Vicar Street Quarter: Planning permission in place for new music and arts venue

Planning permission has been announced for a new 2000-seater music and arts venue near Thomas Street.

Entrepreneur Harry Crosbie unveiled these plans for the new venue to be built beside Vicar Street.

Mr. Crosbie reached an agreement with Fr. Martin Dolan to rent a piece of land behind the Meath Street Church which has not been used for over 50 years.

Illustration for plans for the new ‘Vicar Street Quarter’.

The venue will serve the purpose of helping acts have larger venues as local venues around Dublin are limited to a capacity of 1,000.

While the 3Arena has a capacity of 14,500, the hope for the new venue is that it will bridge a gap for acts where there’s a higher demand for larger venues than 1000 seaters.

He also has plans to build a 250-seater mini-venue where the old famine school in Vicar Street used to be.

Vicar Street venue. Photo: Adam Stynes

Speaking to a local about what he thought about the potential new venue coming to Vicar Street, he said, “It would be good to see the area getting a bit of a revamp and I hope that the planning permission gets accepted for the area around.”

Harry Crosbie has been responsible for three of the biggest arts venues in Dublin: The 3Arena, The Bord Gais Energy Theatre and Vicar Street – all three venues that will be partnered with Aiken Promotions as they continue their long-standing relationship with Mr. Crosbie.

Plans for the new 2000-seater venue were originally intended to be located in the Docklands area but it has since been relocated to Vicar Street.

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