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Olympia Theatre

72 Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 679 3323
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My favourite concert venue!

The Olympia is my favourite venue in Dublin to see a concert at. I how the intimacy of this venue... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Erin C
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Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
Great Rustic feel theatre

Was here to see several bands over the last year, great small venue for intimate gigs, bar is well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ColleenFw85
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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72 Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
South City Centre
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+353 1 679 3323
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Olympia is my favourite venue in Dublin to see a concert at. I how the intimacy of this venue! A lot of artists seem to enjoy the intimacy too.

Thank Erin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here to see several bands over the last year, great small venue for intimate gigs, bar is well enough stocked, could do with more toilets- hence only 4 stars. apart from that enjoy your show and make sure to try their cider- its scrummy...More

Thank ColleenFw85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Olympia is a beautiful old venue conveniently located on Dame Street. The acoustics made it a firm favourite with both Irish and International artists. No trip to the Olympia would be complete without a drink from a bar where you can view all the...More

Thank Natalie N
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks a mill for your review Natalie N, much appreciated!

Reviewed 15 May 2017

We went to the Elvis impersonator in the Olympia for a family celebration. Ticket prices include a few euro for the upgrade of the theatre. It was lovely and very comfortable. Staff were very friendly and queues moved quickly.More

Thank DianeMayo
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thanks a mill for the review DianeMayo, glad you enjoyed Ben Portsmouth as Elvis in The Olympia! There is a €1 restoration levy charged on each ticket bought for Olympia shows, you can find all info on the FAQ section of our website as well...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

Caught a Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds acoustic set here and it was the highlight of the shows I saw in Europe. It's located more or less a block from Temple Bar in the heart of Dublin. One of the best music venues I have...More

Thank Kevin P
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks so much for your lovely review Kevin, really appreciated. We loved hosting Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds here, and it was great to see so many people from overseas who were visiting us for the first time! Delighted you enjoyed the experience. Come back...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We came to see Caro Emerald here. The theatre has a lovely Victorian design. We were very impressed to have good leg room in our stalls seats.More

Thank Victoria T
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thanks so much for your review Victoria, delighted you liked our new Stalls seats with their superior comfort & leg room. Caro Emerald was incredible that night, we were lucky to have play with us right before she goes on maternity leave! We look forward...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017 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.

Thank Rachelhawkins
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

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

Reviewed 13 April 2017 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...More

Thank deiseboyz
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

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

Reviewed 12 April 2017 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...More

Thank donna R
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

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

Reviewed 11 April 2017 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...More

Thank Twelvesticks
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

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...More

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n1cole23
Are you able to drink alcohol if standing in this venue? Thanks.
27 February 2017|
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Response from OlympiaTheatre | Property representative |
Hi n1cole23, would depend on the event and the age restriction. Can you please contact us via our email address (can't post links here but easy to Google) and advise what show you are inquiring about, and we can advise... More
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Breda K
Hi , I'm going to see Alter Bridge on June 20 ...I would like to stay over night ...do some shopping before the show ....As I'm on my own could you recommend a good hotel near the venue...for me ...
25 February 2017|
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Response from OlympiaTheatre | Property representative |
Hi Breda, We've got a whole section on our website dedicated to Recommended Hotels of the theatre, includes descriptions, photos, links, map and our personal recommendation, so make sure you check that out! We're not... More
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50summer
Hi There I am looking to book 6 tickets for the 2017 Panto, would the front row, ground level be a good spot for a 2yr old and a 8yr old to seat.. Just thinking the seat may be too low for them to see up to the stage. My second option is the next level the stalls, in the front row, just in behind the rail. Thank you
10 February 2017|
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Response from OlympiaTheatre | Property representative |
Hi 50summer, Our box office staff are the best positioned to answer that, they know all the seats off by heart! Could you please give them a call on 01 679 3323, dial 1 for an operator, and they'd be happy to go through... More
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