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 friarsgatetheatre@gmail.com or call 063-98727.

John B. Keane's The Matchmaker

Friday the 2nd of September 2022 at 8pm, staring Jon Kenny & Norma Sheahan

For ONE NIGHT ONLY, as they are enroute to the Gaiety Theatre.

Tickets: €20.00 at Friars Gate Theatre

The production is directed by Michael Scott.

Michael Scott’s iconic production of John B. Keane's hilarious dramatic comedy, THE MATCHMAKER, opened in Spirit in January 2001, starring Anna Managhan and Des Keogh. The production went on to tour Ireland, sell-out at the Edinburgh Festival, become a video and DVD with Sony, a BBC Radio Series, and play ‘off Broadway’.

Many of Ireland’s leading actors have joined the production over the years, including, Mary McEvoy, Ann Charleston (Madge in Neighbours), Geraldine Plunkett, Des Nealon and the late Mick Lally, one of our most loved actors. Now for it 21 st year, one of Ireland leading dramatic actresses Norma Sheahan joins JON KENNY (who was part of the Irish comic duo d’Unbelievables with Pat Shortt) in this iconic production at the Gaiety Theatre Dublin for one week only 12-17 th September (with two matinees). Together, they play a myriad of characters in this hilarious and earthy dramatic comedy.

Film: Spencer – Thursday 15th September 2022 @ 7:30pm

2019 Germany, Chile, UK, USA 117 minutes Cert: 12A

Director: Pablo Larraín

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Sean Harris, Sally Hawkins, Jack Farthing, Timothy Spall

Language: English

Every fairy-tale ends.

Christmas 1991—Sandringham Estate. The Royal Family gathers for their annual celebrations. Diana, Princess of Wales(Kirsten Stewart; mesmerising) arrives late. Her marriage to Prince Charles is crumbling due to his now very public affair with Camilla Parker Bowles. Cold-shouldered by the family, quietly admired by the staff, Diana struggles and stumbles through her final Christmas of expectation, tradition, and hypocrisy.

Tickets are €8 at Friars Gate Theatre

"Well" by Pat and Faye Shortt

Friday the 23rd of September 2022 @ 8pm

Since collaborating, this comic Father and Daughter duo have written and performed two hilarious online shows ‘’The Wellness hour with Paaah and Sile’’ and ‘’Pat Shortt’s Comedy Heads’’. Now the pair bring their madcap characters to the stage in ‘’Well”. The show follows the unfortunate demise of the Dad and Daughter country and Irish music duo as they attempt to ascend the heights of their local music scene by playing a gig in the town’s hotel. ‘’Well’’ showcases the extraordinary comedy talents of this funny pairing and their exceptional ability to bring humour to the most everyday situation with an array of superbly funny characters.

Tickets: €30.00 at Friars Gate Theatre

Reminiscent Theatre - Reliving the dancehall Years

Free 8-week Drama workshop with Class Act Acting starting 6th of September 2022

The Pillars of this Programme are: Nostalgia - Collaboration - Recreation

Reminiscent Theatre is about seeing and realising the dramatic potential in real life stories. It takes verbatim memories as the basis for theatre scripts, using the experiences of older people as a source of artistic productions and therapeutic creativity.

The aim is to create a space where each person can share their memory of an Irish dance hall from the 20th century. Once the stories have been shared, the ensemble will recreate their memories through music and dialog. At the end of the eight weeks we will aim to transform the theatre into a dance hall experience and open it for one night only to Kilmallock community and anyone else who would like to join us!

To book email friarsgatetheatre@gmail.com or call 063-98727

"How to get The Menopause and enjoy it!" by Anne Gildea's

Friday the 11th of November 2022 at 8pm

Anne Gildea is waxing her moustache, slathering on the Oestrogel and boiling with excitement about bringing her hilarious show to Friars' Gate Theatre on Friday 11th November @ 8pm.

Join her on this hilarious, informative, laugh-out-loud journey through one of life’s last great mysteries – The Menopause!

Tickets €20 at Friars Gate Theatre