Bord Gáis Energy Theatre – Dublin

Mar 11, 2012 14 Comments by Musicscene

Formerly known as Grand Canal Theatre in Dublin, Music Scene introduces you to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre which was publicly established on March 7th 2012. The concept of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre arose back in 1992. Mike Adamson CEO of Live Nation, Ireland and then CEO of the old ‘Point’ (now The O2) was constantly being asked by producers of ballet, operas, drama and musicals about staging their productions in Dublin. During this time, a restricted amount of large scale theatre productions were being staged at The O2 such as Cats, Bolshoi Ballet, Kirov Ballet, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Glyndebourne Opera and Mamma Mia. It soon became obvious that the demand for theatre productions surpassed the weeks available in any given year at The O2. This ignited the natural question: “Could we build a proper theatre setting for top international theatrical productions elsewhere in Dublin?”

It was in 2003 that the concept of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre became a possibility during discussions with Peter Coyne (CEO) and Grainne Hollywood (Property Director) of the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA). Peter and Grainne wanted an iconic building at Grand Canal Square in the Docklands. Rumours were abound that a smaller theatre or group of theatres may be located at Grand Canal Square. The DDDA asked for our thoughts on this location and we presented the concept of a 2,000 seating capacity theatre to include a classic three tier theatre auditorium. The DDDA had found what they were looking for and the vision was complete and the story of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre truly began. The DDDA appointed world renowned architect Daniel Liebeskind, theatre architects RHWL and Developer Chartered Land to build this landmark building.

The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre would not have been feasible without the Dublin Docklands Development Authority’s belief in and proposed financial structuring of the project. Joe O’Reilly of Chartered Land passionately embraced the project within his overall development around Grand Canal Square. Our business partner and friend Harry Crosbie, purchased the theatre, and with him now on board, the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre was guaranteed to thrill audiences for decades to come.

The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre commenced building in January 2007 and the curtain rose for its inaugural performance on March 18th 2010 with The Russian State Ballet featuring stars from the Bolshoi performing Swan Lake. We are truly looking forward to welcoming you, the audience, to this wonderful world of theatre and our policy will always be to present something for everyone via a very diverse programme of theatrical experiences to meet everyone’s passion and interests including ballets, musicals, family shows, drama, concerts, comedy, orchestral and opera, many of which would not have been possible to stage in Ireland before.

The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre aims to recognize and acknowledge people’s differences and support them with their individual needs. We support equal access and oppose all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination.

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre facilities include:
• A range of accessible wheelchair seating options.
• Induction Loop system & Infra Red hearing system available throughout the auditorium*
• All registered assistance dogs welcome.
• Assisted performances available.
• A number of seats are available for visually impaired patrons.
• Concessionary tickets for registered disabled and their assistants may be available on certain performances. Please contact the dedicated booking line for show specific details.

Once you visit the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, I am sure you will agree that the developer, architects, construction company, engineers, acousticians and project managers have succeeded in building a theatre which is equal to the best of theatres from around the world.

We look forward to welcoming you soon to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and presenting the magic of International Theatre in its rightful home – Enjoy.

Contact Details

Address: Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2

Ph: + 353 (0) 1 677 7999

Mail: justask@bgetheatre.ie

Web: www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie


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