Friars Gate

Friars' Gate
Theatre & Arts
Kilmallock. Co. Limerick
Tel 063 98727
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Windows to the Soul - Clare Hartigan


Wed Nov 9th –  Getting over your Self…your Self is not set in stone with Christy Kenneally 
Wed Nov 16th – Billy Keane on Tap
Wed Nov 23rd – Making Ireland Great Again: or at least a little bit better with Dr. Ed Walsh.   
Wed Nov 30th - Mess, Stress & Overwhelm - Learning to Embrace Life with all its Imperfections! with Carol Conway    

Tickets €10 per evening

26th Annual Festival of One Act Drama

Friday 28th, Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th October @ 8pm

A feast of drama - three evening of drama with some of the best amateur drama groups in the country.  Three one act plays a night for three nights!  

Friday 28th October @ 8pm

  • 1.        Slibah Augthy,  Confined, Drama, “Chasing Butterflies” by Siobhan Donnellan
  • 2.       Castlewood Drama group:  Confined, Drama, “Faint Voices” by John McKenna
  • 3.       Schull Drama Group:  Comedy/Drama, Open, “Looking for a Mate” by Sally Smart

Saturday 29th  October @ 8pm

  • 1.       Conna Drama Society:  Confined, Comedy, “Parentcraft”  by Stephen Smith
  • 2.       Fr. Matthew Players:  Open, Drama “Breakfast with Willie” by Karen Schiff
  • 3.       New Ross Drama Workshop:  Confined, Drama/Comedy “Interior Designs” by Jimmie Chinn

Sunday, 30th Oct @ 8pm

  • 1.       Coachford Drama Group:  Confined, Drama, “Lovely Head” by Neil La Bute
  • 2.       Kilmeen Drama Group: Open, Comedy, “Whodidit”  by Neil Harrison
  • 3.       Camross Drama Group:  Confined, Drama, “In For A Penny”  by Mary Browne
  • Adjudicator – Tom O’Doherty A.D.A.
    Tickets €12/€10                      Season Ticket €25

What Is On In The Theatre
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
Friday 25th November @ 8pm Film – Sweet Bean
Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th December @ 10am & 12pm
Centrestage Theatre Company presents Old Mother Hubbard’s Crazy Christmas


Autumn Workshops

Creative Writing Workshops with Sheila Quealey
Commencing – Wednesday 12th October – 1.30pm – 3.30pm.
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?

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

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

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

Wednesday 23rd November @ 7pm –Nine Folds Makes a Paper Swan by Ruth Gilligan

                    Wednesday 14th December @ 7pm –Who Will Run the Frog Hospital by Lorrie Moore.

New members welcome.

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