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Great venue.

Open room set up with a nightclub attached.Perfect venue for a small/intimate gig. Right in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Treat for my friend

I went to the Academy in Abbey Street on 7th Sept to see Hozier, wow he was amazing and the music... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Marian B
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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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...more
57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 877 9999
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’m 19 years old,planned for a night out in the academy Dublin on Saturday 10/10/18 (2 days ago) was planning of going one of my friends,friends birthday,went up To the door to present REAL ID,as I’m 19 the LEGAL age,security man didn’t even look or...More

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrible experience , went here as a guardian for my 14 year old sister and I wasn’t allowed in with her as my ticket wasn’t the same, so I had to leave my sister on her own and was made wait in a line for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Open room set up with a nightclub attached.Perfect venue for a small/intimate gig. Right in the city center too!

Thank GavinLynam
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I went to the Academy in Abbey Street on 7th Sept to see Hozier, wow he was amazing and the music was incredible. What I really loved was he continued the singing one after the other. He changed guitar and straight into another song. So...More

Thank Marian B
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Saw Billy Talent here during our honeymoon in Ireland (yeah we’re not too traditional). Great venue! So intimate, despite sold out show we felt like it was a very small concert. Really cool to see a bigger band in this type of venue. Comfortable, good...More

Thank KL V
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Went up to see Skid Row here last week, haven't been here in ages. It's even better than I remembered, well laid out, not too big, not too small and clean. Good staff and nice pints. Skid row were savage too.

Thank MartinG4884
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Great venue,we were surprised how small it was … allowing us to be up close to band and have a fantastic view …brilliant. The balcony also offered a great advantage with the view. Staff brilliant, bar staff quick, cloak room facilities … exceptional venue !

Thank gillie3708
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Brilliant venue, saw Billy Talent here, small enough that it feels intimate but even at a sold out show we weren’t being squashed and pushed around. I’m short but no problems seeing the stage. Bar was easy to get to and to get served, sound...More

Thank nic0la0brien
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Ignorant rude and completely unprofessional staff. I would never recommend this establishment to anybody.

Thank gerardgjjude
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely love this venue for music. Great sound, great atmosphere and always helpful staff. Couldn't rate highly enough.

Thank av0607
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24 August 2018|
Response from Sara G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on the upper level there is a sort of balconies where you can be seated and watch the shows comfortably.
Jack k
8 March 2018|
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Response from Natalie N | Reviewed this property |
Usually all leave and go somewhere else. Check details for gig beforehand. The Gin Palace is only a few doors down and plenty of other choices nearby.
Catherine C
11 December 2017|
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Response from Natalie N | Reviewed this property |
no specific parking as it is a city centre venue. Several car parks closeby e.g. Arnotts and Jervis. The Luas offers many more options. Enjoy your visit!