Entertainment

Live Music in Grafton Street & Around

Devitt’s

Devitt’s – aka the Cusack Stand – is one of the favourite places for the city’s talented musicians to display their wares, with sessions as good as any you’ll hear in the city centre. Highly recommended.
Opera in Wexford Town

Wexford Opera House

Opened in 2008 Wexford's gleaming opera house packs more architectural punch inside than out. In addition to opera, it stages theatre productions and concerts. Hosts the opera festival in autumn.
Top Choice Theatre in Galway City

Druid Theatre

This renowned, long-established and award-winning theatre is famed for staging experimental works by young Irish playwrights, as well as new adaptations of classics. Its Galway home is in an old tea warehouse.
Theatre in Temple Bar

Smock Alley Theatre

One of the city’s most diverse theatres is hidden in this beautifully restored 17th century building. It boasts a diverse programme events (expect anything from opera to murder mystery nights, puppet shows and Shake…
Live Music in Temple Bar

Workman's Club

A 300-capacity venue and bar in the former workingmen's club of Dublin, the emphasis is on keeping away from the mainstream, which means everything from singer-songwriters to electronic cabaret. When the live music …
Theatre in Docklands

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Forget the uninviting sponsored name: Daniel Libeskind's masterful design is a three-tiered, 2100-capacity auditorium where you're as likely to be entertained by the Bolshoi or a touring state opera as you are to se…
Live Music in Grafton Street & Around

Whelan's

Perhaps the city's most beloved live-music venue is this midsized room attached to a traditional bar. This is the singer-songwriter's spiritual home: when they're done pouring out the contents of their hearts on sta…
Live Music in Southside

Bowery

With its burnished wood, intricate chandeliers and ship-shaped stage, this music venue is one of the best-looking bars in the city. It features live performances every night of the week, from ska to disco to reggae,…
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 is strictly art house, and the cafe-bar on the ground floor is perfect for discussing the mer…
Club in Temple Bar

Mother

The best club night in the city is ostensibly a gay night, but does not discriminate: clubbers of every sexual orientation come for the sensational DJs who throw down a mixed bag of disco, modern synth-pop and other…