Published on January 26th, 2010 | by bngr4
Grand Canal Theatre
This is what’s called fancy. The new Grand Canal Theatre is opening in March and already has a whole load of events on offer. According to the site:
“This brand new 2,111 capacity purpose built theatre was designed by world renowned architect Daniel Libeskind and is an outstanding addition to Ireland’s Theatre world. The theatre will be presenting the best of National and International Theatre, Musicals, Drama, Opera, Ballet, Family Shows & Classical Concerts and will have the facility to accommodate world class West End and Broadway productions for the first time in Ireland….The opening production at the Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin on March 18, 2010 will be a stunning performance of Swan Lake by the Russian State Ballet.”
For more information on the history of the theatre see here.
In the coming months the theatre will be host to the likes of Ronan Keating, R Kelly, Paul Brady, Josh Ritter, Rufus Wainwright, Christy Moore, Don McLean, The Waterboys, Gift Grub, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Hairspray.
I have high hopes for this new venue doing well. It looks great and when the conference centre opens across the water with the Samuel Beckett bridge inbetween it will be a fabulous new part of the city to be proud of. I hope to go see a good few of the gigs listed but in the mean time I plan to go down and have a nose during the day when it opens up, given I’ve been passing the building every day for a year, and I suggest you do the same.