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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
Phone Number: +353 1 679 3323
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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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Stunning venue

Saw Ronan Keating here - amazing to see him back in Ireland. Was told we wouldn't be allowed to take water in with us so dropped it off back at hotel then no one checked our bags... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
YorkshireLass80
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North Yorkshire
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this experience! The Theatre is located within walking distance of any city centre hotel, it is steeped in history & has been allowed to retain all of it's old charm & character, which creates an intimate atmpsphere. The staff are friendly, & efficient at the same time. There are numerous excellent restaurants nearby to choose from, if... More 

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Thank Anne D
OlympiaTheatre, General Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your glowing review Anne, delighted you enjoyed Dr Hook and your visit to The Olympia. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Merry Christmas from all at The Olympia! More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see a comedian here for my partners birthday. It was the highlight of our trip as we had flown over especially from England and had been disappointed with the location of our hotel. The theatre was well kept and lovely. It was small but intimate,and the bar area was modern and great. Would recommend.

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Thank kymjane86
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the 5 star review & your photos kymjane86, delighted you enjoyed the show at The Olympia! Hope yourself & your partner come back to us another time. More 

Dublin
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Deacon blue concert amazing in what was my favourite venue in Dublin but because of the attitude and behaviour of one of your security guys it put a total damper on our night . Having spoken to Jimmy who was a gentleman regargding the matter the option of A compliment drink on next visit does not accomplish the way we... More 

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

Hi martykdublin, sorry to hear you weren't happy with a member of the security company contracted to work at The Olympia. If you could please email full details to info@olympia.ie we can investigate further with their management company and come back to you? We look forward to hearing from you soon. More 

Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I cant rate the Olympia highly enough. I have been to this venue many many times over the past 15 or so years and it has never disappointed. It has such character as a venue and the sound quality is amazing. It is a nice size venue too but not too big so it gives a great intimate feeling to... More 

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

Ah Eoin, that review means so much to us. Thanks a million for the lovely feedback, we really appreciate it! Will pass onto all management & staff. Look forward to welcoming you again soon at The Olympia! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This is an awesome venue with incredible sound. The bar has been recently renovated and it looks fab. I recently seen the Lumineers here and it was incredible.

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

Thanks so much for your 5 star review Johnnyyy2015, much appreciated! The Lumineers are an incredible act, lucky to have had them on our stage on a couple of occasions. FYI, all 4 bars have been recently renovated so make sure you come back soon to check them all out! More 

North Yorkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Saw Ronan Keating here - amazing to see him back in Ireland. Was told we wouldn't be allowed to take water in with us so dropped it off back at hotel then no one checked our bags so could have taken it with us.

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Thank YorkshireLass80
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for the review YorkshireLass80, glad you enjoyed Ronan Keating! We would ask our patrons respectfully to follow our health & safety procedures, plenty of water available in the theatre. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Visited to watch the production of 'Once' - you can tell its an old theatre and the leg room is a little tight for the taller person but it has real character in the building and the staff are all very friendly and welcoming.

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

Thanks for your review & comments 31nathanr! Please note, we've recently had brand new seating installed in the ground floor Stalls level with far superior legroom, with new seating in the Circle planned for the future, so please check with our box office when you're ready to book next time to ensure you get the right seats for you. Hope... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

No doubt one's enjoyment of The Olympia Theatre's production of "Once" is enhanced by one's romantic inclinations. If you love the idea of sorting through heartbreak with profoundly beautiful music and inspired performances than the small incongruities will be insignificant. Please don't head in thinking that you will see a stage version of the grand film. And yet the same... More 

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

Loving the excellent review of Once Johnbartonrulz, many thanks! More 

Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Stumbled upon the Olympia while out exploring Dublin and saw that night would be a performance of "Once." On a whim we purchased tickets. We went with the more expensive seats, but after we got inside we saw there really isn't a bad seat in the house so we could've saved a few bucks. There is the unique experience of... More 

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

Thank you so much for your feedback quinnunit66, delighted to hear you were very happy with your last minute visit to The Olympia for Once! More 

Dublin
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Big fan of the film as are my children - We all attended on the final Thursday night and in summary, I found the actors excellent with the exception of the the most important cast member .. The lead, I simply could not understand his many accents - Was it Oirish / American or Belfast !! This really frustrated me... More 

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

Hi MulvDublin, thanks for your feedback, very disappointed to see you felt your experience rated the theatre 1 star out of 5. If you'd like to email us on info@olympia.ie we can pass on your feelings on the acting to the producers of Once. More 

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