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Gate Theatre

Cavendish Row, Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland
353 1 874 4085
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Ranked #30 of 279 attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Description: This theater hosts dramatic performances by Ireland's up-and-coming playwrights.
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Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Really, could anyone have done more? The acting superb, easy Will Call ticket collection, delightful performance - costumes to die for - settings unbelievable - and intermission wine? Really, what else could one want of a theatre?

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My wife and I were here in May for a Saturday matinee. We booked about two months in advance and had the best seats in the house for a production of Oscar Wilde's "An Ideal Husband." We couldn't have been more pleased by every aspect of our experience. The acting was superb from top to bottom. There were two butlers... More

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Ottawa, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have been there on two separate trips to Ireland. The quality of set design, acting and acoustics was remarkable. I especially enjoyed having tea at the half. Not a typical North American experience. I loved it abd it is an easy walk from Temple Bar where my hotel was.

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Rock Springs, WY
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

To see a play written by Ireland's Oscar Wilde from 1895 on-stage in Dublin, Ireland, just down the street from the Writers Museum was a real treat. The play was The Ideal Husband, and the theater was the Gate. We bought tickets the night before the performance, receiving good seats, at a decent price. The audience was civil and attentive.... More

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Staying at Cassidy's opposite so decided to see An Ideal Husband and experience a Dublin writer in his own city. Bought the tickets only the day before and were given the best seats still available. As the theatre is older the seats are not well raked and I had a large person sitting in front. However, I was able to... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I'll echo the many other reviewers by saying that I thoroughly enjoyed this production of "An Ideal Husband". Regarding the seat size, they are small in comparison to American theater seats so I can see how someone who is very tall or of a generous size would be uncomfortable. But I would hope that would not discourage anyone from attending.... More

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Smithtown, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We spent our last night in Dublin seeing Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband at the Gate Theatre. The play was beautifully done, acted and directed. The costumes and sets were gorgeous. This is a quality experience and we highly recommend it.

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County Kildare, Ireland
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My husband and I went to the Gate Theatre last night to see a production of Wilde's An Ideal Husband. The play was simply superb - wonderful cast, glorious set and, being Oscar Wilde, hilariously funny. As for the theatre itself, well I've been to several Dublin theatres on many occasions but this was my first ever time in the... More

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Dublin Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Many visitors are suspicious of the North City Side of Dublin, but to venture to The Gate just at the top of O'Connell Street is worth it! The Gate is much loved by Dubliners often showing great plays by Dublin's very own playwrights. Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband is on at the moment, and it's wonderful, a cosy atmosphere, in... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I recently saw An Ideal Husband at the Gate. I always enjoy seeing plays at the Gate Theatre as I'm a frequent theatre goer. I recently saw An Ideal Husband. Great cast and Oscar Wildes work is also awesome. I also have seen many plays in recent years at The Gate including A Streetcar Named Desire, Jane Eyre, Harold Pinter's... More

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