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COVID-19

Due to the measures put in place by the Irish Government to combat the spread of COVID-19, Smock Alley Theatre is closed to the public until the 20th of April. 

All productions due to take place over that period have been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. If you have booked for any of those events we will communicate the new date and time for the event with you as soon as it has been arranged.

Naturally this is a complicated time. We do hope you’ll be patient with us as we try to reschedule a great number of different shows and events.

If the new dates for a rescheduled event don’t suit you, we sincerely hope you might consider leaving your booking as a donation to the theatre and the artists involved. A credit note for future shows is another option. Of course we will understand if that’s not a viable option for you. We will honour refunds where they are required.

We work on in the hope that the artists involved and the people who help make all this happen; performers, crew, designers, front-end and back-end venue staff, can come through this extremely challenging time.

If you’re in a position to, you might consider purchasing gift vouchers or donating to the theatre at this time. Every little helps.

With our warmest wishes of care, hope and solidarity,

all at Smock Alley Theatre

If you have any questions or issues feel free to contact us at [email protected]

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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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