Fleabag for the classical music world. It’s Cosima’s time to tell the world who Cosima Wagner really was.

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18 + 19 July
Bum Notes : The Improvised Musical

Your wish is our command
Not a word nor note is planned
A brand new musical appearing sans recital
And all we need from you is … the title!

Off the back of three sold out shows in the Main Space, our entirely improvised musical is back, and better than ever. You don’t want to miss this chance to have your musical suggestion crafted in real time into a fully-realised, ridiculous, comical, and maybe even heartfelt production.

20 July
Show Time

Lift your spirits, soothe your soul with fun, laughter, storytelling, comedy and music. (We’re back, folks … by popular demand!)

Following the sell-out success of SHAMELESS earlier this year, we bring you another fantastic all-female line-up in the cosy historic setting of Smock Alley Theatre, in the heart of Dublin’s Old Town.
100% “pure” comic mayhem and more… All female line up in the cosy historic setting of Smock Alley Theatre in the heart of Dublin’s Old Town. For one day only folks!

26 July
Bing Bong Comedy Improv Show

Bing Bong is back!

A chaotic cavalcade of comedy featuring some of Ireland’s tip top improv groups. Nothing is pre-planned so no one knows what’s going to happen next, including the performers. A very fun and very silly night out at the theatre

30 + 31 July
But We're Right

Europe is not what it used to be. And things are changing too fast for AJ and Beibhinn.

Their hometown is full of strangers and welcome signs, their friends and neighbours are all getting laid off – and nobody seems to care about them

“But We’re Right” is a politically provocative two-hander interrogating the question: Why do more and more young Europeans vote right?

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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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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.