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Smock Alley was the first Theatre Royal built in Dublin. John Ogilby opened it in 1662 as part of the Restoration of the British monarchy and King Charles II in 1660. Our mission is to welcome audiences to Dublin’s oldest, newest theatre and provide an enjoyable, affordable, quality experience, challenging & engaging you with a varied artistic programme of theatre, comedy, music & dance, in a friendly, feel-good atmosphere.


The Importance of Being Earnest

Smock Alley presents Oscar Wilde’s final work, a trivial comedy for serious people with some of the most sparkling verbal wit ever put to paper. Regarded as the most perfect comedy in the English language, don’t miss out this Summer on a rollicking rollercoaster of romance, wit and earnestness. Check out our dinner and brunch special summer deals!


Eight Women

A wife, her daughters, the relatives and the maids, eight women are trapped in their own house as they discover a dead body upstairs. To unmask the murderer, the vicious ladies need to test their loyalty to the deceased and to each other. As they’re digging up skeletons and revealing more secrets than anyone could take, their proud appearances are starting to crumble.


Smock Alley School of Magic

Magician Colm Dawson joins us for a week long School of Magic to share his knowledge of over 20 years of magic and illusion with students. With experience in Theatre and TV (Keith Barry, Brainhacker TV3), students will have an introduction to magic from street to stage and close-up. With a theme for each of the 5 days, students will learn skills to amaze their friends and family.