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Theatre, Comedy and Musicals

Theatre, Comedy and Musicals


Miss Saigon

1st - 18th November 2017
Don’t miss this ‘thrilling, soaring and spectacular’ musical when it lands in Dublin.
Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon, a recent smash hit in the West End, comes to Dublin in The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. 
This epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI called Chris, but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.
Tickets from €25

Met Opera: The Exterminat...

18th November 2017
Can't make it to New York? No problem! Just go along to The Lighthouse Cinema on November 18th for a small ticket price of €12-€24!
Based on the screenplay of Luis Beñuel’s 1962 surrealist film of the same title, this iteration sees British composer Thomas Adès leading the orchestra in an English language version of the story. 
Enjoy Buñuel’s morality tale about the excesses of the bourgeoisie as it plays out on one of the most famous stages in the world. 

Who's Afraid Of Virginia ...

22nd November 2017

Imelda Staunton, Imogen Poots, Conleth Hill and Luke Treadaway blew the critics away in Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London. Luckily, even if you couldn’t be there in the flesh. Watch the story delivered stylishly by a classy cast at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre, but enjoy it from the comfort of coastal Dún Laoghaire.

This performance will take place in the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire

Tickets are from €15

Rich Hall's Hoedown

23rd November 2017
Hailing from North Carolina, Rich's upbringing in the American South informs much of his comedy, particularly in his recurring character Otis Lee Crenshaw, a cartoon country music singer.
No one can uncover the joy in misery quite like Rich Hall, which is why he's so often called upon as an antidote to cheerful guests on panel shows like Have I Got News For You and QI in the UK. 
Get a taste of Rich's offbeat and comedic southern charm at this barnstorming Hoedown at the Olympia Theater and tickets are from €27.

Sunset Boulevard

21st - 25th November 2017
Sunset Boulevard comes to The Bord Gais Energy Theatre comes on the 21st of November until the 25th.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award®-winning masterpiece Sunset Boulevard stars Ria Jones as Norma Desmond and Strictly Come Dancing's Danny Mac as Joe Gillis.
In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded silent-screen goddess, Norma Desmond, lives in a fantasy world. Impoverished screen writer, Joe Gillis, on the run from debt collectors, stumbles into her reclusive world. Persuaded to work on Norma’s ‘masterpiece’, a film script that she believes will put her back in front of the cameras, he is seduced by her and her luxurious life-style. Joe becomes entrapped in a claustrophobic world until his love for another woman leads him to try and break free, with dramatic consequences. You will have to go to the theatre to see how this story will unfold in all its glory!
Get your tickets soon!

Agatha Christie's - And T...

9th - 11th November 2017
Stage2theatrecompanymalahide is delighted to bring Agatha Christie’s superb murder mystery  AND THEN THERE WERE  NONE to the Space theatre this autumn at the Helix.
Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island each with a secret they would prefer to keep!  One by one they are accused of murder, one by one they start to die and as they succumb at the hands of a diabolical avenger statuettes of soldier boys begin to disappear from view.  The words of a nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten “soldiers” met his or her death until there were none...
Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and become marooned along with two house servants. A mysterious voice accuses each of getting away with murder and then the first one drops dead – poisoned!  One down and nine to go!

This show is taking place in The Helix Dublin - The Space
Tickets are from €18

The Helix Christmas Famil...

19th November 2017
This year The Helix will be kicking off the festivities with the annual Christmas Family Day in The Mahony Hall. The big man himself, Santa Claus has already RSVP'd. He'll be here to read you all a Christmas Story before we show our wonderful Christmas Movie Classic - The Muppet Christmas Carol.

Tickets are from €5

Fame – The Musical

2nd December 2017
Whether you’ve seen the film before or not you definitely know about the story of FAME! A group of students, from various backgrounds studying at New York’s High School of Performing Arts, encountering various trials as they attempt to become stars as dancers, musicians, and actors. 
This production will bring together a talented Irish crew to leap over the stage, act out and act up, and generally bring the star studded musical of Fame to the Irish stage.
This even will take place in The Abbey Theater 
Tickets are from €11-€20

Tommy Tiernan

1st - 3rd December
If you don't know of Tommy Tiernan then you should! He is one of Ireland's funniest men! Tommy Tiernan is an Irish comedian, actor, writer and presenter.
He has been a stand-up comedian for more than 20 years and he is back in Dublin's Vicar Street from December 1st until 3rd and tickets are from €35.

Jimmy Carr - Best of Ulti...

