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  • 1. Abbey Theatre

    Dublin North | Theater

    One of the most fabled theaters in the world, the Abbey is the home of Ireland's national theater company. In 1904 W.B. Yeats and his patron...Read More

  • 2. Gaiety Theatre

    Dublin South | Theater

    When this shimmering red-and-gold 19th-century theater is not showing musical comedy, drama, and revues, the sumptuous Gaiety is taken over...Read More

  • 3. The Stella

    Dublin South | Film

    This gorgeous Art Deco cinema has been restored to all its 1920s glory. Enjoy a cocktail while watching old classics or new releases in the...Read More

  • 4. 3Arena

    Dublin North | Music

    Home to the grandest, big-gig concerts by rock stars and dance luminaries, the 3Arena is a high-tech, 14,500-capacity venue. ...Read More

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  • 5. Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

    Dublin South | Music

    Housed in a brash, Daniel Liebskind–designed building in the growing docklands area of the city, this theater has a 2,000-plus capacity, making...Read More

  • 6. Cineworld

    Dublin North | Film

    A 17-screen theater just off O'Connell Street, Cineworld is the city center's only multiplex movie house; it shows the latest commercial features. ...Read More

  • 7. Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

    Dublin North | Music

    One of the city's most distinctive art museums, the Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane is a serene home to [email protected], a series of free Sunday...Read More

  • 8. Gate Theatre

    Dublin North | Theater

    An intimate 371-seat theater in a jewel-like Georgian assembly hall, the Gate produces the classics and contemporary plays by leading Irish...Read More

  • 9. IFI

    Temple Bar | Film

    Film lovers head here for a fascinating schedule of classic and new independent films. ...Read More

  • 10. International Bar

    Dublin South | Music

    A long-established, tiny, get-close-to-the-band venue upstairs, the International also hosts theater in the afternoon and comedy on weekends. ...Read More

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  • 11. Lighthouse Cinema

    Dublin West | Film

    The Lighthouse is a serene art-house cinema complex with a regular selection of international and local movies. ...Read More

  • 12. Olympia Theatre

    Temple Bar | Music

    Everything from rock tribute bands to country greats is presented at the Olympia, which is noted for its intense atmosphere and great acoustics. ...Read More

  • 13. Olympia Theatre

    Temple Bar | Theater

    Dublin's oldest and premier multipurpose theatrical venue, the Olympia hosts drama, pantomime, and live comedy in addition to its high-profile...Read More

  • 14. Opera Theatre Company

    Temple Bar | Music

    Ireland's only touring opera company, the Opera Theatre company performs at venues in Dublin and throughout the country. ...Read More

  • 15. Opium Rooms

    Dublin South | Music

    Set in a striking, glass-front building, the Opium Rooms is a new take on an old favorite music spot, with regular rock gigs or bass-thumping...Read More

  • 16. Project Arts Centre

    Temple Bar | Theater

    A theater and performance space in an ugly modern building at the center of Temple Bar, the Project Arts Center premiers a lot of new Irish...Read More

  • 17. Samuel Beckett Centre

    Dublin South | Theater

    Home to Trinity College's drama department and the student Players group, as well as visiting European companies, the Samuel Beckett Centre...Read More

  • 18. Savoy Cinema

    Dublin North | Film

    Just across from the General Post Office, the Savoy is a four-screen theater with the largest screen in the country. ...Read More

  • 19. Smock Alley Theatre

    Temple Bar | Theater

    Smock Alley is a wonderfully atmospheric theater space tucked down a little lane. Now housed in a lovely 19th-century Irish neo-Gothic structure...Read More

  • 20. St. Patrick's Cathedral

    Dublin West | Music

    Along with some regular concert performances, you can catch some beautiful church singing at evensong at St. Pat's most weekdays around half...Read More

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