Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre is the Irish capital’s longest-established and continuously producing theatre. Specializing in presenting opera and musicals and dating back to the 19th Century, the 2,000-capacity Gaiety Theatre also shows the odd dramatic production.
Locally nicknamed ‘the Grand Old Lady of South King Street’, the Gaiety Theatre has had a long and illustrious history. It was designed by architect C.J Phipps and opened in November 1871 with a production of the comedy She Stoops To Conquer. Although it has been restored many times over the years the Gaiety Theatre has retained many of its Victorian features and is an awe-inspiring place to watch a show.
The Gaiety Theatre’s longevity has allowed it to attract a range of large-scale Irish and international performers and productions; the venue has previously hosted the likes of Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Rivers and Spike Milligan and also staged the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest. Nowadays, it is perhaps most famous for its annual Christmas pantomime, which it has hosted since 1874.
No matter what show you’re hoping to see, a night at the Gaiety Theatre is sure to be one that you will end up remembering for years to come.