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 […]

Three Weeks To Get Those Plays Into Scripts Ireland’s Playwriting Festival

You have just three weeks to get your original play into SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival. Dedicated to new Irish plays, SCRIPTS takes place across Birr, Co. Offaly from Sunday 3 July- Saturday 9 July 2016. Playwrights (both established and emerging) are invited to submit original 15 minute plays on the theme Changes by Friday 8 […]

Attention Playwrights! SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival seeks new works

SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival, which is dedicated to new Irish plays, is looking for new works.   Taking place across Birr, Co. Offaly from Sunday 3 July- Saturday 9 July, playwrights (both established and emerging) are invited to submit original 15 minute plays on the themeChanges.   Plays will be chosen, by the selection panel […]

Unforgettable Night Of Comedy In Birr Next Month

Three of Ireland’s finest comedians will come together for one brillant show at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre onSaturday 12 March.   Birr’s own Edwin Sammon will be joined by Pat McDonnell star of Channel 4’s Father Ted (Eoin McLove), RTE’s The Savage Eye and Sky 1’s Moone Boy while ex-MMA fighter Tom O’Mahony, best known for playing […]

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