The modern Liberty Hall opened in the early 1960’s. Built by the T.G.W.U as a facility for the union. The hall itself was originally a 700 seater flat floored venue on two levels with a small proscenium stage.
The seats were uncomfortable fixed flip up theatre seats, and a spiral staircase that went to the balcony. The venue was mainly used for Union Meetings but plays, set dancing and bingo were regular events. The Irish Folk revival of the 1960’s found a willing home here.
In 2002 the hall was modernised and the new Liberty Hall Theatre was born with the Connolly Hall and Cois Life Bar added.
The basement room, now called the Larkin Hall has remained basically in its original condition.
Since its reincarnation the Liberty Hall theatre has presented pantomimes, plays, opera, comedy, films and festivals and shows from Dublin, Hungary, India, Poland, Palestine, Nepal, Pakistan, most of the African nations, The Philippines, China , USA, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Brazil and Mexico.
Shows from all over Ireland, both amateur and professional and many community and voluntary arts /performance groups have performed on the stage.