Venue: Vicar Street
Address: Thomas Street, Dublin 8
Telephone: 00353 (0)1 77 55 800
Vicar Street is a concert, performing arts centre and events venue in Dublin, Ireland. Located on Thomas Street, Dublin 8, Vicar Street has capacity for 1,050 people for seated performances and 1,500 people for standing gigs. The venue is owned by Harry Crosbie and operated by Peter Aiken. Since opening in 1998, the venue has become a popular setting for a wide range of acts including stand-up comedy, drama performances and a variety of concerts. Because of its intimate size, the venue is one looked on with warmth by fans and acts alike.
Vicar Street hosts the Choice Music Prize ceremony in February/March each year. Occasionally the venue is used to accommodate higher attendances than expected at smaller venues.
Many comedians and musicians, both from Ireland and abroad, have chosen to record some of their live material at the venue. These include, Aslan, Des Bishop, Jason Byrne, Damien Dempsey, The Dubliners, The Frames, Christy Moore, Mundy, Josh Ritter, Tommy Tiernan and Neil Young, to name a few.
Vicar Street has been awarded the Live Music Venue of the Year Award, in the national and Dublin-based categories of the IMRO awards, for two years running in 2009 and 2008 – the first two years of the IMRO Music Venue Awards. In addition in 2008, it also received the Hot Press Readers Award for Best Live Music Venue in Ireland.
If you are looking for a hotel near Vicar Street, The George Frederic Handel Hotel is less than a 10 minute walk from the venue, or a 2 minute drive. Vicar Street recommends you use the same car park as you would use for the hotel, Christchurch Car Park. There is limited on street car parking in front of the venue.