1st & 2nd December 2017
One of the most prolific joke-tellers of recent times, Jimmy Carr announces a mammoth UK & Ireland Tour like no other. Jimmy returns to The Olympia Theatre on Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd December 2017.
Celebrating a long career, seeing success on stage and on television, most known for his live stand up, guest appearances on QI and hosting 8 out of 10 cats, Jimmy Carr is now headlinging his greatest hits tour, Best of Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour.
For night of raw wit and serious belly laughs, Jimmy Carr's distinctive performance and style is sure to make for a wonderful night.
Olympia Theatre
1st & 2nd December 2017
Tickets from Ticketmaster
 
From The Castle Hotel to Olympia Theatre You can go by:
- Walking distance 18 min (1.5 km)
- Bus 9,16,122 from Garden of Remembrance (one ticket €2 +-)
- Taxi (€10 +-)

Harry Potter and the Cham...

6th December 2017

Are you into witchcraft and wizardry? Then this is the event for you!
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second in JK Rowling’s blockbuster series and now, it is being screened on a huge scale at the 3Arena, with the score performed live by an orchestra conducted by Justin Freer.
He’ll ensure the orchestra heightens the drama of Harry’s adventures with Ron and Hermione around the halls of Hogwarts as they unlock the secrets of the chambers below the school.

This will be taking place in The 3Arena
Tickets are from €54.65-€76

The Nutcracker - Irish Na...

9th December 2017
The Irish National Youth Ballet are performing The Nutcracker this December.
Some of Ireland’s future ballet greats will be onstage at the Pavilion Theatre for this very special performance.
You know the story so see it through the eyes of these young dancers.
Get your ticket now!
€22

Celine Byrne Christmas Ga...

15th December 2017
Celine comes to Dublin's Bord Gais Enerygy Theatre on December 15th.
Celine Byrne is a lyric soprano from Kildare, Ireland. Now recognised nationally and internationally as one of opera’s great stars, a performer of ‘fine lyrical quality and a touching actor’, Celine made her operatic début as Mimi, in Scottish Opera’s 2010 production of La Bohéme. 
She is one of Ireland's treasures and is loved thoughout the world. Come see her perform for one night only and you will get goosebumps from her amazing performace.
Tickets are from just €25!

Good Mourning Mrs Brown

14th - 17th December 2017

Mrs. Brown's Boys is a television sitcom created by and starring Irish writer and performer Brendan O'Carroll and produced in the United Kingdom by BBC Scotland in partnership with BocPix and RTÉ.Mrs. Brown’s Boys success and achievements has been nothing short of incredible. Voted the Best British Sitcom of the 21st Century by The Radio Times. Mrs. Brown’s Boys first full length motion picture Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie was the third highest grossing British movie of 2014 and remains the highest grossing Irish movie ever.

ALL PROCEEDS TO CHILDLINE, ST. VINCENT de PAUL AND PETER McVERRY TRUST

So not only are you getting a great night out, this is going to be for a great cause.

This event will take place in The 3Arena.

Tickets from €30

They Called Her Vivaldi

10th November - 23rd December ...
This is the story about charming new play starring Genevieve Hulme-Beaman as a slightly deluded young girl with a very unusual pair of earmuffs. 
This play is an offbeat and quirky adventure-cum-comedy with a spine-tinglingly good score and fascinating set. 
Definitely one taht is not to be missed out on! 

This play is being held in The Abbey Theatre and will run from the 10th November until the 23rd of December.
Tickets are only €12 - €14

Cinderella

4th - 23rd December 2017
Everyone know the Disney Classic, but do you know it was not all “bippity boppity boo”? The original story was written by The Grimm Brothers, and by that name, you can only imagine that the story is not going to be a happy one. Their rendition of Cinderella is notable for the lack of fairy-tale carriages, and the addition of two evil stepsisters who will stop at nothing to get their prince and that includes cutting off their toes and heels to fit into the magic shoes.
Katie McCann’s adaptation is expressly intended to repackage and renew this classic tale for the modern audience, so expect folklore with thoroughly fashionable flavour.
Tickets from €15

The Sound of Music

The Sound Of Music comes to Te Bord Gais Energy Theatre on the 19th of December until the 6th of January.
This show now stars Celine Byrne and Lucy O'Byrne. Both are famous in their own fields from Celine winnign awards at the International Maria Callas Grand Prix in Athens to Lucy who starred in The Voice in the UK and she will be taking on the lead role of The Sound of Music.
If you don't know the story of the Trapp fmaily here is a brief synopsis;
This story is based on a real life tale of the Von Trapp Family singers, one of the world's best-known concert groups in the era immediately preceding World War II. Maria enters thie life, the tomboyish postulant at an Austrian abbey who becomes the Trapp's governess in the home, helping the family as they have lost their mother. There are seven children, and brings a new love of life and music into the home. Watch them dance and laugh and you can join along in the songs too.

