Theatre Scene in Dublin
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Dublin was the home of some of the world’s greatest playwrights, and there is a vibrant theatre scene in the city.
The city's theatres provide a variety of shows with well-known Irish and visiting artists.
The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre offers a diverse programme of theatrical experiences to meet everyone’s passion and interests, including musicals, concerts and comedy.
The Abbey Theatre, established in 1904, has featured many of Ireland’s leading playwrights and actors of the 20th century, including William Butler Yeats, Augusta, Lady Gregory, Seán O'Casey and John Millington Synge. In addition, through its extensive programme of touring abroad, it has become an important part of the Irish tourism industry.
The Olympia Theatre, located on Dame Street, is an intimate venue, which was established in 1878. Many world famous names in the theatre and film world have appeared on the stage, including Charlie Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy. The venue is a favourite of many touring bands and comedians.