Grand Canal Theatre



    • A new landmark is what the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company (DLHC) wanted when they launched an international competition for the Grand Canal Theatre at the Carlisle Pier of Dublin harbor. A cultural attraction of high architectural quality, paving the way for new life at the Dublin Docklands. Daniel Libeskind was the winner, since his clever design made the Grand Canal Theatre itself play to the gallery. He plays with levels, with acute and obtuse angles, with open and closed areas, and he created stages integrating the visitors into the artful play as if that was taken for granted.

      The Grand Canal Square Theatre in Dublin is an arts center with 2,000 seats, which is integrated in a commercial building with two office buildings. The theater is the heart of the Grand Canal Harbour.

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Key Figures

    • Year of Construction: 2010
    • Gross floor space: 13,768 sqm