Friars Gate

Friars' Gate
Theatre & Arts
Kilmallock. Co. Limerick
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Choruses from the Rock an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Maurice Quillinan will run for the month of September. 



Saturday 1st October @ 8pm

CallBack theatre presents Fred & Alice, written and directed by John Sheehy.  Starring Cora Fenton and Ciaran Birmingham.  
A blistering head wreck played at a hilarious pace!
It’s not easy to get by in this crazy old world is it? But Fred and Alice have discovered that all you really need are 2 tennis rackets, disproportionate reactions to minor accidents, an immature coping strategy and each other.  Fred and Alice first met in the home. It wasn’t really a home but Fred always called it a home because that was where he lived, and if you are not living at home then where are you? It was love at first sight for Alice. Fred didn’t talk to her again for years but then eventually Fred got used to her and it was love at first sight for him too.  From their days in care, to independent living, Fred and Alice negotiate the perils and pitfalls of life and love.

Come see this joyous celebration of individuality.

“Splendid Production and Powerful Performances” – Joe Duffy Presenter RTE

“Whirling Comedy” - The Irish Times
Tickets €12/€10 


Wednesday 12th October @ 8pm

Film - Sing Street

Cast: Lucy Boynton, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aidan Gillen, Jack Reynor   -    105 mins, Ireland, USA, UK, 2016, 12A
1980’s Dublin, Boy Meets Girl, Girl Unimpressed, Boy Starts Band. In 1980s recession mired Dublin, 15 year old Connor is  forced to move from his comfortable private school to the rough and tumble Synge Street run by the Christian Brothers.  Trying to nativate school bullies, a tyrinical principle, and his parents constant fighting, he finds solace in the the beautiful, mysterious, Raphina. In an attempt to impress her he enlists some local misfits and together they start a band.  Inspired and advised in the ways of the world by his wise, mostly stoned older brother (Jack Reynor), Connor finds his voice.  With humourus nods to The Commitments and plenty of 80s nostaglia, John Carneys third feature is charming sweet natured love story about how music can save your life.
Tickets €7

What Is On In The Theatre
Saturday 13th August @ 8pm Frankie Gavin and De Dannan
Wednesday 24th August @ 8pm   Film - Room   2015   117 mins   Cert: 15
Wednesday 24th August – 3pm – 5.30pm Tangible Ireland’s Ambassador Summer School
Friday 16th September @ 8pm Culture Night – Chapter and Verse
Friday 23rd September @ 8pm Clown Noir presents Nose Business
Saturday 1st October @ 8pm CallBack theatre presents Fred & Alice 
Saturday 8th October @ 8pm Joyce Brothers Weekend
Wednesday 12th October @ 8pm Film - Sing Street
Thursday 20th & Friday 21st October @ 10am & 1pm Ger Carey Live
Friday 21st October @ 8pm Ger Carey presents The Fridge is Empty
Sunday 23rd October @ 8pm An Evening with Johnny McEvoy
Friday 4th & Saturday 5st November @ 8pm Pat Shortt presents How’s Things


Autumn Workshops

Creative Writing Workshops with Sheila Quealey
Have you always felt that you wanted to write a story but you didn’t know how to begin? Didn’t know where to begin? Can you start a story but find it hard to finish it? Do you just want to get started writing?

Commencing Wednesday 5th October – 10am – 12pm
6 Weeks   Fee €80

This 6 week course will address these issues. It is a practical workshop that provides solutions for creative writing problems through creative reading and writing exercises.
Suitable for the beginner or intermediate writer.


County Limerick Youth Theatre now based at Friars’ Gate!

Commencing – Tuesday 27th September

Little LYTs    Junior Infants - 2nd class 4.15pm - 5pm

DynaLYTs      3rd class - 6th class   5.00pm - 6.15pm

CoLYTs secondary school age

6.30pm - 8.30pm

County Limerick Youth Theatre is a non for profit organisation and that all assistance with fundraising and productions is gratefully received. Once your child has committed to taking part in a production please ensure that they come to all rehearsals and support their active engagement.
Subs of €85 are due on September 27th      
€85 per child    €70 per sibling

Children’s Arts Club with Jane Howe - Thursday 22nd September.
Painting – Papier Mache – Clay – Plaster of Paris Modelling – Recycling Project – Mask Making – Glass Letting – Design – Celtic Lettering 
10 weeks   Fee €70


Art Classes for Adults with Robert Ryan - Tuesday 27th September.

Community and Educational Outreach Programme in association with Limerick City and County Council and Dormant Account Fund
Actively Retired Drama Programme
Transition Year Drama Studies Programme
National School Drama Awareness Programme
Inclusive Drama Group
Contact Friars’ Gate for details.

Book Club September
Wednesday 28th September @ 7pm.  Reading One Big Damn Puzzler by John Harding.

Book Club October

Wednesday 26th October @ 7pm.  Reading LaRose by Louise Erdrich. 

Contact Friars’ Gate for details.

New members welcome.


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