For 138 years The Gaiety Theatre in Dublin, Ireland has given the people of Dublin opera, musicals, drama, revues, comedy, concerts, dance, festivals and pantomime. Amid the laughter and tears, through times of war and times of affluence, The Grand Old Lady of South King Street has remained a vital and ever changing expression of Irish culture and Irish society. It is designed by architect C.J. Phipps. A nightclub is run every Friday and Saturday night in the Gaiety, with live bands on different floors, which is the latest-opening non-private members nightclub in the city. The Gaiety is known for its annual Christmas pantomime and has hosted a pantomime every year since 1874.