Refurb 2019

Change is coming this summer and we need your help to make it happen.

Thank you.

Changes are coming to the IFI!

In 2019, Irish Film Institute will reveal a new look in our main cinema spaces. Cinema 1 and 2 will be fully renovated with new, bigger seats, new carpets, new drapes, and improvements to acoustic panelling. This will provide a better quality arts experience for audiences in more comfortable cinemas, with better quality seating, more leg room and better sound.

As a charity, the refurbishment of our very unusual 18th century building is a big undertaking and whilst we have been very fortunate in receiving grants towards financing the project, we need double that to complete the cost of the renovations. Through a match funding grant your donation will be doubled by a private fund.

Your support now means that we can continue to channel our revenues into our not-for-profit activities, continuing 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.

We need your help.  You can support us in a number of ways by:

  • making a donation online, in our donations box or at box office
  • texting IFI to 50300 to send €4. IFI will receive a minimum of €3.60. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 0766805278.
  • naming a seat in our new-look cinema
  • becoming a Member for €35/€20 per annum  
  • upgrade to become a Friend (from €10 a month)
  • take yours or your company’s name on our walkway with our other Luminaries
  • ask your company to name a corporate seat
  • encourage your company to become a corporate member

From all of us at the IFI – thank you!

Please note: there will be part closures in Cinema 1 and Cinema 2 during the refurbishment works. We will be working on each Cinema consecutively, with minimal intervention to our public programming. Cinema 3 will remain open and unaffected throughout.


The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland