Tivoli Variety Theatre

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Tivoli Theatre
Conciliation Hall,
Grand Lyric Hall,
Lyric Theatre of Varieties
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The Tivoli c.May 1915
Address Burgh Quay
Dublin 2
Owner W.H. Byrne
Type theatre,
concert hall
Capacity 1,252
Opened 1834
Closed 1928
Rebuilt 1897
Architect Peter Martin

The Tivoli Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, started life as the Conciliation Hall[1] in 1834. It was built as a meeting place for Daniel O'Connell's Repeal Association.[2] In 1897, it was rebuilt as a concert hall called the Grand Lyric Hall and changed name to the Lyric Theatre of Varieties the following year. It became known as the Tivoli in 1901. It was a modest sized music hall with seating for 1252 patrons.[3]

The Tivoli closed in 1928 but for a short time continued to show cine-variety on Sunday nights.[3] Finally closed in 1930 and the building became the home of the Irish Press newspaper group.[4]


  1. ^ Finegan, John (1994). "Dublin's Lost Theatres". Dublin Historical Record. 47 (1): 96. 
  2. ^ Archiseek. "1843 – Conciliation Hall, Burgh Quay, Dublin". Archiseek. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Kerins, Des. "Tivoli Theatre, Burgh Quay, Dublin". arthurlloyd.co.uk. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Ryan, Philip B. The Lost Theatres of Dublin. (The Badger Press, 1998) ISBN 0-9526076-1-1