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Hire the Hall

Situated in the heart of Dublin, the National Concert Hall has both the facilities and the on-site expertise to host everything from concerts to lectures, conferences and meetings. Whatever your requirements, our dedicated and experienced team will work with you to ensure that each event meets its full potential. Our strengths are flexibility and a keen understanding of our clients' needs. From equipment hire to specialised lighting, our on-site team will be happy to discuss all your requirements.


  • Main Auditorium Capacity 1,200
  • John Field room Capacity 250 seated / 450 standing
  • Carolan Room Capacity 110 stand up /100 theatre style/40 cabaret style
  • Upper Balcony Capacity 300 standing/ 90-100 cabaret style


The National Concert Hall is in use on a daily basis as a concert venue, as well as accommodating a range of business and social events, from seminars and conferences to dinners and fashion shows. With our Main Auditorium seating 1,200, the John Field Room accommodating 250, and the Carolan Room seating 100, there is a significant choice for hirers depending on the requirements of the event. You will have an experienced stage crew, as well as lighting and sound technicians at your disposal from the planning stages through to overseeing your event on the day.

The Main Auditorium

Seating up to 1200, the Main Auditorium is renowned for its natural acoustics, while also being able to encompass the latest in sound and lighting technology. The layout of seating in the auditorium facilitates different audience sizes, with the stalls accommodating 686, the upper balcony 268 and the remaining capacity in the side balconies and choir balcony. The magnificent concert organ, set as a background to the stage, was designed to complement the architecture of the Hall. We have also hosted a wide range of conferences, awards ceremonies and other staged events. The success of these has been attributable to the facilities on site and the experience of our staff in managing a broad range of events.

The John Field Room

Our second performing space, The John Field Room can accommodate a seated audience of 250 and is primarily used for chamber music, lunchtime concerts and smaller recitals. These elegant surroundings provide a stunning backdrop, not only for concerts, but for champagne receptions, dinners, press launches, fashion shows and corporate hospitality.

Corporate/ Meeting Services

The National Concert Hall is a flexible and multi-faceted venue capable of hosting a wide variety of business and social events including seminars and conferences, exhibitions and product launches, dinners and entertainment. The Carolan Room is a large space located off the upper balcony. We can accommodate 100 in theatre style, cabaret style seating for 40 maximum, and boardroom seating for 22. The Upper Balcony can be used alongside The Carolan Room for breakfast/lunch events.

Contact Us

For information on hiring rates, or to arrange a tour of the venue, contact the Promoters' Manager Catherine Kirby on Tel: +353 1 417 0077 or email catherine.kirby@nch.ie