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Address: Cavendish Row, Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 1 874 4085
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Description: This theater hosts dramatic performances by Ireland's up-and-coming...
This theater hosts dramatic performances by Ireland's up-and-coming playwrights.
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Old theatre Dublin in the heart of Old Dublin

Great acting in always excellently chosen plays, a lovely bar where I always go and sit in a corner, observing theatre lovers mingling and chatting (always with a superb glass of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Dublin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great acting in always excellently chosen plays, a lovely bar where I always go and sit in a corner, observing theatre lovers mingling and chatting (always with a superb glass of wine), an old style coffee dock and programmes for sale always for €5 and where you are praised for having the exact note to hand....this is a wonderful venue... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
5 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

My arty farty credentials were cruelly exposed by "The Caretaker".Unfortunately I only googled the play/Harold Pinter after the show. The references to Theatre of the Absurd and Samuel Beckett were of some comfort. My ignorance is not unreasonable. I have had some really enjoyable visits here over the years. A great venue with an eclectic programme catering for all tastes.

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Derry, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We loved the intimate Georgian setting of this theatre which was so appropriate for this wonderful adaptation of Emily Bronte's novel. A superb night out

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Dallas, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This adorable and classic theatre is likely the oldest in Ireland. Its small so there isn't a bad seat. Beautiful and well kept. The actors are always top class. Its got a wonderful quaint bar and tea/coffee counter. If you like theatre and an escape I recommend the Gate.

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Alcanar, Cataluña, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Although I haven´t had the pleasure to read the original text, I have read some reviews on the play at the Gate and the main actress herself couldn´t do it neither, so... I think it would be the ideal to fully understand the play and appreciate it. Once I went out I was trying to analyze the play and reach... More 

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Portmarnock, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Just saw the Wuthering Heights and I have to write a review because it was an excellent adaptation of the famous novel. The actors were great as well but the way this evening was built up, the changes in the scenery and the makups were impressive. I was afraid that the end will be a little bit depressing but this... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
33 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

An excellent performance of Wuthering Heights in this intimate and engaging theatre. At €25 a seat for the best view in the house, it's unbeatable. Booking in advance is a must for the most popular shows, done either over the phone, box office or online. Well worth a visit during any trip to Dublin.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Nice historical theatre in the heart of Dublin Don't miss the Guinness tour,book of Kell's trinity college Temple bar district

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Excellent performance of the Mariner. Friendly staff, ease of booking. Beautiful auditorium.small bar for pre and interval drinks

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Brilliant play, great acting and fantastic production. Wonderful tense drama in which two brothers confront each other about their deceased father's belongings, mediated by a hilarious Jewish furniture dealer. What a treat!

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