O’Neill is a master storyteller, to call what he does stand-up does not do him justice. This is genuine comedy from the gut. THE NEW YORK TIMES ***** O’Neill will take you on a rollercoaster ride, strap in. THE SCOTSMAN ***** You can almost smell the burning flesh. GLASGOW HERALD ****
Thank you all for your continued support.. it will be 6 years in November !!
See you soon at The Viking.
Laura and Andy
2016 at The Viking
Since its foundation in November of 2011, more than 120 productions have graced the stage of the Viking Theatre. Established to provide an outlet for small cast plays with little or no funding, it has gone from strength to strength,playing an essential part in the development and staging of many successful productions, including several world premieres and revivals.
Located above a public house, Connolly's The Sheds in Clontarf,
this gem of a theatre has made a major cultural impact not only in Dublin but nationwide, with audience members travelling from all parts of Ireland to see top quality performances. Realistic ticket pricing and the informal pub setting have added greatly to the popularity of the Viking Theatre, gaining it a loyal and enthusiastic patronage.
Building on this success, and with the determination to attract increasing support, the goal is to develop and improve the unique space and opportunities the Viking Theatre currently offers, enhancing the overall experience for both the audience and performers. Artistically, the priority is to increase the number of productions that start life at the Viking Theatre and to develop, produce and tour more original writing.
The Viking theatre receives no funding whatsoever, but proves that with perseverance, professionalism and creative desire, a little ambition and ingenuity can go a long way in these difficult times.
Latest News from the Viking
We celebrated our fifth birthday in November 2016
We are proud of this achievement which we believe is an important cultural contribution to community life in the area. We are extremely grateful to the people of Clontarf and further afield who have given us such wonderful support and to the companies who have brought their work to our stage.