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Theatre, Comedy and Musicals

Theatre, Comedy and Musicals


9 Feb - 10 Feb Bord Gáis Theat...
Moscow City Ballet’s exceptional repertoire combines artistry, technique, narrative and live music to provide breath-taking productions of ‘big story’ Russian dance. The audience can not only marvel at the perfection of its corps de ballet but witness the superb dexterity, grace and vitality of the principal dancers from this young and talented cast.

Carefree village girl Giselle goes mad and dies of a broken heart when her peasant lover Albrecht is unmasked as a nobleman who is betrothed to another. In Act 2 of the ballet when Albrecht visits her grave he finds the spirits of other maidens who died before their wedding day (the Wilis) dancing among the graves in the moonlight. Any man who sees the Wilis dancing is doomed to dance until he dies from exhaustion, but Giselle’s spirit and everlasting love for Albrecht saves him from death.

Tickets priced from 30.00 Euro.

All That Fall

11th Feb - 20th Feb, Abbey The...
In All That Fall, Beckett’s first radio play, we encounter Maddy Rooney in her seventies – unsightly, ungainly and unwell – laboriously to-ing and fro-ing between her home and Boghill Station. This is a landscape whose details are drawn from the Foxrock and Leopardstown of Beckett’s youth, but which may now exist solely in Maddy’s mind. All That Fall is a multi-layered composition of voices that can be experienced as a black comedy, a murder mystery, a cryptic literary riddle or a quasi-musical score, but gains from being experienced in Pan Pan’s uniquely atmospheric, theatrically tuned listening chamber.


Tickets available for 25.00€ standard and 20.00€ senior(over65)

Cyprus Avenue

11th Feb - 19th March, Abbey T...
Eric Miller is a Belfast Loyalist. He believes his five-week old granddaughter is Gerry Adams.

His family keep telling him to stop living in the past and fighting old battles that nobody cares about anymore, but his cultural heritage is under siege. He must act.

David Ireland’s black comedy takes one man’s identity crisis to the limits as he uncovers the modern day complexity of Ulster Loyalism.

In an exciting co-production with London’s Royal Court, the Abbey Theatre presents the world premiere of Cyprus Avenue by David Ireland.

Taking place on the Peacock stage. Tickets are priced from 17.00 Euro.

Swan Lake

11th - 13th Feb, Bord Gáis En...
Moscow City Ballet is currently at its outstanding artistic best  – winning new invitations to perform internationally. Swan Lake is a signature piece of their entire repertoire. The orchestra, choreography, interpretation, beauty and outstanding virtuoso performance win repeatedly rave reviews.

Tchaikovsky ‘big story ballets’ are the essence of Russian culture  - composed, choreographed and premiered in Russia. Seeing performances by the Moscow City dancers never fails to add that magical ingredient of Russian soul.  

Tickets priced from 30.00 Euro

The Perfect Murder

15th - 20th Feb, Bord Gais Ene...
Moscow City Ballet is currently at its outstanding artistic best  – winning new invitations to perform internationally. Swan Lake is a signature piece of their entire repertoire. The orchestra, choreography, interpretation, beauty and outstanding virtuoso performance win repeatedly rave reviews.

Tchaikovsky ‘big story ballets’ are the essence of Russian culture  - composed, choreographed and premiered in Russia. Seeing performances by the Moscow City dancers never fails to add that magical ingredient of Russian soul.  

Tickets priced from 30.00 Euro

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

24th Feb - 13th March, Bord Ga...
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will take place at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre from 24th February to 13th March 2016.

Can the loveable but whacky inventor, Potts, along with his two children and the gorgeous Truly Scrumptious outwit the bombastic Baron Bomburst who has decreed that all children be banished from his kingdom? What happens when the children are caught and imprisoned with the other youngsters by the evil Child Catcher? Will it all end happily-ever-after? Well, of course it will!

Tickets are priced from 20.00 Euro.

