Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

Dublin Sights

Olympia Theatre

  • 72 Dame St. Map It
  • Temple Bar
  • Arts/Performance Venue

Updated 04/29/2014

Fodor's Review

One of the most atmospheric places in Europe to see musical acts, the Olympia is Dublin's second-oldest theater, and one of its busiest. This classic Victorian music hall, built in 1879, has a gorgeous red wrought-iron facade. The Olympia has brought numerous musical performers to Dublin, and the theater has also seen many notable actors strut across its stage, including Alec Guinness, Peggy Ashcroft, Noël Coward, and even the old-time Hollywood team of Laurel and Hardy.

Big-name performers like Van Morrison often choose the intimacy of the Olympia over larger venues. It's really a hot place to see some fine performances, so if you have a chance, by all means, go. Conveniently, there are two pubs here—through doors directly off the back of the theater's orchestra section.

Read More

Sight Information


72 Dame St., Dublin, Co. Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

Map It




Sight Details:

  • Event Ticket Prices Vary

Updated 04/29/2014


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all sights in Dublin

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?




Don't Miss