Dublin Live Event Venues
Bord Gais Theatre
The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre aims to present a varied programme of world-class entertainment and a theatrical experience in a breathtaking setting. The theatre offers the best of Broadway and the West End alongside new, niche and local productions to as wide an audience as possible. The Lion King will be performed as the show for Christmas 2021.
Home to Ireland’s largest sports organisation, the GAA and a capacity of over 80,000, Croke Park is Ireland’s biggest stadium and the third largest stadium in Europe. The park has been used as a sports ground since 1870 and still does so now. With its massive spectatorship, it has also been the host of some world renown acts, as the stadium also acts as concert grounds, such as U2, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran.
The Aviva Stadium, situated on the grounds of the historical and former stadium Lansdowne Road holds over 50,000 spectators. Founded in 2010, it’s a massive stadium that has seen football matches of teams from all around the world. The Aviva also hosts large rugby matches throughout the year. Test matches and friendlies from international clubs can also been seen here. For example, the Aviva saw a brilliant 5-0 win by the UK’s Liverpool FC over Italy’s Napoli FC in 2018.
The Abbey Theatre is one of the country’s leading cultural institutions. Inspired by the revolutionary ideas of their founders, the Abbey continues to host an array of Irish and international shows. Established in 1904 by W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory, the theatre is rich in history and has been the centre of Irish theatrical culture since its foundation. They also provide tours at a reasonable price, bringing tourists to the heart of the stage during the day, examining how the stage works and delves into the history of the theatre.
The 3 Arena, is the top ten busiest music arenas in the world. The arena holds 13,000 and has hosted the world’s biggest acts. If you’re lucky enough to have tickets for a concert here, get ready for a brilliant evening! You can hop on the LUAS from Ashling Hotel that will get you to the arena in a few short minutes.
If you’re looking to see some local, up and coming talent, Whelan’s is the perfect spot for you. With a cosy pub feel with classic drinks and craft beers, Whelan’s plays host to a small capacity and the best sound. If you’re lucky enough to be in Dublin during the Christmas period, you could catch a big Irish act playing a intimate concert in the pub such as Gavin James, The Coronas and Glen Hansard.