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
Shrek - the Musical
Tuesday 21st October - Sunday 9th November 2014
Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, SHREK THE MUSICAL is this year’s must-see show for all the family. Join the unlikely hero and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around!
Featuring all new songs as well as cult Shrek anthem I’m a Believer, SHREK THE MUSICAL brings all the much-loved DreamWorks characters to life, live on stage, in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza. Join the adventure
Monday 10th November - Saturday 15th November 2014
The Mousetrap is celebrating the 62nd year of a record breaking run during which over 25,000 performances have been given, including a sell-out run at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in 2013. An iconic piece of theatrical history, this is a classic whodunit written by the greatest crime writer of all time.
The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.
In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.
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