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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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We're working hard towards re-opening safely again soon with some REAL LIFE ART. If you'd like to help us get there, you could buy a voucher or donate a few bob so that Smock can keep on truckin'...

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We’ve had an incredible response in terms of donations from our friends and supporters throughout the summer and autumn which has allowed us to survive to this point. It’s been truly humbling. Unfortunately we still very much need your help to keep motoring. Donate to Smock Alley here.

While it is difficult to open our theatre spaces for public performance under the necessary restrictions, our Banquet Hall is large and airy and is perfect for hosting small events. If you are interested in booking the Banquet Hall or any of our spaces for small events, filming, workshops or rehearsals please do get in touch with the team.

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

Stay safe and well and sure look, we’ll catch you along the road.

From all at Smock Alley Theatre

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

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