An orphan girl, adopted by a wealthy Dublin family, is given a pair of beautiful red shoes. At first it appears her dreams have come true… but appearances can be very deceptive. In a new version by Nancy Harris, The Red Shoes is a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s extraordinary fairy- tale of dance, desire and destruction. Part theatre, part dance, this family Christmas show will dazzle your senses and break your heart.
Brian and Donna’s son is nine years old, and he’s struggling. That’s what his teacher says. Says he should see a psychologist. But Brian and Donna – recently separated – never liked school, never liked teachers. So are they going to trust this one? And should they? A parent-teacher meeting goes very, very wrong in CLASS – a new play about learning difficulties: in school, in life, wherever. CLASS was first produced in association with the Civic Theatre and the Dublin Theatre Festival. Iseult Golden and David Horan are independent theatre artists who have worked together on new adaptations and original work for over a decade. This is their seventh collaboration.
Keith says ”My new show MAGIC MADHOUSE will be choc-a-block with visual comedy magic, mind-reading and a death defying escape to end every performance” Keith Barry’s brain bending hit show Hypnomagick sold out six nights at The Olympia Theatre in 2017.
Performance times: Tuesday – Saturday Evening 7:30pm Thursday & Saturday Matinee 2:30pm
he brilliant Scottish singer,Gentleman Al Grant presents an unique insight into the Life and Music of great Jim Reeves with a wonderful concert of Jim Reeves classic hit songs. With narration and video screen footage of Reeves life this will be a classic evening of Song and Story. Renowned for his classic interpretation of Jim Reeves songs with unerring similarity to the voice of the ‘Great Man’ this promises to be one of the concerts of the year. Al is backed by a band which includes some of Ireland’s finest musicians and special guest on the night will be renowned singer/songwriter Isla Grant. Previous Irish and UK Tours have been complete sellouts. If you are a Jim Reeves fan you will love this concert. Don’t miss a very special evening.
Bring on the haggis! Join the Ulster Orchestra and friends for the ultimate Burns Night celebrations! This uplifting spectacle of dancing, singing, pipes and poetry, accompanied by the sumptuous sounds of the Ulster Orchestra, is an ever-fitting, annual tribute to ‘The Bard’ himself. Celebrating the cultural links between Scotland and Northern Ireland, with traditional music favourites Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain, this is the hottest ticket in town, so book early!
After sold-out shows for the past six years, The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin is back for the seventh year in a row to benefit Dublin Youth Theatre. Within 24 hours, six short plays will be written, rehearsed and performed by the best of Irish writing and directing talent and over two dozen of Ireland’s most recognised and beloved stars of stage and screen. A team of over 30 theatre technicians, including producers from The 24 Hour Company in New York will facilitate the work. All proceeds from this special gala fundraising event go directly to Dublin Youth Theatre. The 24 Hour Plays: Dublin is supported by BNP Paribas Real Estate. About The 24 Hour Plays The 24 Hour Plays originated in New York in the mid-90s and is now an annual gala benefit on Broadway, as well as at the Old Vic in London, with performances in Chicago, Athens and around the world. The first Irish incarnation of The 24 Hour Plays was in February 2012 at Project Arts Centre and went on to win a Special Recognition Award for Best Event at the Irish Fundraising Awards that year. In January 2013, the show moved to the Abbey Theatre. Now […]
Quintessentially Viennese, the music comes straight from the heart as our dancers flamboyantly whirl with billowing gowns and distinctive elegance. The giddy romance and gilded ballrooms of old Vienna are brought to life by the music of the King of the Waltz and friends. From the gentle humour of Wine, Women and Song with its swirling flourish and brass fanfare, the sparkle of the polka and the toe-tapping, hand-clapping favourite Radetsky March to the evocative Blue Danube Waltz, it’s a much-loved classic, after classic, after classic….
Trainspotting is the story of Mark Renton and his friends, living through the Edinburgh heroin scene of the 80s. This punchy, 75 minute production recaptures the passion and the controversy of the famous novel, then globally successful film, and repackages it into an immersive production in which you are literally part of the show. This is a no holds barred in-yer-face theatre production. This is your ticket to a ride you won’t soon forget.
The Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour is back to keep you dancing into 2018! Pure dancing pleasure awaits as this supersized Strictly Live extravaganza comes to an arena near you in January and February. Celebrating all that we love about the smash hit BBC1 TV series, the Strictly Live Tour delivers escapist entertainment on a breathtaking scale. Prepare yourself to see the incredible technique of the dancers and their celebrity partners, hear the quality of the Strictly singers and band, and enjoy the sparkling spectacle of 150 Strictly costumes, as fans of all ages come together around the magnificent dance floor to enjoy the electric atmosphere of this live experience. There is no better way to put the wow factor into the winter months, so book your tickets now and keep dancing!
Dara O’Briain is back on tour in autumn 2017, with a brand new show.
uPaul’s Drag Race Miss Congeniality and All Stars S2 finalist, Katya Zamolodchikova brings her hilarious new stand up show, ‘Help Me I’m Dying’ to The Olympia Theatre for the first time on Thursday 1st February! VIP packages (prices & details below) and standard tickets priced from €45.05 including booking fee and €1 restoration levy go sale at 9am on Friday 28th July via Ticketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330. The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.