The O2 Arena Dublin


The O2 is a concert and events venue which was built on the site of the former Point Theatre a smaller music venue which operated from 1988-2007, retaining only some of the outer facade. The old Point was closed in the summer of 2007 to make way for a refurbishment to a design by HOKSVE architects and Buro Happold engineers. The main focus of the new design was on the venue's interior. Lesser emphasis was placed on the external design, which appears as a large translucent perspex box placed on top of the original Edwardian building.

O2, Dublin opened on 16 December 2008 and is the busiest concert venue in the World within its size category of 10,000 to 15,000 audience capacity. U2 were the first band to play a musical note in the venue when Bono and The Edge played guitars and sang "Van Diemen's Land" and "Desire" to a The O2 empty but for Harry Crosbie, Mike Adamson, Gerry Ryan and a handful of other people.

The first event to take place at the arena was the ChildLine Concert on 16 December 2008.

North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Republic Of Ireland

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