Tripod incorporates a 1300 live music venue with balcony seating and private booths, a club space and bar.

It opened in December 2006 and has gained a reputation as 'Dublin's best medium-sized venue' (Sunday Tribune) with particular accolades for it's sound quality and perfect sightlines.

The idea behind Tripod was simple - to create a multi-functional club and live music venue within an original shell structure that was forward-thinking. Something that wasn't to a prescribed formula, something unique and inspiring, fusing architectural styles and live and electronic music.

The whole space is pierced with a central architectural core around which the building functions. Off this are three venue spaces that can be used for live performances, DJ shows, circulation space and also includes a VIP bar within the core. With versatility a prime objective Tripod caters for standing shows or fully seated shows, running in conjunction with the club space or independently.

The aesthetic is one that plays on the fusion idea and the notion of 'industrial chic', with the shell being a celebration of the original building and the new architectural insertions juxtaposed with this.

Two and a half years in the planning, the live music venue boasts a perfect line of sight from every point in the venue including - most importantly - the bar! It's size is idyllic, it packs a vast crowd yet due to its layout retains a very intimate atmosphere.

Amongst the live acts who have played Tripod since it opened its doors in December 2006 are ABC, Ani Di Franco, Battles, Brand New, Boyz II Men, Bon Iver, Christy Moore, Cyndi Lauper, Dandy Warhols, Dublin Gospel Choir, Feist, Gary Numan, George Clinton, Heaven 17, Herbie Hancock, Hot Chip, Ice Cube, Imelda May, India Arie, Jamie Cullum, Jose Feliciano, Josh Ritter, Lucinda Williams, Kila, Maccabbes, Madness, Nas, New Found Glory, Orbital, Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Pointer Sisters, Powderfinger, Public Enemy, Seasick Steve, Shaolin Monks, Siouxsie Sioux, Spiritulaized, Steve Winwood, Toots & the Maytals, Travis, TV on the Radio, The Undertones, Underworld and Yann Tiersen

To hire Tripod please phone 01 476 3374

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