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The Playhouse

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5-7 Artillery Street, Derry~Londonderry, County Londonderry,
T: (028) 7126 8027
F: (028) 7126 1884

Award winning Community Art Centre featuring year round programming of local, national theatre.

Historically home to St. Mary's convent and St. Joseph's school in the 19th and early 20th century, the award-winning Playhouse Theatre is based in Artillery Street and was established in 1992 with a grant of just £300. Since then it has grown to become one of Ireland’s leading award-winning multi-disciplinary Community Art Resource Centres based on a neutral site within the city centre. It is a self-help, grass roots, bottom-up community development project which is people centred and has charitable status.

Since re-opening, the Playhouse has been nominated for, and won some, prestigious awards for the design of the building. The Playhouse comprises of a 175 Seat Theatre, an extensive award winning Education and Outreach Department, a Dance Studio, a gallery and is home to several cultural/art based groups and tenants. The Playhouse filled (and continues to fill) a large gap in the provision of the arts in the North West. It also is one of only a handful of venues commissioning, producing and touring theatre in the island of Ireland.

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