This Saturday: It’s ‘Will You Remember?’ at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Will You Remember? The love story of MGM legends Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy will be brought to life by soprano Sandra Oman and baritone Simon Morgan at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre this Saturday 9 September, 8pm. Some tickets still available. €23/20 To book: www.birrtheatre.com Box Office (057) 91 22911        

Music Network Presents An All-Violin Quartet At Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

“A deliciously ardent violin solo from leader Mia Cooper” The Irish Times “The performance of Mendelssohn’s youthful Octet, led by Katherine Hunka, buzzed with energy. The audience loved it” The Irish Times “Utterly gripping… dazzling” Musical Opinion (on Woods) “Astoria’s Escualo acts as a safety net beneath the trapeze artistry of Ioana Petcu-Colan’s violin” The Irish Times Music Network […]

A Touch Of Movie Magic At Birr Theatre & Arts Centre Next Week

It’s all eyes on Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Friday 7 October, 8pm as the renowned Irish Chamber Orchestra (ICO) presents ‘The Magic of the Movies’.   Following a sell-out run in May, the ICO makes its highly anticipated return with a stellar programme showcasing some of Hollywood’s best film music, from classic movie […]

A Chance To Dance At Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

A Chance To Dance, a summer camp for children with special needs will be running at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre from Monday 11-Thursday 14 July.   Facilitated by Mia King, this is an opportunity for children with special needs age 6 – 12 years (negotiable) to spend time with an experienced professional dance artist […]

Actors! SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival needs you!

SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival is a festival dedicated to new Irish plays—the writing of them, the development and nurturing of them.    Looking for an acting opportunity? Well, here it is! SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival is looking for actors for the ‘Pop Up Play Challenge’ this July. Running from Sunday 3 July- Saturday 9 July […]

Finalists For The 2016 Trench Award Announced

The six finalists who will perform at The 2016 Trench Award in Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Sunday 1 Mayhave been announced.   They are sopranos Nicole Robinson (Banagher, Offaly), Sarah Brady (Mullingar, Westmeath) and Rachel Goode (Ballinasloe, Roscommon), tenor Philip Keegan (Tullamore, Offaly), violinist Lucia McPartlin (Killaloe, Tipperary) and on the flute will […]

One Week Left To Submit Play To Scripts Ireland’s Playwriting Festival

This is it! You have just ONE WEEK left to submit your original play to SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival. Dedicated to new Irish plays, SCRIPTS takes place across Birr, Co. Offaly from Sunday 3 July- Saturday 9 July 2016. Playwrights (both established and emerging) are invited to submit original 15 minute plays on the themeChanges […]

1916 Commemoration Season to Savour at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre will host a very special 1916 Commemoration Season starting next month.   Sister of the Rising, written by Offaly playwright and actor Christiane O’Mahony, will kick off proceedings on Saturday 16 April.  The play is a funny and poignant story and a testament to the many forgotten women who fought […]

Legendary Irish singer Don Baker returns to Birr next month!

Legendary Irish performer Don Baker is teaming up with uber-talented singer/songwriter Clara Rose for an unforgettable night of blues music at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, on Saturday 2 April, 8pm. They’ll be performing songs from their brand new album, BakerRose. Don is back on the road after a star turn in beloved Irish soap […]

Applications from young singers and musicians sought for 2016 Trench Award

Applications are now being sought from young singers and musicians from the Midlands who are pursuing a career in professional performance in the classical field for the 2016 Trench Award.   Now in its third year, the bursary aims to assist a young professional singer or musician develop their career through further study at home […]

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