To restore Smock Alley Theatre to its former glory for Dublin, Ireland and the World

Our vision for the Smock Alley Theatre's future is ambitious but our transformation project is well on it’s way to reinstating this historic building of almost 350 years into a lively exciting venue at the cultural heart of Dublin City.

The large development of over 16,000 square feet will include:
· 212-seat and 52-standing Multipurpose Theatre with state of the art equipment
· 100-seat Studio Theatre with state of the art equipment
· 70-standing Boys School Performance Space
· Six rehearsal studios
· Student and staff accommodation, library and ICT facilities

The project is being delivered in a phased approach. Affording first phase is our current goal and we need your help for it. The total cost of this phase is €1.6 million. We have been generously supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport and by private supporters, but, in addition to this support, we still need to raise €350,000 to make this project real.

Through the “Bring Smock Alley Back to Life” cause, we are asking everyone to play a part in this amazing project.

Please contribute in whatever way you can and join us in getting back this iconic building to our city. As Smock Alley Theatre is a registered charity, any donation you make will go towards the transformation project costs.

Just help us with a 5€ donation, or any other amount, by clicking on the link below:


We need your help!

Thank you for your support,

Patrick Sutton.

1. Smock Alley Theatre is one of the most important theatres in European theatre history, dates back to 1662 and was the first Royal Theatre in Dublin.

2. It's aim is to deliver second to none opportunities and services for the most innovative performing companies and festivals, and for their audiences.

3. The restoration of the Smock Alley Theatre will make available three fully equipped spaces to Irish and international performers and acting students.