Tivoli Variety Theatre

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Tivoli Variety Theatre
Conciliation Hall,
Grand Lyric Hall,
Lyric Theatre of Varieties
Wait Here for Early Pit!.jpg
The Tivoli c.May 1915
AddressBurgh Quay
Dublin 2
OwnerW.H. Byrne
Type theatre,
concert hall
Capacity 1,252
ArchitectPeter Martin

The Tivoli Variety Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, started life as the Conciliation Hall [1] in 1834. Located on Burgh Quay, Dublin 2; 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] [4]

The Tivoli closed in 1928 but for a short time continued to show cine-variety on Sunday nights. [3] It finally closed in 1930, and the building became the home of the Irish Press newspaper group. [5]

A replacement Tivoli Theatre opened elsewhere in the city in 1934 and closed in 2019.

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