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Here's how to watch the Late Late Toy Show from anywhere in the world

Vital information.

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IT’S FINALLY HERE. The Late Late Toy Show is on tonight, signifying the official arrival of Christmas excitement.

But don’t worry, you don’t need to be home to tune in. Here’s a quick guide to ensure you don’t miss it abroad.

So when does it start?

It starts at 9.35pm here in Ireland, so in…

  • Sydney, Australia: Saturday morning at 8.35am
  • Perth, Australia: Saturday morning at 5.35am
  • Toronto, Canada: Friday afternoon at 4.35pm
  • Vancouver, Canada: Friday afternoon at 1.35pm
  • San Francisco, USA: Friday afternoon at 1.35pm
  • New York, USA: Friday afternoon at 4.35pm
  • Seoul, South Korea: Saturday morning at 6.35am


Good luck to all those in Australia.

How can I watch?

The Toy Show will be streamed on the RTÉ International Player for free around the world. You can access it on desktop, as well as on the iOS app, or Android.

If you don’t fancy waking up at 5.35am, you can access it on demand for up to three weeks after.

Isn’t it gonna freeze due to demand, AS USUAL?

If history is anything to go by, it might. So prepare to have a backup plan.

You, when RTÉ Player doesn’t crap out:


Are there any parties going?

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If you’re in London, the London Irish Centre are having a screening on Saturday hosted by Fred Cooke and Joanne McNally and it’s sure to be good craic. Don’t forget your Christmas jumper.

What about my ‘other’ options?

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Twitter is usually a good source of alternative streams, try this search on the night.

If all else fails, we’ll be liveblogging the whole thing here on and we’ll make sure you won’t miss a second.

Happy viewing!

First published Nov 29th 

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