Graffiti Classics

Graffiti Classics Group Photo
  • Cathal Ó Dúill - Director/Founder

"... will leave you wanting more."

Daily Mail

"They had the audience falling off their seats with laughter."

Western Gazette

16 strings, 8 dancing feet and 4 voices with 1 aim: to make classical music wickedly funny and fantastically exhilarating for everyone, young and old. Graffiti Classics burst the elitist boundaries of the traditional string quartet with their hilarious all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy show. It's a classical concert, a gypsy-folk romp, an opera, a stand-up comedy set and a brilliant dance show all rolled into one! From Beethoven to Bluegrass, Baroque to Pop, Mozart or Offenbach to Elvis, Strauss to Saturday Night Fever, there really is something for everyone and Graffiti Classics never fail to get audiences laughing, clapping and singing along. Kids and adults alike love the uplifting and virtuosic variety of musical styles, all tied together with cheeky audience interaction.

Graffiti Classics were founded by Irishman Cathal Ó Dúill whilst street-performing in Covent Garden. He realised that classical music could be made fun for everyone through interaction and comedy. Having honed their craft on London's streets, Graffiti Classics have developed a world-class virtuosic show that offers a wickedly refreshing alternative to the stuffy elitist perception of classical concerts. The band are now in hot demand all over the world and the show is loved by everyone, whatever their age and musical inclination.

Graffiti Classics have a large international following, having performed regularly across the globe. Graffiti's versatile show provides the ideal entertainment at a huge variety of events, with appearances ranging from festivals, cruise-ships and concert halls to prisons, hospitals and schools; from weddings and parties to theatres and corporate events.

During the COVID-19 restrictions, Graffiti Classics perfected socially-distanced shows and launched their Playground Proms workshops for schools.


Graffiti Classics provide their corporate clients with a unique alternative to the traditional string quartet with their all-singing, all-dancing comedy string cabaret act. Tailored to suit your corporate function, Graffiti's clients enjoy an amazing spectrum of musical styles, including classical, jazz, opera, folk, all performed with hilarious high energy. No audience is too big or too small; the show works brilliantly in huge stadia as well as small private birthday parties or wedding receptions, and is always guaranteed to liven up any event with side-splitting laughter. Graffiti also specialise in after-dinner entertainment.


Graffiti Classics have a burgeoning international fan base, having entertained theatre audiences of all ages across the globe with their perfectly pitched theatrical show! Language is no barrier to this truly international show because music is a language of its own and the theatrical nature of Graffiti's performance connects with audiences all over the world from Spain to Singapore, Tuscany to Tunisia.


All Graffiti's players are highly-skilled workshop leaders, drawing from the best of both aural and visual worlds, creating an unforgettable and educational experience for children of all ages and abilities. A truly interactive show where the children simply can't resist joining in with singing, dancing, and making music. Getting involved is what it's all about, with the children being given opportunities to conduct, get up close and even play the instruments.