John B Kean’s Classic Big Maggie To Be Brought To Life On Birr Stage

The story of Big Maggie Polpin and her attempts to keep her family together after the death of her husband is an enduring theatre favourite.   The John B Keane classic will be brought to life at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Saturday 29 April by Laois’ newest theatre group, Fourth Wall Laois Theatre […]

Bealtaine Festival Film Announced For Birr Theatre And Arts Centre

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre is delighted to be taking part in the Bealtaine Festival again this year.   On Tuesday 2 May 2017, the theatre will host a special free screening of the film Dare To Be Wild, 8pm.   From the green hills of Ireland to the parched deserts of Africa, to the […]

Josh Christina Brings His Irish Rockabilly Nights Tour To Birr Theatre

The Birr Theatre and Arts Centre are delighted to be one of the few venues in Ireland chosen by Josh Christina for his Irish Rockabilly Nights Tour in May.  The US native is back in Ireland after a scorching performing on the Late Late Show last September! Hailing from Baltimore in the USA, Josh Christina brings […]

Liverpoo Legend Ian Rush To Visit Birr Next Week

One of the greatest players to ever grace the field, Ian Rush, will pay a visit to Birr next Wednesday 11 January 2017.   Liverpool FC’s all-time leading goal scorer, he will be at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre to chat about his illustrious career as part of An Evening With Liverpool Legend Ian Rush. […]

Bosco To Visit Birr In January

The one and only Bosco will pay a visit to Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Saturday 21 January, 2pm. The beloved pupped will make a special appearance in Snow White & Bosco presented by The Lambert Puppet Theatre next month. Entertaining both children and adults for over four decades, they are widely recognised as […]

Fundraising Campaign For Birr Theatre And Arts Centre Facade Launched

A major fundraising campaign to help with vital restoration work to the façade at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre has been launched.   Phase One of the Façade Restoration was recently completed. It saw essential repairs to the windows, cills and woodworks on the front façade. The total cost of Phase One was €13,000. Public […]

The Six Marys Returns To Birr Theatre & Arts Centre This Month

She’s back! Jean Farrell returns to Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Friday 17 June with her beloved one-woman show, The Six Marys.   Enjoyed by over 6,000 people to date all around the country, The Six Marys is a comical yet poignant look at life from childhood in 1950s Ireland to the present day. It […]

Voices Rising – A Very Special Concert At The Birr Theatre And Arts Centre

A very special concert is being held in Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Saturday 28 May in support of a new outdoor community arts facility in Cloughjordan. Planning permission has been granted for a new Community Amphitheatre, to be located in lands owned by the educational charity, Sustainable Projects Ireland, developing the ecovillage in the town of Cloughjordan. […]

The Story Of Michael Collins, Brought To Life On Birr Stage

The story of one of the most revered figures in Irish history, Michael Collins, will be brought to life on stage at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Thursday 19 May. Developed with support from the Abbey Theatre, Declan Gorman’s new drama, The Big Fellow, is a non-stop, edge-of-your-seat adventure, laced with humour, scenes of […]

1916 Commemoration Season Gets Underway At Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

A very special 1916 Commemoration Season gets underway at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre this week. Starting this Saturday 16 April with the play, Sisters of the Rising, the next two months will see a packed programme of theatre, music, discussion, poetry & storytelling at the Offaly venue. Based on eye witness accounts of women […]

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