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“Best venue in Dublin”
Review of Olympia Theatre

Olympia Theatre
Ranked #62 of 573 things to do in Dublin
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Owner description: Much loved old theatre, highly respected by locals and visitors alike. Always busy, showing a variety of plays, musicals, pantomime, comedy as well as numerous gigs by Irish and International rock and pop artists.
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great place for any gig. Small and intimate and full of atmosphere. Its probably one of the oldest venues - but definately one of the best, if not the best.

Thank Judy S
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irisholympian, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2012

Thank you SO much Judy, we hope to see you again at The Olympia soon!

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Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

Lovely historic venue. Went to see Emeli Sande most recently. Great concert as Emeli amazing and venue small and intimate. Previously saw A Womans Heart, equally as enjoyable. Centrally located theatre with plenty of bars/restaurants.

Couple a draw backs, seat space very tight (I'm not tall but very squashed), bar served drinks in glasses then security spent night taking glasses/bottles off punters in main area. Scuffle with some merry women, should have been sorted quicker as disturbed those around the incident.

Thank Laois1
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irisholympian, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2012

Hi there, many thanks for your feedback. We agree that Emeli Sande is a truly amazing performer, we've been honoured to have her play here twice in the last few months! Sorry to hear you were not happy with every aspect of your night in The Olympia however, if you would like to email us at info@olympia.ie our management will be able to discuss this with you?

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Show was excellent and very funny. But (theres always a but) although we had front row seats (A20 -21) we could not see the show. the props and the speakers at the front of the stage blocked our view. at the interval we asked to move and were quite promptly given excellent seats with full view.. My only regret is we did not ask to move at the the start of the show as we missed quite a lot of it.

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irisholympian, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2012

Hi Jess, glad you enjoyed the show but we're disappointed to hear you weren't 100% happy with your experience. If you wanted to email us on info@olympia.ie we can have a manager discuss this with you?

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

I went to see "The night Joe Dolans car broke down" and all I can say is " that was A great night" really enjoyed the show. But because Im not a skinny lad, I did find the seats a bit tight, but enjoued the show none the less

Thank Mark17300
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irisholympian, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2012

Glad you enjoyed the show Mark! If you have any issues on the night, please feel free to ask to speak to the Manager On Duty so they can help if they can... Its important to us to make sure you're all looked after!

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

I was at the Olympia recently to see Newton Faulkner. It was my first time in the there and I really liked the venue and really enjoyed the show!
I think what makes the Olympia unique is it'a small venue which makes it more intimate and personal for whatever show you are there to see. It's never over priced, my tickets were only €25! You could pay twice that in the O2 and end up being miles back from the stage and able to see nothing!
It has a really quaint, old, vintage feel to it the way it's laid out, the seats, there's little lampshades over some of the lights. The Olympia was first opened in the 1800's so, it's like you're stepping back in time when you're in there! I loved it and I don't think others should be deterred from going to it just because of it's age and size....

Thank youngmcgirl
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irisholympian, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2012

Hi Jess, glad to hear our staff were able to sort you out immediately when you had an issue on the night, hope this won't deter you from visiting us again.

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