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The New Theatre

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Address: 43 East Essex Street | Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
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+353 1 670 3361
10:00 - 22:00
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Quirky but nice quirky!

I attended 'Save & Quit' at the weekend and both the play and theatre deserve a thumbs up. The theatre is small and intimate but did not feel at all cramped. The quirky bit is... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Andy D
Ballymore, Ireland
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Ballymore, Ireland
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

I attended 'Save & Quit' at the weekend and both the play and theatre deserve a thumbs up. The theatre is small and intimate but did not feel at all cramped. The quirky bit is that you enter through a door in the back of a little book store.

Thank Andy D
Carvoeiro, Portugal
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

I was gifted tickets to the opening night of this new play in June 2016. This was my first visit to the theatre (apart from knowing where the bookshop was) and I had a great experience. You enter through the bookshop and immediately find yourself in a cosy and quaint atmosphere. I received a warm welcome and enjoyed browsing through... More 

Thank Clare M
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Fab cosy theatre. Enter via a book shop. I love the whole atmosphere & performance. When back in Dublin this will be on my list.

Thank roisintmurphy
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a relatively small theatre in the Temple Bar area of Dublin that tends to do non-mainstream plays/performances. The seating isn't particularly comfortable and food/drink facilities are limited.

Thank Michael M
Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

Privileged to have seen Taboo there on a Friday night. I wanted to expose my teenage son to some Dublin theater, so we did a big performance at Bord Gais as well but this was, by far, my favorite venue. Small, intimate, but very professional and engaging.

Thank Kimberly C
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 19 February 2016

We saw "Taboo" here recently. The theatre is located at the back of a book shop, the space itself sits 66 people so it is quite small but this means you are never far away from the stage. An enjoyable experience.

Thank Caca83
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Reviewed 23 October 2014

Excellent small cosy venue. Helpful staff and the play we seen was excellent. Marty Massacar A bit hard to find as it at the back of a book store. Wine needs to improve.

Thank dooferDublin
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 29 August 2014

This is a small theatre behind a good bookshop near Temple Bar but away from its hussle and bussle. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. The quality of drama and production usually simple but invariably good. Sometimes the quality of acting is stunnig and never less than very good. A gem of a place.

Thank wavetree
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

Saw this play during the week. Very funny. The actor portraying her was also good on stage. I would recommend for people to go and see this.

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Reviewed 11 February 2014

We saw Fionnuala here in February on a bit of a whim and we were so happy we did. Whilst waiting for the doors to open we ended up buying a few books each and writing a mental wishlist for books to buy! A lovely selection of books with really lovely staff. The theatre itself was very tidy and precise... More 

Thank RoxieD

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