Our Venue - Pavilion Theatre
Our Venue - Pavilion Theatre

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.

Located in the picturesque seaside town, 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 hosting Irish and international theatre, dance and music, as well as the best of local amateur companies. The vibrant programme also includes family events, cinema, literary talks and comedy.

Visit Pavilion Theatre website and join the mailing list to 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 Pavilion Bar.

Pavilion Theatre would like to congratulate the Dublin Animation Film Festival 2019 on reaching it's 9th Birthday!


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!)

Newsflash – there have been a number of discussions about changes to the public routes – we will keep you updated about any changes!

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 is a town that has an impressive history and a bright future. It's not only home to the Pavilion Theatre, one of Ireland’s best municipal theatres, but showcases the National Maritime Museum, the DLR LexIcon, (which is one of the top free tourist attractions in Ireland) a pier with an awesome view, sailing clubs and two legendary ice-cream shops!

Work has commenced on the new Dun Laoghaire Baths which are due to open in 2020 – we can’t wait!

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council sponsors a number of events in the county - if you are planning to visit Dún Laoghaire in the next few months and would like to find out what’s happening, click here.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dún Laoghaire!