The Button Factory

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The Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin.
(Fromerly The Temple Bar Music Centre)
Situated In the heart of Dublin’s renowned Temple Bar district, a stones throw from the River Liffey which splits the capital, the new improved venue is considerable step up from the dark, grimey, and soulless TBMC.

Gone is the wall that divided Bar and main hall/arena. Gone is the balcony overlooking the hall and stage. Soud desk is now situated in back right corner facing the stage and neatly sits behind a minimal wall of glass on two sides - giving engineers a crowds perpective of the stage. Allowing for clear eye contact too between performers on stage and the tweeking desk controllers.

The bar and side hall/ corridor have been carpeted in a warm red shade- hard to believe, but it works well. From the the bar you can now see straight through to the stage and the carpet extends over the new steps which gently decline away from the bar towards the back of the new ‘dancefloor’ area which is now slightly smaller but still capable of holding a three hundred partying maniacs comfortably.

All in all the changes are a big improvement, the bathrooms have also been given a badly needed make over and the roof garden is still in operation for those inclined to smoke or take in some fresh air before smoking!

Finally the place has got a soul, albeit 15 years late, and amazingly the new layout and design has managed to contain atmosphere- regrettably all to frequently lost into the Dublin night on far too many an occasion in the old TBMC in the past.

Contact Information

Address
2 Temple Bar
Dublin
Ireland
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Phone
01 670 9202
Web
www.buttonfactory.ie

Past Events

Friday 26 February 2016
Big CountryConcert The Button Factory
Dublin, Ireland
53.3330556 -6.2488889

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Friday 11 December 2015
Adam BeyerConcert The Button Factory
Dublin, Ireland
53.3330556 -6.2488889

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Friday 4 December 2015
Tobias Jesso Jr.Concert The Button Factory
Dublin, Ireland
53.3330556 -6.2488889

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Saturday 28 November 2015
OmConcert The Button Factory
Dublin, Ireland
53.3330556 -6.2488889

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Wednesday 25 November 2015
Chelsea Wolfe
A Dead Forest IndexConcert
The Button Factory
Dublin, Ireland
53.3330556 -6.2488889

9 went

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Sunday 22 November 2015
Mercury Rev
Nicole AtkinsConcert
The Button Factory
Dublin, Ireland
53.3330556 -6.2488889

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  • doctorbenway

    It used to be a factory apparently. Where they made buttons. New setup is infinitely better than the old TBMC if you ask me.

    March 2008
  • Rivers85

    New owners/layout/capacity/soundsystem = new name

    September 2007
  • finona

    What was wrong with Temple Bar Music Centre? The Button Factory is a stupid name. ):

    September 2007
  • sbsm345

    The Button Factory, loving the new name:D

    September 2007
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