Film – Herself - Thursday 24th February 2022 @ 7.30pm

2020     97 mins     English Cert: 15A 

Having fled her abusive ex-partner Gary, single mother Sandra finds herself trapped in temporary accommodation with her two daughters. Left with few viable options, she draws inspiration from one of her daughter’s bedtime stories and hits upon the idea of self-building an affordable home.   With very little financial support Sandra must use all her ingenuity and call on friends, old and new to support her and lend a helping hand. At the same time, she must continue to keep Gary at bay and protect her children from the bureaucracy that would see custody handed over to their father. Claire Dunne gives a quietly powerful performance in this warm drama about finding the strength to ask for help.  

Presented in association with Access Cinema. 

Michael Dwyer Discovery Award – Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2020 

Human Rights Film Award – Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival 2020 

Best Script for Film – Irish Film and Television Awards 2020 

Tickets €8   (Friends 2 for 1)                                        

Friday 11th March 2022 @ 8pm

Hubcap Theatre present The Parish

The Parish is a hilarious comedy play where actors bring to life a range of characters that can be found in every community. Through this chorus of colourful characters, the story unfolds of a dastardly deed that has ripped the parish apart. 

But despite this scandal, this delightful comedy highlights and celebrates the power of friendship and community. 

"The Parish is absolutely hilarious and makes for a great night out!" 

"These two are an amazing combination, a night of fun & laughter. Don't miss it!" 

Tickets €18/€15

The Parish is a popular comedy by Hubcap Theatre who's motto is "Bringing Theatre to the People". HubCap Theatre, based in Cork, was set up in 2018 by Sean Kelleher and Michael Ryan. It provides entertaining, accessible theatre. It is influenced by the old Fit-Up theatre companies that travelled to communities bringing live theatre to the people.  Hubcap also produces popular online comedy videos featuring characters such as Mary and Mary.

Friday 25th March 2022 @ 8pm

Shakespeare in the Glen Present Brian Friel’s “Philadelphia Here I Come”

Gar O’Donnell, on the eve of his departure for the grand ol’ USA, is now, standing on the precipice of abandoning an old life and starting afresh.  Philadelphia, Here I Come is first and foremost, a remarkable portrait of Gar’s inner life. To that end, the play features two versions of Gar, the public and the private. Public Gar is his persona, the person he presents to the world, whilst his much more assured private self- offers a glimpse into private musings, fanciful imaginations, and the thoughts he is too afraid to share. The audience observes these two and is treated to a fascinating dramatic representation of the way in which we conceal (and, sometimes disastrously, fail to conceal) what we truly think or feel.

Tickets €15

Film – King Richard - Thursday 31st March 2022 @ 7.30pm

USA 2021         144mins      Cert: 12A          Language: English

Starring: Will Smith, Jon Bernthal, Tony Goldwyn

Based on the true story that will inspire the world “King Richard’’ follows the journey of Richard Williams, an undeterred father instrumental in raising two of the most extraordinarily gifted athletes of all time, who will end up changing the sport of tennis forever.  Driven by a clear vision of their future and using unconventional methods, Richard has a plan that will take Venus and Serena Williams from the streets of Compton, California to the global stage as legendary icons. The profoundly moving film shows the power of family, perseverance, and unwavering belief as a means to achieve the impossible and impact the world


Tickets €8

Sunday 3rd April 2022 (6pm & 8pm shows) & Monday 4th of April 2022 (8pm show)

County Limerick Youth Theatre's (CoLYT) Senior Ensemble

Variations by Katie Hims 

“Alice wishes her life was completely different. She wakes up one morning to find that her life is different. In fact, it's so different that all she wants to do is get back to normality. But how does she do that? A comedy about family, string theory and breakfast.”

County Limerick Youth Theatre (CoLYT) presents Variations by Katie Hims as part of The National Theatre Connections Festival 2022. NT Connections presents youth theatres from across Britain and Ireland with the opportunity to perform newly commissioned plays written specifically for people their age. This is the first year that CoLYT has taken part in NT Connections, in fact this is the first year that a company from Munster has taken part. Fifteen young artists aged 14 to 19 from across County Limerick will perform Katie Hims beautiful, frenetic, hilarious play in Friar’s Gate Theatre, Kilmallock from April 3rd to 4th. CoLYT will then transfer the play to The Lyric, Belfast at the end of April. Supported by the Limerick Arts Office & Youth Theatre Ireland.

