The Whistling Girl Stops Off At Birr Theatre and Arts Centre

The acclaimed Irish duo of singer and actress Honor Heffernan and composer/ keyboard player Trevor Knight proudly present their new Cabaret/Speakeasy-style show, The Whistling Girl at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Saturday 16 September, 8pm.   Trevor Knight has transformed the poems of Dorothy Parker into songs, using her witty, droll and sometimes heart rending […]

We Banjo 3 Return To Birr Theatre and Arts Centre

After last gracing the stage in Birr in 2014, We Banjo 3 return to Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Sunday 21 May 2017, 8pm.   Hailing from Galway, Enda & Fergal Scahill and Martin & David Howley are among the most celebrated and distinguished young musicians in Ireland today, playing banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar […]

Requiem By Leonard Cohen At Birr Theatre In June

Last summer, novelist and poet John MacKenna, a longtime friend of Leonard Cohen, began work on a requiem for theatre, in memory of young friends who had died and in honour of those who mourn them.   The requiem was inspired, in particular, by Leonard Cohen’s hope-filled lines: Behold the gates of mercy, in arbitrary space, and […]

Award Winning Local Singer Pete Kennedy To Return To Birr Stage

Award winning local singer Pete Kennedy will return to the stage at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Saturday 20 May.   The Birr man will be supporting US native Josh Christina on his debut Irish Rockabilly Nights Tour across Ireland next month.   He will perform a short set and will be followed by […]

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 […]

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