No building in Dublin recalls the Victorian Music Hall more readily than the Olympia Theatre, with its glass canopy, supported by ornamental pillar and wrought iron scrollwork. 
Situated opposite Dublin Castle in the heart of the city, the theatre was designed by John Callaghan, a well-known architect of the time, for Dan Lowrey who opened his new theatre, known as The Star of Erin, on the site of the present Olympia Theatre on December 22nd, 1878.

The Olympia Theatre is a fantastic venue if you’re hoping to see your artist of choice in a more relaxed and intimate setting.

In recent years the theatre has welcomed World-famous acts such as David Bowie, Muse, Foo Fighters, Kings Of Leon, Alicia Keys, The Killers, Florence & The Machine, Mumford & Sons, Adele, Paolo Nutini, and The XX, to name just a few! Artists simply love performing in the intimate atmosphere and often mention the totally different feel to that of the larger theatres and stadiums.

The Olympia Theatre
72 Dame Street, Dublin 2

+ 353 (01) 679 3323
53.344314, -6.266084

What's On?

April 2017

Blackberry Smoke - 1st

David McSavage - 8th

Amy MacDonald - 9th

Jon Bellion - 12th

The last Waltz Live - 21st

Kasabian - 22nd

Ben Portsmouth - Taking Care of Elvis - 28th & 29th

May 2017

Caro Emerald - 1st

The Watchmaker - 5th

Tom Chaplin - 8th

Mikhail Zhvanetsky - 10th

Russell Kane - 11th

The Magic of Motown - 12th & 13th

The Next Step - 24th

Picture This - 30th & 31st

June 2017

Picture This - 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th

Agnes Obel - 6th

Simple Minds - 7th & 8th

The Seven Five - 9th

Cirque Du Noa - 11th

Visions of Floyd - 17th

Alter Bridge - 20th

Once - 30th

July 2017

Once - Month of July

August 2017

Once - Month of August ends 26th

Queen of Comedy Tour - 31st

Further Information

The theatre is the venue of choice for artists including Walking on Cars, Too Many DJs, Mick Flannery, Villagers, and Hudson Taylor in the upcoming year.

For details on the upcoming performances taking place in The Olympia Theatre, visit:

The Olympia Theatre: Where to Stay?

We are extremely fortunate to have this wonderful theatre within walking distance of us here at the Camden Court Hotel. The theatre is located on Dame Street, which is around a 10 – 15 minute walk away from the hotel.


  • Free secure onsite parking
  • Parking, subject to availability
  • Access to our full leisure centre, including a swimming pool
  • Central location

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