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
Ireland
Owner W.H. Byrne
Type theatre,
concert hall
Capacity 1,252
Construction
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]

References[edit]

  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