Dublin Fringe Festival, 9th - 24th Sep

Dublin Fringe Festival, 9th - 24th Sep

16 different shows will take place here in Smock Alley as part of the festival!

What's on
at smock alley theatre

Generally speaking... lots!

18 - 23 Sep

A techno exploration of Trans rights and Trans wrongs.
From PC Music to SOPHIE to 100 Gecs, for decades now Trans people have been using hyperpop as a way to shatter standards of genre, gender and good taste.

Right now, the only thing Saoirse wants to shatter is her own f*cking voice.

19 - 23 Sep
But He's Gay

The award winning Shane Daniel Byrne is Irish comedy’s new wonderkid (in his mid 30’s). Once considered an exciting talent of contemporary performance art in Dublin he messed that up and now he’s a comedian.
Join him for his fierce and fiery début hour about the bittersweet agony and joy of coming out, the oddities of same sex love and Social Personal Health Education. Dublin Fringe Festival 2023.

19 - 23 Sep

Have you ever seen a picture of yourself tagged online that you don’t even remember taking? Now imagine it was a picture of your feet. Imagine Gráinne’s horror when she was stumbling around Wikifeet (as you do!) and she sees pictures of her little toesies posted online without her consent – and worse, for completely free!

20 - 23 Sep
Tony Cantwell's Sketch Show

Step into the whimsical world of Tony Cantwell. Renowned for his stand-up comedy, the man Hot Press called ‘The 2nd Best Comedian in Ireland’ returns to his first love with a night dedicated solely to sketch comedy.
Prepare to be captivated by a medley of music, surreal sketches, cinematic moments, and puppets! With special appearances from familiar faces, this extravaganza promises an unforgettable evening of trippy laughter.

What's on

at smock alley theatre

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About Us


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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