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Once is a funny, moving and life-affirming love story with glorious music… and Dublin’s only on-stage bar. Where else can you walk onto the set of one of Dublin’s most beautiful and historic theatres and enjoy a lively music session with the cast before the show while enjoying a drink on stage. Read more about the pre-show session and the on-stage bar here. 

Based on the movie sensation of the same name, written and directed by John Carney (Sing StreetBegin AgainOnce), the show features music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, and a Tony award-winning book by Enda Walsh.

Once is about the power of music and following your dreams, wherever they may take you. The stunning music, including the Oscar-winning Falling Slowly, is performed by an extraordinary cast of actor musicians who sing, dance and play their hearts out on stage.

What Audiences are Saying

‘A magnificent slice of what it means to be Irish. The craic, the passion, the music, the pain, the anger, the love, the togetherness… This has been the highlight of my year!’
Audience member
‘one of the highlights of our trip to Dublin.’
Audience member

‘one show you should definitely see’
Irish Daily Mail
★★★★ ‘hysterically funny’
Irish Daily Mail
★★★★★ ‘A big-hearted love song to life, love, music, and Dublin.’
The Arts Review
 ‘A love affair with music’
The New York Times
‘stellar… exceptional… a must-see’
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