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Olympia Theatre

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Neighbourhood: South City Centre
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Address: 72 Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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Much loved old theatre, highly respected by locals and visitors alike....

Much loved old theatre, highly respected by locals and visitors alike. Always busy, showing a variety of plays, musicals, pantomime, comedy as well as numerous gigs by Irish and International rock and pop artists.

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Great gig!!!! Crap bar rules!!!

We had a great night at a great Lukaa Graham gig, the only let down was the security not letting us bring our drinks outside of the bar 🤔

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
eddieearly77
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Dublin, Ireland
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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to see Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds. Great show. The venue has an amazing bar but it is so hot in the seats and you are sitting on top of the person next to you it is so uncomfortable.

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Thank Christie M
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From the door staff, to the cloak room staff, the smiling bar staff this place knows good customer service. Was greeted with a smile by the door man. An old school building with old school charm and the staff to match.

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Thank Mags M
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Ah thanks so much Mags, really appreciate the lovely feedback! We hope to see you again soon More 

Wexford, Wexford, Ireland
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing, best fun ever! Scary steep steps and the bar doesn't sell Guinness, only Murphy's. But the gig was one of our best nights out...

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Thank Berni H
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Berni, Many thanks for your feedback. We're a Murphy's bar alright, sorry about that! Sounds like you might have been in the Upper Circle, next time try the Stalls ground floor level, there's no steps there so might suit you better. Glad to hear you had a great night at Elbow, we hope to see you again soon! More 

Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great night at a great Lukaa Graham gig, the only let down was the security not letting us bring our drinks outside of the bar 🤔

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Thank eddieearly77
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Hi eddieearly77, Delighted you enjoyed Lukas Graham! The call is made on that on the night of each show, if the audience profile is young we can't have alcohol doing the rounds inside the auditorium, need to ensure we look after the kiddies! So those over 18 would need to drink in the bar for part of or all of... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Olympia Theatre on 26 Feb to see Elbow. The venue is small, intimate and full of character. The staff were friendly and helpful and the place was full of the awesome Dublin/Irish charm and character. The gig was great and the set and playlist were awesome and made even better by such a great venue. If... More 

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Thank uk_visitors001
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Ah what a lovely review to read, really appreciate your feedback. Thanks so much! Elbow were incredible, loved having them on our stage. Cheers, Olympia Theatre Management More 

North Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking at venues in Dublin for a concert then the Olympia is brilliant. Totally intimate. What a lovely theatre. Easy to get too and fantastically appointed in the city. Don't be afraid to stand as you are so close to the stage it's hard to believe.

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Thank 220darrellw
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the really lovely review 220darrellw! More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I understand the pillar has to be there but to be so mean and place a seat directly behind it is disgraceful and cheap. I spent hard end cash to put fuel in my car, drive up from home, pay for parking, buy the ticket to be placed sitting behind a pillar. I might as well have stayed at home.... More 

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Thank Elizabeth M
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Hi Elizabeth, As per our email correspondence, we're sorry to hear you weren't happy with your restricted view seat. As mentioned, our staff are happy to help any patrons who might have issues on the night on the show, and would have immediately sorted you out if you had brought it to our attention to ensure you left the theatre... More 

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had tickets to see the fantastic Bianca Del Rio at the weekend, i haven't been to a gig in the Olympia theatre in a few years so I was really thrilled to see the new decor in the bar and the new seats, it's always been a stunning venue but the new bar areas and seats have made a... More 

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OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review Jay, delighted to hear we exceeded your expectations! Bianca was hilarious, can't wait to have her back along with the other queens in August. We'll see you then! More 

Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We went to see Mike and the Mechanics'' here in February and they really served up a great show. The acoustics in this establishment are fabulous and every note resonated a high quality. Seating is a little cramped but this has to be expected in any old theatre. Cleanliness is good ( no sticky floors ) and there are not... More 

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OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review Frank, much appreciated! Hopefully we'll see you back at The Olympia soon More 

Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The venue is so beautiful. The bars in the theatre are also amazing! The atmosphere created and the staff were very pleasant. All round good experience!

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Thank Rachh177
OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review Rachh177! Keaton Heston was really incredible on Saturday, could hear a pin drop it was so quiet. We won't forget that one in a hurry. Hope to welcome you back again soon! Thanks from all at The Olympia More 

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