The Helix is an innovation-driven performing arts venue that hosts a mix of Irish and international productions. Expect to see anything from West End musicals and touring operas to tribute bands and family-friendly pantomimes. Since opening in 2002, The Helix has also welcomed prestigious groups such as the St Petersburg Ballet and Russian State Philharmonic Orchestra.
Housed in a striking circle-shaped building designed by Polish-born architect Andrzei Wejchert, the multi-purpose theatre is a local landmark. The venue’s architecture features granite and glass, with light streaming in through an enormous open skylight. The building was named after the helix-shaped staircase that spirals up from the main entrance.
The Helix houses several performance spaces, including the main concert hall, an intimate studio theatre, an exhibition space and several artists-in-residence studios. On the ground floor, Helix Café serves barista style coffee and homemade cakes.
The Helix is located on the main campus of Dublin City University in Glasnevin. The theatre is a 10-minute drive from Dublin’s city centre and 20 minutes by bus. Parking is available at the multi-story car park opposite the theatre and Dublin Airport is a 10-minute drive away.