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 9 July- Sunday 16 July 2017, playwrights (both established and emerging) are invited to submit original 15 minute plays on the theme, “What Next?”   Scripts most suited for development […]

New Cottage Market for Offaly

20 Cottage Markets are set to open in towns across the country this year as a result of the ‘Cottage Market’ initiative unveiled by GIY and supported by Ulster Bank and The Ireland Funds.   Last month community groups from across the country were invited to apply to the initiative for funding in order to […]

Music Network Presents An All-Violin Quartet At Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

“A deliciously ardent violin solo from leader Mia Cooper” The Irish Times “The performance of Mendelssohn’s youthful Octet, led by Katherine Hunka, buzzed with energy. The audience loved it” The Irish Times “Utterly gripping… dazzling” Musical Opinion (on Woods) “Astoria’s Escualo acts as a safety net beneath the trapeze artistry of Ioana Petcu-Colan’s violin” The Irish Times Music Network […]

Postponed: Jack L At Birr Theatre And Arts Centre On 7 January

We are sincerely sorry to advise that Jack L, scheduled for this Saturday night has to be postponed until Saturday 4 February due to illness.   Jack has come down with a severe flu, like half the country!  We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him in February.   What do […]

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 […]

Christmas Classics On The Menu At Birr Theatre And Arts Centre

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre is delighted to present its first ever Christmas Lunchtime Concert this month.   Christmas Classics for Lunch, taking place on Thursday 22 December (1.05pm), will feature multi-award winning soprano Rachel Goode (Ballinasloe) with special guest, baritone Dylan Rooney (Nenagh). Rachel is currently on the Royal Welsh College of Music Opera […]

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 […]

Liverpool Legend Ian Rush To Visit Birr In January

Midlands Liverpool fans rejoice! Legendary footballer Ian Rush will be paying a visit to Birr, Co. Offaly in January 2017.   The retired Welsh footballer will be in town for An Evening with Liverpool Legend Ian Rush at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Wednesday 11 January, 8pm.   Birr will be one of only […]

A Unique Evening’s Entertainment In Birr Theatre

Get yourself to Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Friday 18 November for a delightfully uplifting evening’s entertainment from Cloughjordan-based master storyteller Fergus Costello.  His show TELL ME MORE LIES HORSE is filled with stories within stories, jam packed with a countless cast of unforgettable characters that will live long in the memory. With more twists […]

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