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The Academy Dublin

57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 877 9999
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Great up close and personal venue

I have been to numerous venues for gigs over the years I was here to see the awesome Clutch ,been... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dave B
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Great venue!

Was at the academy for a music gig during the week! It is a decent venue, pretty small but the... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Tom S
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Since The Academy opens its doors in late 2007, we’ve welcomed a large number of talented acts, and have a million great memories... From The Killers to Lilly Allen, Chuck Berry to Calvin Harris, Biffy Clyro to Michael McIntyre, we’re proud to be at the forefront of the live music scene in Dublin.Featuring 3 different venues within one building, The Academy gives punters a big choice of acts, clubs & events to consider when on a night out in the city. The Main Room has a capacity of 850 including the mezzanine balcony. With a prominent stage that is viewable from every corner of the room, and raised seating areas situated either side of the stage, it means that every punter gets to experience the show close up. This is where the biggest acts play, and where our late clubs take place.Academy 2 in the basement is our baby venue, with a capacity of 230. Here you will find new up & coming acts, both local and international. Countless bands have cut their teeth in Academy 2, only to announce soonafter that their next gig will be headlining the Main Room!The Greenroom is our ground floor venue which was given a complete overhaul in the summer of 2011. With a capacity of 450 and a new stage installed, its the perfect location for club nights, DJ’s, private parties & special events.
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57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 877 9999
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to numerous venues for gigs over the years I was here to see the awesome Clutch ,been maybe 8 yesrs since I last saw this band The venue is small,but not tiny Good views from all over ,which is very important and...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Was at the academy for a music gig during the week! It is a decent venue, pretty small but the sound system was dead on!

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Great venue, especially during the weekends (neon neon on friday and circus on saturday). Nice staff and prices are not expensive for a club. The main room with a balcony is nice. But be careful! there might be some underage people with fake IDs inside...More

Thank Chlo g
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Absolutely awful service, was completely disrespected and disregarded. I was treated horribly because I was a 'child'. Unnecessarily rude and unwillingly to co-operate. I will not be giving this business my money again.

1  Thank actuvzx
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Went to a gig in the Green Room section on a night when they had a few gigs going on, early and late. It was comfortable, ok sound, and enjoyable gig. I was a bit miffed that the bar was closed to us at the...More

Thank barrera
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I was given Jack Savoretti concert tickets for the Academy in Dublin. It was an amazing evening!! the best concert I've been too. I always get concerned and feel anctious about where I'm going, however!! The venue was perfect and it felt so intimate because...More

Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I'm compelled to write this review, following the Jack Savoretti concert. Having had the previous email com's with the venue, I was looking forward to what I hoped would be a good experience for my disabled wife, which clearly makes my life a little easier...More

Thank Jon L
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This is a small intimate venue ideal for rock gigs as it lends itself to a brilliant atmosphere and a feelong of being part of the event. The bar prices are as you would expect but the staging & standing areas downstairs are set up...More

Thank X295ECianm
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The bouncers and staff are ignorant inconsiderate people. I was waiting to show the bouncer my ID + another form of ID and then a tall bald bouncer grabbed me last night for no reason (I didn't even go to him) and I pulled away...More

Thank kayymalone
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The venue is excellent but the staff are rude, ignorant and extremely disrespectful. Shouting at people and pushing people out the door, clearly these people were waiting for their friends to get their jackets from cloak room.

Thank Izzymccullough
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24 March 2017|
Response from X295ECianm | Reviewed this property |
Yes...a cliakroom by the stage costing €2 . Hope this helps
5 December 2016|
Response from Eugene1958 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I haven't used that but would expect that it's even doors open