Our Venue The Pavilion
Our Venue - The Pavilion

Welcome to Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire. Pavilion Theatre in its current form opened its doors to the public in 2000, although there has been a venue on our site since 1903. As the municipal theatre for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, with generous support from the County Council and the Arts Council, we entertain thousands of people from County Dublin, County Wicklow, the rest of Ireland and visitors from across the world each year.

Adjacent to the boats around our many yacht clubs, Pavilion Theatre is central to the busy hubbub that is Dún Laoghaire Harbour. Pavilion Theatre is a magnificent facility presenting an exciting and diverse programme of events. We host Irish and international theatre, dance and music, as well as the best of local amateur companies. Our vibrant programme also includes family events, cinema, literary talks and comedy.

Why not phone us on +353 (1) 231 2929, join our mailing list and feast your senses on the great choice of affordable entertainment! Catch a show after a stroll down the pier or relax with a pre-show drink and a harbour view at our very own bar.

Pavilion Theatre would like to wish the Dublin Animation Film Festival 2018 every success!


Getting Here


The DART is one of the easiest ways to get to Dún Laoghaire. You can also hop on the 46A bus (made famous by the song ‘Summer in Dublin’ by Bagatelle. You can also reach it on the 75, 7A and 7 buses which are the most frequent. You can view the Dublin Bus timetable by clicking here.

Iarnróid Eireann (Irish Rail) operates the DART – the Dublin Area Rapid Transit electrical train. The DART station to stop at is Dún Laoghaire and the station is only a few minutes’ walk from the Pavilion Theatre.

Dún Laoghaire doesn’t yet operate the ‘Park and Ride’ scheme yet – but we will let you know when it is possible to take public bicycle from the City Centre to Dún Laoghaire! (Applause to anyone who is brave enough and fit enough to attempt that cycle!)

Where to Stay




The Royal Marine Hotel - Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin +353 (0)1 230 0030
Haddington Hotel - 9-12 Haddington Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin +353 (0) 1 280 1810
Beacon Hotel Beacon Ct, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Sandyford, Dublin 18, D18 Y8N7 +353 (0) 1 291 5000
Killiney Castle - Killiney, Co. Dublin +353 (0) 1 230 5400
Helen’s Radission Blu Hotel - Stillorgan Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin +353 (0)1 218 6000
Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan - Stillorgan Road, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin +353 (0) 1 2001 8000


Brookville Lodge - Brookville Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin +353 (0)1 289 3693
Tara Hall - 23 Sandycove Road, Dún Laoghaire +353 (0) 1 280 5120


Marina Hostel - 7 Old Dun Leary Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin +353 (0) 1 284 1524
Dun Laoghaire

Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, is based approximately 13k from Dublin City Centre. It can be easily reached by public transport either via the DART or the following buses serviced by Dublin Bus: 7, 7a, 8, 45A, 59, 75, 111 and the 46A bus (made famous by the song “Summer in Dublin” by bagatelle). Dún Laoghaire is known for its harbour and sailing clubs, the Pavilion theatre, the National Maritime Museum, the James Joyce Tower and for promoting the arts! A new library and cultural centre, DLR Lexicon opened in 2014.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council supports a wide range of cultural events throughout the year. To find out more about them click here. If you are interested in being kept informed by email of dlr Arts events and opportunities please subscribe to the e-bulletin by emailing your name, address and email to arts@dlrcoco.ie