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Olympia Theatre

72 Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 679 3323
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Just back from snow patrol in the Olympia. Some gig. The atmosphere in the Olympia was unreal. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donnacha C
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Large, but still intimate

What a fabulous historic venue! Boxes rise up 3 levels fairly close to the stage, which make every... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mah_Murrini
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Much loved old theatre, highly respected by locals and visitors alike. Always busy, showing a variety of plays, musicals, pantomime, comedy as well as numerous gigs by Irish and International rock and pop artists.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“upper circle” (10 reviews)
“standing area” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
72 Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
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+353 1 679 3323
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"upper circle"
in 10 reviews
"favourite venue"
in 7 reviews
"standing area"
in 7 reviews
"restricted view"
in 6 reviews
"box office"
in 8 reviews
"intimate venue"
in 8 reviews
"sound quality"
in 6 reviews
"door staff"
in 6 reviews
"dame street"
in 5 reviews
"unique experience"
in 5 reviews
"bar staff"
in 6 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 4 reviews
"great atmosphere"
in 8 reviews
"temple bar"
in 5 reviews
"gig"
in 47 reviews
"stage"
in 64 reviews
"musical"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just back from snow patrol in the Olympia. Some gig. The atmosphere in the Olympia was unreal. We were sitting in the upper circle but it felt like you were almost touching the stage and part of the performance. It’s a long time since I’ve...More

Thank Donnacha C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous historic venue! Boxes rise up 3 levels fairly close to the stage, which make every seat premium. Even the well area is pitched to allow better viewing from the back. We saw Gomez here, but I could imagine a Shakespeare play would...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Proper music venue , one of the best around , I love going to gigs here , authentic feel always about it

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for the first time to see. Tokyo myers which I got as a gift have never been here before the artist was amazing staff and venue would not go again staff were so loud when concert was on between the bar and popcorn...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see Tokio Myers and nearly had to leave as was struggling to stand after recent surgery. As I was walking out the door I told the guys at the door why I was sad to leave. They found my sister and I seats...More

Thank Rebecca C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I lived in Dublin for ten years and have only just discovered this gem! Gorgeous ambiance with old world ambiance. The bar is lovely. The seats are a little cramped for my amble derrière and there is no armrest worth noting but other that I...More

Thank Gemma L
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This is a lovely old theater, an icon of Dublin and a pleasure to visit. If there is something that you may be even vaguely interested in go there for the experience. However be warned that leg room on the circle is not good so...More

Thank Discoverireland
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L M, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad to hear you had a great time at our theatre! Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Went to see Stranglers in April, a concert postponed due to snow in March. Venue is great, it’s a privilege to see such iconic bands at an intimate venue. Everything runs smoothly here. Good security, cloak rooms, and a couple of bars on site. Unfortunately...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

I came here with my brother and his partner beginning of March to watch erasure, it got cancelled in January due to sickness which was very disappointing but it was well worth the wait, they were amazing. We booked standing tickets but didn’t expect to...More

Thank Hinckleygal81
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L M, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad to hear you had a great time at our theatre! We're so glad the Erasure concerts were able to be re-scheduled too. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

First time here mullally and ann-marie but the upper seating wasnt comfy at all overall we had a good time but will choose differant seats also a bag of m and m €4

Thank Lisa M
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Leah C
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Response from fanuimhirahaon | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure there’s no problem bringing in cigarettes, but no smoking in venue, and not sure if you can go out during interval for a smoke. It’s an old venue with no smoking area.
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Catherine M
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Response from The_Gilpins | Reviewed this property |
Great intimate concert venue. Would definitely recommend standing to the front of bar entrances where there is barrier/shelf so no problem with idiot's trying to barge past you. The bars here are also excellent with plenty... More
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