The Plough and the Stars

9th March to 23rd April, Abbey...
Set amid the tumult of the Easter Rising, The Plough and the Stars is the story of ordinary lives ripped apart by the idealism of the time.

The residents of a Dublin tenement shelter from the violence that sweeps through the city’s streets. A revolution that will shape the country’s future rages around them. What kind of Ireland awaits them?

The Plough and the Stars was first performed at the Abbey Theatre in 1926. The audience rioted. Now regarded as a masterpiece, this provocative play is an essential part of our understanding of 1916.

Olivier Award-winning director Sean Holmes will bring a new perspective to Sean O’Casey’s absorbing play. The Plough and the Stars is one of the highlights of our centenary programme with performances coinciding with Easter 2016.

This will take place on the Abbey Stage and tickets are priced from 13.00 Euro.

Let It Be

14th - 19th March, Bord Gais E...
Let It Be showcases the music of the world’s most successful rock ‘n’ roll band, in a spectacular concert charting the band’s meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the height of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces.

The show is packed with over forty of The Beatles’ greatest hits including: Twist and Shout, She Loves You and A Hard Day’s Night , as well as global mega-hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and of course, Let It Be.
Travel back to the magical sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!

Tickets priced from 25.00 Euro.

New Middle East

30th March - 2nd April, Abbey ...
A masked soldier stands beside an open pit. He is burying a woman alive. The soldier is fulfilling his duty and the woman must be his victim.

Who is he? Who is she? What has she done?

Khashabi Theatre of Haifa in Israel uses theatre as a vehicle for reviving Palestinian identity and promoting social change in the Palestinian community in Israel. New Middle East received the prize for ‘Best Theatre Project’ at the Akka Festival for Alternative Theatre in 2013.

Tickets are priced from 18.00 Euro.

Brendan Cole: A Night to ...

3rd April, Bord Gais Energy Th...
The Strictly Come Dancing star returns to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Always a sell out in Dublin, Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole is once again set to dazzle audiences across the UK and Ireland with his latest show A NIGHT TO REMEMBER.  

Brendan, one of Strictly Come Dancing’s most charismatic choreographers and performers, will host throughout as he leads his cast on a journey of music and dance in a spectacular night of theatrical entertainment. Loaded with ballroom magic and Latin excitement, Brendan’s newest live music and dance extravaganza will be 2016’s must see show!

Tickets priced from 35.00 Euro.


12th - 16th April, Bord Gais E...
Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Determined to find her real parents, her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search…

With its award-winning book and score, this stunning new production includes the unforgettable songs 'Hard Knock Life', 'Easy Street', 'I Don’t Need Anything But You' and 'Tomorrow'.

Tickets priced from 17.50 Euro.

Tina’s Idea of Fun

14th April - 14th May, Abbey T...
Tina can’t get through to her son. Stuck on the drink and tormented by her past, what will she do to get his attention?

Paddy is a quiet man just looking for someone to talk to. He’s a Republican but he’ll shake his fist at anything these days.

When Queen Elizabeth II makes her first visit to Ireland, Tina’s post-protest party brings out the worst in everyone. What lengths will people go to, to make a connection?

Tickets priced from 17.00 Euro.

The Barber of Seville

20th - 23rd April, Bord Gais E...
Following on from the fantastic 5-star success of Wagner’s Tristan & Isolde (2012) and the acclaimed Nixon in China (2014), the award-winning and visionary Irish opera company Wide Open Opera returns to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, this time with a newly-created production showcasing major Irish operatic talent.

Rossini’s comic masterpiece tells the story of the young and beautiful Rosina, is held captive by the elderly Dr Bartolo who plans to marry her when she comes of age. Rosina, however, is in love with a mysterious young man, who turns out to be Count Almaviva, who has been serenading her from the street below her balcony. Count Almaviva needs the help of Figaro the barber, in order to break in to Bartolo’s house, setting in train a series of hilarious misunderstandings, improbable disguises and quick-witted double crossing that keep the action fizzing from start to finish.

