Venue Details - Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

Opened in 1662 Smock Alley was the first custom-built theatre in Dublin city and still remains in substantially the same form, making it one of the most important sites in European theatre history.

Getting there - on foot

Smock Alley Theatre is situated on Exchange Street Lower with it’s façade facing on to Wood Quay. Smock Alley Theatre is only a 10 minute walk from Tara Street DART station and 5 minutes from the Jervis Street stop on the red LUAS line. It is a 10 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.


Smock Alley Theatre has an arrangement with both Fleet Street Car Park and Christchurch Car Park. Delegate can avail of special day rates (9am– 6pm) for these car parks by presenting their car parking ticket at the booking desk at Smock Alley while at the conference.

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 (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.


The following is a selection of hotels convenient to Smock Alley theatre:
Jurys Inn Dublin Hotel, Christchurch Place +353 1 454 0000
Paramount Hotel Parliament Street, (01) 417 9900
Maldron Hotel Smithfield +353 1 485 0900
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane +353 1 898 2900
Trinity City Hotel, Pearse Street +353 1 648 1000
Brooks Hotel, Drury Street +353 1 670 4000

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