The Bord Gais Theatre Events Guide

You’ve heard of London’s West End and New York’s Broadway – well this is Dublin City’s answer! Located in the heart of Grand Canal Square, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre opened its doors in 2010 following the demand for a suitable theatre to show global productions and since then over half a million people have visited the Bord Gais every year.

We’re huge fans of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre here at Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane – we’re located opposite it! Below are our top picks from their jam-packed program.


Blood Brothers

18th February- 29th February- Tickets from €16

Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. “This standing ovation” musical will definitely have the crowd on their feet!


The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour

3rd March- Tickets from €59

The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour is an iconic and inspiring live theatrical performance that celebrates Whitney’s incredible music and the everlasting legacy of the most awarded female artist of all time! This one of a kind holographic experience will reunite audiences with the beloved Queen of Pop!

The Songs of Leonard Cohen With Special Guests

4th-5th March

Experience the remarkable songs of Leonard Cohen live on stage performed by the amazing RTE Concert Orchestra at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. The orchestra will also be joined by special guests on the night, this is a show not to miss!

William Shatner Live on Stage

10th March

Fasten your seatbelts and hold on tight as you go on the space journey of a lifetime with the live performance from the infamous William Shatner! As he performs the sounds of “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” accompanied by a screening of the movie itself. The performance is also followed by a live chat with the one and only “Captain James T. Kirk “himself.

Irish National Opera: Carmen

22nd – 28th March

Don’t miss the brilliant Irish National Opera and the mesmerising Carmen as they take you through a story of love, passion, and criminality with some of the most unforgettable Arias to be heard. Celine Byrne from “The Arts Review” believes the show to be “Simply extraordinary in range, depth, and texture.”



5th-10th May – Tickets from €23.50
Six tells the story of Henry VIII’s six wives as they tell you their tales and celebrate their girl-power transitioning from Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses on the mic. The play has been nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and is not one to be missed!

Friends! The Musical Parody

12th – 16th May – Tickets from €19
The gang are back together again, but this time they can sing! Ross, Chandler, Joey, Pheobe, Rachel and Monica take us through life of work, love and life in Manhattan during the 90s taking us through the highs and the lows of being in your twenties, living in New York City. It’s the reunion we’ve all been waiting for! After being “on a break”!
This musical parody will make you laugh your socks off!

Joker – Live In Concert

19th May – Tickets from €70.95
See the Golden-Globe award-winning film JOKER brought to life by a full orchestra with Joaquin’s Phoenix’s character Arthur Fleck’s life is changed drastically in a dark yet phenomenal fashion. Let the haunting musical sounds take you even deeper into this emotional roller coaster of a tale of the man they call JOKER.

Oliver Callan

22nd May – Tickets from €31
Irish impressionist Oliver Callan returns to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on May 22nd bringing to life his array of hilarious impersonations of some of Ireland’s well-known names. “Oliver Callan brings his most ambitious live show yet, with dozens of impressions, sketches and voices kicking our leaders and legends into the next decade.”
This show promises of a night of top-drawer comedy and pure laughter.

Back to The Future In Concert

24th May – Tickets from €36.90
For the hit-movie Back to The Future’s 35th anniversary, Bord Gais Energy Theatre brings you back the iconic journey of Marty McFly and the Doc’s struggle to put the future back together again! This time, it will be accompanied by a full symphony orchestra’s performance of the iconic soundtrack of the hit film. This is one not to be missed!

Pre-theatre and Post-theatre Dining Beside The Bord Gais Theatre

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Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane is in the ideal location for starting or finishing your night at the theatre. You can choose from quick bites in the buzzing Vertigo Bar or indulge in a delicious pre-theatre meal at the Stir Restaurant with seasonal, classic Irish and European dishes made from locally sourced, fresh ingredients.

Why not extend your trip to the theatre? Enjoy a great value city-break in Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane with our range of hotel offers with deals on one and two night stays for both couples and families.

Start planning your trip to Dublin and book your perfect break at Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane.


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