Tickets from 20.00 Euro

Guys and Dolls

26th - 30th April, Bord Gais E...
Nathan Detroit is desperate: he needs money for an illegal dice game, and he needs it fast. Not to mention a 14-year engagement with nightclub singer Miss Adelaide (Sophie Thompson), whose patience is finally running out.

Dynamo - Seeing is Believ...

16th & 17th March 2016 at 3Are...
Irish Dynamo fans will, for the first time, have the opportunity to see his magic skills live, in what promises to be a spectacular and unique stage production. This will be one of the most elaborate shows ever to visit 3Arena requiring thirty trucks to transport it on tour.

Dynamo, whose real name is Steven Frayne, hit our screens just three years ago with his first series of Magician Impossible, in that short time he has quickly established himself as one of the world’s most known and most loved magicians, with his series airing in over 180 countries worldwide reaching over 250 million cumulative viewers across the world. 

16th & 17th March 2016 at the 3Arena

Tickets are priced from 45.00 Euro.

Tell Me on a Sunday

1st - 3rd May, Bord Gais Energ...
Tell Me on a Sunday charts the romantic misadventures of a young English girl in New York in the heady days of the 1980’s. Brimming with optimism, she seeks success and love. But as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches she begins to wonder whether she's been looking for love in all the wrong places.

This iconic musical, with a wonderful original score, features 'Unexpected Song', the chart-topping 'Take That Look Off Your Face' and title track 'Tell Me on A Sunday'.


5th May - 11th June, Abbey The...
“I have done the state so service; they know’t. No more of that”

Internationally acclaimed Joe Dowling has come back to the Abbey Theatre for another tale of jealousy and revenge.

Othello’s numerous victories are no longer counted; many battles were won by the powerful man. Disguise as a trustworthy character, Iago is putting a Machiavellian plan in action so that Othello loses the control. Are there any ethical limits for these men and their thirst of power?

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, this brilliant state of the nation play is a must see. It features Peter Macon as Othello.

The Abbey theatre is located on the heart of Dublin, only 1 minute off Grafton Street. Two bus line - 16/83, running through O’Connell Street and bachelors Walk - can bring you up to George Street which is 2 minute walk from the theatre. The bus stops are very close by to the Castle Hotel.


The play is on from Thursday 05 May 2016 to Saturday 11 June 2016 and previews are showed from the 5th to the 10th of May 2016.


11th - 21st May, Bord Gais Ene...
So begins the international award-winning musical, Chicago. Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920’s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with cell block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.

Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score includes All That Jazz, Razzle Dazzle and Cell Block Tango. A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin.

Tickets for this event are priced from 25.00 Euro.

Alonzo King - Lines Balle...

22nd May, Bord Gais Energy The...
King bridges classical technique and modernity in these two exquisite and sensual choreographies, brought to life by twelve outstanding dancers. Shostakovich takes ballet to extreme dimensions with its fierce and focussed energy.

Set to four Shostakovich string quartets, King pushes the dancers to the limit, as they revel in the space between harmony and discord. This is followed by the deeply evocative and joyful Rasa, performed to an exhilarating original score by Grammy-winning Indian tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain.

Tickets priced from 20.00 Euro.

Derren Brown: Miracle

23rd - 28th May, Bord Gais Ene...
Derren delivers an evening of mind-altering genius as extraordinary events unfold before you, live on stage. Guaranteed to entertain and baffle your brain, witness the wonderment of one of the world’s most renowned live performers; a dark manipulator of magic and mind control, a miracle man of our modern times.

This will be Derren’s seventh show since 2003. Since then he has toured every year and has been watched by an estimated audience of over one and a half million people.

Tickets priced from 35.00 Euro.

The Last Tango

7th - 11th June, Bord Gais Ene...
Live at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre from 7th to 11th June 2016.

Twenty years of dancing together has seen them become Strictly Come Dancing favourites, World Dance title-holders, create and star in their own West End productions - but now it is finally time for the nation's best loved Argentine Tango Champions to say goodbye to the stage in a thrilling, new, live performance.

Tickets from 17.50 Euro.