About The Vaults Live

The Vaults is one of Dublin's newest attractions, and a must-see for any visitor to the city. This unique theatrical experience immerses you in the stories of six key figures from Irish history, including Bram Stoker, Molly Malone, and Cromwell's executioner. Talented actors bring these characters to life with wit and passion, amplifying their stories to create a thrilling historical adventure. The Vaults puts you right in the thick of it, with stage trimmings and sets that will have you convinced you've time travelled. Consistently rated as 'excellent' on TripAdvisor, The Vaults is full of laughs, scares and good auld-fashioned craic - the perfect complement to your Dublin Bus Tour.

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About The Vaults

The Vaults is a new immersive theatrical attraction located in a beautiful old Victorian schoolhouse in the heart of Dublin's Liberties area. Talented actors bring the stories of six infamous characters to life, with stunning 360° sets, state-of-the-art lighting, lavish costumes and special effects combining to present a truly absorbing and entertaining experience. The script, written by award-winning playwright Peter Sheridan, is designed to "make every guest laugh and scream and send them away with an unforgettable insight into why we, the Irish, are the way we are".

The Characters

You'll meet six different characters, all with a dramatic story to tell. Enter the mysterious kitchen of Sister Brigid, a Celtic healer who chose God over marriage. Hold your ground with Ikea the Viking, conqueror of Ireland and afraid of nothing (except his wife). Learn why Bram Stoker regrets bringing Dracula out of his crypt. Hang on the words of Cromwell's executioner, and fall head over heels for Molly Malone, much more than a statue or a song.

Top-Rated Attraction

Since opening in July 2018, The Vaults has consistently earned excellent ratings on Trip Advisor, and garnered praise from the local press. Gripping, thrilling and above all entertaining, The Vaults is perfect for visitors and locals alike, providing thrills, education, excitement and amazement as it brings Irish history to life.

The Parlour

The Vaults is home to beautifully appointed cafe and retail emporium, The Parlour. Stop by after your experience for a cup of tea or coffee, or linger a little longer to enjoy something stronger! At the Parlour you can also shop for unique Irish gifts and souvenirs, and visit the Gallery to learn more about the characters you've just been acquainted with.

The Vaults Experience

After redeeming your ticket voucher with a Big Bus Tours staff member, head to The Vaults Box Office. You'll be given a ticket for the next available performance time, but please note that this might not be right away during busy periods. After receiving your ticket, you can watch an introductory film before your experience begins. The experience takes about an hour, and afterwards you may be inclined to enjoy refrshment at on-site cafe The Parlour.

Important Information

The Vaults experience lasts about an hour. Please arrive 15 minutes in advance to book yourself in for the next available show time. Note that there may be queues at busy times. The Vaults experience does include some spooky, scary themes, and is recommended for ages 8+. Visitors 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult. The Vaults is accessible for wheelchairs within 300kg and 27" width. Please note that atmospheric low lighting may make the experience challenging for visually impaired guests, but carers may accompany free of charge. Entry with luggage is not permitted.