Institute of Art Design + Technology
Dún Laoghaire
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Facilities for Hire

IADT offers excellent facilities for hire across our specialist courses. As we are a national centre for courses in art/design, film, media and interactive media, IADT provides a range of specialised, industry-standard equipment, including TV and radio studios, digital video editing, photographic studios, including digital photographic techniques and advanced workstations, e.g. Silicon Graphics and high-end macintosh and pc platforms.

Studios + Labs

IADT offers a wide range of facilities to cater for film/tv productions, courses, meeting, and conferences/seminars. Our spaces are well laid out and all the latest media technology is available. Spacious and well-equipped studios provide up-to-date equipment across a range of art and design-related disciplines. Extensive computer laboratories are also available for both general purpose computing needs and high-end specialised needs for multimedia design, development and programming. Laboratories and workshops for electronics and networking are also provided.

The new National Film School building was officially opened by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins in November 2013. Our facilities are now the best in Ireland, including the first HD TV studio in any academic institution and only the second, after TV3, in Ireland. This state-of-the-art building has two new TV / film studios with HD capability. There is a digital effects / green screen / news TV studio along with two new radio studios. In addition, there are control rooms, a scene dock, lecture rooms, a newsroom, and office accommodation. The NFS building has been designed to also allow two outside broadcast units to operate and link into the production facilities and the studios.

Pitch Hire

IADT has an all-weather floodlit football pitch for use by clubs or to hire by outside parties. Most of our facilities hire is limited to academic holidays or evening/Saturdays. Catering can also be arranged for parties hiring our facilities, through our onsite catering services provider.

Our facilities comprise:
HD TV studio
Green screen TV studio
Tiered lecture theatres
Flat classrooms
Meeting rooms/breakout spaces
Computer rooms
In addition IADT offers IADT offer a soccer sized (100m long x 64m wide) all weather sports pitch which is primarily suitable for soccer and GAA activities.

To inquire about booking any of our facilities or for further information regarding studio, room or sports pitch availability and rental rates please contact the Estates + Facilities Office. Our business hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday (excluding lunch hour).
Phone +353 1 239 4634

Room booking by staff and students

Staff and students can view room booking availability on CMISgo on our website. To book an available room please email with your detailed request.

Event/Room set ups

To facilitate forward planning for events/activities the Estates + Facilities Office should be given the following notice:

  • 6 weeks notice for medium to large or complex events/activities
  • 2 weeks notice for minor events/activities/planning

In all cases the organiser must compete the Event Notification Form and email the completed form to