List of Irish theatres and theatre companies

This is a list of Irish theatres and theatre companies past and present. It includes organizations of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

or theatre company
Location Year established Notes
Abbey Theatre Dublin also known as the National Theatre of Ireland
Ambassador Theatre Dublin
Andrews Lane Theatre Dublin Demolished 2018, had operated solely as a nightclub (Hangar) for some years prior
Aula Maxima Maynooth, County Kildare
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre Dublin
Born to Burn productions Dublin
Brokentalkers Dublin
Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre Cork City
Capitol Theatre Dublin
Civic Theatre Tallaght, South Dublin
Coliseum Theatre Dublin
Corcadorca Theatre Company Cork
Cork Arts Theatre Cork
Craic Theatre Coalisland [1]
Cyclamen Productions Dublin
Damer Theatre St Stephen's Green, Dublin 1955 Established by Gael Linn in 1955, closed in 1981.
Dan Lowrey's Music Hall Dublin former name of the Olympia Theatre
Dean Crowe Theatre Athlone, County Westmeath 1937
Druid Theatre Company Galway
Eblana Theatre Dublin
Everyman Palace Theatre Cork
Firedoor Theatre Dublin
Focus Theatre Dublin
Gaiety Theatre Dublin
Gallping Cat Theatre Company Dublin
Gate Theatre Dublin
Glass Mask Theatre Dublin
Granary Theatre Cork
The Green Heart Company
An Grianán Theatre Letterkenny, County Donegal
The Helix Dublin
Impact Theatre Limerick
Inspirado Theatre Company County Dublin
Iontas Theatre Castleblayney, County Monaghan
Leinster Hall Dublin
Royal Theatre Castlebar
The Lord Amiens Theatre Dublin 1795 Oldest surviving theatre building in Ireland
Lyric Theatre Belfast
Lyric Theatre Dublin
Mechanics' Theatre Dublin
Mullingar Arts Centre Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
New Theatre
Olympia Theatre Dublin
Passionfruit Theatre Athlone, County Westmeath 2005
Pavilion Theatre Dún Laoghaire 2001
The Performance Corporation
Pike Theatre Dublin
Point Theatre Dublin
Project Arts Centre Dublin Project Theatre
Queen's Theatre Dublin
The Rabbit's Riot Theatre Company The North West of Ireland 2015
Riff Raff Theatre Company Wexford
RSVP (Red Sandstone Varied Productions) Cork
Second Age Theatre Company
Siamsa Tire Theatre Tralee, County Kerry 1974 Irish National Folk Theatre, founded by Pat Ahern
[[Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality[2]]] Dublin 1991 Smashing Times incorporates the Smashing Times Theatre and Film Company and Smashing Times Youth Arts Ensemble, and is dedicated to the promotion, study and practice of the arts and equality.[3]
Smock Alley Theatre Dublin 2012 built on the foundations of the first Theatre Royal, and incorporating structural material from a later 18th century Theatre Royal.
An Taibhdhearc Galway 1928 Amharclann Náisiúnta na Gaeilge - National Irish Language Theatre.
Theatre of Joy Dublin
Theatre Royal Dublin 1662
Theatre Royal Waterford 1785 Current building mostly dates to 1876. Claims to be Ireland's oldest continually-operating theatre, although it has had several closures.
THEATREclub Dublin
Tivoli Variety Theatre Dublin
Torch Theatre Dublin
W. G. Fay's Irish National Dramatic Company

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "The CRAIC Theatre & Arts Centre". Flavour of Tyrone. Retrieved 17 June 2017.
  2. ^ "About – Smashing Times".
  3. ^ "About – Smashing Times".