Bord Gais Energy Theatre
This 2,100 capacity purpose built theatre was designed by world renowned architect Daniel Libeskind and is an outstanding addition to Ireland's Theatre world. The theatre is presenting the best of National and International Theatre, Musicals, Drama, Opera, Ballet, Family Shows & Classical Concerts and has the facility to accommodate world class West End and Broadway productions for the first time in Ireland.
The opening production at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin on March 18, 2010 was a stunning performance of Swan Lake by the Russian State Ballet, featuring star soloists from the Bolshoi Ballet.
For more information and bookings log on to www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie
The Three Arena
The Three Arena (formerly The Point) is Europe's first venue, of its size, which is custom designed for live music. The old Victorian warehouse is still very evident at the Three Arena but the pillars have been moved to create an amphitheatre style design and therefore it boasts unrivalled acoustics. The layout also ensures clear sightlines and proximity to the stage for everyone in the audience, due to its unique tiered seating design. The Three Arena has a capacity to hold up to 14,000 people who will enjoy some 150 entertainment and live music events in any given year. The Arena opened its doors to the public in December 2008.
The Three Arena is a development of the Point Exhibition Company, made up of Live Nation and Harry Crosbie.
The Three Arena (formerly The Point Depot) started life as a large cast-iron warehouse. It was built in 1878 by the Great Southern and Western Railway Company as a riverside goods depot. Its location beside the point at which the East Wall and North Wall met provided the buildings name. By the 1980's the building was abandoned and facing collapse when it was bought by Harry Crosbie from CIÉ for €952,500. Shay Cleary Architects was recruited to turn the building into a multi-purpose concert, exhibition and conference centre. During the renovation U2 recorded part of their Rattle and Hum album in the building. The Point Depot operated between 1988 and 2007 as a venue for music concerts, boxing matches, exhibitions, operas, as well as theatre and circus performances. It hosted the Eurovision Song Contest on three separate occasions in the 1990's and the 1999 MTV European Music Awards.
The Three Arena opened its doors to the public in December 2008 after an €80 million investment. It is a development of the Point Exhibition Company, made up of Live Nation and Harry Crosbie. Live Nation operates over 155 music and entertainment venues across three continents and promotes acts as diverse as Madonna, U2, The Rolling Stones and Jay Z.
To book tickets log onto 3arena.ie