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Music and Event Venues

Dublin is famous for its musical talents and boasts many world class musicians and artists across all genres of music. The city is also home to a range of venues from small intimate pubs, theatres, city parks and outdoors areas to stadiums and arenas capable of hosting some of the biggest bands and artists in the world.

3 Arena

Located in the heart of the Dublin docklands and easily accessible from Dublin city centre, the 3Arena is a 14,500 capacity amphitheatre and the largest indoor arena in Ireland. The venue was built on the site of the former Point Theatre, a smaller venue which operated until 2007. The venue has played host to many world renowned artists and bands including U2, Adele, One Direction, Jay Z, Guns n Roses, Tailor Swift and many more.


Convention Centre Dublin

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) is a world-class conference venue located in the Dublin docklands, in the heart of the capital. The CCD opened in September 2010 and has hosted a range of events from small meetings to large conferences with over 5,000 delegates. Facilities on offer include 22 flexible rooms suitable for any type of event as well expert advice and customer service. The CCD is located 20 minutes from the airport, close to the main transport links and convenient for visiting all the city’s main tourist attractions, shops and places of interest.


RDS Dublin

The Royal Dublin Society (RDS) is located in Ballsbridge, just a short distance from Dublin city. The RDS comprises several different venues and buildings which are used to host of variety of music, sport, arts and cultural events throughout the year. World famous bands and artists including Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Radiohead, U2 and The Cure have played in the RDS Arena while RDS Simmonscourt and RDS Main Hall host numerous fairs, festivals, trade events and shows each year.


Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Bord Gais Energy Theatre opened in March 2010 and is Dublin’s largest theatre with a capacity of 2,111. The venue is located in Grand Canal Square, just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre. The theatre hosts a variety of theatrical productions from around the world including musicals, concerts, comedy, ballets and opera. Some of the most famous shows that have taken to the stage include Swan Lake, Mary Poppins, Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King and Wicked.


Dublin Festivals

Dublin enjoys a busy calendar of arts and music festivals each year with the main music events taking place during the summer months. In February, the city hosts the Dublin International Film Festival which showcases the best in Irish and international films as well as hosting a range of workshops and guest speakers.

Longitude is a 3 day music festival which takes place every July in Marlay Park, a 300 acre suburban public park located in Rathfarnham approximately 9 kilometres from Dublin city centre. Forbidden Fruit is a 3 day music event which takes place on the grounds of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Royal Hospital Kilmainham just 15 minutes from Dublin city centre.

If you are looking for a hotel stay in Dublin city choose from any of the convenient Clayton Hotels from the below list:

  • Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane is located in the heart of the Dublin docklands across the road from Bord Gais Energy Theatre and close to the Convention Centre and 3 Arena.
  • Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is a stone’s throw away from the RDS and Aviva Stadium and has a variety of transport options to all venues in the city centre.
  • Clayton Hotel Leopardstown is located close to Leopardstown racecourse and Marley Park. The green LUAS line and a variety of bus routes provide easy access to Dublin city centre and beyond.
  • Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport provides a complimentary shuttle bus to and from Dublin Airport and is easily accessible off the M1 and M50. The hotel provides a shuttle bus to event venues during major events.