We will be closing to the public during April 2015 to undertake essential maintenance to our roof. Online booking will be available throughout this time.
The planned remedial work to the roof of An Grianán Theatre will go ahead in April this year, and will take four weeks to complete. The theatre building will be closed to the public for the month, reopening in time for the hit dieting comedy Weighing In on Wednesday 29th April.
Director of An Grianán Theatre, Patricia McBride, explained that the works have been planned for a while: ‘The important thing has been to find a time which will minimise the disruption to those who come to shows, the companies who put on the shows, and to our own staff. After extensive investigation work the problem was identified, the tender to do the remedial work was advertised last August and the Contractor has been appointed but obviously you aren’t going to start work on the roof in the middle of Winter so April is the first reasonable time available to us. While the leak has meant there has been some minor inconvenience to the people working here corrective work has meant that all our shows have gone ahead as normal, and will continue to do so right up until April. Which means that yes, the new Conal Gallen show A Bit on The Sunny Side will definitely go ahead on the 27th & 28th March!”
Daithi Ramsay, Marketing Manager, added: ‘There’s no extended holidays for the staff, we’ll be back in after the Easter fortnight, selling tickets on the phone and online and getting prepared for the incoming shows. We’ll also have our production of Frank Pig Says Hello on an extensive nationwide tour at that time so we’ll be very busy with that.”
Weighing In will kick off a very busy period for the theatre as in addition to our touring production of Frank Pig Says Hello, we will be producing a musical with our drama class participants in May which we will be performing for schools. We will also have a major project from Druid Theatre as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations, as well as the popular Irish Aerial Dance Fest, both happening in June, and of course the annual arts extravaganza that is the Earagail Arts Festival in July.
NB: Drama classes, youth theatre and Environment! The Musical rehearsals will not be affected by the closure.