Leo Varadkar took to address the nation earlier today, making it clear that The Government's plan on keeping COVID-19 at bay is to keep the country on lockdown for the next two weeks.
In what first felt like a bad B-movie with a meagre budget and horrible acting, has quickly escalated into a Hollywood blockbuster movie - and we're all the stars of the saga. Following Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's statement earlier today, all schools and colleges are to close from today until Sunday, March 29. Another measure to be introduced will be the cancellation of all events of over 100 people indoors, and outdoor events of more than 500 people. Closed venues will be on the cards across the country.
Here's a list of every music venue, promoter, and attraction to release a statement following the news. We'll keep our list of cancelled events Ireland updated as we hear.
The National Concert Hall will close until March 29.
COVID 19 CLOSURE PERIOD
Following the announcement this morning by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD , the National Concert Hall will close from 6pm this evening, 12 March through to midnight, Sunday 29 March inclusive.
— National Concert Hall (@NCH_Music) March 12, 2020
Irish promoters MCD have "now postponed all affected shows".
:: COVID-19 STATEMENT ::
— MCD Productions (@mcd_productions) March 12, 2020
Cork Opera House has cancelled all events, including tonight's performance of Leo Sayer.
Following the directives issued by the government and health authorities, Cork Opera House will close from 6pm today until Monday 30 March. All events scheduled to take place in this period, will be cancelled. #CoronaVirusUpdate pic.twitter.com/GDfphJjR9T
— Cork Opera House (@CorkOperaHouse) March 12, 2020
The Bord Gais Energy Theatre has cancelled their three performances due to take this during the time period, which was to include Ludovico Einaudi, Leo Sayer, and Carmen.
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Following Government advice regarding indoor mass gatherings of more than 100 people, made today by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, Bord Gáis Energy Theatre will close to the public until March 29th 2020. ⠀ ⠀ As a result of this closure, the following performances are cancelled:⠀ ⠀ • Ludovico Einaudi – Thursday 12 and Friday 13 March ⠀ • Leo Sayer - Saturday 14 March ⠀ • Carmen - Sunday 22 – Saturday 28 March⠀ ⠀ Ticket purchasers for all cancelled performances will be contacted directly by Ticketmaster. ⠀ ⠀ Please refer to our website and social channels for further updates over the coming weeks. ⠀ ⠀ For all other queries, please refer to the FAQ on our website via the link in our bio.
The Button Factory in Dublin has postponed all upcoming shows.
In response to today's government update regarding Covid-19 all upcoming shows up to the 29th March have been postponed. Current tickets will remain valid for any rescheduled dates, we are sorry for any inconvenience caused and hope to resume normal operations shortly.
— The Button Factory (@ButtonFactory20) March 12, 2020
3 Arena Dublin have announced an immediate shut down on events happening throughout the two weeks. David Gray, The Who, and Elbow were all due to perform.
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COVID-19 STATEMENT Effective Immediately from 1800hrs today 12th March 2020 Covid-19 Government Directive issued to cancel all public events until Sunday 29th March of a capacity of 100 people and over. Following today’s (12th March 2020) Irish Government directive to cancel all events of over 100 capacity (indoor) and 500 capacity (outdoor) due to take place between now and 29th March, 3Arena has now postponed all affected shows. 3Arena is currently working with our promoters to reschedule all dates. Original tickets purchased for all affected events will remain valid for rescheduled dates which will be notified to patrons on confirmation. 3Arena wish to thank all our customers and staff for their continued co-operation and understanding during this unprecedented time in the interests of health and welfare of all. For updates please visit https://3arena.ie/new-page/important-customer-information Ends.
The Academy in Dublin is also closing until March 29.
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Please see the statement from our colleagues at MCD regarding upcoming concerts at The Academy until 29 March. In the interests of public safety and the safety of our employees, we will of course be following the government directive, and as such no events, to include live shows and clubs, will take place until March 29. We’d like to thank all of our customers & staff for their cooperation and understanding at this very difficult time. Take care, From everyone at The Academy
Whelan's Dublin have postponed all events until after March 29.
— Whelan's (@whelanslive) March 12, 2020
Aiken Promotions is postponing all social events in Ireland until March 29.
— Aiken Promotions (@aikenpromotions) March 12, 2020
The Irish Film Institute is to close for the period.
For the health and safety of our visitors and staff, the IFI will be closed to the public from today until March 29th. As a result, tonight's John Boorman event has also been cancelled. Please see here for more information: https://t.co/wbXPfBkSzH
— Irish Film Institute (@IFI_Dub) March 12, 2020
Dolan's Pub in Limerick have cancelled their upcoming events this March.
In line with the recent Government directive regarding the spread of COVID-19 and indoor mass gatherings of more than 100 people, Dolans have postponed the following Shows
And So I Watch You From Afar
George Micheal Tribute
— Dolans Pub Limerick (@mydolans) March 12, 2020
All performances at The Gate Theatre, Dublin are now cancelled.
— Gate Theatre (@GateTheatreDub) March 12, 2020
Roisin Dubh in Galway have suspended all gigs due to take place during this time.
Hello all. It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce that we are postponing all shows and clubs until 29 March, in the interests of the health and safety of our customers, staff and artists. Our bar will… https://t.co/2ZxCr0g7X9
— Róisín Dubh (@roisindubhpub) March 12, 2020
Galway, the European Capital of Culture for 2020, have cancelled a number of events due to take place later this month.
The St. Patrick's Festival have announced a cancellation of all of their cultural programme, a full list of which can be viewed here.
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin have cancelled all events until March 29.
The Everyman Theatre in Cork have cancelled all shows until March 29, including Keith Barry this Friday 13.
If your event or music venue is not listed above, be sure to keep up to date on their social media channels, or by contacting them directly.