Theatre in North of the Liffey

Abbey Theatre

Ireland’s national theatre was founded by WB Yeats in 1904 and was a central player in the development of a consciously native cultural identity. In 2017 it appointed Neil Murray and Graham McLaren of the National T…
Cinema in North of the Liffey

Light House Cinema

The most impressive cinema in town is this snazzy four-screener in a stylish building just off Smithfield Plaza. The menu offers a mix of art-house and mainstream releases, documentaries and Irish films.
Theatre in North of the Liffey

Gate Theatre

The city’s most elegant theatre, housed in a late 18th-century building, features a generally unflappable repertory of classic Irish, American and European plays. Orson Welles and James Mason played here early in th…
Theatre in North of the Liffey

Ambassador Theatre

The Ambassador started life as a theatre and then became a cinema. It's now primarily an exhibition and performance space, hosting everything from contemporary science exhibits to live action performances. Not much …
Cinema in North of the Liffey

Cineworld Multiplex

This 17-screen cinema shows only commercial releases. The seats are comfy, the concession stand is huge and the selection of pick ’n’ mix could induce a sugar seizure. It lacks the charm of the older-style cinemas, …
Comedy in North of the Liffey

Laughter Lounge

Dublin’s only specially designated comedy theatre is where you’ll find those comics too famous for the smaller pub stages but not famous enough to sell out the city’s bigger venues. Think comedians on the way up (or…
Cinema in North of the Liffey


The Savoy is a five-screen, first-run cinema, and has late-night shows at weekends. Savoy Cinema 1 is the largest in the city and its enormous screen is the perfect way to view really spectacular blockbuster movies.
Live Music in North of the Liffey


A terrific midsize venue, the Academy’s stage has been graced by an impressive list of performers on the way up – and down – the ladder of success, from Ron Sexsmith to the Wedding Present.