    as a guide.

  • Light House is one of Dublin's most vibrant cultural spaces with 614 seats across 4 screens including a cafe and subterranean bar built into the framework of an underground car park. 

    Our excellent presentation and unique programming style has earned us the reputation as one of the best cinemas in Ireland with accolades from the likes of the Guardian Film Awards (Highly Commended Best Cinema) and ARTINFO (Coolest Cinema in the World).

    Chill out in our bar before or after your movie or alternatively enjoy craft beers, wine and cocktails from our bar in screen! 

    We strive to be at the cutting edge of cinematic experience so in addition to maintaining the best projection technology delivering crisp digital or 35mm pictures  with awesome surround sound, we also showcase the best of Event Cinema performances from all over the world, special events you won't find anywhere else! We regularly host special seasons where you can catch some of your favourite classic films, or find a new favourite that you can't believe you've been missing out on, and retrospectives of some of our favourite filmmakers and stars to relive the magic of their greatest hits and fill in some of those niche blind spots!

    Light House Cinema is also home to some of Ireland’s most prestigious annual film festivals, including the Dublin International Film Festival, The Gaze Film Festival and the Japanese Film Festival.

    So what are you waiting for? Peruse our programme here and we look forward to giving you the best cinema experience of your life at Light House.

  • Our Access Policy

    Light House Cinema aims to recognize and acknowledge people’s differences and support them with their individual needs. We support equal access and oppose all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination.

    Wheelchair Accessibility

    Our building is fully wheelchair accessible with lifts located on each floor. There is a dedicated accessible toilet located on the mezzanine at -2 level, please ask a member of staff for the pass code to gain entry.

    Each Screen has designated wheelchair accessible seats. These seats are located in the front row of Screens One, Two and Three and in the back row of Screen Four

    Availability of the wheelchair seats differs with every performance. A complimentary carer seat is provided with these seats.

    To book accessible seating including wheelchair accessible seats please contact our Box Office.
    Phone: 018728006

    Box Office telephone lines are open 14:00pm – 18:00pm daily. 

    Impaired Hearing

    There is a Loop system in every screen. The loop system is an assistive listening device that works along with your hearing aid. The aim of the loop system is to help overcome background noise. The loop system must be activated in your hearing aid for you to be able to connect. Not all hearing aids are compatible with this system. 

    Accessible Parking 

    There is limited accessible parking available at the Queen Street Park-Rite Car Park. Please contact Park-Rite directly for more information and advance booking at or call (01) 542 5600

    Pram Access 

    For parent and baby screenings we reserve an area to park prams for the duration of the film. Our usher staff will be on hand to assist. Due to Covid-19 restrictions only groups from the same household should share the lifts. 

    Please let our Box Office team know if you have any special requirements and we will do our best to facilitate you.

    Box Office telephone lines are open 14:00pm – 18:00pm daily. Phone: 018728006

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