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Review of Olympia Theatre

Olympia Theatre
Ranked #74 of 498 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.
Belfast, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

went here to a comedy night. it is very small but then again you want to be able to see the expression on the comedians faces when you go to something like this

Visited December 2012
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OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thanks for your comments Christine! Glad you enjoyed your time in The Olympia. Our seated capacity is 1,200 approx so it's a nice size for comedy shows alright. Hope to see you again.
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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews
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“Great concert/show venue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Been to a few shows and concerts here.
Great venue for concert - has that nice intimate feel about it.
Box seats aren't the best for theatre shows due to reduced visibility but grand for concerts.
Seen most of the Mrs Brown's Boys shows here - don't think the O2 will be a patch on The Olympia.
You feel as if you step back in time with the old fashioned interior. The toilets could do with being updated along with the stairs up to the upper circles.
Otherwise a great spot for concerts or shows.

Visited November 2012
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OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Hi Carmel, thanks for the high rating, much appreciated!

Yes we would definitely recommend better seats than the boxes for seated theatre shows with big sets, that's why they aren't put on sale to the general public. They are still in high demand however, a very unique experience at The Olympia!

Sorry to hear you feel the bathrooms need updating, we completely renovated them over the past couple of years and haven't had any negative comments since. The stairways have recently been recarpeted, and our maintenance team work hard to keep our historical theatre up to modern standards. If you could email us on info@olympia.ie with further details we'd appreciate the chance to able to investigate what issues you have had?

We wish Mrs Brown would come back to us soon, but fear she's too big for us now! Hope to see you again soon at The Olympia. Many thanks again
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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
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“Excellent old style theatre”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

A very central venue, old style theatre, showing its age in places, but very pleasant staff and comfortable seating. A consession stand at the rear of the theatre.

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OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thanks so much for your comments, we hope to welcome you again to The Olympia in the future!
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Ireland
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152 reviews
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“Great Night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Went to Deacon Blue last night and wow what a perfect location, they nearly blew the roof off, the atmosphere was that good.
A few pints at the bar inside before the concert and an easy walk to a taxi later made for a great evening, plenty of places to eat close by.
Will definitely be back, a great setting.

Visited September 2013
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OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Thanks so much for your feedback, much appreciated. Deacon Blue were great, so many classics! The vibe in the crowd was amazing too. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Charming but needs a little facelift”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

Went to the Chippendales and was on the first floor. The bar closes just before start and open up again at break. The seats are very cramped and every time the act left the stage you couldn't see them at all except if you were on the ground floor. Needs a bit of an overhaul on the seating and decor maybe but clean throughout. Staff are nice and friendly and location is perfect for pre-theatre dinner and drinks.

Visited September 2013
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OlympiaTheatre, Front Office Manager at Olympia Theatre, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Hi there, many thanks for your comments. If you have any issues at all while in the theatre please feel free to speak to a member of staff who will be able to help you on the spot. Look forward to welcoming you again to The Olympia Theatre!
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