Friar's Gate Theatre Events

Operating since 1997, Friars’ Gate Theatre is a vibrant venue and arts centre in the heart of Munster. It is dedicated to promoting equality and inclusion in the community by giving all people a forum for expression.

The venue hosts a wide variety of performances, including music, theatre, and drama presented by professional and amateur groups.

Over the past twenty-plus years Friars’ Gate has presented a busy and diverse programme, bringing an eclectic artistic mix and teaching of the highest standards to a wide rural audience.

Check out the Friar's Gate Theatre Website for more information. Tickets are available via email or call 063-98727.

Mojo MickyboEvent (18+)

Event Date: 2nd June 2023 at 8pm

Event Description:

Mojo Mickybo is an unsentimental portrayal of innocence betrayed by communal hatred. The play follows two friends growing up in Belfast – a friendship that at first is immune to the sectarian violence taking place around them, but which nonetheless is ultimately destroyed by it. Set in Belfast over the summer of 1970, Mojo and his mate Mickybo are two nine-year-old boys from opposing sides of the sectarian divide. They are as 'thick as two small thieves'; playing headers, being mouthy, building huts, spitting from cinema balconies and re-enacting their favourite movie, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. They are young cowboys in the making, with the violence of The Troubles only obliquely impacting on them – until finally their friendship is destroyed in a way that they only later come to understand.

This is pure storytelling with Bruiser’s dynamic physicality, providing opportunity for theatre-goers to experience Belfast’s most treasured, living playwright, and to consider that Mojo and Mickybo represent the division of a benighted country that has spent a century at war with itself.

*The production contains strong language and mature themes; strobe lighting in use

Tickets €18.00 + booking fee

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Luka Bloom

Event Date: 10th June 2023 8pm

Event Description:

Luka has been writing, recording, and performing his songs for 50 years.

On this tour he will perform a wide range of songs from across 5 decades.

Iarla O’Lionaird: ‘This recording illustrates amply Luka’s innate and deep love of music-rendered as it is with equal measures of magic and masterly execution.’

Steve Cooney: ‘I’m delighted that Luka has finally placed his immense guitar-playing skills front and centre on this new offering….A thing of magic and beauty created by a fully committed heart’.

Tickets €20.00 + booking fee

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Sense and Sensibility

Event Date: 22-Jun-2023 at 8pm

Event Description:

“I wish, as well as everybody else, to be perfectly happy; but, like everybody else, it must be in my own way.” Unfairly compelled to leave their family home and left almost destitute by their brother and his spiteful wife, the Dashwood sisters and their mother must make a new beginning. Despite their very different personalities, both the prudent, sensible Elinor and the impulsive, open-hearted Marianne suffer great sorrows in their affairs of the heart, yet they finally find contentment and peace in their new lives. With dazzling wit, humour and sharp characterisations, Austen’s captivating story is brought to vivid life by Hotbuckle, in this new version by Adrian Preater

Tickets €15.00 + booking fee

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Fred & Alice

Event Date: 30th June at 8pm

Event Description:

10th Year Anniversary Tour

With Over 160 performances to date and sellout runs, Fred & Alice, one of the biggest hits of the last 10 years is delighted to be back. CallBack theatre presents the award-winning Fred & Alice by award winning writer John Sheehy

The tennis rackets have been restrung,

Wembley has been booked for the comeback tour!!!!!

Fred & Alice is a blistering head wreck played at a hilarious pace!

Fred & Alice is a quirky love story about 2 amazing mischievous characters who meet in a home. It wasn’t really a home, but Fred always called it a home because that was where he lived, and if you are not living at home then where are you? It was love at first sight for Alice. Fred didn’t talk to her again for years but then eventually Fred got used to her and it was love at first sight for him too.

Tickets €15.00 + booking fee

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