Booking & Opening Hours

Siamsa Tire

How to Book

Tickets for most performances at Siamsa Tíre can be booked online. You can pick the exact seat you want, as well as purchase Gift VouchersCDs and other souvenirs from the National Folk Theatre via our online ticketing system.

All online bookings include a €1.50 booking fee – this is per booking, not per ticket, so the booking fee remains the same regardless of the number of tickets you purchase.

Alternatively, tickets for all performances can be booked by phoning our Box Office on +353 66 7123055 or by calling into our Box Office at Siamsa Tíre, Town Park, Tralee during opening hours.

View our Seating Plan (pdf).

Opening Hours (Updated May 2022)

Please be advised that our box office business hours may be disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and are subject to change during holidays and events, see most recent details below:

Building Open: 

  • Monday – Open 10am – 4pm.
  • Tuesday – Closed if no event is scheduled. If event is scheduled the doors open 30 minutes before the performance and an hour after the performance.
  • Wednesday to Saturday – Open 10am – 4pm.
  • Sunday – Closed if no event is scheduled. If event is scheduled the doors open 30 minutes before the performance and an hour after the performance.

Phonelines Open: Monday to Saturday – 10am to 6pm and one hour before and one hour after the start time of any scheduled online event.

June 2022

  • Mon 6th June – Open for evening performance

Dec 2022 (Christmas & New Year)

  • December 24th (Christmas Eve) 10-4pm building open, 10-6pm Box Office available by phone
  • December 25th – December 28th Closed
  • December 29th – 31st 10-4pm building open, 10-6pm Box Office available by phone
  • January 1st (New Years Day) Closed
  • From January 2nd (Business as usual): 10-4pm building open 5 days a week, 10-6pm Box Office available by phone 6 days a week

Payment Methods

– We accept Visa, Mastercard and debit cards, as well as cash and cheque payments in Euros. There is no additional credit card fee for making a booking by phone.

– If you purchase your ticket online you can either print your ticket to bring with you or download it onto your phone for scanning at the event. Tickets can be held at the Box Office for collection if required.

– Concessions are available to senior citizens (over 65), students and the unwaged from September to May.

– Group discounts may be available for certain performances. Please contact our Box Office on 066 7123055 or email to enquire.

Digital Screenings

– When you purchase your ticket, you will receive a confirmation email.

– On the day of the screening, we will email you with a PASSWORD PROTECTED LINK, 60 minutes before the performance is due to start.

– You must join the stream at the scheduled time and not before. If there is an issue with your link, refresh the screen and this should resolve it.

– If you do have further problems with the link, our Box Office staff will be available 30 minutes before the screening start time and 30 minutes after the screening start time.  To contact them please email and they will respond as quickly as possible.

– The link provided should not be shared and is valid on one device only. Please note multiple usage of the same link will result in users being locked out of the live stream permanently.

Additional Services

Where possible, Siamsa Tíre is happy to organise additional elements to your visit, such as a tour of the venue, Irish dance and song workshops (both subject to a fortnight’s advance notice) or drinks receptions for group bookings. Do please email us at with any additional requirements you may have and we will be delighted to look after you!

Terms and Conditions

  • Siamsa Tíre is committed to providing the best customer experience for all, details of which are outlined in our customer charter.
  • Management reserves the right to refuse admission and to cancel or make any essential changes to performances in response to cast availability and environmental factors impacting a performance. Prices and information relating to a show can be subject to change.
  • If performance changes occur, you will be notified as soon as we can and will offer an alternative where possible.
  • In line with industry norms, tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded unless an event is cancelled or rescheduled by the venue or promoter.
  • Smoking (both cigarettes and e-cigarettes), photography and audio or visual recordings are strictly forbidden in the auditorium, unless prior permission has been approved. Please ensure all mobile phones and other mobile devices are switched off before entering the auditorium.
  • Late admission cannot always be guaranteed, however, every effort will be made to admit latecomers at a suitable break in the event.
  • We strongly advise bookers to enquire as to the suitability of shows for particular ages and to take account of this recommendation when booking for young children and those under 16.
  • Siamsa Tíre cannot guarantee that your personal expectations from a performer or a performance will be met. This is because personal expectations and tastes are infinitely variable. Further, we cannot guarantee that the language, conduct or appearance or any performer will not offend you.
  • Siamsa Tíre is the sole vendor of tickets for shows at Siamsa Tíre. Tickets sold elsewhere are liable to be invalidated.
  • Customers cannot resell unwanted tickets in or around Siamsa Tíre at any time. Please approach Box Office staff if you have an unwanted ticket – if it is a sold out show we will do what we can to resell the ticket but can’t give any guarantees.
  • The Ticketholder is responsible for the care of ticket after purchases.  We advise use of online ticketing as an easy way to manage your tickets.