Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby spoil_sport » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:11 pm

Looks great.
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby Global Citizen » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:56 pm

Jesus - A positive comment from Spoil Sport !

And I even agree with him.

The new theatre certainly brightens up Misery Hill.
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby spoil_sport » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:11 am

It's not unprecedented.
I just wish I had the opportunities to make more.
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby reddy » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:55 am

Brilliant stuff. Can't wait to get in here.
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby Yixian » Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:55 pm

WOw, the interior is breath-taking.

I really think Dublin needs an Opera House right now but this is definitely a great addition to the city.
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby StephenC » Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:02 pm

I had a sneak preview last night! Its an excellent venue. The amphitheatre is very impressive.
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby cgcsb » Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:20 pm

amazing interior, I'm most impressed with the design
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby GregF » Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:55 pm

Wow, had a ramble down and saw this today....It's definitely something unique to Dublin. You'd think you were abroad. The rear of it looks cool too.....the sleekness and sharpness of the facade and it's edges as it lines the street looks cool in the sunlight of a cold autumn day...... (and I just thought of the general shite that some Irish architects design today!)
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby aj » Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:18 am

i love it
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby Contraband » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:00 pm

I love it.
Very well done, a great addition to the city. Hooray something genuinely good!!
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby PaulC » Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:56 pm

wow wow wow - couldn't be better.
Really looking forward to the opening, which I believe is really soon.
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby StephenC » Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:55 pm

March 17 Swan Lake by The Bolshoi. All sold out. IN fact the first 5 days are all sold out.
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby Overworked » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:16 am

Stephen,

Youare incorrect, there are still tickets availablefor all 5 ballet shows
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby StephenC » Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:27 am

Misinformed then
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby Keen » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:30 pm

look at that interior! Wow!
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby murrmurr » Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:56 am

These were recently added onto the sisk.ie website,

are these around the back of the theatre?
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby Peter Fitz » Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:26 pm

yeah must be, pretty similar to early renders on libeskind's site. Turning out to be a pretty decent scheme overall !
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby Overworked » Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:51 am

I was inside the theatre today, and the pics shown above do not do it justice. It is spectacular!
The clean clinical liebskind lines and angles coupled with incredible views over The Grand Canal dock from the upper floors are breathtaking. The auditorium is incredibly intimate for a 2100 capacity,and 3 exterior walls are clad in Stainless Steel panels up to a height of 8 stories.This is definitly going to knock the socks off the Gaiety, Olympia, Abbey etc.
Well done to Harry Crosbie for having the b**ls to pull this off.
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby jdivision » Sat Dec 12, 2009 4:47 am

Let's not all slap Harry on the back here. The scheme was originated by somebody else, bought by somebody else and then finally purchased by Crosbie at the top of the market while it was already under construction. I really like the buildings and enjoy being in the immediate area. If only the north docks was even slightly as successful
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby PVC King » Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:43 am

Critical difference between North and South Docks are transport connections; I have no doubt getting from the DORT to this wonderful new theatre from Barrow Street is very convenient. The Point was always a nightmare and although Luas will help it really needs to be fully plugged in to the main rail network.

BTW This does look like a real gem
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby fergalr » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:26 am

PVC King wrote:The Point was always a nightmare and although Luas will help it really needs to be fully plugged in to the main rail network.

BTW This does look like a real gem


Well there is that rail spur into the Docklands now from the Maynooth etc line.
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby Cathal Dunne » Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:26 pm

This is a fabulous addition to the fabric of Dublin City. Like the new Point, I would say that this venue will have extraordinary success. It has the scale to bring top-class theatrical productions to Dublin since it has 5 times the capacity of the Abbey. The office buildings around it are also of a very high standard and are a good cut above the usual dross to which we have become accustomed.
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Re: Libeskind - Grand Canal Theatre

Postby Rusty Cogs » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:42 pm

+1
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