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What are the COVID entry requirments?



  • Please do not attend The Helix if you have symptoms of Covid-19
  • In order to gain access to The Helix, it is required that you provide a copy of your EU Digital COVID Vaccination Certificate or COVID-19 Recovery Certificate (recovery within last 6 months) and photo ID when asked upon entering the venue
  • Accompanied minors (children under 18 years of age) are not required to be fully vaccinated or recovered to attend events and do not need to show a COVID-19 cert
  • Unaccompanied minors are required to be fully vaccinated or recovered to attend events and do need to show a COVID-19 cert
  • Masks are required at all times by patrons over the age of 9, except for a brief moment when eating or drinking, while in the venue, for the respect and safety of your fellow patrons.
  • To avoid disappointment, please arrive early to The Helix to help avoid congestion and to allow time for presentation of your ticket and Vaccination/Recovery certificate.
  • Due to covid restrictions guests will be asked to take their seats shortly after arrival.
  • Please adhere to all covid regulations and announcements while in the venue, such as: social distancing where possible, using hand sanitizer and practicing good hygiene etiquette.

When is The Helix Box Office Open?

The Helix Box Office opens from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday and before scheduled performances due to take place outside of these hours.

Tickets can be purchased for all of our events online 24/7!

Can I buy food & drink at The Helix?

Here at the Helix we have a fully licensed bar, which includes an extensive wine menu and exclusive craft beer selection.

We also serve a wide range of speciality teas and coffees, as well savoury snacks and treats. A gourmet range of sandwiches , toasted panini’s & fresh salads are available all evening.

The Café Bar opens from 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. It is also open on Saturdays and Sundays if there is a show or event on that day.

An assortment of sweets, ice cream and soft drinks are available at the Helix Kiosk. As well as fresh popcorn and pick ‘n mix. Go on, treat yourself! An assortment of speciality merchandise is available from our Kiosk and throughout our venue.

Is it possible to pre-order interval drinks at The Helix?

Yes, guests are very welcome to pre-order their interval drinks to reduce or eliminate queuing time

How accessible is The Helix?

The Helix is fully accessible. Our facilities include:

  • Several wheelchair accessible seating positions are available in our auditoriums
  • If you require wheelchair access please call the Box Office to book on 017007000.
  • Double door access to all venues
  • Wheelchair accessible toilets
  • Set down area outside the main doors
  • A lift to all levels to maximise access
  • Each venue is fitted with an infra- red hearing loop system (prior notice is required to use this facility)
  • Guide dogs are welcome throughout the entire venue

Is there car parking at The Helix?

The Helix has a multi-story car park available with parking for over 900 cars. The charge is €4 for a full day parking. There is a separate loading bay area and access for trucks and vans for all equipment and tech if required.


Is their Bus/Coach Parking at The Helix?

Please note that there is NO SPECIFIC BUS OR COACH PARKING within the grounds of Dublin City University due to space restrictions however there are dedicated drop off and collection points at the entrance to The Helix.

For more details you can contact our Box Office on 01 700 700 or email [email protected]

Does The Helix have WiFi?

Yes, The Helix has FREE Wi-Fi which guests are welcome to use.  


Is there Accommodation at The Helix?

On campus there is a range of accommodation options including hot buffet breakfast during the summer months with both standard and superior rooms. The superior apartments are impeccably designed and are equipped with TVs, while all of our apartments have tea/coffee making facilities and a shared living and kitchen area. There are also visitor suites which are available throughout the year. These comfortable and luxurious apartments are ideal for delegates, visiting academics and plenary speakers at conferences.

Alternatively, we have teamed up with a number of 4**** accommodation providers in Dublin within a 5 mile radius where a booking link for delegates can be offered. The majority of hotels offer free transport to and from Dublin Airport and free transfers to and from The Helix, therefore ensuring the link between your venue and your bed will be a short and seamless one.

What is the age breakdown for child and adult tickets?

Children under 12 months are free but require a baby seat ticket collectable from the Box Office on day of show. 

Any child over 12 months requires a ticket. 

Toddler ticket age: up to 5 yrs

Child ticket age: 1 yr - 15 yrs

Adult ticket age: 16 yrs and up

Ticket pricing information is displayed on each specific event detail page.  If you require more information please contact The Helix Box Office on 01 700 7000

Is Filming or Photography permitted at The Helix?

Visitors at The Helix are welcome to film or take photographs whilst in the foyer area of the building.  Filming and photography is not permitted in the auditoriums or during a performance unless otherwise stated.

Why do I have to pay a Booking Fee?

The Booking Fee is an administration cost.  Customers are charged €2.00 per ticket up to a max of 10 tickets over the phone and online and €1.00 if booked in person in the Box Office. 

Your booking fee pays for the production of your tickets and also goes towards the running costs of The Helix Box Office.

The Booking fee you pay is in addition to the advertised Ticket Price.  The money you pay for your ticket goes directly to the show/tour promoter.  The Booking Fee goes to The Helix

Will my seats always be allocated together?

When there is high-demand for a particular show, customers are not given the opportunity to chose their own seats.  Our ticketing platform will chose the "best available" seats on your behalf.  On very rare occasions when only single seats remain  - you may be allocated single seats in different parts of the auditorium.  Although this does not happen very often we ask bookers to please review your seating allocation prior to confirming your payment and transaction as refunds will not be given.

Are there any age restrictions on who can attend The Helix?

No.  All ages are welcome, however all children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Can I receive a refund for my tickets?

  • If a show has a run or more than one show we can move your tickets to another date once we have at least 72 hours notice and there are seats available.
  • As per terms and conditions of The Helix all sales are final.  Tickets cannot be refunded unless the performance is cancelled.