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City Assembly House facade facing on to South William Street



Knight of Glin Exhibition Room



Daniel O'Connell Room

An elegant 18th century exhibition and events venue in Dublin city centre

The City Assembly House, located on historic South William Street in Dublin’s South Georgian Core, was built between 1765-71 by the Society of Artists in Ireland, as the first public exhibition gallery in Ireland and Britain.

Over the course of its 250 year history the City Assembly House has hosted a variety of events and we now invite you to continue the tradition of entertaining and exhibiting here. By choosing the City Assembly House for your event, you are actively supporting the care of this significant 18th century building and the work of the Irish Georgian Society.

The City Assembly House has three rooms available for hire, within walking distance of St Stephen’s Green, College Green, Dame, Dawson and Graft Street.

The refurbished octagonal Knight of Glin Exhibition Room is used primarily for exhibitions, performances and educational events. With a capacity of up to 90 people seated, it offers a chance for intimate recitals and small scale performances. With the seating removed the gallery becomes a grand and imposing exhibition space. This room is wheelchair accessible.

The Daniel O’Connell Room, extending across the first floor level, is an elegant gallery space and is also available for small scale meetings and talks, capacity 30. It will also offer a complementary space for events in the Knight of Glin Exhibition Room.

On ground floor level the Simon Vierpyl Room overlooking the vibrant South William Street and Coppinger Row area, is suitable for small meetings and also serves as an exhibition space, equipped with a brass rail hanging system. This room may serve as a complementary space to other events in the City Assembly House, functioning as a green room or cloakroom. This room is wheelchair accessible.

Requests for private events will be dealt with on an individual basis.

If you are an artist or curator hoping to submit an exhibition proposal, please email us.

Download a City Assembly House booking enquiry form, and return by email to

Please note that your booking enquiry is provisional until you receive written confirmation from the City Assembly House/Irish Georgian Society.