All sparkles and glitter at our annual, once ever 2 years, Christmas bash. With world class entertainers, finger licking food
and the heat on early just think what you missed due to 'other engagements' 'fear of frost bite' or 'too tight to pay £5'
Well just look at these happy faces and wish you had braved it cause we par- teyed till the wee small hours!!!!!
Happy Christmas and a peaceful, heathly and exciting 2023 to all our followers.
Please enter the city centre via Dobbin Street then turn right into Linenhall St and to the car park from there..
Open Mic starts 8pm tonight.
Bookings can be made as follows
At the Box Office during opening hours as outlined below.
Box Office: 047-39777
Phone payments can be made by Maestro, Master card and Visa cards.
Payments can also be made by cheque, payable to: CMETB
Seats can only be guaranteed when full payment is received.
Prepaid tickets will be held at the box office for collection.
Box office opening Hours
Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 2.00pm.
After our mid-term break we are excited to return this Saturday 12th November
In other exciting news, we are happy to announce we have 4 additional spots available for this term!!!
If you are interested in a space please do get in contact for more info
Step back to Northern Ireland in Regency times for scandal, seduction and foul mouthed washer women, as a host of wonderfully wicked characters search for love and financial security in this light-hearted and charming comedy of no manners and very little sense.
Accidential Theatre, 12-13 Shaftebury Sq Belfast.BT2 7DB https://accidentaltheatre.co.uk/box-office/prudence-and-promiscuity
Our Open Mic devotee's will be counting down the days for November's session on Friday25th. The long gap since we had to forgo October's night due to dates overlapping for our sell out performances of 'Impact' in Market Place Theatre. Drop us a line if you are coming 'cause it's going to be a good one!
Armagh Theatre Group was founded in 1965 with the specific aim of producing good theatre for the citizens of Armagh and to enriching the life of ALL in the community.
The Group's first production in the spring of 1966 was Our Town by Thornton Wilder, directed by Seamus Mallon (MP) and this was followed by The Crucible by Arthur Miller. A wide variety of plays followed of which many were highly acclaimed. The Group has competed in Drama Festivals all over Ireland with great success.
Adam's Children written and produced by Seamus Mallon won the Premier Award at the All Ireland One Act Festival in Naas in 1970. *The Shadow Box (1982) *The Factory Girls (1989) * reached the Ulster Amateur drama Finals.
. Annual popular pantos from the 70’s up to 2000’s helped finance our activities as well as introducing local children to a taste of the Stage.
Abbey Lane Theatre was built in 1991 through self- funding finance and has been Armagh Theatre Group’s home right in the heart of the ecclesiastical City ever since.(see google maps)
In proceeding years Abbey Lane Theatre has been enhanced with a Green room and storage extension, new lighting system (Arts Council grant), carpeting, new seating and improved lighting dock. Plans are afoot (2023) to add disabled toilets and wheelchair access.
Along with offering works of local and international playwrights by our talented acting troupe we run Armagh Youth Drama Group each Sat morning and host a monthly Open Mic (last Fri of month). Regular drama/ writing workshops are facilitated throughout the year.
The opening of the Marketplace Theatre in 2000 signalled the start of a strong collaboration between us. Their inaugural production was ATG’s The Risen People (2000) directed by Margery Quinn. This was followed by The Silver Tassie (2001) directed by Conor O’Malley. See our link to Past Productions for all our plays from 1966 to 2023 on www.armaghtheatregroup.com .
During the Covid pandemic and ensuing lockdowns we continued to entertain our loyal audiences by writing original plays to be performed live on Zoom as we were all social distancing. ‘Zoomeo &Juliet’- ‘Social Bubble Toil & Trouble’ and ‘Six Angry Women’. The first, if not the only, amature group to achieve this. Check out Youtube for a viewing.
Our doors are open to various local community groups as a safe and affordable space to meet or rehearse and perform.
Membership of Armagh Theatre Group is an annual payment of £30 which greatly helps to maintain Abbey Lane Theatre and all the necessary public liability, health and fire regulations & insurances. As a registered charity we are now obliged under Charity Commission regulations to produce detailed annual accounts. These have to be professionally produced . Your membership fee allows us to 'keep the doors open' and lets us do what we are here for.....to provide AMATURE DRAMA & ARTS for our community. Less than a penny a day and you can help to enrich lives through Drama, poetry ,music, writing ,songs , stories & much more.
You can download a Bankers Order through the membership section on this website www.armaghtheatregroup/membership.com
OR drop into your Bank with these details and set up a standing order.
ARMAGH THEATRE Co Ltd, Bank of Ireland, English St , ARMAGH. sort code 90/20/47 a/c no 40166793.
THANK YOU for considering us.