Film - Dream Horse – Wednesday 20th April 2022 @ 7:30pm

UK  2020       113mins     Cert:  PG     Language: English

Starring: Toni Collette, Damien Lewis, Joanna Page, Peter Davison

The film tells the true story of Jan Vokes (Academy Award® nominee Toni Colette), a Welsh cleaner and bartender, who decides to breed and rear a racehorse. She persuades her neighbours and friends to contribute financially to the scheme. The group’s unlikely investment plan pays off as the horse rises through the ranks and puts them in a race for the national championship.


Tickets €8

Thursday 28th April 2022 @ 8pm

Hotbuckle Production Theatre Company present Great Expectations

Great Expectations was one of Charles Dickens’ greatest critical and popular successes. It chronicles the coming of age of humble, orphaned Pip who is apprenticed in the lowly work of a forge but through a family connection is introduced to the Lady in the Manor, Miss Havisham, an eccentric, jilted bride and her beautiful, proud and haughty ward Estella. Pip transfixed by Estella dares to dream of becoming a gentleman and being her equal— and one day, under sudden and enigmatic circumstances, he finds himself in possession of "great expectations." In this gripping tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward, Dickens shows us clearly that affection, loyalty, and conscience are so much more important than social advancement, wealth, and class.

With live music, multi role playing, humour and inventiveness, yet another English classic novel is brought wonderfully to life—Hotbuckle style!

.....virtuoso performances by four outstanding actors.......with clever introduction of this so very well crafted production."

The Down Recorder - Wuthering Heights

Tickets €15

Film - Military Wives – Wednesday 18th May 2022 @ 7:30pm

in association with Access Cinema - Bealtaine Festival



Film - Belfast – Thursday 16th June 2022 @ 7:30pm

UK  2021       98mins     Cert:  12A     Language: English

Starring: Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Judy Dench

Director:              Kenneth Branagh

"No matter how far you go, you never forget where you came from"

Buddy, a nine-year-old boy sees his stable,loving life and community turned upside as violence breaks out on his close knit road in Northern Ireland, 1969. Despite the turmoil he and his family still find joy and laughter in music and the magic of the movies. Belfast is Kenneth Branagh’s uplifting deeply personal ode to childhood.

Winner - Best Original Screenplay: American Academy Awards 2022

Winner - Outstanding British Film of the Year: BAFTA 2022

Winner - Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Golden Globes 2022


Tickets €8

Friday 24th June @ 8pm

Strolling Through Ulysses – Celebrating 100 Years of Ulysses


This year Ulysses celebrates its 100th birthday! It was first published on February 2nd, 1922.

But how many people have ever read it? Very few have made it beyond the first few episodes.

But Robert Gogan, the writer, actor and Joycean enthusiast is here to help - and he’s on a mission to make Ulysses accessible to anyone who wants to read, and enjoy, Joyce’s masterpiece.


Given the burnished Victorian interior of the pub, and Gogan’s pitch-perfect balancing of narrator, actor, and observer, it turned out to be a wonderfully bawdy experience – and one that certainly enlivened our dinner conversation afterwards. – The Irish Independent

Gogan is an engaging and well-rehearsed raconteur. His edited selection of excerpts cut right to the heart of Ulysses ..... succeeds in making Joyce accessible even to those who have only the sketchiest context for the work - The Sunday Business Post

Tickets: €15

Kids Summer DAY TIME Movie Screenings

14th July @ 2.30pm - Clifford the Big Red Dog

16th August @ 2.30pm - Luca

Tickets: €5.00

*Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult*


Directed by Michael Scott - Starring Jon Kenny & Norma Sheahan

Friday 2nd September @ 8pm

For ONE NIGHT ONLY as they are enroute to the Gaiety Theatre

Tickets €20.00

Film - Spencer – Thursday 15th September 2022 @ 7:30pm

2019  Germany, Chile, UK, USA     117 minutes    Cert: 12A

Director:          Pablo Larraín

Starring:          Kristen Stewart, Sean Harris, Sally Hawkins, Jack Farthing, Timothy Spall

Language:        English

Every fairy-tale ends.

Christmas 1991 - Sandringham Estate. The Royal Family gathers for their annual celebrations. Diana, Princess of Wales(Kirsten Stewart; mesmerising) arrives late. Her marriage to Prince Charles crumbling due to his now very public affair with Camilla Parker Bowles. Cold-shouldered by the family, quietly admired by the staff, Diana struggles and stumbles through her final Christmas of expectation, tradition and hypocrisy.

