Dublin To Get New Theatrical Tourist Attraction, The Vaults
€5 million is being invested by Frontier Entertainment into the creation of a new Dublin tourist attraction called the Vaults, which will involve the conversion of the old Augustinian St. John's National School into a series of theatrical sets where actors will put on performances.
As reported by The Irish Times, Frontier Entertainment issued a statement asserting the shows will consist of "thrilling special effects, dark humour, moments of pure fun and lots of audience participation."
As many as 30 shows per day are planned to take place at the venue, with performances featuring scenes and characters taken from almost a millennium of Irish history. Each of the 360 degree theatrical sets will be adorned with props, a range of lighting, and sound and special effects.
Commenting on the new endeavour, Frontier Entertainment chief executive Paul Blanchfield expressed his hope that the Vaults will "quickly become the number one thing to do in Dublin with a theatrical attraction."
He continued, "Our research shows people want better experiences, more involvement and the Vaults entertainment model makes this happen in a big way. You will have a wonderful time with your friends and family at the Vaults and in an increasingly distracted mobile device driven world where adults want a more experiential, enjoyable and stimulating escapist experience, we’ve built it to do just that.
"We’ve put together a team of highly skilled professionals in staging and set design to create for guests a stunning walk through journey of real and imagined events in Irish history with a twist.
"We are in a prime location to add to Dublin’s €2 billion tourism and leisure offering where over 1.7 million adults and families attended arts related events last year."
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