Arts and Theatre happening this summer

You don't have to be outside to have fun this summer!

Fan yourself in the foyer and cool yourself off with one of these curtain raisers. From magical musicals, to paranormal plays, dazzling dance shows and family favourites. Here are our top picks of Arts and Theatre happening this summer.


Gaiety Theatre | Dublin | Until 8 September 2024

One of Ireland’s most famous exports is back for its annual home run at the historic Gaiety Theatre. Treating audiences to over 2 hours of extraordinary showmanship, passion and energy, it’s no coincidence that Riverdance has made a splash worldwide, with more than 15,000 live performances across forty-nine countries.

The scintillating spectacle is now running in Dublin until 8 September 2024.

There’s also a sensory friendly performance taking place on Sunday 23 June. For more information on that and to purchase tickets, see HERE.

2:22 – A Ghost Story

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3Olympia Theatre | Dublin | 20 June – 14 August 2024

It’s set to be a supernatural summer with Danny Robbins’ West End phenomenon, 2:22 – A Ghost Story running at Dublin’s 3Olympia Theatre. The debut Irish run boasts a terrifyingly talented cast with Shona McGarty (Eastenders), Jay McGuiness (The Wanted, BIG! The Musical, Rip It Up), Colin O’Donoghue (Once Upon A Time, The Tudors, The Right Stuff, The Gray House) and Ireland’s own Laura Whitmore (Love Island, Finding Joy, Queenie) all starring.

The award-winning play will haunt Irish audiences all summer long, from June until August 2024.

A Captioned Performance will take place on Wednesday 3 July followed by an Audio Described Performance on Wednesday 10 July. For more info and to book tickets to one of these shows, contact [email protected].

Pretty Woman: The Musical

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Bord Gáis Energy Theatre | Dublin | 2 – 13 July 2024.

2024 promises to be the summer of love as the musical adaptation of the 90’s classic gets Gered up for a run of romance in Dublin. Speaking of summer, the duo that brought you ‘Summer Of 69‘, Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance happen to be the masterminds behind the rock score for this acclaimed production.

If you want the fairy tale, look no further than Pretty Woman: The Musical, coming to Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre for a limited run this July.

Anton Du Beke & Giovanni Pernice

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Bord Gáis Energy Theatre | Dublin | 14 July 2024.

The dancing double-act are Beke together again! Anton & Giovanni return to Dublin after their smash-hit, sell-out ‘Him & Me’ tour wowed audiences last year. Expect classy choreography, remarkable routines and captivating chemistry from two of the best in the business.

The Strictly Come Dancing duo take their Together tour to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in July 2024. Matinee and evening show available.


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Bord Gáis Energy Theatre | Dublin | 23 July – 15 September 2024.

One of the world’s most Popular musicals returns to Ireland! The Wicked Witch Of The West swaps the West End for South Dublin and Broadway for Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. The venue once again transforms into The World Of Oz, taking spectators on a magical journey as they witness the back-and-forth battle between Elphaba and Glinda.

Don’t miss out, the multi-award-winning production won’t be here For Good, it dismounts in Dublin in July and flies away in September.

Bluey’s Big Play

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3Olympia Theatre | Dublin | 22 – 25 August 2024

Haul the kids out of the heat and put that sunscreen away! Dublin’s 3Olympia Theatre morphs into the wonderful world of the Wheelers this August. The theatrical adaptation of the BAFTA & Emmy® award-winning show is the perfect way to introduce youngsters to the bright lights of the stage.

Join Bluey, her family & friends for the ultimate game of keepy uppy at 3Olympia Theatre this August.

For even more Arts & Theatre events happening soon, check out our Arts & Theatre Guide. To get the low down on what else is on this summer, take a look at our Summer Guide.