Award-winning wildlife cameraman and photographer Doug Allen comes to Ireland

Doug Allan emerges from dive at minus 20C




“The toughest in the business.” Sir David Attenborough


19 September – 4 October

Multiple EMMY and BAFTA award-winning wildlife cameraman and photographer, Doug Allan, hits the road this Autumn to give Irish audiences a view into his life and work.


Doug has spent the last 25 years bringing the most remarkable sights in the natural world into our homes. His camera work features in the hugely successful BBC documentaries, Life, Human Planet, Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Frozen Planet


Doug will visit eleven venues around the country with insights, Illustrated with mesmerising footage and photographs, into his polar and underwater film-making career. We’ll hear how he survived encounters with polar bears, walruses and minus 40 degree temperatures to capture images of the planet’s most majestic animals, above and below the ice.


Last year Doug published his book, Freeze Frame, about his life as a polar cameraman. More recently, Doug was one of five cameramen featured in the BBC series, Wild Cameramen At Work, where Sir David Attenborough said: “I’ve had the extraordinary good luck of working with him over many years and no one knows the frozen world better than him.”


Speaking about the tour, Doug Allan said, “What’s great about talking face to face is that it’s my chance to bring people right in behind the scenes. It’s like live TV, only better!”


A regular visitor to Ireland’s west coast, Scotsman Doug Allan has been swimming with marine mammals for over 35 years. He spent seven years in Antarctica as a research diver, scientist and photographer for the British Antarctic Survey, before changing direction to full time filming in 1985.


Doug has been involved with over 60 films and series, and has worked for BBC, Discovery, National Geographic, and many others.


His photographic awards include seven EMMYs and four BAFTAs. He has twice won the underwater category in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition and was awarded the Royal Geographical Society’s Cherry Kearton Medal for his wildlife images. He has three Honorary Doctorates in recognition of his camerawork, as well as two Polar Medals.


Click here for footage of Doug talking about his work, or visit





Doug Allan – A Life Behind the Lens is at


Glór, Ennis

Date & time:  Thursday, 19 September (7.30pm)
Tickets: €15.00 / +353 65 684 3103


Balor Arts Centre, Balleybofey

Date & Time: Friday, 20 September (8.30pm)
Tickets: €15.00
Booking: / +353 74 913 1840


The Alley Arts and Conference Centre, Strabane

Date & Time: Saturday, 21 September (7.30pm)
Tickets: from £12.50
Booking: / +44 2871 384 444


St Michael’s Theatre, New Ross

Date & Time: Wednesday 25 September (8.00pm)
Tickets: from €15.00
Booking: / +353 51 421 255


An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny

Date & Time: Saturday 28 September (7.00pm)
Tickets: €15.00, €12.50 concession
Booking: / +353 74 912 0777


Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Date & Time: Sunday 29 September (7.30pm)
Tickets: £12.50 
Booking: / +44 2890 381 081


Station House Theatre, Clifton

Date & Time: Monday 30 September (7.30pm)
Tickets: €15.00
Booking: / +353 95 303 03


axis: Ballymun

Date & Time: Tuesday 1 October (7.30pm)
Tickets: €15.00, €12.00 concessions
Booking: / +353 18 832 100


Theatre Royal, Waterford

Date & Time: Wednesday 2 October (7.30pm)
Tickets: €15.00
Booking:  / +353 51 874 402


Triskel Christchurch, Cork

Date & Time: Thursday 3 October (7.30pm)
Tickets: €15.00
Booking: / +353 21 427 2022


The George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow

Date & Time: Friday 4 October (8.00pm)
Tickets: €15.00
Booking: / +353 59 917 2400


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