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A Likely Story Productions in association with 3Olympia Theatre presents

Are Ya Dancin’? – A Showband Story

Doors 7:00PM
Price from €21.50
Ticket status Tickets Available
Are Ya Dancin’? – A Showband Story
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ARE YA DANCIN’? The sell-out Irish musical play will burst onto the 3Olympia stage from 27th to 31st August 2024. 
Brimming with nostalgia, laughter and poignancy don’t miss your chance to rediscover the captivating charm of Irelands magical showband scene.

Tickets priced from €21.50 including booking fee & €1.50 restoration levy on sale now from Ticketmaster Ireland.

For a limited run, the smash hit musical play ARE YA DANCIN’? – A Showband Story, written by Carol Gleeson & Helen Spring, makes its’ highly anticipated national debut at 3Olympia Theatre this summer from Tuesday 27th to Saturday 31st of August (including matinees).

Set in Donegal in the 1960’s golden era of music, the story follows Tommy O’Neill, who finds himself at the helm of an up-and-coming showband. As his star rises, he struggles both professionally and personally against the restrictive societal backdrop of the time. A tale of both joy and heartache, get ready to join Tommy on this rollercoaster journey and witness the music, magic and glory of the past through the knockout songs of Ireland’s greatest dancehalls and revel in a host of hilarious and memorable characters.

Showcasing a LIVE seven-piece band and boasting an impressive thirty-plus cast, this theatrical spectacle is steeped in nostalgia and is one of the largest home-grown, original Irish productions to hit the national stage for years.

Musical numbers include hits such as “The Hucklebuck”, “Rock Around the Clock”, “If I Could Choose”, “I’m a Believer”, “Hit the Road Jack” and “From the Candystore” among many more.

Inter-generational, evocative and hugely entertaining – Are Ya Dancin’? has something to offer everyone!

This is an UPLIFTING NIGHT OF THEATRE you won’t want to miss!

  • Written by – Carol Gleeson & Helen Spring
  • Director - Pat McElwain
  • Musical Director – Dave McGauran
  • Lighting and Technical Director – Conor Sweeney
  • Choreographer – Deirdre Browne
  • Vocal Arrangements – Owen C. Lynch

Duration: 140 mins including one interval. Age suitability: 12 +

quote Richly detailed, perfectly composed … Gleeson and Spring are looking like the hottest and most hard-working new talents in town.
The Arts Review
Group Bookings

Groups of 9+ can be booked via groups@3olympia.ie

Restoration Levy

The fees for this event include a €1.50 restoration levy. 

The restoration levy will allow 3Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.

Age Restrictions

This show is suited to persons aged 12+

Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult. Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served. 

quote Authentic, nostalgic and poignant. Pure magic.