The Olympia Theatre sits on the edge of Temple Bar, just a 6 minute walk from the Drury Court Hotel. Its striking red and white exterior speaks to the history of the theatre, being reminiscent of its beginnings as a Music Hall in the 1880s.
Following the turbulence of the founding of the Republic, in 1923 the Olympia Theatre as we would recognise it today was born. Hosting a wide range of orchestral, ballet and theatrical performances, the theatre ran for almost 40 years, until it was threatened with demolition in the 1960s.
Fortunately it was decided to keep the theatre- rather than demolishing it for office blocks- and to this day a wide range of performances take place within its walls, retaining many of the original features and fittings.
A refurbishment of the acoustics- coupled with the fact that the seating on the ground floor can be removed- makes the Olympia as popular for pop concerts as theatrical shows. Our guests always return from these shows with rave reviews of this unique space!
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