Dublin 2 has a new cultural epicentre, where theatre, dining and entertainment will be presented in a uniquely Irish, but stereotype-free style.

Located on South Anne Street, on the site of the legendary McGonagles, Magistorium is a theatre, restaurant, bar and entertainment venue, which promises to offer patrons a truly unique experience.

Kicking off on the 3rd of November with Ceol, a weekly celebration of traditional Irish music and singers, each Thursday night will see a well-known face from the Irish music scene take to the stage, such as Mary Coughlan, Dervish and on opening night, a performance by the original Stockton’s Wing. In addition to the main stage performances, up-and-coming artists will also have the chance to showcase their talent in the Scriptorium bar each week from 9.30pm. For €55, guests can enjoy fabulously traditional fare, such as Slow cooked lamb “Hogget” shoulder and Dublin Gur cake with whiskey cream, while listening to the beat of the bodhran. Alternatively, tickets for the show alone are available for just €25. Just remember to leave the ham sandwiches and flask of tae at home.

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For those of us who like our meals accompanied by a side of stirring tunes, each Sunday afternoon, from 12pm-4pm, a Jazz Brunch will provide both food for the soul and for the tummy. The menu fuses brunch and roast options, resulting in modern Irish cuisine. Featuring a mix of funky jazz, multiculturalism, contemporary and big band sounds, the inaugural Jazz Roast on the 6th of November will see acclaimed Irish jazz singer Honor Heffernan bring “The Whistling Girl” to the stage, a new show featuring music inspired by the works of poet Dorothy Parker.  Tickets for the full Jazz Brunch experience are €35 or just €18 for the show alone.

This is undoubtedly one of the most exciting new additions to Dublin’s entertainment scene and is not to be missed. Tickets are available from the Magistorium box office on 22 South Anne Street, Dublin 2, or from www.magistorium.com

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