We found a wonderful performance center while wandering around Dublin. The Project Art Center has a gallery space, a book store, a cafe & bar, as well as a theatre space. The space is the perfect place to come to a live performance and have a lovely experience and place to hang out before hand. Chicago would be very lucky to have venue like this.
This is one of the wonderful treats that you can get from just wandering around in a city. Sometimes you get lucky and find a neat little place like this.