Name Your Seat

“There’s no place like home…”
The Wizard of Oz

Add your name, or that of a loved one, to a seat in our newly refurbished Cinema 1!

We are inviting our patrons to join us and show their love for the IFI, the Home of Film in Ireland, by joining your fellow film fans and adding your name(s) or that of a loved one, to our newly refurbished Cinema 1.

You can purchase any number of seats in the following ways:
  • You can purchase your seats online here
  • You can select to pay in €25 increments over 1 year by filling out this Direct Debit Form and sending it to John Dinneen –
  • You can pay over the phone by contacting our box office on 016793477.

Seat naming is a fantastic way to demonstrate your own passion for film, celebrate the memory of someone who appreciated the IFI during their lifetime, or mark a special occasion with a unique gift. We very much welcome support from our corporate community too. The plaques have been designed by local artists Fiona Snow and Michael Mohler of SNOW Studio.

Gifting Details:

Whether celebrating a wedding, wishing a happy birthday, announcing a new arrival, or looking for an alternative Christmas present – dedicating a seat to a friend or family member is a lasting way to show that you care. As part of the package the naming can commence at a date of your choosing and we will provide a certificate, which we can send directly to the recipient or forward on to the purchaser to use at their discretion.

The refurbishment of our unique 18th century building is a big undertaking and your support will go towards the cost of the renovations. As a charity, it also means that we can continue to channel our revenues into our not-for-profit activities, developing our extensive education programmes across the country and ensuring the preservation of our moving image heritage through the work of the IFI Irish Film Archive.

€300 will see your name in our cinema for the next three years. If you are a business, you can also join at the level of €500 for three years.

Once you have made your booking, our team will be in touch with next steps for your details and to talk to you about how you can add an additional €134.78 to your donation at no extra cost through tax relief.

In the case of corporate donations, your company may claim a deduction for the donation as if it were a trading expense or an expense of management. For example, if your company is taking a seat, that is a €500 donation to the IFI, assuming a corporation tax rate of 12.5%, relief to your company is €62.50. While the IFI has the benefit of €500, the cost to your company of making the donation is only €437.50. Your company will simply claim a deduction for the donation as if it were a trading expense or an expense of management.

The IFI is an approved body for tax relief:

  • Company Limited by Guarantee with Charitable Status
  • Company Number: 11172
  • Charity Number: 20021429
  • Tax Clearance Number: 00041465-28462J

Please note:

  • Seat naming length is 50 characters
  • IFI reserve the right to approve and amend naming details
  • The location of seat names within the auditorium will be allocated by IFI
  • The naming of a seat does not entitle the reservation of that seat for any screening
  • The naming of a seat does not entitle the donor to use of that seat
  • Admission to events is not included; all tickets must be purchased separately, unless otherwise stated


The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland