Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre

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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  • kestrels666
    Ajax, Canada281 contributions
    VERY ENTERTAINING
    Our group of forty seniors were given a special tour of the facility and with a presentation of it's history and goals. Following this were treated to a demonstration of various Irish tap dancing styles that Irish immigrants had taken and adapted in their travels to various parts of the globe by three principal and very talented dancers. A unique, entertaining and educational experience presented by dedicated people committed to preserving Irish Folk Heritage.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 15 June 2023
  • Sal H
    Punta Cana, Dominican Republic28 contributions
    Entertainment of the highest order.
    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!
    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
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 July 2022
  • Leslie C
    Gillingham, United Kingdom12 contributions
    Fantastic folk music and dance
    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.
    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
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2022
    Written 1 July 2022
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Winspers Dink Travel
Adelaide, Australia18 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Lovely night at the theatre with some amazingly talented dancers. One main singer and some lovely Irish music. The show felt like it went for a bit long but we were on a tour and it had been a long day. Lovely venue with comfortable seats
Written 16 June 2023
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scott r
4 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
The Anam performance was very good. The dancing and singing were great. The only detractor was the WOKE American political statement. It really damaged the entire experience.
Written 16 June 2023
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kestrels666
Ajax, Canada281 contributions
May 2023
Our group of forty seniors were given a special tour of the facility and with a presentation of it's history and goals. Following this were treated to a demonstration of various Irish tap dancing styles that Irish immigrants had taken and adapted in their travels to various parts of the globe by three principal and very talented dancers. A unique, entertaining and educational experience presented by dedicated people committed to preserving Irish Folk Heritage.
Written 15 June 2023
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lloyd f
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Apr 2023 • Friends
On Thursday 11th may, My parents and I went to see the siamsa Tire production of Anam ("soul" in Irish). It is an intense yet intimate Irish dance show with spectacular international talent on display. The dancing and the music are interwoven with the dancers personal stories of how they were influenced in their craft, and allow them to showcase really unique individual styles.
The worldclass Irish dancers, musicians and a hauntingly beautiful traditional singer provided us an incredible night's entertainment. There was not a dull moment the entire night and I would recommend this show to anyone. You owe it to yourself to experience Irish cultural talent at it's finest.
Written 18 May 2023
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John S
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May 2023 • Friends
Fascinating glimpse into the history and development of Irish Dance and the music and rhythm that binds it.
Written 18 May 2023
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Ian K
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
We were blown away by the talent of the performers in Anam. Amazing skills and stamina. I highly recommend to everyone to go see this show
Written 18 May 2023
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Julia C
1 contribution
May 2023 • Friends
So impactful!. I loved the dancing and the musicians were amazing! Thank you!
The music the voices the dancing- superb!
Written 18 May 2023
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ssor2015
Killarney, Ireland2 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Brilliant show, the energy of the dancers filled filled the auditorium to the rafters!! I have one small suggestion, that perhaps the video pieces could be slotted in earlier in the performance as they give greater context to the dances and the people performing them. Bravo to all involved!
Written 17 May 2023
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sterre
5 contributions
Jul 2022 • 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
Jul 2022 • 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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SIAMSA TIRE NATIONAL FOLK THEATRE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre

Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre is open:
  • Sun - Sun 17:00 - 20:00
  • Mon - Mon 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wed - Sat 10:00 - 16:00