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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.


Globe to Globe Hamlet

The world renowned Shakespeare’s Globe will perform Hamlet, known as Shakespeare’s greatest play, at Smock Alley Theatre for the first time. Lasting only two-and-a-half hours and touring to every country in the world over two years, a handful of travelling players will perform a raw, thrillingly elemental production of this inexhaustible play.


Smock Allies : Scene + Heard

Smock Alley is calling for submissions for their festival of new work in Spring 2016. The aim is to rouse + inspire audiences and showcase new work that animates and stimulates. Smock Allies : Scene + Heard seeks applications under Music, Theatre, Comedy, Dance + Children’s categories. Applications can be fledgling or fully formed ideas coming from new voices or established artists.


The Boys

Set in Drumcondra and adapted from the novel of the same name, The Boys is the story of a group of teenage boys coming to terms with the world, and their main preoccupation in life – WOMEN. Full of inventive energy and fun where the four cast members play over thirty parts, The Boys is both a hilarious story of growing up and a moving portrayal of moving on. Directed by Patrick Sutton, the action is frenetically paced where the scene and character changes happen in a flash.