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An GrianĂ¡n Theatre

‌An Grianán Theatre is a municipal facility, commissioned and owned by Donegal County Council and managed on its behalf by Letterkenny Theatre Management Company Ltd. Donegal County Council supports An Grianán Theatre with an annual revenue grant while the Theatre also receives annual support from The Arts Council/An Comhairle Ealaion, Letterkenny Town Council and the Department of Social Protection. An Grianán Theatre has also received support in recent years from the EU Peace III Programme, as managed on behalf of the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council.

 

An Grianán opened to the public in October 1999 and rapidly earned a reputation for artistic excellence and accessibility. Now established as an integral part of Donegal’s cultural landscape, An Grianán has worked in close partnership with other key players in the county and nationally – including Earagail Arts Festival and the Regional Cultural Centre - to invigorate and develop the local arts scene. Boasting a 383 capacity auditorium, this state of the art facility is committed to presenting the best in drama, comedy, music and much, much more.

AT Quietly IMAGE  The National Theatre comes to An Grianán Theatre on March 28-29 with Owen McCafferty’s award-winning play, ’Quietly’.   

An Grianán is distinctive amongst regional venues for its success as a theatre producer. Thirteen full-scale touring shows have been produced to-date including works by Brian Friel, Cathal ó Searcaigh and Paul Boyd. Creative partners have included Yew Tree Theatre Company, Cork Opera House, Pavilion Theatre, Civic Theatre and The Lyric, Belfast. Commissioned shows have included new works by Little John Nee, Joe Brennan, Workhouse Theatre and Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Company.

 

In addition to creating much additional high quality programme for the theatre’s growing audience, these in-house productions provide considerable employment and career development opportunities for a great number local actors, directors, designers and technical personnel.

 

Forthcoming programme highlights at An Grianán include the visit of The National Theatre on March 28-29 with Owen McCafferty’s award-winning play, ’Quietly’, Moya Brennan and Cormac de Barra in the Brian Ború-themed ‘Ten 14’ on April 14, an audience with the inimitable Gay Byrne on May 14 and Cara Dillon in concert with Winter Mountain on May 25.

For Programme Information and Booking, please contact An Grianán Theatre, Port Road, Letterkenny. Tel. 074 9120777. E. info@angrianan.com

W: www.angrianan.com

 

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