Friars Gate

Friars' Gate
Theatre & Arts
Kilmallock. Co. Limerick
Tel 063 98727
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To mark the centenary of 1916, Friars’ Gate Theatre, will host Tweet Tweet Mothertongue-Fatherland Teanga Dhúchais-Talamh Athair Snapchattin an exhibition of tapestries by Déirdre Carr which will open on Sunday 12th June @ 7.30pm.  Déirdre will also be celebrating the publication of her poem Tweet Tweet Mothertongue-Fatherland Teanga Dhúchais-Talamh Athair Snapchattin.  The poem will be read on the opening night by acclaimed actor Dr. Olwen Fouéré.  Supported by Limerick City & County Council.


Wednesday 27th July @ 8pm.
Patrick Talbot Productions presents God Bless the Child
First confessions are the hardest!  

A play based on the stories of Frank O’Connor, marking the 50th Anniversary of his death in 1966.  Adapted for the stage and directed by Patrick Talbot.

The childhood stories of Frank O Connor are universally regarded as being classics of their kind. Three of the funniest: First Confession, My Oedipus Complex and The Genius have been brought together within a single full-length play, which provides a hugely entertainin and uplifting night of theatre.


Friday 22nd July @ 8pm

Inclusive Theatre Drama Group present The High School Robbery.  
The High School Robbery is not just a musical, it's a chilling adventure, a show with singing, dancing and drawing for the way we perform today.  Devised by the St Joseph's Foundation, Charleville drama group with a supporting cast of Footsteps Youth Theatre this is going to be a great night for everyone, but look out! The robbers are framing someone, who is going to help the drama students?   Queen Elsa comes to the rescue and Troy Bolton saves the day!  The robbers won't steal the show but some of our special actors might.  Director – Fiona Quinn.  Supported by the Dormant Account Fund.
Tickets €5

Friars’ Gate will host two S
ummer camps in July - Drama for Children with Maria O’Neill runs from Monday 4th – Friday 8th July from 10am – 1pm.  Activities include drama, ice cream party, Hawaiian party, treasure hunt, face painting and Friday finale showcase where all are welcome.  Fee €60.  Arts & Crafts for Children with Jane Howe runs from Monday 18th – Wednesday 20th July from 1pm –4pm (5 – 12 years).  Fee €40 including all materials.  Activities include painting – paper mache, clay, plaster of paris modelling, recycling project, mask making, glass painting, 3D cards, design, celtic lettering.

Bookings – 063-98727/

What Is On In The Theatre
Sat 7th May @ 8pm Mend & Makedo Theatre Co. presents Corner Boys.  Written by John MacKenna.  Directed by Marian Brophy. 
Saturday 14th May @ 8pm The Kilkennys in Concert
Thursday 19th May @ 8pm ARSEHAMMERS & BONFIRE NIGHT
Thursday 26th May @ 8pm Torch Players, Limerick present The Cripple of Innismann by Martin McDonagh
Saturday 18th June @ 8pm Elle Marie O’Dwyer in Concert
Wednesday 27th July @ 8pm. Patrick Talbot Productions presents God Bless the Child
Saturday 13th August @ 8pm Frankie Gavin and De Dannan
Wednesday 24th August @ 8pm   Film - Room   2015   117 mins   Cert: 15

Book Club – Monday 23rd May @ 7pm.           Reading the short story Sunday in the Park by Bel Kaufman

                   New members welcome.

Summer Camps


Drama for Children with Maria O’Neill

Monday 4th – Friday 8th July
10am – 1pm                          



Arts & Crafts for Children with Jane Howe

Monday 18th – Wednesday 20th July

1pm – 4pm (5 – 12 years)

Fee €40 including all materials

Community and Educational Outreach Programme in association with Limerick City and County Council.

Footsteps Youth Theatre
Actively Retired Drama Programme
Transition Year Drama Studies Programme
National School Drama Awareness Programme
Side by Side Integration Programme
Contact Friars’ Gate for details.

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