What The Ladybird Heard

21st December - 7th January 20...
This is one for the younger theatre lovers out there and will make for a lovely family outing. What The Ladybird Heard is a 2009 book that has been adapted to the stage and will take place in the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire. 
It tells the story of a delicate ladybird who foils two cunning criminals’ plans to steal a farmer’s prize heifer. With live music, puppetry and slapstick laughs, the written word will come to life in the most vibrant way. 
Tickets from €17.50
Family Ticket €60

The Red Shoes

23rd November - 27th January
The Red Shoes makes its way to Dublin from Copenhagan with a new twist to it. 
This story has been taken into a new dircetion by Nacy Harris.
The old tale of an orphaned little girl being taken in by a rich family who spoil her and give her new red shoes to replace her old ones.
She is disobident and wears them to church and thus suffers the consequences of this. But in this tale from Nancy Harris she is adopted by a Dublin Family. 
It will be an interesting tale to see what will happen to this little girl. As most of the stories from Hans Christian Andersen are usually only read and not seen through the stage.

This show will be held in The Gate Theatre from Thursday the 23th of November until 27th January 2018.
Get your tickets soon and book direct with us at The Castle Hotel as we are but a mere 2 minute walk away from The Gate Theatre. 
We also offer pre-theatre meal deals which will set you up for the night! 

Beautiful The Carole King...

9th - 20th January
Beautiful, tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.
This is the fist time that this show has come to Ireland. The show comes to Dublin's Bord Gaid Energy Theatre from 9th of January until the 20th.
This show has won The Olivier award! The show will run each day from 7.30pm. Get your tickets now! 

Jim Jefferies

23rd January 2018
Jim Jefferies comes to Dublin's 3Arena in January 2018 for his new tour The Unusual Punishment Tour.
Jim Jefferies is one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation entertaining audiences with his controversial, belief-challenging, and thought-provoking comedy. Jefferies is currently starring in the new Comedy Central hit late show, The Jim Jefferies Show. The Weekly series features Jeffries traveling across the globe to tackle the week’s top stories and controversial issues of the day.
This is one comedian you do not want to miss out on! 

Cilla The Musical

6th -10th February
Cilla The Musical brings its show to The Bord Gais Energy Theatre from the 6th of February until the 10th of February. Tickets are from €20. 
This musical is the new spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed hit ITV television series by Bafta Award winner, Jeff Pope. It tells the extraordinary story of the teenage girl from Liverpool whose teenage dreams of stardom lead to her becoming one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers of all time.



Met Opera: L'Elisir d'Amo...

13th February 2018
Watch live from New York the story of country bumpkin Nemorino who's in love with Adina, the forthright and confident landowner who some might consider to be way out of his league. Luckily, an apothecary passes by Nemorino and he invests in a love potion. Naturally, havoc ensues.
This will be showing in The Light House Cinema on Tuesday the 13th of February. Tickets are from €18.

Macbeth

20th - 24th February 2018
As described by The Bord Gais Enery Theatre "Shakespeare for the Game of Thrones generation!"
Set in the 11th century and culminating in an epic battle filled with revenge, justice, and beheadings, Icarus blends traditional and physical theatre and brings vividly to life some of literature’s most vibrant language and characters.
Macbeth comes to the theatre on the 20th of February until the 24th of February.

Katherine Ryan

24th February 2018
Katherine brings her new show, Glitter Room, to the Olympia Theatre for one night only on the Saturday the 24th February 2018.
Katherine is a Canadian comedian who has had guest spots on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Mock the Week and Never Mind the Buzzcocks and is on the new show with Jimmy Carr called Your Face or Mine.
You'll know her once she gets going on many different topics about celebrities and children and parenthood!
She is very funny and this would be well worth taking a trip to go and see!

Cirque Berserk

17th February - 4th March 2018
Cirque Berserk comes to The Bord Gais Enery Theatre this February on the 17th until the 4th of March.
They will run abour 3 shows a day, so you will miss the performace no matter what there will be a time slot for you.
Cirque Berserk are celebrating the 250th anniversary of the invention of Circus with this show! Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, this astoundingly talented international troupe includes over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen.
Featuring the world’s most hair-raising circus act - the legendary motorcycle ‘Globe of Death’. Don’t miss it!

