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Situated in North Dublin, The Helix is one of Ireland’s most impressive multi-purpose venues. Aside from the breathtaking vista of the building inside and out, the venue prides itself on the range of events it stages. From large symposiums and conferences to world-class performances this venue serves audiences both locally and internationally.  This multi-purpose venue has over 20 different spaces and rooms including  Auditoriums, Conference Rooms, Boardrooms, Exhibition Areas, Green Rooms and Dressing Rooms, there is a unique space suitable for every event.

Our main concert hall, The Mahony Hall, was named in honour of the late Dr. Tim Mahony, who is a long time supporter of the Arts in Ireland.

Our Team

The heart of The Helix is our staff from our Stage door, Box office, Front of House, Catering, Cleaning , Marketing & Programming teams– everyone is committed to delivering a truly exceptional service. With customer satisfaction their number one focus, you can relax and enjoy your event, knowing you are in safe hands.

Shorlisted for the Best Purpose-built Venue 2014 alongside an expert team, ensures that we can deliver any style of event. Whether it’s a TV production, board meeting for 6  or an international  congress for over 1200 delegates, we have the necessary expertise and equipment to bring your event to life, and deliver a memorable experience for your guests.

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History

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 seating layouts in each of the three auditoriums and the ratio of audience to performance can be changed to allow alternative uses ranging from theatre, cinema, concerts, musicals, dance and pop concerts to exhibitions, banquets, examinations, graduations and conferences. The Helix stages a wide variety of events from opera to orchestral music, drama, comedy, rock gigs, ballets and even television shows. The venue has welcomed some of the greatest musical and theatre acts from home and abroad. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Lesley Garrett, Bryn Terfel, Brian Kennedy, Roddy Doyle’s ‘The Woman Who Walked Into Doors’. Van Morrisson, Lou Reed and Sinead O’Connor to name but a few. The Helix entertainment programme provides something for everybody of all ages. For more information on our programme, click here.

 

The Architecture of the Building

The Helix was designed by the late Polish-born architect Andrzei Wejchert. It is a three level stunning building with elevations of contrasting glass and granite, with an open void through which light spills from the roof. The 12,000 square metres of the building are organised by a breathtaking foyer, magnificent inclined columns and helix-shaped stairway, as well as to the Café, Box Office, Sweet Shop, toilets and other amenities.

It was after the impressive helical-shaped staircase that the venue was given its name. It is an imposing feature of the venue that dominates its entrance and is located at the centre of the building, leading patrons to the different floors of the building.

The Helix Building was awarded several prizes:

  • Irish Concrete Society Award – Building Category
  • Irish Joinery Award – Joinery of the Mahony Hall – 1st Prize
  • Plan Opus Building Awards Winner (2003).
  • Shorlisted for the Best Purpose-built Venue 2014 .