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Vicar Street

At The Spencer Hotel

Vicar Street is located on Thomas Street in Dublin city centre. You can check out acts that are both well-known and low-key. Vicar Street has been open since 1998 and has capacity for 1500 standing and just over 1000 seated for all sorts of comedy, drama and music acts. There are 5 bars at Vicar Street which all open from 7pm on show nights and these bars can stay open after gigs as well.

Vicar Street is a fabulous venue if you are looking for somewhere different to have a fun experience. The venue has hosted world-famous acts and has won awards for "Irish Music Venue of The Year" several times. One of the Tiger Fringe Festival's most memorable acts, "RIOT" will take place at the Vicar Street venue again this year and is definitely one to catch if you're in Dublin. It is a unique venue because you can experience a variety that you may not necessarily have in bigger Dublin venues. Tickets can start at very reasonable prices making it an affordable location if you're on a budget.

If you're travelling from The Spencer to Vicar Street, you can get a taxi over in roughly 15 minutes. An alternative route would be the Luas red line. You can walk to the Luas Mayor Square Stop from the Spencer in about 3 minutes, hop on the Luas and get off at Smithfield Luas Stop and walk about 11 minutes to Vicar Street located on Thomas Street in The Liberties. You can walk directly to the venue from The Spencer in about 34 minutes if you fancy taking a walk-through Dublin city centre and seeing the sights including the River Liffey, O'Connell Street and Temple Bar. 

Planning your day...

Vicar Street is one of many tourist attractions in Dublin that should be on your list to see. If you wanted to go to a gig in Vicar Street one night, you could go to the Guinness Storehouse which is located close to Vicar Street. Enjoy a tasting experience of the world-famous stout, travel through 7 floors and see an incredible panorama of Dublin city in the Gravity Bar. You can walk from the Guinness Storehouse to Vicar Street in around 10 minutes. Dublin Zoo is an 11-minute car journey to Vicar Street as well if you fancied a trip to the zoo before heading to a concert. If you want to take a visit to the beautiful grounds of Trinity College and see the stunning Book Of Kells, you can walk over to Vicar Street afterwards in roughly 20 minutes. 

Vicar Street is definitely worth a visit during your trip to Dublin!