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 sound system, 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!
“Quite possibly the best atmosphere I have ever performed in”Gregory Porter
“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
“One of the Top 10 Things to do in Dublin in 36 Hours”New York Times