Theatre, Opera, Museum in Dublin
Theater in Dublin
Ireland has made a large impact on the written and spoken world with some of the greatest writers and playwrights hailing from this island. Legends like Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw and Samuel Beckett all come from here and some of the finest plays still on stage are Irish.
Dublin has a vibrant theatre scene offering everything from highbrow to comedy. Best Dublin theatres:
- Abbey Theatre: The Abbey is the National Theatre of Ireland is the first publicly funded theatre in the English-speaking world
- The Ark: This theatre is exclusively dedicated to children
- Gaiety Theatre: 19th century Gaiety Theatre stages mainly opera and musicals
- Gate Theatre: Founded in 1928, The Gate promotes modern theatre in Dublin. Famous Hollywood actors Orson Welles and James Mason both started their careers on the stage of The Gate.
- Project Arts Centre: The Project Arts Centre has two stages, The Cube and The Space Upstairs. Located in the heart of Dublin's cultural and entertainment quarter, Temple Bar, it sets the pace when it comes to contemporary theatre, dance and performance art.
Opera in Dublin
The National Opera House hosts the award-winning Wexford Festival Opera, and has performances year-round. It has been designated Ireland's National Opera House.
Opera in the Open
Opera in the Open is an initiative of Dublin City Council that presents live performances of operatic work in the open air in Dublin City Centre. It takes place every Thursday during the month of August at the Dublin City Council Civic Office Amphitheatre.
Orchestra in Dublin
The National Concert Hall is on Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin's city centre. It is home to the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Choir Ireland, and Irish Baroque Orchestra.
Museums in Dublin
Dublin has more than 30 well-respected museums.
Best Museums in Dublin:
- Book of Kells: The Book of Kells is one of the world's most famous manuscripts with its ornately decorated pages written back around 800 AD. Housed in Trinity College, this book of the four gospels in Latin is one of Ireland's major visitor attractions.
- Guinness Storehouse: Located in St James's Gate Brewery, this has been home to the world famous stout since 1759. You simply cannot leave Dublin without having paid a visit.
- Irish Jewish Museum: The Irish Jewish Museum is located in a former synagogue in Dublin City. The museum highlights the place of Jewish influence in Ireland's cultural and historic heritage.
- Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA): The Irish Museum of Modern Art, housed in the magnificent 17th century Royal Hospital building in Kilmainham Dublin. It is an artistic gem with its extensive collection of modern and contemporary art.
- Dublin Writers Museum: The Irish literary tradition is one of the most illustrious in the world, famous for four Nobel Prize winners. The Writers Museum was opened to house a history and celebration of literary Dublin.
- Jameson Distillery Bow St: Since John Jameson's brave first steps into this building in 1780, Jameson have been focused on his ambition to create unforgettable experiences (along with great whiskey, of course).
- GAA Museum - Croke Park: Croke Park is an iconic stadium, which has been at the heart of Irish sporting and cultural life for over 100 years. Enjoy an unrivalled state-of-the-art interactive visitor experience and learn about Ireland's national games.
Check out the complete list of the more than 30 museums in Dublin in Ireland.com