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What's on
at smock alley theatre

Check out our programme of upcoming events...

What's on

at smock alley theatre

Check out our programme of upcoming events...

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About Us

history

Smock Alley Theatre lies in an unassuming part of Dublin city. Nestled on the banks of the River Liffey, you would be forgiven for thinking it a quiet little building. Originally built in 1662, The Theatre Royal at Smock Alley gave the world the plays of George Farquhar (The Recruiting Officer), Oliver Goldsmith (She Stoops to Conquer) and Richard Brinsley Sheridan (The Rivals). 300 people attended the theatre each night, seven days a week to be enthralled, entertained and enlightened by actors, acrobats, dancers, musicians and trapeze artists. Now, 350 years after it was first built, the theatre has been carefully and lovingly restored to become Dublin’s Oldest Newest Theatre. It is now once again a bustling hub of theatre, song, dance, art and creativity.

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We're slowly coming back to life after a tough aul stretch. We still need your help to keep on motoring. Donate to Smock Alley here.

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Artist Hub

Smock Alley is a key part of the arts infrastructure of Dublin. Here we list the variety of ways in which work is developed and presented at Smock and how you can engage with us to help develop your own work and practice.