The Linenhall Arts Centre provides an arts service for all in our communityWe do this by:
- programming local, national and international music, theatre, cinema, opera, dance and a whole host of workshops
- supporting artists who live and work in our region
- providing opportunities for all in our community to participate in making art
The Linenhall’s ongoing programme includes world music, traditional, blues, jazz, classical, country and much else in between. As one of Music Network’s first partners we have established a reputation for quality music in a friendly atmosphere.
The Linenhall programmes professional theatre, with both Irish and international companies featuring regularly. We also programme amateur companies with high quality production values and we are particularly keen to promote youth theatre. Technical specifications for our theatre space are available here.
The Linenhall Gallery shows a range of contemporary art in a series of exhibitions throughout the year in our dedicated gallery space. The work ranges from that of younger emerging artists to those of international reputation. A quality full-colour invitation accompanies each exhibition and gallery talks and workshops are frequently programmed during its run. If you are interested in presenting an exhibition here at the Linenhall we have more details about the gallery and how to apply here.
Poetry readings, lectures, book launches, informal get-togethers - in fact anything to do with the written word - all are regularly accommodated and indeed celebrated at the Linenhall.
The Linenhall Film Club runs through the autumn and spring seasons with fortnightly screenings and is a member of Access Cinema. We currently project in digital format and have recently upgraded our technology to include HD projection and Surround Sound.
We regularly screen live HD broadcasts from the New York Metropolitan Opera, a real treat, as they are always wonderfully lavish productions.
The Linenhall hosts RoolaBoola, one of Ireland’s finest children’s arts festivals, each October for the week running into the Bank Holiday weekend. We programme the finest children’s theatre companies and also schedule a plethora of arts workshops in a variety of art forms, facilitating children to explore their own creativity.
We run an extensive workshop programme to provide opportunities for meaningful engagement with the creative process for everyone in our community.
The Linenhall works closely with like-minded venues around the country and is a member of two dynamic networks:
Strollers Touring Network (STN) consists of ten theatres and arts centres located across Ireland. Strollers is currently the largest touring network in the country. It has five key functions:
- To establish a touring network of performance venues across Ireland
- To support/co-produce work for touring (across all artforms)
- To receive touring works from artists and production companies (across all artforms)
- To sustain, develop and nurture our audiences for the performing arts
- To develop relationships with artists and production companies that we work with
The other venues involved are Siamsa Tire, Tralee; Hawkswell, Sligo; Watergate, Kilkenny; Solstice, Navan; GB Shaw Theatre, Carlow; Draiocht, Blanchardstown; The Source Arts Centre, Thurles; Belltable, Limerick; and Riverbank, Newbridge.
Short Works is a Network of four multidisciplinary arts venues committed to programming and supporting the production of work for children. The other venues are Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown; Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge; and The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children, Dublin.