IMPRESARIO Harry Crosbie will lodge a planning application today for Dublin
's newest performance arena, the Parlour, which will offer free outdoor entertainment at the Point Village. It will include facilities for concerts, an outdoor cinema, a theatre and much more.
And if he gets planning, the outdoor venue beside his O2 Arena
could be up and running within nine months because the only major work that needs to be done is the installation of shipping containers which will be used to provide shelter from the wind.
"It will feature sponsored shows of every kind every week," Mr Crosbie
"These will include, lunchtime and evening rock shows, monster ceilis and discos, sports events on a giant TV screen, night-time film shows and Ireland
's biggest outdoor market."
The Parlour will also feature the Dublin Observation Wheel, pending the planning application for its construction. Architects LiD Architecture have won the design competition, organised by Dublin City Council
) and Mr Crosbie, that will see 116 shipping containers arranged in a giant square around the entertainment space.
The Royal Institute of Architects
of Ireland, which chose the design from a number of submitted concepts, said it showed high levels of flexibility, adaptability and toughness.
DCC also intends to make the Parlour a new civic centre and will direct future public events including city receptions such as team homecomings to Dublin's Parlour as well as all community activities.