Tucked away in a quiet corner of the campus of Trinity College, the Samuel Beckett Theatre plays host to a more alternative line up of theatre than some of Dublin’s other options.
A good example of a black box theatre, the performance space is housed in a rustic timber building which is also home to Trinity’s department of Drama.The interior is sparse and basic, but that is not to say that performances here are anything of the sort.
Output is diverse, including everything from opera and dance to postmodern experimental theatre, with a strong emphasis on edgy, innovative productions. The theatre plays host to companies from all corners of the globe, with a particular highlight of the calendar being the annual showcase by final year Drama students of the college itself, as well as featuring in the Dublin Theatre Festival in September. Comfortable viewing this is not, but a challenging evening’s viewing is virtually assured.