After opening in 1963 The Irish Film Theatre closed its doors in 1985. It would be another 14 years before the space would be used again and so it was in August 1999 that The Sugar Club was born. Built and run by Nicky Toppin and Oisin Davis, it has now become an integral part of Dublin’s Cultural Community as a multi purpose Arts Centre. Irreplaceable Burmese Teak panels cover the walls of the auditorium. The tiered cinema seating was kept but replaced with plush velvet banquettes. A state of the art digital projector and high-end sound system were installed to give the best possible viewing and listening experience for performer and public alike.
Dublin may be a relatively small city (and an even smaller capital) but it is literally overflowing with creative talents from so many fields. Many acts and artists that could go nowhere else, have found their home at The Sugar Club and gone on to become extremely successful.
Address: 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2.
Ph: 01 678 7188