Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (Grand Canal Theatre) Dublin
The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (Grand Canal Theatre) is a 2,111 capacity purpose built theatre that opened in March 2010. The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (Grand Canal Theatre) hosts the best of National and International Theatre, Musicals, Drama, Opera, Ballet, Family Shows & Classical Concerts and world class West End and Broadway productions.
Distance from Mespil Hotel Dublin: 2km; walking 15-20min / Drive 5-7min
Stay at the Mespil Hotel, only a 5 minute drive to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre (Grand Canal Theatre).
Upcoming events at The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
One Man Two Guvnors
Monday 17th November - Saturday 22nd November 2014
Richard Bean’s award-winning play is a glorious celebration of British comedy – a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother – who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with one Stanley Stubbers – but to prevent discovery, he must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
La Traviata, Glyndebourne Tour 2014
Wednesday 3rd December - Saturday 6th December 2014
Exceptional, world-class opera on your doorstep – after a wait of 23 years, don’t miss Glyndebourne’s performance at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre with this operatic gem, the perfect Christmas treat - Verdi’s La traviata
Transferring direct from Glyndebourne’s renowned summer Festival, a new production of Verdi’s masterpiece – the story of a ‘fallen woman’ who, in the shadow of death, grasps life and lives it to the full. Intensely passionate and tragic, La traviata remains one of the most popular operas of all time. Written by Verdi at the peak of his powers, it is lyrical, heartbreaking and unforgettable, appealing directly to the emotions and resulting in an opera that invents itself anew for every generation.
The performance lasts approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one interval of 20 minutes. Sung in Italian with English supertitles
The Snoman - A Christmas Special
Saturday 13th December - Sunday 14th December 2014
This phenomenally popular show, The Snowman Movie comes to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre following its sellout success in recent years. A magical concert designed for all the family, Raymond Briggs’s captivating film has established itself as part of the Christmas festivities for young and old, accompanied by Howard Blake’s score played live by the Irish Philharmonic Orchestra. Suitable for young children, this is an opportunity for the whole family to share the magic of Christmas. Featuring Walking in the Air, and a selection of popular Christmas Songs, bring your jingle bells, wear your fancy dress, and make sure you book early!
Elf the Musical
Thursday 18th December 2014 - Saturday 10th January 2015
Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit starring Will Ferrell, ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. A modern Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF this Christmas.
Peter Pan on ice
Tuesday 10th March - Saturday 4th March 2015
The world-renowned Russian Ice Stars bring a new adaptation of this famous fantasy adventure by J.M. Barrie to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Wendy, Michael and John are visited in the nursery by Peter Pan himself, who teaches them to fly with the help of Tinker Bell, and takes them on a magical journey to Never Land.
Twelve Angry Men
Monday 16th March - Saturday 21st March 2015
Following its record breaking West End run, this powerful new production of Reginald Rose’s gripping courtroom thriller Twelve Angry Men has been hailed as the “classiest, most intelligent drama in the West End”. It brings to the stage the taut brilliance of the 1957 three-time Academy Award nominated film which was produced by and starred Henry Fonda, and is considered to be one of the great 'must-see' movies of all time.
A jury has murder on their minds and a life in their hands as they decide the fate of a young delinquent accused of killing his father. But what appears to be an open and shut case soon becomes a huge dilemma as prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused, the trial and each other turn the tables every which way, until the nail-biting climax...
Tuesday 24th March - Saturday 28th March 2015
As refreshing and thrilling as the day it was written, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! is the original feel-good musical. From the minute the rugged cowboy Curly steps on to the stage singing Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’ we know that all will be right with the world. This colourful production overflows with well-known songs such as I’m Just a Girl Who Cain’t Say No, Surrey With a Fringe on Top, Kansas City, People Will Say We’re in Love and, of course, the rousing title song itself!
Wednesday 1st April - Saturday 18th April 2015
JERSEY BOYS is the remarkable true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the tracks. These four boys from New Jersey became one of the most successful bands in pop history, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and sold 175 million records worldwide, all before they turned 30. The show is packed with their hits, including Beggin’, Sherry, Walk Like A Man, December, 1963 (Oh What a Night), Big Girls Don’t Cry, My Eyes Adored You, Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got), Bye Bye Baby, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Working My Way Back to You, Fallen Angel, Rag Doll and Who Loves You.
Tuesday 22nd April - Sunday 26th April 2015
The MOSCOW STATE OPERA, the company who were so well received with their CARMEN at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre in March 2013, are presenting a traditional production of MADAMA BUTTERFLY. It will feature Ireland’s best-known International Soprano, CELINE BYRNE, and a star soloist from The Bolshoi Opera, ANNA NECHAEVA, in the leading role of CIO-CIO SAN*
The performance will be in Italian with English surtitles and should be one of the highlights of 2015. * Celine will take the lead role on 22nd, 24th & 26th, Anna will take the lead role on 23rd & 25th
Tuesday 28th April - Saturday 2nd May 2015
Barnum’s the name, P T Barnum, and I want to tell you that tonight, on this stage, you are going to see - bar none - every sight, wonder and miracle that name stands for!’
