Europe’s Prestigious-Dublin Theatre Festival [September 22nd-October 9th, 2016]

Posted on Sep 22 2016 - 9:54pm by Krishna

An important day in the city’s Calendar since 1957, Dublin Theatre Festival is an annual event that is highly popular worldwide. The festival is invariably grand and draws huge attendance every year which includes both local and international visitors.  You can expect around or more than 350 remarkably good performers in this event where several countries participate and attend shows that are held in 20+ venues.

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A crucial part of Ireland’s cultural development, everything from theatre, music, dance, family events to public discussions makes this festival unique in its own way. Over the years, the festival has staged many key international theatre shows and hosted productions by the world’s most highly regarded artists, including premiering work of Ireland’s leading playwrights.

Europe’s oldest specialised theatre festival, Dublin Theatre brings the best available theatre from around the world to Dublin.  The festival has expertise to offer an exceptional amalgamation of the international programme with Irish productions to entertain the guests in the best way possible.

Festival Venues

The names and addresses of the venues in 2016’s festival programme are given below.

Project Arts Centre: 39 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

+353 1 881 9613

Pavilion Theatre: Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

+353 1 231 2929

Samuel Beckett Theatre: Trinity College, Dublin 2. Entrance is via Nassau St on Saturdays and Sundays

Temple Bar Gallery and Studios: 5-9 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Smock Alley Theatre: Exchange St Lwr, Temple Bar, Dublin 8 +353 1 677 0014

85/86 Upper Dorset: St 85/86 Upper Dorset St, Dublin 1
Abbey Theatre: 26 Lwr Abbey St, Dublin 1, +353 1 878 7222

The Ark: 11a Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, +353 1 670 7788

axis:Ballymun: Main St, Ballymun, Dublin 9, +353 1 883 2100

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre: Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2, 0818 719 377

The Chocolate Factory: 26 Kings Inn Street, Dublin 1
Civic Theatre: Tallaght, Dublin 24

+353 1 462 7477

Dublin Theatre Festival Box Office: Festival House, 12 Essex Street, East, Dublin 2, D02 EH42

+353 1 677 8899

Gaiety Theatre: South King St, Dublin 2

0818 719388

Gate Theatre: Cavendish Row, Parnell Sq, Dublin 1

+353 1 874 4045 / +353 1 874 6042

The New Theatre: 43 East Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

+353 1 670 3361

The Olympia Theatre: 72 Dame Street, Dublin 2,

0818 719 330

For More Information about the event visit:



Your stay in Dublin

Make the most of your stay in Dublin by visiting the city between the September and October month and enjoy some of the best theatre shows and plays that the city has to offer. While you are in the city, make sure to book your accommodation a week prior to your trip in order to avoid last minute chaos. Choose from some affluent serviced apartments located in Temple Bar neighbourhood. The neighbourhood is situated few miles away from the major venues, making it easy for you to commute. The apartments in Temple Bar area is available in special rates for the duration of the festival.


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I am Krishna, a traveller by heart and blogger by profession. I like to dream, meet new people, explore places and share my experiences. Currently, I am working with London-based travel that offers premium serviced apartments on rent to business and leisure travellers. The company has its presence in cities like London, Paris and New York.