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As lockdown eases, a new chapter is starting here at The Playhouse.

We will continue our programme of live performances inside the theatre, broadcast live online- with the return of small audiences for the world premiere of Nutcase by Colin Batemanlive in theatre & online 24-29 August 2021.

Our busy education and outreach work in the community continues online and in person where possible, and we’re delighted to say is thriving and growing despite the pandemic.

We are beginning to restart regular workshops and classes soon, with a phased return throughout 2021.

We will announce any return of audiences, classes and workshops on our social media channels @PlayhouseDerry and on this page. Our Box Office remains closed and our phone is temporarily inactive due to our team working from home, so any enquiries should be made by email to info@derryplayhouse.com  


We are delighted that we continue to keep telling incredible stories and delivering arts to our community, so we hope you keep following us online, and join us on our reopening journey and in our new #DigitalPlayhouse


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DERRY PLAYHOUSE WRITERS will return on 30th June 2021. meet at The Playhouse every Wednesday from 1pm - 4pm and offer a series of workshops, drop-in classes and masterclasses.

Contact: www.derryplayhousewriters.org


MARY HILL SCHOOL OF BALLET will return on Friday 6th August. Regular classes for children ages 2 upwards every Thursday (5-7pm), Friday (3pm - 8pm) and Saturday (9am - 1pm).
Contact 07968112759, facebook/missmaryhillballet or
Email: harrisonvictoria@hotmail.com


CLASS ACT SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA returned on Thursdays from 5th- 26th August 4.30 - 6pm, followed by every Friday from 3rd September. For ages 4-16 years. Primaries 1-4 from 3.50-4.50pm. Primaries 5-7 from 5-6pm. Secondary School from 6.10-7.10pm.

Contact: Loretta (B.Ed Hons; M.Sc. in Education Management and L.I.B.S.D. in teaching Speech and Drama) 0791 999 2662


TAI CHI will return on Monday 9th August with limited numbers. A gentle way to get fit and into shape without the ‘burn' Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese art designed to improve co-ordination, relieve stress and strengthen joints and muscles. Classes every Monday 6pm- 7pm and 7pm- 8pm. Cost £3.

Contact: 028 7126 8027.


SONG FOR THE SOUL CHOIR will return in September 2021. A collaboration between The Playhouse and the Western Health and Social Care Trust, as part of their recovery college.

This choir is an original and dynamic group which is continuously evolving but most importantly the overarching aim of offering people a group activity to improve their mental health is being achieved.

The choir meet up every Monday from 2pm to 3.30pm and new members will be warmly welcomed.







SCOIL RINCE CATHAIR NA MBALLAI: THE WALLED CITY SCHOOL OF DANCE meets every Tuesday from 5.30pm - 7.30pm under the instruction of Michaela Temple TCRDM. Irish dancing for fun and exercise as well as competition.
Contact 028 7135 1895 / 07749 967 841 or email michaela1@hotmail.com.


PLAYHOUSE PAINTERS based around the Alily Foyle ethos - Active learning in later years, this group is targeted towards retired people interested in shared creativity. There is a therapeutic element to the creative process and it provides the opportunity for individuals to meet and share ideas and experiences. Every Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4pm.
Contact: 028 71 268027.


LIFE AFTER support families that have experienced bereavement as a result of a road traffic collision. Life After meets Monthly and offers families the chance to support one another through connection. Contact lifeafterrtc@gmail.com for further information.


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