Discover the newest event space Dublin city has to offer!

The Hendrick Smithfield courtyard seating area and graffiti on the walls

The Hendrick Smithfield, Ireland’s only street art hotel, has opened up its ground floor lobby and outdoor terrace event space to local artists for absolutely free. Our aim is to be the ideal location for artists to host a networking event with art to the forefront.

The Hendrick Smithfield is dedicated to showcasing and supporting local and international artists, with over 270 unique pieces of street art hanging in its lobby, corridors, and in each individual bedroom. Having opened in 2019, The Hendrick was excited to join the vibrant Smithfield and Stoneybatter community. With Covid setbacks for all businesses, we are delighted to launch our initiative of free venue hire in full force this year.

In January, we put a callout on our Facebook and Instagram pages for emerging artists to host their events in our space. We were offering time for artists to experiment and get their work in front of an audience in one of Dublin’s most distinct spaces.

Since January, we have hosted 15 different type of events with a wide range from art exhibitions, comic book launch party, fundraisers, and concerts! While the space has its limitations, we are amazed at the generous and creative work that is on show with each gig. We are committed to creating an outstanding venue for all kinds of occasions.

The Hendrick Lobby Couches

Past events in our Dublin city centre venue

Previous events include the movie screening of RTE Documentary “The Irish for Sex” starring Bláithín de Burca, Poets for the Planet – a variety show of local spoken word artists and musicians surrounding an ecological theme, Black Tones – a poetry night for the black and brown community in Dublin city, Movhers – a networking event night for women in tech, and JP Lynch Gig- a local folk musician.

The initiative has been a roaring success but it’s not over yet! We’re calling for any and all artists in Dublin city centre who have a great idea and need a great space to reach out to us! We’re looking for poets, musicians, writers, actors, and everyone in between who has a passion for the arts and wants to get their work in front of an audience. We’re ready to create a special occasion for your event in the perfect location in Smithfield.

Artwork with woman in the Hendrick

Enquire about event venue hire

We want to make The Hendrick a community hub where guests and locals alike can come to see some exciting, new, local art! If you think you fit the bill, then email Orla on odevlin@hendrickdublin.ie with information about yourself as an artist and your idea!

You can hire the perfect space for no charge. Our event space offers a range of drinks and beverage options from classic cocktails, boutique spirits to Irish craft beers and tonnes of non alcoholic drinks too. Take a look at our Bar Menu to see the full list.

The wrap up

Our incredible artwork is the most stunning backdrop out of all the Dublin venues. Unlike other event spaces in Dublin, the Hendrick has no charge for venue hire. We’re here to support the culture and arts of Dublin. Get in touch today with our expert team to see what can be created for your event.


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