Tickets €8.00

Friday 23rd September 2022 @ 8pm

"Well" by Pat and Faye Shortt

Since collaborating, this comic Father and Daughter duo have written and performed two hilarious online shows ‘’ The Wellness hour with Paaah and Sile’’ and ‘’Pat Shortt’s Comedy Heads’’. Now the pair bring their madcap characters to the stage in ‘’Well”. The show follows the unfortunate demise of Dad and Daughter Country and Irish music duo as they attempt to ascend the heights of their local music scene by playing a gig in the town’s hotel. ‘’Well’’ showcases the extraordinary comedy talents of this funny pairing and their exceptional ability to bring humour to the most everyday situation with an array of superbly funny characters.

Tickets: €30.00

Saturday 8th October 2022 @ 8pm

Dolly & Mick

A musical double act, a relationship in crisis, is it time to face the final curtain?

Dolly and Mick are returning from a gig.  He’s a widower from Limerick, she’s a divorcee from

Arkansas. They both know their relationship is in trouble. Mick thinks they just need a break.

Dolly knows the only way to save their relationship is to give up the act. A funny, engaging story with a

poignant denouement and several live songs that echo the love and hope, disillusion and despair, passion and perseverance that colours their story.                  

Tickets: €18.00/€16.00

*Kindly supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media through the Local Live Performance Scheme (#LocalLive) and the Limerick City and County Council Arts Office*

Thursday 13th October 2022 @ 7.30pm

FILM - TOP GUN (1986)

Director: Tony Scott     USA   1986     110 mins    Cert: 12

Language: English

Starring: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt

A daring yet reckless pilot who shuns teamwork and the rules of engagement eventually learns the importance of cooperation and discipline. Along the way he has a fiery affair, does some spectacular flying and causes the death of his best friend. 

Tickets €8.00

Thursday 20th October 2022 @ 8pm

Grainne Hunt - Songs and Music from the heart of an authentic Irish songwriter        

Gráinne is a contemporary nu-folk singer/songwriter with a rich background in performance and songwriting.  She has shared stages with Glen Hansard and U2, and has opened for Gladys Knight, Eagle Eye Cherry and The Bay City Rollers. Gráinne has toured extensively throughout Europe and the US. .  

Joining Gráinne on the night will be multi-instrumentalist and singer Ger O'Donnell.   Hailing from Limerick/Clare, Ger has been genre hopping since childhood and he is relatively new to the international folk scene, but has become widely known for his solo works and collaborations. His first releases, 'Talk about the Heroes', 'Turquoise Ink' and 'I Found Strength' have been chart topping in Ireland thanks to his growing and loyal online following.

Ger will open the night with a set of his own songs and join Gráinne for some of her songs also.  

Tickets: €15.00

*Kindly supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media through the Local Live Performance Scheme (#LocalLive) and the Limerick City and County Council Arts Office*

Friday 21st October 2022 @ 8pm 

**BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND** Hubcap Theatre present The Parish

The Parish is a hilarious comedy play where actors bring to life a range of characters that can be found in every community. Through this chorus of colourful characters, the story unfolds of a dastardly deed that has ripped the parish apart. 

But despite this scandal, this delightful comedy highlights and celebrates the power of friendship and community. 

"The Parish is absolutely hilarious and makes for a great night out!" 

"These two are an amazing combination, a night of fun & laughter. Don't miss it!" 

Tickets €18.00/€15.00

*Kindly supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media through the Local Live Performance Scheme (#LocalLive) and the Limerick City and County Council Arts Office*

Sunday 23rd October 2022 @ 5.30pm            

Children’s Halloween Film – The Addams Family (1991)                         

When long-lost Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) reappears after 25 years in the Bermuda Triangle, Gomez (Raul Julia) and Morticia (Anjelica Huston) plan a celebration to wake the dead. But Wednesday (Christina Ricci) barely has time to warm up her electric chair before Thing points out Fester’s uncharacteristically “normal” behaviour. Could this Fester be a fake, part of a diabolical scheme to raid the Addams fortune?

Dir: Barry Sonnenfeld     US      1991      96 mins      Cert:PG    Language: English

Starring: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Judith Malina, Elizabeth Wilson, Jimmy Workman


Tickets €6.00 

Friday 11th November 2022 @ 8pm

Anne Gildea's How to Get Menopause and Enjoy It!

Join Anne on this fabulous, informative, laugh-out-loud, trip through all things Menopause. Anne brings her keen comedic skills to this topic that affects 51% of the population yet is still treated like a mystery.

What is it? Why does it happen? How come it barely bothers some women and shakes others to the core? Why is it named after men? Why didn’t our mammies warn us about it? Is there anything you can do about it? And why oh why is so little known about this inevitable phase of lady-life?

Anne answers all these questions and more, as she brings TMI to a whole new level.

