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.
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
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
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
Once - Month of July
Once - Month of August ends 26th
Queen of Comedy Tour - 31st
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: www.olympia.ie/whats-on/
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.