The elegant little Gaiety, opened in 1871, hosts a varied array of performances, everything from opera to classical Irish plays and Broadway-style musicals. (The Gaiety’s annual pantomime, or Christmas show, is a big event in the city’s theatrical calendar.) And when the thespians leave, the partygoers arrive: On Friday and Saturday from midnight on, the place turns into a nightclub, with four bars hosting live bands and DJs, spinning R&B, indie, blues, or hip hop. There are even occasional cult movie showings. Don’t forget to check out the ornate decor before you get too tipsy.
The Gaiety Theatre, South King St., Dublin 2
Our Rating Hours Event times vary; call ahead. Transportation Luas: St. Stephen's Green. Bus: 11, 11A, 11B, 14, 14A, 15A, 15C, 15X, 20B, 27C, 33X, 39B, 40A, 40C, 41X, 46B, 46C, 46N, 46X, 51X, 58X, 67X, 70X, 84X Phone 081/871-9388 Prices Ticket prices generally €15–€50 Web site Gaiety Theatre