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The National Concert Hall

Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin D02 N527, Ireland
+353 1 417 0077
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Cultural classic

Visited The National Concert Hall last week and had a very enjoyable experience with my 14y old... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2017
millies23
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Co Clare
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A fantastic night

My husband and I attended a concert of Music from Musicals and it was fantastic. The orchestra... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Joyce B
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Ireland's National Concert Hall is regarded by performing artists as one of the finest concert halls in Europe. At the heart of Dublin's city centre it boasts a thrilling programme of the world's greatest performers and Ireland's finest musicians. With weekly performances by our resident orchestra, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestras as well as a range of performances and activities covering classical, opera, traditional, jazz, musicals, popular music and education and community outreach, The National Concert Hall is a thriving venue catering for all musical tastes, ranging from the New York Philharmonic to the Chieftains, Cecilia Bartoli to Joan Baez, Lang Lang to Jools Holland and Yo-Yo Ma to Peking Opera, and many more. Our vision for The National Concert Hall is that of a world-leading auditorium and centre of excellence for the performing arts in Ireland. The Hall, on Earlsfort Terrace, is a building worth experiencing on its own merits alone, to say nothing of the exciting performances within it.
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Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin D02 N527, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Visited The National Concert Hall last week and had a very enjoyable experience with my 14y old classical music fan. We firstly observed a master piano class for a couple of hours which was really good. The teacher is Sooo passionate and though not a...More

Thank millies23
NationalConcertHall, Online Marketing Executive at The National Concert Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi millies23, thanks for taking the time to post your review here. We are delighted that you both enjoyed your experience here with us last week and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Best wishes, Joanne

Reviewed 9 July 2017

My husband and I attended a concert of Music from Musicals and it was fantastic. The orchestra and singers were excellent as was the Conductor. We were encouraged to join in the singing with songs from Grease, Dirty Dancing, Mama Mia etc. The seating was...More

Thank Joyce B
NationalConcertHall, Online Marketing Executive at The National Concert Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Joyce B, many thanks for taking the time to post your review here. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to us and look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes, Joanne

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Went to see Broadway Musicals being played by the National Symphony Orchestra. What a night! Simply wonderful music selection, fabulous playing by the orchestra. The conductor was so animated and great to get the audience to sing along. Two soloists , were amazing. Definitely recommend

Thank Francesmonica
NationalConcertHall, Online Marketing Executive at The National Concert Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Hi Francesmonica, many thanks for taking the time to post your review here. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Joanne

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Was there today for a lunchtime concert. Fab sounding and its being a couple of years since i was there last. Packed but plenty of seating. Booking is essential. Cafe and bar there also a there cloak room free. Nice friendly atmosphere. Lovely music and...More

Thank Jackie F
NationalConcertHall, Online Marketing Executive at The National Concert Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Hi Jackie F, many thanks for taking the time to post your review here. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes, Joanne

Reviewed 1 June 2017

This is a small but comfortable venue with good facilities. Ideally it needs to have a bigger auditorium to make it financially viable for the larger orchestras to visit. Acoustically it is quite uneven in places as regular attendees would be aware. I have attended...More

Thank Gretry
NationalConcertHall, Online Marketing Executive at The National Concert Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Hi Gretry, many thanks for taking the time to post your review here. We look forward to welcoming you to the NCH again soon. Best wishes, Joanne

Reviewed 13 May 2017

IT was new. A night to remember. A night for your nine year old child or your grand mother. DANCING IN THE AISLES, ELECTRIC ATMOSPHERE, MUSIC ROYALTY, DISCO LIGHTS, DARING COSTUMES, COMPERE AND CONDUCTOR CREATIVE AND TALENTED, ORCHESTRA DELIGHTFUL. A bran new dawn for N.C.H....More

Thank Frank G
NationalConcertHall, Online Marketing Executive at The National Concert Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Hi Frank G, thanks for taking the time to post your review here. Thrilled to hear your had such an enjoyable experience last week at the Hall. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Joanne

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Not my first time in this Earlsfort Terrace building but my first time in the National Conert Hall ! ... I was last there as a UCD Engineering student a long time since ... no Pavarotti then I can assure you. This time we were...More

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NationalConcertHall, Online Marketing Executive at The National Concert Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Hi Aquilicus, thanks for taking the time to post your review here. Delighted to hear you enjoyed The Life and Music of Luciano Pavarotti concert; we look forward to welcoming you back to the Hall again soon. Best Wishes, Joanne

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Conveniently located beside St Stephen's Green. Limited parking is available onsite. Music shop, restaurant, cafe and bars ensure plentiful refreshments for all tastes. The conductor for Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes was truly excellent explaining the choices of instruments in the orchestra results in different interpretations...More

Thank Natalie N
NationalConcertHall, Online Marketing Executive at The National Concert Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Hi Natalie N, thanks for taking the time to post your review here. Delighted to hear your enjoyed your visit to us for Revolting Rhymes. We look forward to seeing you at the Hall again soon. Best wishes, Joanne

Reviewed 5 May 2017

Visited to hear the RTE Concert Orchestra perform the music of Star Wars. You can only get the correct sound in a purpose built venue and the NCH is that. We had good seats but the acoustics seemed to do their job, I could hear...More

Thank Rob Q
NationalConcertHall, Online Marketing Executive at The National Concert Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Hi Rob Q, thanks for taking the time to post your review here. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to us for the music of Star Wars. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Hall in the future. Best wishes, Joanne

Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Visit here most Saturdays after the children's music classes and have to say the overall cleanliness leaves a lot to be desired. Tables are the floor are a mess. The coffee is good but the scones are hit and miss. Come on NCH get with...More

Thank Michael M
NationalConcertHall, Online Marketing Executive at The National Concert Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Hi Michael M, thank you for taking the time to write your review here. I have passed your comments onto our colleagues in catering. Best wishes, Joanne

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Michelle F
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Response from marthaWicklow | Reviewed this property |
You look down on the stage we liked the seats because I don't have great eyesight so it suited and they were very comfortable We arrived half an hour before and had a drink prior to performance Enjoy great venue!and free... More
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reynolds77
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Response from Mary H | Reviewed this property |
The middle rows of the parterre are usually good particularly as there is no lift to the upper level for disabled or people with mobility issues, (there are some wheelchair spaces towards the back of the parterre... More
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GlobalOkie
3 March 2016|
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Response from olcon | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely no restrictions in row b. Only downside is you will be looking up slightly at stage. Chairs are not tiered for the first few rows.
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