Vicar Street

Entertainment & Arts

Europe, Ireland, Dublin

Vicar Street is a concert and events venue in Ireland, located on Thomas Street, Dublin 8. Its capacity allows for 1,000 people for seated performances, and 1,500 people for standing gigs. The venue is owned by Harry Crosbie and operated by Peter Aiken. Since opening in 1998, the venue has become a popular setting for a wide range of acts including stand-up comedy, drama performances and a variety of concerts. The first artist to play on the Vicar Street Stage was local singer/songwriter Shay Cotter. Major international recording artists have performed in Vicar Street (such as Bob Dylan in 2000 , Neil Young in 2003 and Paul Simon in 2011). Because of its intimate size, the venue is one looked on with warmth by fans and acts alike .