"One of the Top 10 Things to do in Dublin in 36 Hours"New York Times
"It's a venue to die for. Wood panelled walls, plush banquette seating and a pristine sound system render the rest of Dublin's night-life cruddy in comparison."The Irish Times
"Quite possibly the best atmosphere I have ever performed in"Gregory Porter
The Sugar Club opened its doors as Dublin’s premiere music venue in 1999.
Formally the Irish Film Theatre, the venue reflects it’s cinema roots with plush tiered banquet seating and a large screen available for projections- we still often use the space to screen movies
Over the last 20 years The Sugar Club has consolidated its place in Dublin nightlife hosting a multitude of live music events, theatre productions, movie screenings, live podcast shows, panel discussions, conferences, art exhibitions, science shows, private parties, and a whole variety of specialised shows.
We curate events ourselves as well as working with outside promoters, bookers, companies and individuals looking to put on events in a first-class venue. Our clients range from Newstalk, Vodafone, AIB, Facebook, Google, FAI, MCD, AIKEN, ChoiceCuts, Pat Egan and many more.
The venue specialises in hip-hop, jazz, soul, afrobeat & world music, hosting international and Irish artists across our programme such as: Hozier, The Script, Roy Ayers, The GZA, Thundercat, Erykah Badu, BADBADNOTGOOD, Charles Bradley Lee Fields, Snarky Puppy, Joey Dosik the list goes on!
On top of hosting world-class acts in our venue, we have a top notch Funktion-One soundsystem, full in-house DJ equipment, brand new laser projector and 4.5x3m screen for visuals & movie screenings, large outdoor terrace suitable for catering, outdoor DJs and the likes, and a pizza kitchen serving up delicious ultra-thin base pizzas, as well as a full bar to wash them down!
Check out our listings to see what’s coming up in the venue, and if you’d like to book us to put on an event please get in touch.