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Olympia Theatre

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Neighbourhood: South City Centre
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Address: 72 Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Much loved old theatre, highly respected by locals and visitors alike....

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.

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One of my favourites in Dublin.

This theatre has been around for years and is one of my favourites in Dublin. From pantomimes to drama to music it is a great venue catering for all ages. I love the old world... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
deiseboyz
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Limerick, Ireland
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142 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for the kasabian gig! Lovely small intimate gig. Two bars so you weren't queuing for ages. staff were nice and friendly.

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Thank Rachelhawkins
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for those lovely comments Rachel, glad you enjoyed your night at Kasabian, what a show! More 

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203 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This theatre has been around for years and is one of my favourites in Dublin. From pantomimes to drama to music it is a great venue catering for all ages. I love the old world style architecture to the place and because it is compact there is always a good atmosphere here especially for the music gigs. The bar here... More 

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Thank deiseboyz
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks a million for your feedback deiseboyz, appreciated! See you again soon we hope The Olympia staff More 

2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I traveled from England to visit the Olympia Theatre for Amy Macdonald's concert. Wow, what a beautiful little hidden gem this is. In the past I have been to what I thought were big and grand venues but for me this topped them all. Hidden in between the hustle and bustle of the busy city centre, it'd... More 

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Thank donna R
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for that lovely review Donna, we hope to welcome you & your partner again when you're back in Dublin! Cheers from the staff of The Olympia More 

County Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Olympia is an old-style theatre, with boxes and two balconies. For gigs, the Stalls seats are usually removed, and barriers put in, resulting in a pleasantly sloped standing area, where even little folk can usually find a decent view. The sound quality is usually excellent. There are two bars at the back (and more upstairs) which have recently been... More 

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Thank Twelvesticks
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Twelvesticks, many thanks for your lovely review, great to read it! Regarding the gents, we are a protected structure so have to work within confines on that, those antique urinals aren't ideal we'll admit! Working on doing what we can on it, will pass your feedback onto management. And yes, the floors are coated with anti-slip treatment for patron... More 

Crawfordsburn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm trying to book tickets for Caro Emerald but the only tickets left are restricted view. Not the theatres fault I left it too late. However as it was online Ticketmaster and was given best available I thought I would ring Box Office so they could let me know how badly my view would be restricted. The woman was rude... More 

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1 Thank JCMcCaw
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Hi JCMcCaw, Sorry to hear you weren't happy with the customer service at the Ticketmaster Box Office at The Olympia. Would it be possible please if you could email us at info@olympia.ie and give further details including what day & time you called, so we can pass onto Ticketmaster management to investigate further and update you on? Kind Regards, Olympia... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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252 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The oldest but best venue in Dublin. The staff are very helpful and friendly. Although packed you could get drinks quickly and make your way through the crowd easily. The cloakroom is on the way in and works very efficiently. This is an old venue which still maintains its charm.

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Thank Frankie T
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks some lovely feedback to get, thank you Frankie! Come back soon More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been looking forward to a trip to Dublin to see saw doctors at Olympia since their gig rescheduled from November 2016. What a great venue close enough to the stage to have a bit o fun and a couple o beers. Room for dancin about stewards kept an eye on everyone but without spoiling the madness. Bar staff swift to... More 

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Thank Mousemum
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Brilliant, that's the perfect review to get, thanks so much Mousemum! Appreciate it. We hope to welcome you again soon More 

Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to see Rick Astley in concert, fantastic small venue, though was packed for the evening. Bars great with really quick service, plenty of facilities. Floor area is sloped to the stage, and you get a great view of the performers.

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Thank iliad33
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review iliad33, really appreciate it! Delighted you enjoyed Rick Astley, was such a fun night for us too. Cheers, The staff of The Olympia More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds. Great show. The venue has an amazing bar but it is so hot in the seats and you are sitting on top of the person next to you it is so uncomfortable.

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Thank Christie M
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Christie M, thanks a million for the feedback which we do appreciate. If you're in the theatre again please ask for a manager to assist you if you are uncomfortable at all, we'd hate to think you left such a great show with only a 2 out of 5 experience! More 

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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

From the door staff, to the cloak room staff, the smiling bar staff this place knows good customer service. Was greeted with a smile by the door man. An old school building with old school charm and the staff to match.

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Thank Mags M
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Ah thanks so much Mags, really appreciate the lovely feedback! We hope to see you again soon More 

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