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Murder One will run from 2nd-4th November in Dublin’s historic Smock Alley Theatre in the heart of Temple Bar.

Smock Alley was the first Theatre Royal built in Dublin. John Ogilby opened it in 1662 as part of the Restoration of the British monarchy and King Charles II in 1660, along with the London’s Drury Lane (1662) and the Lincoln’s Inn Fields (1661). It was the first custom-built theatre in the city and still remains in substantially the same form, making it one of the most important sites in European theatre history.

Smock Alley Temple Bar Theatre was the first theatre outside London to receive the title of Theatre Royal, but because it had been built on land reclaimed from the Liffey, the building was unstable and the gallery collapsed twice; it was rebuilt in 1735.

In the mid-1740s, Thomas Sheridan took on the role of manager of Smock Alley and made many improvements to it. While it was in operation as a theatre, it gave the world the plays of George Farquhar, Oliver Goldsmith, and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, and the brilliant performances of Peg Woffington, Thomas Sheridan, Spranger Barry, and Charles Macklin. It was on this stage that David Garrick, the greatest actor of the 18th century, first played Hamlet.

 

Accommodation

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Tip for travellers: don’t leave your accommodation to chance, Dublin is a very popular city, book now for the best deal.

Parking

Nearest car parks are Fleet Street Car Park and Christchurch Car Park.
Patrons can also pre-book their parking at Fleet Street at https://www.bookings.parkrite.ie/ and Christchurch at http://www.q-park.ie

On Foot

Smock Alley Theatre is situated on Exchange Street Lower with its façade facing on to Essex Quay/Wood Quay. We are only a 12 – 15 minute walk from Tara Street DART station and 5 – 10 minutes from the Jervis Street or Four Courts stops on the LUAS red line. It is a 10 – 15 minute walk from O’Connell Street. There are parking facilities at Christchurch and Fleet Street and we are located near the numerous high quality restaurants and bars in the Temple Bar area.

Bus Routes

Situated in the city centre, Smock Alley Theatre is serviced by many bus routes. The following are the nearest stops:

Stop Number 1443 (Wood Quay): 37,39a,39,51d,69,69x,70,79,79a,83,83a,145

Stop Number 1479(Ormond Quay): 83,25,25a,25x,26,37,39,39a,51d,51x,66 a, b, x ,67, 70,83,83a,145,151

Stop Number 1480 (Ormond Quay): 79a,79,69

Stop Number 312 (Wellington Quay / Parliament Street): 25a, 67,66b,25,26,66,66a,67,67x

Stop Number 2002(Parliament Street): 13,27,40,49,77a,123,747

Stop Number 2003(Lord Edward Street): 56a,54a,150.

You can find the most appropriate bus route for you here.

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