You don’t have to be a ‘Culture Vulture’ to enjoy Dublin’s vibrant theatre scene. Whether you are looking for a sophisticated night out, a family-friendly trip to the pantomime or a chance to check out the top Broadway musicals, you will have an amazing night out in Dublin. Check out our 3 favourite Theatres in Dublin:
Bord Gais Theatre
The Bord Gais Theatre is the purpose-built theatre designed by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind in 2010. This Theatre boasts Top shows fresh from Broadway and the West End ranging from theatrical, ballet, children’s’ performances, opera to full-scale musical productions. The world-class acoustic and theatre technical systems ensure that there is not a bad seat in the house! The Bord Gais Theatre is well served by neighbouring Bars and restaurants making it a perfect place for a wonderful night out.
The Olympia remains Dublin’s most loved theatre & music venue, with a repertoire that spans all genres. You can catch the latest rock, pop, comedy, theatre, pantomime, cabaret, traditional, folk, opera, hip-hop, metal, easy listening, variety acts here. Top Tip: While the seats in the Upper Levels ( known affectionately as The Gods), are cheaper they offer restricted views and should be avoided. If you are going to the Olympia, enjoy a pre-theatre pint in neighbouring Brogan’s Bar and mingle with the locals or soak up the incredible atmosphere in Temple Bar.
The Gate Theatre is the perfect place to enjoy a sophisticated night in the theatre. This classic theatre shows a mixture of period drama and modern reinterpreted classics. This well preserved, Georgian, neo-classical style building has dominated Dublin’s cultural life since 1928. The Gate Theatre is an elegant intimate venue with a capacity of 371 people ensuring that every seat has an excellent vantage point of the stage.
If the above Theatres in Dublin do not whet your appetite, Dublin’s oldest theatre Smock Alley dates back to 1662 and Ireland’s national Abbey Theatre has a range of incredible shows on offer.