Time Out says
A modern hall nestled in a quiet corner of Temple Bar with religious and royal origins lovingly coined Dublin’s Oldest Newest Theatre
Built from the skeleton of the first and only Theatre Royal built outside London, the simple but spacious Smock Alley Theatre presents varied drama, dance, and musical productions season after season. Originally built in 1662 and recreated as a Catholic Church before serving its current function, the theatre remains remarkably similar to the original. You can learn about its 350-year journey on a guided tour or opt to experience its magic by seeing a show. The beautiful banquet hall serves meals and wine before performances. It can also be rented as a wedding or occasion venue.
Time Out tip: Each spring, Smock Alley hosts its Scene + Heard Festival featuring some of the most creative theater in Dublin.
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