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The Gaiety Theatre

The Gaiety Theatre has been part of Dublin’s rich theatrical history for the past 142 years. Located just off Grafton Street, the theatre has played host to a number of famous faces over the years, including Julie Andrews, Spike Milligan, Joan Rivers and Peter Ustinov. The theatre continues to champion the talents of Irish icons such as The Dubliners and The Chieftains. The theatre has undergone massive refurbishments in 2003 and 2007 so that it is now one of Dublin's best-loved and most popular venues. It is well worth seeing a show to experience some of Dublin’s rich theatrical history in one of Dublin’s most iconic buildings. Since the very first show in 1871 which included burlesque act, La Belle Sauvage, the building is said to have seen more famous faces throughout the years than any other building in Ireland. During its refurbishment a new stage was fitted, a larger orchestra pit was built and seating was improved to accommodate larger scale productions.

Some Venue Facilities and Information:

  • Doors to the theatre open 30 minutes before the performance, this gives you plenty of time to collect tickets beforehand
  • Admission is not guaranteed for late comers
  • Formal wear is not required
  • Use of cameras, audio and video equipment is strictly forbidden
  • Children under two years of age are advised to only attend children’s shows
  • Talking or whispering is likely to be heard on stage, the Gaiety Theatre request that there should be no talking during the performance

See a full listing of what's on and buy tickets here.

Whether you prefer musicals, drama, opera, comedy, concerts, pantomimes or festivals, the Gaiety has something enjoyable to offer for everyone. This Dublin tourist attraction is well worth a visit if you want to experience something different. Before your show, you can saunter up to the famous Grafton Street to window shop, or venture off to St. Stephen’s Green to take a stroll in the park. The Spencer Hotel is around a 25-minute walk to the Gaiety Theatre.  You can grab a taxi and be there within 15 minutes, or take the red Luas line and be there in 20. If you are planning on visiting The Gaiety Theatre look no further than The Spencer Hotel Dublin. You can enjoy a delicious Asian fusion meal at East Restaurant before the show, and a sip of some of our signature cocktails after the show at The Spencer Cocktail Bar. Book The Spencer Hotel today and enjoy the show!

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