Scene + Heard 2024
Scene + Heard Festival time! 107 brand new shows between Thu 15 Feb - Sat 2 Mar...
What's on
at smock alley theatre

Generally speaking... lots!

4 - 9 March
A Rose by Any Other Name

This one woman show charts Rose’s fascinating and life changing journey with Shakespeare from childhood to recent times. It centres around the controversial subject of Shakespeare authorship which takes Rose on a journey through parts of Italy and England on the trail of 16th Century poet and courtier Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford.

13 - 16 March
Francis Breen: WHITE

The year is 2024, a white man does stand-up comedy? What?! In this case he’s a man in a cheap white suit daubed in white paint. For lovers of the absurd. In association with Fly Away Home productions.
The final showing of Francis Breen’s 2023 Edinburgh Fringe run.

16 March
Áine Gallagher: For the Love of Milseáin

Award winning comedian and Ireland’s “queen of the offbeat” Áine Gallagher, is on a mission to prove that speaking Irish can be both accessible and hilarious.
A comedy experience that is bilingual but also completely accessible and that guarantees to reignite your grá for the language and unlock your cúpla focal.

22 - 23 March
Making A Show of Myself

An Irish raconteur shares the most ridiculous, embarrassing, hilarious and tragic episodes of her life, showing there’s a story in every stumble – and a little magic in every story.

Mary Kate explores how her lifelong fascination with story has shaped and sustained her and makes a compelling case for how stories shape and sustain the human race.

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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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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.