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72 Dame Street, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
At more than 130 years old, the Olympia Theatre is the oldest theatre in Dublin.
The Olympia is a beautifully preserved theatre in the heart of Dublin City and one of Dublin's most loved music venues. It hosts a wide range of events every year including live music, comedy, variety, pantomime and theatre 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 venue is unique in that it can host both fully seated theatre shows and can remove the seating from the stalls area to facilitate for 900 patrons to stand at live music gigs. Each level has full bar facilities, including the world famous Maureen’s Bar in the stalls. Maureen Grant, now in her 80’s, still works behind the bar at shows, pop by and say hello if you are in the theatre!