Dublin hosts new Sensoria festival to celebrate neurodiversity

April 11, 2024

A new and inclusive event is taking place at the end of the month in Dublin to celebrate World Autism Month.

Sensoria, which will take place on April 28 in Merrion Square Park, has been organised by Dublin City Council with the help of organisations such as AsIAm and Neurodiversity Ireland.

The event is free, but booking is required. Tickets are available for two sessions on the day, from 11am to 1.30pm, and 2.30pm to 5pm.

The creative outdoor experience will feature several zones to explore, including performances by an ADHD artist from Cork and sensory silent films.

Other highlights include a sensory movement workshop and performance tent, a neurodiversity information village, Peata therapy dogs, an aerial show, a sensory dome for families to enjoy quiet and regulation, a sensory garden, fun yoga, drawing workshops and a puppet show.

A Street Theatre zone will also be available on the day, focusing on non-verbal performances including acrobatics, juggling and an aerial circus.

“It is every parent’s and child’s right to enjoy public events. Through consultation with experts in the area of neurodiversity, we have created a space of acceptance, calm and understanding,” said Lord Mayor of Dublin, Daithí de Róiste.

Read more and get tickets here.