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Helix, Glasnevin, Dublin 9


The Helix is a multi-venue arts centre serving the people and audiences of North Dublin and beyond with a mixture of high quality music, drama and entertainment. Since its opening in 2002 by President Mary McAleese, The Helix has generated an impressive reputation for staging cutting edge and diverse theatre and music.

The Helix comprises three different auditoria, The Mahony Hall, The Theatre and The Space, alongside a Gallery, and these are all contained in a truly breath-taking building designed by A&D Wejchert. The three separate auditoria allow The Helix to attract a diversity of performance type and culture both from within Ireland and around the world.

The Helix has welcomed some of the greatest musical and theatre acts from home and abroad. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Lou Reed (2002), Sinead O’Connor (2005), Druid Theatre Company, Opera Theatre Company, Second Age Theatre Company, TEAM Theatre Company, St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre, Nigel Kennedy (2006) National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and National Chamber Choir (2007).

The Helix entertainment programme provides something for everybody of all ages and there is something on almost every night of the year.

The Helix offers easy access throughout the building, with double door access to all venues and lift access between all floors.  There is Braille on all elevator buttons.
The Box Office and Shop have low counters for easy access, and the Bar also has an area of lower counter level to facilitate wheelchair users.

The Mahony Hall
This venue can accommodate up to 8 wheelchair spaces in total, 6 on the Ground Floor and 2 on the Second Floor.

The Theatre
This venue can accommodate up to 6 wheelchair spaces in total, 4 on the Ground Floor & 2 on the First Floor
The Space:  The number of wheelchair spaces in The Space depends on the show, the type of seating in use and the size of the set.  Our Box Office staff will be happy to advise you on this at the time of booking.

Accessible Toilet Facilities
There is 1 accessible toilet on each floor, with adapted fittings such as hand rails and support bars.  Each toilet is also fully alarmed.  Dimensions of doors: 835mm wide.
Hard of hearing or visually impaired visitors
Hearing Dogs & Guide Dogs are welcome at The Helix.
Infra-Red Loop System
For customers who have hearing impairments we offer an infra-red loop system and receivers can be booked in advance through the Box Office or requested at the time of performance subject to availability.

Multi-Storey Carpark
There are 6 disabled car spaces on Level 1 of the carpark, 5 spaces on each of Levels 2 – 4, and 2 spaces on Level 5.  Access to The Helix is from Level 1 of the carpark, and there is lift access (with Braille on elevator buttons) from all levels down to Level 1. There is easy access for the very short distance from the carpark to The Helix front doors.

Box Office is open for advance bookings from 10am until 6pm Monday to Saturday, and from 2 hours prior to the performance when there is a Sunday performance.

Bar at The Helix
Full bar facilities and a pre-ordering service for interval drinks, which is strongly recommended, are available at the Cafe/Bar at The Helix.
The Helix also has a shop selling a wide range of sweets, soft drinks, ice-cream and other refreshments.

The Helix is located on Dublin City University Campus in Glasnevin, North Dublin which is just a short drive from O'Connell St and just off the M50 (Ballymun Exit).
Access to the campus by car is by Collins entrance only.

Address: The Helix, DCU, Collins Avenue, Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Contact Number: +353 1 7007000 
Fax Number: +353 1 7007110 
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