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Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre

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Address: Ivy Terrace, Tralee, Ireland
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+353 66 712 3055
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Founded in 1974, then relocated to its new home in Tralee Town Park in...

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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Lovely Theatre

Warm and welcoming theatre with great lighting and very impressive set movement. Very seamless. Very comfortable and lovely buzz at interval of show.

Reviewed 1 week ago
tommoore69
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Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm and welcoming theatre with great lighting and very impressive set movement. Very seamless. Very comfortable and lovely buzz at interval of show.

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Tralee, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have attended Siamsa Tire on numerous occasions. Substantial car parking opposite Brandon Hotel with theatre building in full view. Ease of access for all users to theatre building. Warm and welcoming staff in a reasonably spacious and bright foyer. Tea/coffee and light snack bar in foyer open pre/post and during performance intervals. Building also hosts a small exhibition area -... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Went to see The Dead by James Joyce. Musical version so I thought, that will be a challenge. Very strong performance and very ingenious how the set worked. Overall excellent venue if a little cold.

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Thank Martina N
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

Great design of building and fantastic shows throughout the year from amateur to school to professional productions.

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I went to the Salut! show were they presented highlights from musicals they had presented in the past. It was really really really nice 😊. The actors were very good and most of them could sing. The show wasn't perfect in quality but that gave it character and made it more lovable. The Theatre itself is very clean and in... More 

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Houston, TX
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

We found the performance delightful. It has a different feel from Riverdance (which we also enjoy), perhaps more provincial. We made a special trip to see the show. Tralee is a good stop on the way to Dingle.

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Glin, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I are regular members of the audience at Siamsa Tire in Tralee. The quality of the performances, be they plays or concerts, is invariably first class and sometimes earth shattering. If there is a production of something that appeals to you when you are in Tralee I suggest you buy a ticket and enjoy.

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Tralee
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Went to see a show here in September, can't remember which one. Ive been here on many occasions and it is a lovely theatre

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Thank Elaine B
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

This was a really great overview of Irish song and dance. I wish I had been able to see the other shows they have. The Irish Coffee is worth it during intermission.

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Carmel, California
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Wonderful show that portrays old Ireland. The set was great, the dancing and singing fabulous. Really well done and the lighting was wonderful

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