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!

Show your love for the IFI by joining your fellow film fans and adding your name, or that of a loved one, to a seat in Cinema 1.

Naming a seat is a fantastic way to demonstrate your appreciation for the IFI, celebrate the memory of someone who had a passion for film, or mark a special occasion with a unique gift. We very much welcome support from our corporate community too.

By naming a seat, you help to keep our unique 18th century building fit for screening the best in independent, Irish and international cinema. You contribute directly to the ongoing refurbishment and maintenance of our historic space. Your support ensures that the IFI can direct our revenues towards our nonprofit activities, such as our nation-wide education programmes, and the preservation of Ireland’s moving image heritage.

With a donation of €300 you will be invited to add your name to a seat in Cinema 1 for three years. Businesses are invited to join us at the level of €500 for three years.

Click this link to name your seat at the IFI

You can make a donation in the following ways:

  • You can donate online.
  • You can select to pay in €25 increments over 1 year by filling out this Direct Debit Form and sending it to Ally D’Astolfo, Development Officer – adastolfo@irishfilm.ie.
  • You can pay over the phone by contacting our box office on 016793477.

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.

Seat naming will commence at a date of your choosing. The IFI can provide gift certificates for all seat naming donors and the recipients of their gift. Seat plaques have been designed by local artists Fiona Snow and Michael Mohler of SNOW Studio.

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

Maximise Your Gift

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

In the case of corporate donations, your company may claim a 12.5% tax 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

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