4th July – 22nd August
After 3 years on Broadway, 2 years in the West End, a Grammy award and 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Once is coming home.
Playing at the Olympia Theatre with previews from 4 July – opening Tuesday 14 July – running to 22 August 2015
Tickets on sale now
‘I’m absolutely delighted that Once is coming to Dublin and will play for the summer at the Olympia Theatre. This sweet little love story, so beautifully dreamt in film by John Carney, has travelled a long way on theatre stages around the world – and is finally returning home.’ – Enda Walsh
Set in Dublin, Once is the smash-hit, award-winning musical that has captured hearts around the world with its touching love story, glorious music and irresistible humour. It’s a celebration of music, love, and the city that inspired it. Now it’s coming home.
Once will play for the summer at the Olympia Theatre, one of Dublin’s most historic and best-loved theatres. Situated opposite Dublin Castle in the heart of the city, it first opened its doors as Dan Lowrey’s ‘The Star of Erin’ Music Hall in 1878. The theatre was remodeled and reopened in 1897, and since then it has played host to legendary music gigs in addition to theatre shows.
All the music in Once is played live on stage by an extraordinary cast of actor-musicians. Between them, the 12 actors play 30 instruments during each performance, including guitar, cajon, melodica, harmonica, piano, violin, castanets, bass guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, tambourine, drums, acccordion and cello.
Once is an exhilarating, multi-award-winning musical about seizing life, chasing love and finding joy in making music. It will be a special experience to see it in its native Dublin.