Saturday & Sunday
Monday - Wednesday
Thursday - Friday
10:00 am– 3am
- Free WiFi
- Outdoor Seating
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Camden
Welcome to our new entertainment venue, the Camden. This building opened as a 400 seat cinema ‘The Camden’ in 1912. It was enlarged and rebuilt in 1920 with 1200 seats in a Neo-Classical style and rebranded “the Camden De Luxe”. Later the exterior was remodelled in Art deco/Egyptian style in 1934 and seating capacity was increased for 1395 patrons. It had a 30ft wide proscenium, a 32ft deep stage and there were six dressing rooms. According to local lore Rita Hayworth attended a screening here in the 1950s! The cinema closed its doors on June 29th 1974. In 1975 it reopened as Ricardo’s Amusement hall, the interior hall was split over two floors to accommodate a snooker hall.
The legendary Irish movie the Commitments was filmed here in 1991 with their infamous manager Jimmy Rabbitte which exploded Dublin’s nightlife scene at the time! The Palace nightclub opened on the site in 1998 also adding a hotel above. It hosted a legendary Wednesday student night and was the busiest club in the city until it closed for renovations in 2017.
Upon taking over the new venue we had a vision to create an entertainment complex for 2019 to suit all ages therefore creating a host of different entertainment options under the one roof. An exciting cocktail bar & restaurant on the ground floor, a sports arena with a gigantic 4k Samsung screen, the Five Lamps brewery & visitor centre upstairs, a woodfired pizza restaurant, a private 38 seat cinema, Noel & Annie’s speakeasy, Jimmy Rabbittes local bar and a forty bedroom hotel above.
We host the most modern AV technologies and have worked with the best brands in the world to ensure the customer experience is second to none. We hope you like it and will let us look after your hospitality needs!