“Never has the female body been put under such an hilarious microscope…captures perfectly the dilemma of Irish women of her generation, hobbled by the micro-oppressions of conservative Catholicism, and engaging in a lifetime of micro-battles against this force. I am definitely the target audience for this show, and it spoke directly to me. But if any young people want to know what’s really going on in their mams’ and aunties’ secret lives, this funny and taboo-busting work blasts the lid right off.” – Katy Hayes, Irish Independent

'Amazingly funny and really accurate menopause show – I loved it!' - Dr. Deirdre Lundy, menopause specialist.

“Anne Gildea’s show is one woman genius. Hilarious and educational in equal parts. A must see! I laughed out loud so much my face hurt.”- Loretta Dignam, Founder, Menopause Hub.

Tickets: €20.00

Friday 18th November 2022 @ 8pm

Jon Kenny's Tales of D'Unexpected

A show created from Jon’s memoir which he began to work on during lock down.

“There are two sides to every story or in my case two voices in the one head”

Comic sketches and stories(Voice one) are paired off against the writings(Second Voice).... in this hilarious madcap journey only stopping off for a quick rendition of one of his “greatest hits” - definitely in his head.


"I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. Thank you for the perfect night! a bit of laughter was needed and Jon delivered!"

Tickets: €20.00

Saturday 26th November 2022 @ 7.30pm            

Film - Top Gun - Maverick (2022) (Running Time 130mins)

Dir: Joseph Kosinski USA 2022  Cert: 12A

Starring: Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm

Language: English


After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete“Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of TOPGUN graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.

Tickets: €8.00

Sunday 27th November 2022 @ 8pm

The Songs of the American DRIFTERS - Official No.1 Tribute

Special Guest Desi Egan

This fabulous vocal group relives the magic of that splendid era breathing new life into those fabulous songs such 'Saturday Night at the  Movies'-Under the Boardwalk-Save the last dance-My Girl etc etc. The lineup includes the legendary Richie Sampson who was frontman for the fantastic British band, The Foundations. The vocal group is completed by Paul Anthony,Roy Bailey and Victor Alexander all renowned vocalists in their own right. This Drifters Tribute Band performances have been recognised worldwide and the following are some relevant quotes.......

'Their performance and star quality is the nearest to the real thing
that I have seen'.... Alan Warner,Chairman of Agency's Association'

'These guys are truly remarkable.....simply outstanding.....Joe Loughnane MBE

Tickets €27.50


12th, 13th & 14th December (10:00am & 11:30am per day)

Mother Hubbard, with her faithful dog Growler, and her willing helper Little Jack Horner, runs a very posh B & B - Old King Cole is an annual visitor - and Mother Hubbard bakes Santa’s Christmas Pudding as well! All the food, and Growler’s bone, is stored in her magic cupboard...until a sneaky Witch with a passion for sugar turns up and suddenly the cupboard is bare.

Disaster!! Poor Santa - no Christmas Pudding! Poor Growler - no bone! Then a mysterious guest - who might be a bird-watcher, or a spy or even a Prince - turns up, and maybe, just maybe, with a little help from the children in the audience, Growler will get his bone, Santa will get his Christmas pudding, the Witch will get what she deserves and Mother Hubbard’s crazy Christmas might be happy after all. Don’t miss this hilarious version of an all-time children’s favourite.

Tickets: €10.00

Sunday 18th December 2022 @ 5.30pm            

Film - Home Alone (Running Time 103mins)

Dir: Chris Columbus        USA 1990      Cert: PG     Language: English            

Starring: Macauley Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern       

Family comedy starring Macaulay Culkin as ten-year-old Kevin McCallister who is inadvertently left home alone by his family when they go on vacation. On the evening before his family leave for their Christmas break to Paris, Kevin is banished to his room for misbehaving by his mother Kate (Catherine O'Hara). When he wakes the following morning he discovers he is alone in an empty house. Kevin must cope not only with life on his own but also with the threat of two persistent, albeit incompetent, burglars Marv (Daniel Stern) and Harry (Joe Pesci). Meanwhile, Kate vainly tries to find a way to get back home

Tickets: €6.00

Friday 3rd February 2023 @ 8pm 

There's a point beyond burnout where all you can do is laugh, and funny woman Deirdre O'Kane has well and truly reached it.

One of Ireland’s favourite comedians, Deirdre never strays too far from her live stand-up roots; the new show, Demented, a box-fresh hour of side splitting laughs,Catch her brilliant new stand-up show, Demented, at venues in Ireland and the UK in 2023.  "Unique star quality." – The Guardian 

Tickets: €22.00

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