Must see plays in DublinTown for 2018
DublinTown has some of the oldest and grandest theatres in the country with magnificent shows on all year round, including the must see plays for 2018.
There’s nothing like being taken away from reality and transported into a world of wonder through the magnificent plays provided by these great theatres. In 2018 there is even more choice of plays from your favourite theatres in DublinTown including Swan Lake, The Snapper and Sive.
We’ve just a few suggestions of what you might want to go see this year in one of the #DublinTown theatres.
The Abbey Theatre is located on Lower Abbey St and was founded as a national theatre for Ireland by W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory in 1904. Their ambition for the Abbey Theatre was cited in their manifesto “to bring upon the stage the deeper emotions of Ireland”.
Class (24 Jan – 3 Feb)
The 24 Hour Plays Dublin (28 Jan)
Swan Lake (8 -17 Feb)
Porcelain (16 – 10 March)
The Plough and The Stars (24 April – 5 May)
Catedral (15-16 May)
Ulysses (11 June – 21 July)
Frnknstn (17 Aug – 1 Sept)
Rathmines Road (9 – 27 Oct)
Asking for It (9 – 24 Nov)
The Gate Theatre was founded in 1928 by Hilton Edwards and Micheál MacLiammóir. Sitting at the top of O’Connell St at Cavendish Row, Parnell St this theatre has since seen the fabric of the building restored and renovated. It has also housed many high quality award-winning plays that have been seen throughout the world!
The Red Shoes (30 Nov – 27 Jan)
Look Back in Anger (1 Feb – 24 March)
Assassins (12 April – 9 June)
The Snapper (14 June – 1 Sept)
For 145 years The Gaiety Theatre has given the people of Dublin opera, musicals, drama, revues, comedy, concerts, dance, festivals and pantomime on its South King St stage. It continues to remain true to its founders by providing the highest quality musical and dramatic entertainment.
Rapunzel Pantomime (26 Nov 2017 – 21 Jan 2018)
Sive (26 Jan – 3 March)
Ross O’Carroll-Kelly’s Postcards from the Ledge (9 – 14 April)
Maeve Binchy’s Minding Frankie (8 – 12 May)
The Kite Runner (4 – 9 June)
Riverdance (12 June – 9 Sept)
Having first opened it’s doors in December 1879, The Olympia Theatre has entertained the masses with music and entertainment from world famous acts and shows. Located on Dame St, the theatre is centrally located and a great spot for any night owl!
Ketih Barry – Magic Madhouse (26 & 27 Jan | 2 & 3 Feb)
The Night Joe Dolan’s Car Broke Down (5 – 10 Feb)
It Runs in the Family (3 May)
Trainspotting (8 – 12 May)
David Walliams Gangsta Granny (20 – 23 June)
If you fancy a bite to eat before you go to the theatre, have a look at the many restaurant options there area in #DublinTown by visiting DineinDublin.ie or follow #DineinDublin on social media.