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3Arena Dublin

Location: 3 Arena
Address: N Wall Quay, North Dock Dublin Ireland
Phone: (01) 819 8888

The 3Arena (originally The O2) is an indoor amphitheater located at North Wall Quay in the Dublin Docklands in Dublin, Ireland. The venue opened as The O2 on 16 December 2008. It was built on the site of the former Point Theatre, a smaller music venue that operated from 1988 to 2007, retaining only some of the outer facade. The Point Theatre was branded as “The Point Depot”, in recognition of its original role as a railway goods handling station. It was re-branded on 4 September 2014 due to the takeover of O2 Ireland by Three Ireland.

The amphitheater is owned by a Live Nation subsidiary, Apollo Leisure Group Ltd. The venue is among the top ten busiest music arenas by ticket sales in the world.


3Arena Dublin is home to the Biggest disco concerts in Dublin since very their very first gigs in 2019

U2 was the first band to play in the venue when Bono and The Edge performed “Van Diemen’s Land” and “Desire” to a private audience.

The first event to take place at the arena was the ChildLine Concert on 16 December 2008.

Rammstein performed their first-ever show in Ireland at the arena on 27 February 2012 as part of their Made in Germany 1995-2011 Tour.

U2 performed four homecoming concerts in November 2015, as part of their Innocence + Experience Tour. The full U2 stage setup could not be brought to the 3Arena due to the venue’s configuration as an amphitheater. The U2 stage was designed for a full indoor arena but was reconfigured for the concerts in the 3Arena.[19][20]

Since December 2015, the Arena has voluntarily hosted the RTÉ 2fm Xmas Ball, a yearly charity gig in aid of ISPCC. Over the years, headliners of the ball have included the likes of Kodaline, Hozier, Picture This, and The Script.

Adele performed at the arena on 4 and 5 March 2016 during her world tour.

Britney Spears brought her Piece of Me Tour on 20 August 2018. Additionally, tickets for the show sold out within 10 minutes of its availability.[21]

Demi Lovato performed at the arena on 25 May 2018 as part of their Tell Me You Love Me World Tour.

On 22 May 2019, Mariah Carey took to the arena stage in her first-ever show in Ireland, as part of her Caution World Tour.

Christina Aguilera performed at the arena during her The X Tour (2019).


In July 2014 UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao took place at the arena. The event sold out within minutes of tickets going on sale. It remains Conor McGregor‘s only UFC fight that took place in his hometown of Dublin.

WWE has been a frequent visitor to the venue, having hosted multiple house shows there every year since 2009. At a SmackDown house show on 9 May 2019, Charlotte Flair and Dublin native Becky Lynch main event the show in a match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, becoming the first women to ever main event a professional wrestling event at the arena. The arena was supposed to host NXT UK‘s fourth TakeOver event, NXT UK TakeOver: Dublin, on June 20, 2021.