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Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre

Ivy Terrace, Tralee, Ireland
+353 66 712 3055
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A great evening's entertainment.

Visited the theatre for a performance of Fado Fado(In Times Gone By). This is performed by an... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
hurribear
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Great show with singing, dancing, music-playing

They rotate the shows that they perform here. We saw the "Turas" show and it was fantastic. This... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
LSUJane
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Katy, Texas
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Founded in 1974, then relocated to its new home in Tralee Town Park in 1991, Siamsa Tire 'Celebrates the Irish Culture through the Arts and is Home to the National Folk Theatre'. The venue provides a varied and rich arts programme year-round and between May to September hosts National Folk Theatre Productions and an Irish Folk Festival.
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Ivy Terrace, Tralee, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the theatre for a performance of Fado Fado(In Times Gone By). This is performed by an amateur cast, although you wouldn't believe it from the expertise of the dancing and singing. It's a lively and energetic performance outlining scenes from the past. This was...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

They rotate the shows that they perform here. We saw the "Turas" show and it was fantastic. This particular show was not a story but was an evening of musicians, a singer and 3 dancers.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The show I saw told the story of the Blasket Islands. The story was told by talented singers, dancers and musicians. I understand that the intention is to ensure Irish traditional arts are not forgotten. The choreography in particular deserves a mention as the interpretation...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw a show about the Blasket Islands. The programme was a bit disjointed, difficult to follow one scene to the next and connect them. The dancing was average, not a professional level, but enjoyable. Some good singers. The young boy was he highlight, he...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the Anam show which was about folk dancing,music and song. It was amazing. The personal stories about some of the dancers and their different styles were great. The music and song was powerful and at time haunting.The four men dancing throughout...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Conveniently set in the corner of the Tralee city park across from the Brandon Hotel, the Siamsa Tire is both a hothouse for nurturing beautiful Irish folk culture and a thing of beauty in and of itself. My wife and I ventured over to the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here as an optional excursion on a guided tour. One of the highlights of the trip. The show was amazing. The dancers were phenomenal. So much talent. The musicians were great as well. Very great show.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was at Tralee's National Folk Theatre for the Show "Anam" ( meaning "Spirit") at 23th June 2018 for my very first time. It was very exciting to follow the short and very quick steps of all 4 guys. I have never seen something great...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw a show here while in town. It was well done and quite entertaining. The venue itself is very nice. It is stuffy once everyone is inside, but otherwise, I quite enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

This theatre is well designed and offers comfortable seating, a good bar and a space for exhibitions. Based on the dance production I saw the standards are very high. I would certainly see other productions there.

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Luv2Teach14
30 July 2016|
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Response from richray1 | Reviewed this property |
There can be different shows depending on when you go. But allow 2 hours approximately. .. check Siamsa on Google for better more precise information. But do go, you'll love the whole experience
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Judith D
20 July 2016|
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Response from April G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for the slow response, only just logged on. But don't really understand your question - do you mean see this or see another one else where (?) The shows that are performed are different on different weeks of the... More
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jim b
14 July 2015|
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Response from MichelleMrphy | Property representative |
Dear Jim, many thanks for your query and interest in Siamsa Tíre. The on-line booking doesn't allow you to pick a seat, I'm afraid, but you will be allocated a particular seat on the night of a performance. The auditorium... More
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