Metropolis Festival 2017 dates: 

Saturday 28th October 16:00 till 23:30hrs

Sunday 29th October 15:00 till 23:30hrs

Important Notes; Last entry to metropolis festival 22.15hrs both nights.


Check for info on routing issues due to marathon.

Travelling to the event before 5pm ; Best to use DART to Sandymount.


Metropolis festival takes place Main Hall Complex of the RDS (The Royal Dublin Society) at Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Public transport is advised as there is extremely limited parking in the area and the venue is only 10minutes from city centre .


Limited parking will be available at the venue in the Simmonscourt area of the RDS. You can pre-book your day parking slot for €6 per day using parkbytext. Please mind you need to print off you confirmation as proof of purchase.

Drop Off:

If you are getting dropped off Please drop and collect on Anglesea Road or Simmonscourt Road. Dropping off and pick up are prohibited on Merrion Road.

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BY Dublin BUS  

Best way to travel to Metropolis is by Bus or Taxi .

Take a bus from city centre . Stop 405 on Nassau Street opposite Kilkenny Centre.

RDS is serviced by Dublin Bus routes 4, 7,7a roughly every 5 minutes from this stop and the trip takes 15minutes. This stops outside the festival entrance on merrion road.

Donnybrook Bus station is also 5 minute walks from Festival entrance and serviced by the following bus routes.

Click this link for details of all Dublin bus stops servicing RDS.



Travel By DART

Sandymount dart station in 5 minutes’ walk from Metropolis entrance.

Details of all arrivals and departures can be found at link below




Parking areas for mobility impaired persons will be accessible from the Merrion Road gate B. Display of mobility impaired parking sticker in a visible position is necessary. Note: Please note possible vehicle curfew may cause delay at the end of the show.


Dublin Bus

Dublin bus will run a direct service from outside venue on merrion road to city centre directly after the show. Fare will be 2e and LEAP cards accepted.

RDS is serviced by Dublin Bus routes follow link for full details of all routes




There will be a dedicated Taxi Rank situated on Anglesea Road.

Exit Venue on merrion road and turn right for 20m. Taxis on Right .

Follow instructions of stewards.



City Centre is approx. 20 minute walk from venue. Follow signage and direction from Stewards.


Normal Dart Services will run in and out of town on both nights. Closest station is Sandymount. Use the link below for train times. -