Legally Blonde

5th - 10th March 2018
You know the movie and now come and see it live in The Bord Gais Energy Theatre from the 5th of March until the 10th March 2018.
College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods, doesn’t take no for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books and heads for Harvard Law School. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style!
The movie has won many awards and now the live actin show is taking over! 
Tickets are from €20!

Tommy Fleming

11th March 2018
Tommy Flemming comes to The Bord Gais Energy Theatre on March 11th 2018.
Tommy Fleming has many times been described as the “Voice of Ireland” and is one of Ireland’s top entertainers with over 5 million Youtube hits and over 3 million album sales worldwide.
Tommy’s unique talent has brought him worldwide recognition with several sell-out tours in Ireland, the UK, the US, Australia and Japan and he is now critically acclaimed to be one of the worlds’ finest singers of his generation.
Tickets are from €31

Tosca

14th - 18th March 2018
Celine Byrne takes to The Bord Gais Energy Theatre stage once again in the stage show Tosca from 14th March until the 18th of March 2018.
Tickets are from €35.
TOSCA is a tale of love, lust, intrigue and murder. Floria Tosca is a beautiful, celebrated singer and passionate woman displaying love, jealousy and rage. Caught at the very centre of political intrigue, Tosca falls victim to the manipulations of the treacherous Scarpio and  unwittingly ruins her lover the artiste Mario Cavaradossi.
The RTE National Symphony Orchestra will be the music for the night producing heart wrenching emotions as you watch Tosca.

Disney in Concert - Beaut...

27th - 29th March
2017 was all about the classic Beauty and The Beast Disney movie as it was being made into a live action movie away from the cartoon version.
Now you can watch it in wonder at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre with a full orchestra producing the music to it.
This show will be taking place from the 27th March until the 29th of March and tickets are from €54.
A unique way to experience the most heart-warming and memorable films in history, the Disney In Concert shows create an all-encompassing experience via a full orchestra performing the magical scores alongside the film on a giant screen.
Follow Belle and her new friends help turn The Beast into who he truly is.
A great show for anyone to enjoy.

Brendan Cole: All Night L...

30th - 31st March 2018
Are you a fan of Strictly Come Dancing? If so then this is the night for you!
This show comes to the Bord Gais Enerygy Theatre from 30th-31st March 2018.
Join Brendan for a night of magic full of dancing, live music, incredible staging and so much more. With 21 on-stage musicians and dancers playing to rave reviews in 2017, 'All Night Long' is back! 
Get your tickets for this show now! Pricing starts from €35.

The Royal Moscow Ballet P...

10th March 2018
Romeo and Juliet has inspired ballets greatest Choreographers and Ballerinas throughout the world .
Romeo and Juliet meet at a ball and  fall passionately in love but their families are sworn enemies , consumed by a bitter feud , this heartbreaking tale is the perfect marriage of a dramatic musical score and a passionate but tragic love story , its every ballet fans dream production .
Come witness the worlds greatest tragic love story and exhilarating musical score come to life right before your very eyes with the Royal Moscow Ballets gifted company of Ballerinas, breathtakingly beautiful costumes and stage decorations at The Helix, March 10th 2018 at 8pm.
Tickets from €25-€40

London Symphony Orchestra...

18th April 2018
Dublin's National COncert Hall will be the host to the London Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday April 18th.
Sir Simon Rattle will conduct the LSO through a rendition of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 in D Major. Prepare to be thrilled by the music. 
Tickets are from €50

Matilda The Musical

4th April - 1st September
Matilda The Musical comes to The Bord Gais Energy Theatre from the 4th of April until the 28th April 2018. The show will be performed by The Royal Shakespeare Company. This is estimated to be one of the biggest theatrical events of the year with book by Dennis Kelly, original songs by Tim Minchin and direction by Matthew Warchus, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Now in its sixth year in London’s West End, Matilda The Musical is the longest running production at the Cambridge Theatre where it continues to play to packed houses.
Tickets for this show are from €25 upwards with a huge demand on tickets so get yours soon!

English National Ballet: ...

2nd - 6th May 2018
Following its sensational 2016 world premiere and UK tour, Akram Khan’s Giselle comes to  Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre from the 2nd of May until the 6th of May 2018.
The iconic story of love, betrayal and redemption has been given a haunting reinterpretation with stunning costumes and set by Academy-Award winning designer Tim Yip.
This is one of the greatest romantic ballets of all time! Get your tickets now!

