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Bewley's Lunchtime Theatre

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Address: 78/79 Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland
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+353 86 878 4001

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Way above expectations

We didn't expect much for 12 Euro including "light lunch" but everything from the amazing Irish Soda bread that accompanied our extraordinary beet soup exceeded our expectations... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We didn't expect much for 12 Euro including "light lunch" but everything from the amazing Irish Soda bread that accompanied our extraordinary beet soup exceeded our expectations. The one woman show The Humours of Bandon in the tiny intimate theatre blew us away. We're from New York and go to shows on Broadway. If I'd paid $50 for this I... More 

Thank hughess004
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

I chanced upon this and was glad I did. If the performance we saw is anything to go by, then do go, it was brilliant. At the moment they are performing on the top floor of the Powerscourt Townhouse, it was only about 6 or 8 euros for a ticket, I think 4 more euros for a bowl of delicious... More 

Thank halcyon_times
Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

My first visit here to see From Eden by Stephen Jones who also starred in it with Seána Kerslake. Wonderful show. Funny, sad, funny, tragic amazing piece of theatre. Will definitely be back. Best €10 spend EVER

Thank Francesmonica
Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

I was handed a leaflet walking through the Powerscoirt Townhouse Centre and as I had two hours to wait for my airport bus decided to venture in. What a treat! I was transfixed for an hour, taken through a whole spectrum of emotions and came out wishing that I could be back the following week for the next show! Cannot... More 

Thank chicpascher2012
Carlow, Ireland
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

My family attended two different Peter Sheridan shows in August 2016 - 47 Roses and Are you having a Laugh?. Both show were very good indeed. Both shows need to be brought out to wider audiences in the Irish provinces soon.

Thank John_McDarby
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 19 November 2015

I saw 2 short comedies at Powerscourt Townhouse today at lunchtime. They were brilliant. really dark humour and a brilliant twist that I didnt see coming. Also love the venue and the soup. Runs next week as well. Go see!!!

1 Thank Nan_O_Leary
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

Wonderful and quaint! This little lunchtime theatre is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. The play was tremendous, and the meal excellent.

1 Thank Sirailin
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

We visited Dublin and as we are very interested in Oscar Wilde decided we visit the Bewley Lunch theatre. We had lovely coffee but the show wasn't great. Not bad but wouldn't reccommend.

Thank Phillipa O
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

A surprise packet well worth tracking down. We saw Oscar Wilde's "The Happy Prince" while eating soup and bread. Great entertainment.

Thank David C
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

This building was one of the most iconic spots and certainly the most famous coffee shop in the country. Inside the coffee was secondary to the ambience, the buzz, the staff in traditional uniforms, the decor, wooden nooks and crannies in which to sit and read. The theatre itself was added on in later years and added yet another artistic... More 


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