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Our Story


Learn about the National Concert Hall, our history, mission and plans for the future.




The National Concert Hall, based in the heart of Dublin City Centre, is Ireland's National Cultural Institution for music. Our vision is to be regarded worldwide as one of the great centres for music and a symbol of national pride for Irish people everywhere. Hosting over 1,000 events each year, we offer world class music and entertainment for all ages - enriching people's lives through music and the magic of live performance.

Our ambition is to continue to expand our initiatives and activities, working with key stakeholders using music as a force for positive change throughout Ireland. By 2025, we will have delivered our vision and become:

  • Ireland’s national centre for the creation and performance of music.
  • A leadership voice and advocate for music, everywhere.
  • A living space for the performance of all music for everyone.
  • An iconic Dublin venue with a national impact and international presence.
  • A place for nurturing the widest possible participation in music.
  • Hall History

  • Our story is a rich and important one. From 1865 through to the present day, much has happened within these walls. Find out more here.
  • Future Development

  • We are at an exciting point in our history here at the National Concert Hall. Read more about our plans for the future here.
  • Resident Organisations

  • NCH is a hub for creativity & some of the most important musical organisations in Ireland
  • Current Opportunities

  • Read more about current job opportunities at the NCH
  • Strategic Goals

  • Read about the strategic objectives in setting our ambition for the next phase of the NCH.
  • Our Values

  • Help us create a national venue that we can all be proud of
  • Corporate Information

  • Find out about our Board of Directors & Executive Team here at the NCH
  • Corporate Policies

  • The NCH is required to make a number of policies, its annual report and other requisite documents available