Bord Gais Energy Theatre
Venue: Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Address: Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2
Telephone: + 353 (0) 1 677 7999
The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is a 2,111-capacity theatre in Dublin, Ireland which opened in March 2010. Designed by Daniel Libeskind of New York and RHWL Architects of London, it is located in the Grand Canal Dock area and the concept of the theatre was created by Mike Adamson of Live Nation and the Docklands Development Authority as a touring theatre for Ballet, Opera, Musicals and Concerts.It was officially opened with a performance of Swan Lake by the Russian State Ballet of Siberia. It is the largest theatre in Ireland and is designed to present theatrical productions that were previously unable to visit Ireland. The acoustic, theatre technical systems, structural and building services designs were by Arup. Chartered Land were the developers and funders of the theatre and Harry Crosbie is the lease holder.
The theatre complements the larger 14,000-capacity concert venue The O2, which is located in the same district. The building was opened as the Grand Canal Theatre, but was renamed during March 2012 as part of a naming rights agreement with Bord Gáis, worth a reported €4.5 million. It will have this name until 2018 at least.
The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is located less than a 10 minute drive from the hotel or just a 20 minute walk away. Stay at the George Frederic Handel Hotel near The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.