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We went to the ocean colour scene concert, The venue itself is a very old one one but an excellent... read more

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Superb venue

We were here for the Lily Allen gig and had a great experience, the gig was fantastic but I was... read more

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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.
72 Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
+353 1 679 3323
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to the ocean colour scene concert, The venue itself is a very old one one but an excellent setting for intimate concerts. We sat in the upper circle and although a couple flights of steps up when seated the bar and toilets where...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were here for the Lily Allen gig and had a great experience, the gig was fantastic but I was blown away the venue itself, it is a beautiful old theatre with great atmosphere and charm, a great change from the the big arenas. It...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Liam O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic experience in the Olympia....staff were accommodating for costumers, Vinney was so helpful

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kheaney04
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We went to the Olympia to see Kacey Musgraves. A great singer, a great band, brilliant country music. Onwards and upwards for Kacey. But, (and the but has nothing to do with Kacey), the Olympia needs a lift to the customer care department. The only...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pejdowney
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I have mobility issues and I recently attended the Eric Cantona show last Thursday evening. I had a ticket for the VIP meet and greet however my wife only had a ticket for general access (we were misinformed about this by the ticketing company). On...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dominic G
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Great bar, seating and standing and an amazing amphitheater style setting. Whether it’s a play, musical or concert, this is a perfect venture.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank GavinLynam
Reviewed 23 October 2018

How on earth does this Theatre pass Safety Regulations? There are not sufficient aisles in this theatre and people are packed in like sardines so it is an accident waiting to happen. Please "someone" take out a few seats to create an additional aisle and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peglegmegseg
Reviewed 20 October 2018

1st time there, i booked the tickets online and had them on my phone. The decor has an old style charm to it, we were seated it the upper tier and had a good view of the stage. The show was brilliant, there is snacks...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Great night watching stephen lynch in the Olympia theatre. Loved all the photos on the wall and the layout of the theatre. Really historic looking and a lovely intimate venue! The bar was pretty cool too!! Lovely staff who were very friendly and approachable. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Meghan Annalise N
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

I have been avoiding the Olympia for years after a poor experience in the Dress Circle where I discovered the seating was so tight even a four foot nothing, scrawny individual couldn’t get comfortable. (Disclaimer: I am somewhat taller and larger than that). It turns...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fingateable
Laura M, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Glad to hear you had a good time and were comfortable. Our custom built seats were installed in the Stalls level at the end of April 2016, and we have had nothing but positive feedback since then. The seats are the same design as those...More

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12 October 2018|
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Response from Voyager688822 | Reviewed this property |
I would think it's different for each show so can't give you a definitive answer unfortunately.
Leah C
20 May 2018|
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Response from Lisa M | Reviewed this property |
You can have fags yes
Catherine M
3 May 2018|
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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