Situated in the heart of the city on Dame Street, opposite Dublin Castle, The Olympia Theatre as it stands now was opened in 1897, and has hosted an endless number of unforgettable shows.
No building in Dublin recalls the Victorian Music Hall more readily than the Olympia Theatre, with its glass canopy, supported by ornamental pillar and wrought iron scrollwork. The theatre was designed by John Callaghan, a well-known architect of the time, for Dan Lowrey who opened his new theatre known as “The Star of Erin” on the site of the present Olympia Theatre some 117 years ago.
The venue remains Dublin’s most loved theatre & music venue, with a repertoire that spans all genres, rock, pop, comedy, theatre, pantomime, cabaret, traditional, folk, opera, hip-hop, metal, easy listening, variety acts, ballet, magic & more…
Some of the acts that have performed at The Olympia over the years include, Adele, Foo Fighters, REM, Radiohead, David Bowie, Morrissey, Muse, Bryan Adams, Mumford & Sons, Beady Eye, The Script, & Noel Gallagher, all of whom chose the relatively small venue to host shows when they could have sold out large arenas. Its theatre shows have starred many talented entertainers, from Laurel & Hardy to Gabriel Byrne, from Brian Dennehy to Keith Barry, Russell Brand to Jimmy Carr.
The Olympia Theatre is within 15 minutes walk or 5 minutes by taxi or car from the Maldron Hotel Smithfield making us an ideal base to attend many of the world famous acts who perform in this intimate setting.