Titanic The Musical

15th - 19th May
Five-time Tony Award winning musical comes to Ireland for the first time from the 15th of May until the 19th of May in The Bord Gais Energy Theatre.
Tickets for this are from €20.
Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers.
Music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and the book by Peter Stone

Russell Brand

23rd & 24th May 2018
Russell Brand brings his new stand up tour to Dublin in The Olympia Theatre on the 23rd and 24th of May 2018.
This stand up roadshow is called Re:Birth, it is where Russell Brand wrestles with questions such as "What is real? Who are we? Where did ths baby come from?... while unravelling the matrix of modern media, politics, sex, fatherhood and death. Join one of comedy’s fiercest talents as he tries to make sense of life having just made a new one.
Aside from stand-up, Russell is also a phenomenally successful broadcaster, actor, author, podcaster, columnist, political commentator as well as a mental health and drug rehabilitation activist. RE:BIRTH will begin in April 2017 and visit every corner of the UK and Ireland.

Game of Thrones Live Conc...

24th May 2018
Ramin Djawadi will lead an orchestra, choir and soloists. Come be amazed as Djawadi will take fans of the acclaimed, emmy award-winning HBO show  Game of Thones, through the seven kingdoms spanning seven seasons in a new, immersive experience.

The critically acclaimed Game of Thrones® Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi will bring the world of Westeros to 3Arena on 24 May giving fans the opportunity to watch in wonder as famed composer Ramin Djawadi leads an orchestra and choir performing music from all seven seasons of the iconic, Emmy® Award-winning HBO series. Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience Featuring Ramin Djawadi will include new music and footage from Season 7, as well a new custom stage design and mesmerizing visuals courtesy of state of the art video technology.

Son of a Preacher Man

22nd - 26th May
Son of a Preacher Man comes to The Bord Gais Energy Theatre from May 22nd until May 26th 2018.
Tickets are from €21 and can be bought at the usual outlets.
Greatest hits from Dusty Springfield will also be played.
Synopsis;
The swinging 1960s Soho joint where the kids danced the night away to the latest crazes and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts.
Only, that was a long time ago and all that remains are the memories, the stories, and the myths. Until now, that is, when three random strangers, generations apart but all in need of help with their hopeless love lives, are inexplicably drawn to the site of the original venue. The Preacher Man is long gone, but his son, with help from the wonderful Cappuccino Sisters, might just find it in himself to channel the spirit of The Preacher Man and once more give these three lovesick strangers the look of love.

Flashdance The Musical

11th -16th June 2018
Flasdance comes to Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre from 11th-16th June 2018
Flashdance - The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18-year-old Alex, a welder by day and ?flashdancer? by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer.  When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.
It is an inspiring story about holding onto your dreams and never letting them go and keep pushing forward.
Tickets for this performance are from €21.
Get yours now! 

The Snapper

14th July - 1st September 2018
Have you seen the movie? I'm sure you have and if not then you should and then you should book your tickets for this amazing show!
The Snapper is all about a young girl on the North side of Dublin who ends up getting pregnant and not wanting to tell anyone.
Her dad is one of the real stars of the show, you will laugh and you will cry and it will be all the things you remeber from the 80's in Dublin.

This show is being held in The Gate Theatre fron the 14th of July until the 1st of September 2018. 
Truely a show that cannot be missed if you are in Dublin!

Wicked

17th July - 1st September 2018
It's back and better than ever! Wicked comes to Dublin's Bord Gais Energy Theatre from July 17th until September 1st
Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students and their extraordinary adventures in Oz, which will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire.
Wicked is now a global phenomenon! 
Get your tickets now! 

Sarah Millican

13th & 14th September
Sarah Millican brings her show Control Enthusiast to Dublin's Olympia Theatre on the 13th and 14th of September 2018.
Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she's a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults!
In this show you’ll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit.
Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.
A DO NOT MISS event! 

Shrek The Musical

23rd October - 4th November 20...
Shrek the loveable green angry ogar is coming to Dublin at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre from 23rd of October 2018 until the 4th of November 2018.
Tickets for this show are from €31.
Ireland tour of the original DreamWorks Production will be presented by the original West End production team Neal Street Productions and Playful Productions with Ron Kastner, Saracen Films, Tulchin/Bartner Productions, Gavin Kalin, Glass Half Full Productions/Just For Laughs Theatricals, Lee Menzies and Mark Cartwright.
There is just so much in this show!
This will be a show that will emit tonnes of emotions from its audience. From laughs to tears its sure to be a fantastic show!