This exhilarating musical follows the irrepressible imagination and dreams of Phineas T Barnum, America’s Greatest Showman. The story of his life and his marriage to Chairy reveals a couple who looked at the world from opposite sides of the spectrum, and also reveals that she was the practical one who made his dreams come true. We follow the legendary showman’s life as he lit up the world with colour, warmth and the excitement of his imagination and finally teamed up with J A Bailey to create Barnum and Bailey’s Circus – the Greatest Show on Earth.
To kill a mockingbird
Monday 4th May - Saturday 9th May 2015
Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is one of the most enduring and best-loved stories of our time. Written as an urgent plea for tolerance and compassion at the height of the Civil Rights movement, it tells the story of Scout Finch as she grows up during the 1930s depression in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama. Her childhood innocence is shattered when her father, Atticus Finch, defends a young black man accused of rape.
Tuesday 19th May - Saturday 23rd May 2015
Calamity Jane can outrun and outshoot any man in Deadwood. Hard, boastful and desperate to impress, she travels to Chicago to recruit a star, Adelaide Adams, for the Deadwood Stage. But things don’t go too smoothly for Calamity, as everyone in town favours the new girl and she struggles to keep her jealousy and pride in check. It takes her long-standing enemy Wild Bill Hickok to make her see sense, and realise her Secret Love…
Saturday 27th May - Saturday 6th June 2015
Top Hat brings the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage in one of the greatest dance musicals of all time. Packed full of Irving Berlin’s greatest hits including, Cheek to Cheek, Top Hat, White Tie & Tails, Let’s Face the Music & Dance and Puttin’ on the Ritz, Top Hat tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont.
An uplifting and hilarious romantic comedy celebrating 1930s song, style and romance, Top Hat dazzles with over 200 beautiful costumes, breathtaking dance and a love story that will set the pulse racing!
Monday 6th July - Saturday 11th July 2015
The Producers features a riotous mix of eccentric characters and show stopping songs that will have you toe-tapping your way through the brilliant world of Broadway. Featuring the all-time classic ‘Springtime For Hitler’, The Producers may be the funniest Broadway musical of all time and this brand new production is destined to delight Irish audiences with its breathless combination of song, dance and laughter.
Impoverished by a string of flops, New York producer Max Bialystock recruits timid accountant Leo Bloom to help him pull off Broadway's greatest scam. Together they aim to produce the worst show ever and run away to Rio with millions, but they learn that Showbusiness can always find a way to kick you in the teeth.
Based on Mel Brooks’ beloved Academy Award winning movie, The Producers is a hilarious musical comedy that has taken Broadway and the West End by storm, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards.
Wednesday 22nd July - Saturday 1st August 2015
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don't expect is to fall in love.
Three-time Brit nominee and X-Factor winner, Alexandra Burke, will star in the leading role of ‘Rachel Marron’ in the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour. Alexandra Burke rose to fame after winning the fifth series of The X Factor. Her debut number one single Hallelujah sold over one million copies in the UK, a first for a British female soloist. Burke’s first album, Overcome saw the release of her subsequent number one singles Bad Boys and Start Without You. In 2011 she embarked on her first solo tour and was invited by Beyoncé to support her I Am... Tour. Her second album, Heartbreak on Hold, was released in June 2012 and later this year sees the release of her third studio album.
Alexandra Burke will perform the role of ‘Rachel Marron’ at all evening performances. At the matinee performances, the role of ‘Rachel Marron’ will be played by Zoe Birkett.
Zoe Birkett is probably best known as the highest placing female contestant in ITV’s Pop Idol, 2002. Since then she has appeared in the West End productions of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and originated the female lead in Thriller Live. Her other theatre credits include the Acid Queen in Tommy and Maureen in Rent.
Monday 3rd August - Saturday 8th August 2015
Directed by Daniel Evans and choreographed by Alistair David, this brand new production of Cole Porter’s classic, multi-award winning musical comedy, Anything Goes transports you to the magical age of tap dancing and high society.
When Billy Crocker discovers that his heart’s desire, debutante heiress Hope Harcourt is engaged to an English aristocrat, he stows away aboard the S.S. American to win her back. Aided by a string of eccentric passengers on board the luxurious transatlantic liner, can this web of love be untangled before they reach Southampton?
Anything Goes has Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter. The Original Book is by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton & Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse. New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman. Originally produced by Lincoln Centre Theatre, New York City.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Tuesday 6th October - Saturday 10th October 2015
Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain – exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears’ dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world. Based on the award-winning novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a thrilling new stage play from the National Theatre.