Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre

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Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre

Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre
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10:00 - 16:00
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Sunday
17:00 - 20:00
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Siamsa Tire, the National Folk Theatre is Ireland's premier cultural experience. It was set up over 50 years ago to sustain, explore, develop and share Ireland's traditional arts through Irish Music, Song and Dance performed by Ireland's leading traditional artists. From May to September, during the Festival of Folk you can connect with authentic Irish cultural experiences and choose from folk theatre performances, personal guided tours and workshops with members of The National Folk Theatre cast and Training Academy. Siamsa Tire is one of Ireland's busiest theatres and arts centre and is located in an iconic ring fort style building in Tralee town park on the Kerry coastline. The venue provides a varied and rich theatre and arts programme year-round and has a fully licenced theatre bar. The Siamsa Tire galleries host a National Folk Theatre Exhibition every summer and exhibitions by Irish artists throughout the rest of the year - enjoy our exhibitions for free.
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sterre
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Friends
Had a really good time at this theatre! I was with a bus group and we got a tour which was really interesting and fun. After that tour we saw a part of one of their shows and i enjoyed it so much that i signed up for irish dance classes in my city!

I really want to come back some day and see another show
Written 3 August 2022
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Sal H
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic28 contributions
Couples
This is an absolute must for anyone visiting Kerry.
The basics: excellent staff, easy to book. Easy to park and a fabulous space to soak up current and historic Irish dancing/music/theatre.
The quality of the performance of Turas which we watched was outstanding. We knew nothing about Irish music and dance but found it both educational and highly entertaining.
I managed to leave my phone in the theatre and staff could not have been more helpful in locating it for me.
This is a real gem of an experience which has greatly enhanced our first trip to Ireland.
Thank you so much!
Written 4 July 2022
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Thank you for your lovely review and delighted you enjoyed your experience with us at Siamsa Tíre. Here is a link to our free online performances if you want to see more. We hope if you return to Ireland that we can welcome you back to enjoy another performance or connect with our cast members through one of our cultural experiences. Stay well and thank you for supporting the National Folk Theatre of Ireland!
Written 17 August 2022
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Leslie C
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We saw the folk music and dance show Turas, which is one of three current shows which I assume run in rotation. It is probably a good idea to check which show you would prefer to see, we were lucky because the content was exactly what we were hoping for.
It was a fantastic. The three dancing girls were amazing, and the five piece band played some great traditional music.
All in all brilliant.
Written 1 July 2022
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We appreciate your review and delighted you enjoyed the performance of Turas. Many thanks from all the staff for supporting Siamsa Tíre The National Folk Theatre of Ireland and we hope to welcome you back again in the future!
Written 17 August 2022
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Tiana Ward
Tralee, Ireland819 contributions
Family
I’ve been to see “Big Maggie” a show by a school “Mercy Mounthawk” and it was brilliant I’ve also been to see a road tour circus 🎪 Siamsa Tire is expensive but worth the trip if the show is good 👍🏻 Recommend everyone visit ‼️
Written 10 July 2020
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Margrette
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Couples
Went to the legends of american country show on 23 feb. Before the show started people were asked to switch off their phones. This was not enforced by the management or staff.We were seated near people who had their phones on constantly.The flash was a distraction all night. Can people not turn off their phones for a few hours and enjoy a show,and not ruin it for every one else.Management should follow through and insist phones are switched off.
Written 25 February 2020
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Laney Van
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Family
Went along to panto that Castlegregory Amateur Dramatics group put on there. Great show and I love the theatre. It's a lovely size and always a pleasure to go to performances there.
Written 12 February 2020
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carolineq112
Killarney, Ireland100 contributions
We watched Circus Siamsa, it was an amazing show, very entertaining. Lovely theatre, friendly and helpful staff.
Written 18 November 2019
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SoroptimistBurl
Burlington, NJ106 contributions
On our visit the play was about the Blasket Islands. Knowing the Blasket Island Story was a help.as the play is in Irish. Our tour guide Patrick told us about the Islands earlier in the day because were were in the area and could see the Islands offshore. He did not know that it was the play they would present that day as the have several different productions. The cast was excellant from the adults to the children. The death and wake seand were very moving. At intermission we had Irish Coffee that was very good. This is well worth the trip.
Written 1 November 2019
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Norman M
Verwood8 contributions
Couples
Tremendous show, loved every minute. Well done to all. Our very first visit to this theatre. Only problem, coffee very expensive at €4
Written 22 September 2019
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taylor663
Cooperstown46 contributions
This is an optional tour you do not want to miss. The food, drink and entertainment was fabulous and worth every penny. We did this during our Scenic Ireland Tour with Globus Sept. 2019.
Written 21 September 2019
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Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre is open:
  • Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:30