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Theatre Space

The Samuel Beckett Theatre is a large well-equipped black box performance space with retractable raked seating and loose seating to allow for flexible staging. It has a maximum audience capacity of 205. It has a total floor area of 24 metres x 13 metres, including a stage area of 13 metres x 13 metres when used in an end-on configuration. It has excellent state-of-the-art lighting and sound facilities and professional technical and administrative support. There is a foyer with a staffed box office and facilities to serve refreshments and wine. The theatre is disabled-accessible for audience members. Outside term time, the theatre is hired out on a fixed fee basis to touring theatre and dance companies. Hires are inclusive of front-of-house and box office staffing, the use of changing rooms with showers and toilets and the support of technical staff to assist with get-in.

The theatre is situated in the central landmark campus of Trinity College Dublin, close to all Dublin city centre bus, rail, DART and Luas stops.

Rehearsal Spaces

In addition to the theatre, the Department of Drama has a bright, attractive Dance Studio rehearsal space on the top floor of the Samuel Beckett Centre. It measures 11 metres x 11 metres and has a maple floor and mirror wall. This and two smaller rehearsal spaces can be hired by outside theatre and dance companies during University vacation time. Contact Francis Thackaberry eneral Manager, for details.

Seating & Stage plans

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Technical Specification 2017


Michael Canney (, Technical Manager for further technical information

Last updated 30 January 2019 by Francis Thackaberry (Email).