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The Grand Canal Theatre, Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin

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The Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin in May 2010 - Courtesy Des Kerins

Above - The Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin in May 2010 - Courtesy Des Kerins

The South Facade of the Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin whilst under construction in January 2010 - Courtesy Des Kerins.Building work began on the Grand Canal Theatre in January 2007 and was completed in 2010. The Theatre opened on Thursday March the 18th 2010 with a production of 'Swan Lake' by the Russian State Ballet.

The Theatre is capable of seating some 2,000 people in an auditorium on three levels, stalls, circle, and upper circle. There is also a space behind the circle called the 'Circle Club' which overlooks the Grand Canal Basin and provides refreshment and meals for visitors before, during, and after the performances, and a rooftop terrace and bar which has panoramic views over the City.

Right - The South Facade of the Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin whilst under construction in January 2010 - Courtesy Des Kerins.

In January 2010 Des Kerins visited the site of the Theatre to take some photos for this site, he says 'The interiors were at an advanced stage then and all the workmen were wearing protective covers on their footwear as they came and went. It is a spectacular architectural statement set among new buildings in an area which has lain neglected for many years. So it is a welcome development. A new bridge spanning the River Liffey has been put in place and opened recently nearby and gives an excellent access route from the north side of Dublin City to the new theatre. The bridge is about 200 metres from the theatre.' - Des Kerins.

The Grand Canal Theatre is operated by Live Nation and you may like to visit the Theatre's own website here.

The new Samuel Beckett bridge spanning the river Liffy which gives an excellent access route from the north side of Dublin City to the new Grand Canal Theatre - Courtesy Des Kerins.

Above - The new Samuel Beckett bridge spanning the river Liffy which gives an excellent access route from the north side of Dublin City to the new Grand Canal Theatre - Courtesy Des Kerins.

The new Samuel Beckett bridge spanning the river Liffy which gives an excellent access route from the north side of Dublin City to the new Grand Canal Theatre. Also shown in this photograph is the new Convention Centre - Courtesy Des Kerins.

Above - The new Samuel Beckett bridge spanning the river Liffy which gives an excellent access route from the north side of Dublin City to the new Grand Canal Theatre. Also shown in this photograph is the new Convention Centre - Courtesy Des Kerins.

The Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin whilst under construction in January 2010 - Courtesy Des Kerins

Above - The Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin whilst under construction in January 2010 - Courtesy Des Kerins

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