Since the glamorous night of its opening on 27th November, 1871, with the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland as guest of honour and a double bill of Goldsmith’s evergreen comedy She Stoops to Conquer followed by the tuneful burlesque La Belle Sauvage, The Gaiety Theatre has remained true to the vision of its founders in presenting the highest quality musical and dramatic entertainment.
“A landmark cultural facility with a rich and varied history… of bringing world-class entertainment to the people of Ireland.” John O’Donoghue TD, former Minister for Arts, Sports and Tourism.
For 142 years The Gaiety Theatre has given the people of Dublin opera, musicals, drama, revues, comedy, concerts, dance, festivals and pantomime. Amid the laughter and tears, through times of war and times of affluence, The Grand Old Lady of South King Street has remained a vital and ever changing expression of Irish culture and Irish society. Long home to the familiar faces of Maureen Potter, Niall Toibin, John B. Keane, Anna Manahan, Des Keogh and Rosaleen Linehan, whose bronze handprints, are set into the pavement in front the theatre, together with those of Luciano Pavarotti and Brian Friel, are testament to the longstanding association these great artists have had with Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre
The Gaiety Theatre is located in Dublin 2, close to St. Stephen’s Green. Our address is The Gaiety Theatre, South King Street, Dublin 2. The Box Office is open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 7 pm (subject to performance schedule).
The Box Office telephone number is 0818 719388.
Dublin Bus has over 30 buses which reach St. Stephen’s Green on their direct route travelling from all over Dublin and Wicklow.
There are two taxi ranks located in the vicinity of The Gaiety Theatre. For patrons travelling southbound, there is a rank situated at the St. Stephen’s Green end of Grafton Street. For patrons travelling north of the city, there is an alternative rank located at the Trinity College end of Grafton St., located near the famous “Molly Malone” statue.
he DART is the rail line running along the coast of Dublin, from Malahide and Howth southwards as far as Greystones, Co Wicklow. The DART is most convenient if you live in or near the coastal areas.
The most convenient DART station to reach The Gaiety Theatre is Pearse Street Station. A 10 minute walk from this station through Nassau St. and up Grafton St. brings you directly to the theatre.
Parking without the Drama
A special pre-paid evening and overnight rate is available to patrons from St. Stephen’s Green and the Royal College of Surgeons Car Parks. Simply pay for your parking on arrival before you attend the show.
The Day of your Visit
Please make sure that your group arrives at least 30 minutes before the performance is scheduled to begin. Late arrivals delay the curtain and your group may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance or the interval.
Please ensure adequate supervision for your students. The Gaiety Theatre provides one complimentary ticket for a teacher for every 10 students. We ask that you remain in the auditorium during the performance and sit amongst your students.
Mobiles phones must be switched off.
Out of courtesy for both performers and fellow theatre-goers please discuss house etiquette with your students before attending The Gaiety Theatre:
Please deposit all rubbish in the bins provided.
Please visit the bathroom before the show or during the interval rather than during the performance.
No talking or whispering during the performance as this is distracting for the performers on stage.
No photography/recording is allowed in the auditorium.
Please be aware of the noise made by crisps, sweet wrappers, etc., as this may disturb other patrons.
Please do not hesitate to alert an usher if you are disturbed by noise from other groups.