Come take part in the massive success of culture night on Friday 18th September ... where hundreds of venues, historic buildings and creative businesses open their doors until late, offering the public free access to the city's most important arts and cultural organizations!
The Award Winning Playhouse has a night of free tours, talks and performances for you and your family & friends to enjoy from 5.30pm - 11pm. It's a great opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes view of what makes The Playhouse special.
- Tours of the historic buildings (UK 2009 BURA Award Winner) 5.30pm - 9pm
The award winning Playhouse, as featured on BBC Restoration, is housed in two 'B1' listed buildings, which were former Sister of Mercy Primary Schools dating back to 1887 and 1911. Unusual features include a unique wooden cobbled entrance (the only other wooden cobbles in Ireland are at Trinity College), and bizarre hinge/sash windows. Refurbished at a cost of £4.6 million, winner of the UK BURA Award 2009, and finalist of BBC Restoration 2004, The Playhouse is well worth a visit.
- ‘Octopus Milk' An Exhibition by local designer Joe Barwise 5.30pm - 11pm
Octopus Milk is a showcase of illustrations by local designer Joe Barwise. The work on show has no theme and the creator does not classify it as art.
- Beer tasting with Northbound Brewery 7pm- 8pm
Did you know that there are many factors that can influence what we taste or smell in a beer? The husband and wife team behind Northbound Brewery invite you to come experience their craft beer, made using Irish ingredients and the Master Brewer's knowledge.
- Opportunity to see Mary Hill School of Ballet 5.30pm - 8pm
Mary Hill School of Ballet holds regular classes at The Playhouse every Friday and Saturday.
- Comedian Micky Bartlett with his show ‘Mickey Bartlett is Narcissilly' 8pm Tickets £12/£10 CLICK HERE TO BOOK