Formerly named the Irish Film Theatre, The Sugar Club was opened in its current location in 1999. Since then, this brilliant venue has hosted a multitude of exciting events. Live music performances, theatre productions, movie screenings, panel discussions, live podcast shows, private parties, and much more have all been enjoyed here
The Sugar Club is located in the middle of Dublin City Centre. It sits just a few minutes walk from St. Stephen’s Green on Leeson Street Lower so it’s incredibly easy to get to. With bus stops literally outside of the venue and a tram stop at St. Stephen’s Green, you have plenty of travel options.
Facts, curiosities and interesting things about The Sugar Club
1. Famous Faces
The Sugar Club has hosted an impressive selection of music’s biggest stars over the years. From beloved Irish singer-songwriters to international superstars, this place has seen them all. Big names including Hozier, Erykah Badu, The Script, Charles Bradley, and Thundercat have all graced this venue with their biggest hits and mesmerising stage presence.
2. Top-Notch Sound Systems
Let’s face it, most of music’s biggest names wouldn’t perform at a venue that doesn’t own state-of-the-art facilities. Luckily for The Sugar Club, the venue has a Funktion-One sound system, a full in-house DJ set, and a first-rate laser projector, so best believe this place is ready for anything no matter the occasion.
3. Pizza Kitchen
As if The Sugar Club didn’t already have it all, the venue also comes equipped with a pizza bar offering delicious 10-inch pizzas for under €9. Why not indulge in a yummy margarita, veggie, pepperoni, or deluxe pizza before or after the show? You can also take advantage of their special wine deal that lets concertgoers enjoy a delish pizza and a bottle of house red or white for just €10. Bargains all around!
4. Enjoy a Tipple and a Show
Not only does this spot have tasty Italian crowd-pleasers on offer, but it also has a fully-serviced bar offering beer, wine, spirits, and snacks. The lush-tiered banquet seating comes equipped with side tables so you can leave your bottle of bubbly next to your seat while boogieing the night away to live music.
5. A Trip to the Movies
Since the venue was initially built as a movie theatre, it’s only right that The Sugar Club still screens the best that Hollywood has to offer. Their large 4.5x3m screen and brand-new laser projector make this the ideal spot to screen movies, music videos, and more. Who needs a commercial cinema when you’ve got this place?
Candlelight concerts at The Sugar Club
The Sugar Club has hosted some soul-stirring Candlelight concerts in the past, including tributes to both Fleetwood Mac and Amy Winehouse. These classical performances of classic tracks provide the opportunity to experience the work of talented musicians in a wholly different way. As string quartets and pianists play, surrounded by flickering candles at this gorgeous venue, a magical atmosphere is created.
What else is there to do at The Sugar Club?
Aside from live music events and movie screenings, The Sugar Club also hosts Story Party, an unforgettably hilarious experience where comedians share their most intimate, strange, and downright embarrassing dating stories to a room full of strangers. Hear hysterically funny dating anecdotes that are sure to put a smile on your face and help you find the humour in the past exploits of successful comedians like Gilli Apter.
Dublin has to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There’s a reason why tourists flock here to visit this seriously stunning city. From historic structures like St. St Andrew’s Parish Church to the Iconic O’Reilly Theatre, the city abounds with magnificent buildings, some of which make for the perfect Candlelight concert venue.