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Dublin Ireland Theatres - There’s a wide range of theatre entertainment in Dublin and the city prides itself on its presence on the world stage. Whatever your taste, you’ll be able to find something to please. During your stay it is likely you could attend a major pop concerts, catch some live comedy, see some Irish theatre with famous actors.

 
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The local newspapers offer listings of the theatre and associated events and these will be listed every day but for more thorough listings try The Irish Times on a Thursday when they have a special supplement entitled The Tickets. Tickets for Shows can be booked direct through the theatre, and tickets for many events can be booked through the Tourist Office. Prices vary greatly depending on the event. Many of the older theatres also offer backstage tours during the afternoons. Shows usually begin at around 8 pm.

Abbey Theatre
26 Abbey St Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1
Telephone - +353 1878 7222
The Abbey Theatre is the National Theatre of Ireland and is world famous. It was founded to promote Irish playwriting and holds 628 people. You can see many famous Irish plays here but also new performances of up and coming playwrights. Tickets cost between €15 and €35 and you can get a backstage tour on Thursdays during the day.

Civic Theatre:
The Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
Telephone - +353 1462 7477
The Civic Theatre is a new suburban theatre and offers a variety of entertainment including comedy, ballet, opera and concerts. There is a bar service during intervals and before performances plus a snack bar café. The Civic has specially designed seating and loops for disabled people. All shows start at 8 pm.

Gaiety Theatre
South King St, Dublin 2.
Telephone - +353 1677 1717
The oldest theatre in Dublin, the Gaiety puts on a wide range of productions from opera to variety, plays etc. It is situated at the top of Grafton Street, a major shopping area and also has backstage tours. One of Dublin’s traditions, it hosts a pantomine every Christmas season and has featured in many films, such as Star.

National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Telephone - +353 1417 0000
The National Concert Hall in Dublin’s city centre is one of the finest in Europe. It was converted form the University Examination Hall some years ago and is now the foremost concert hall in the city. It hosts a wide range of performances from symphony concerts, piano recitals, to jazz and traditional Irish music shows. A glance at their programme will give you an idea of the scope of the performances. In the summer time there are lunchtime and teatime concerts of a shorter duration. It has a fully fledged café/restaurant, music store and booking office.

Olympia Theatre
73 Dame Street, Dublin 2.
Telephone - +353 1679 3323
Just across the road from Dublin Castle, this theatre also has a programme offering great variety. Apart from musicals, serious theatre, concerts, etc this Victorian theatre offers late night pop concerts and jazz recitals.

Peacock Theatre
26 Abbey St Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1
Telephone - +353 1878 7222
The Peacock Theatre is the experimental small theatre under the Abbey theatre (literally) and it has a wide range of new talent and established drama Ticket prices are from €12.50.

   
 
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