The latest news from the Linenhall Arts Centre

Opportunity - Strollers Touring Network Award

The Strollers Touring Network (STN) production award encourages companies, producers etc. to make work with the cooperation and collaboration with the ten venues who are members of STN including the Linenhall Arts Centre. A total award of up to €10,000 will be offered to assist with the financing of one production. The awarded work will then tour to each of the venue partners in 2019.

Upstart 2018 Launch Event - ALL WELCOME

UPSTART supports opportunities for people with disabilities to develop arts projects in celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on the 3rd December. UPSTART 2018 will be launched by Gaynor Seville, Acting Arts Officer, Mayo County Council, on Wednesday 11th April at 11.00am at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar.

"White" by Catherine Wheels Theatre Company goes ahead at 11.00am this Morning (Sat 3rd March)

"White" a performance for 2-4 year olds will go ahead as planned at the Linenhall Arts Centre this morning Saturday 3rd March at 11.00am.

Linenhall Arts Centre Opening Times 1st/2nd March 2018

The Linenhall Arts Centre will close today Thursday 1st March at 4.30pm and will re-open tomorrow Friday 2nd March at 12.00pm weather permitting. We wish everyone a safe and warm evening.

Russian Pianist Anna Tsybuleva premiers Irish Composition "An Cailleach"

The wonderful Russian pianist Anna Tysbuleva will perform a specially commissioned piece called "An Cailleach" by Irish composer Siobhán Cleary at the Linenhall Arts Centre on Wednesday March 7th. The piece commissioned by Music Network is being premiered on Tysbuleva's current tour of Ireland.

Great news for the Linenhall!

The Linenhall Arts Centre has made the short list for the IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year 2017. You can show your support by voting for us. Continue reading for more details...

Box Office Assistant /Clerical Officer position at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar

The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, is currently seeking applications for one Box Office/Clerical Officer position on a Community Employment Scheme.


This year the Mayo Artists Show will take place over two venues, with Ballina Arts Centre joining forces with the Linenhall. Read all about the submission details here:

Arts Worker position at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar

The Linenhall Arts Centre is currently seeking applications for one position on a Community Employment Scheme which supports its Visual Art Programme for Schools.

Keep the Arts At the Heart of 2017

Research has shown that regular engagement with the arts is enormously beneficial for enhancing wellbeing. With this in mind we have some suggestions for your New Years resolutions list.

Linenhall Spring 2017 Programme Unveiled

The Linenhall Arts Centre is ready for Spring 2017 with an exciting programme of exhibitions, theatre, music, cinema, literature and workshops to keep audiences entertained, challenged and engaged.

Be Captivated at the Linenhall!

The Captivated Eye is an ambitious and exciting project in which the children of 6th class at St Angela's Primary School in Castlebar have been given access to the art collection at Mayo County Council in order to create, or, in visual art terms, to curate an exhibition from the collection. The official opening takes place on Thursday 20th October at 1.00pm ALL WELCOME. Come and be captivated!

Vice President Joe Biden warmly welcomed at Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar

Vice President Joe Biden and Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar today for a sampling of Ireland's rich arts landscape


In the lead up to "Kathleen Lynn: Insider on the Outside" the Linenhall Arts Centre's Visual Art Programme for Schools team worked with four primary school groups delivering workshops during which the children created portraits representing the Mayo Doctor. Their creations are now on show in the Linenhall Arts Centre foyer.


We are really excited and delighted to be part of the forthcoming visual art project Kathleen Lynn: Insider on the Outside, presented by Mayo Arts Collaborative in five venues around Mayo


The Linenhall Arts Centre has announced its sparkling January - April 2016 programme, and it’s definitely a goodie!

The Days of Surprise - Signs On!

The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar is delighted to present an Irish Sign Language interpreted performance by renowned Irish poet Paul Durcan on Thursday 3rd December 2015, marking International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Box Office Assistant (Part-Time CE) position at the Linenhall Arts Centre

The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar programmes high-quality arts events for all the community across a range of art forms. The Linenhall is currently seeking applications for a part-time Box Office Assistant (CE Scheme).

Linenhall Staff Brushing up their Gaeilge

The Linenhall Arts Centre is delighted to welcome Galway based Moonfish Theatre to Castlebar on October 1st this year, with their theatre adaptation of Joseph O'Connor's "The Star of the Sea". As part of their national tour Moonfish are working with Foras na Gaeilge to promote the use of the Irish language in the venues on their tour, and the Linenhall has signed up as an "Ionad ag Foghlaim" (Learner Venue).

Call for Expressions of Interest 2016/ 1916 Centenary Exhibition - Kathleen Lynn; Insider on the Outside

Mayo Collaborative will hold a collaborative exhibition in response to the life and achievement of Kathleen Lynn, feminist, socialist, republican, medical doctor and Mayo woman to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, in which she played a prominent part. The exhibition, curated by Catherine Marshall and supported by the Arts Council and Mayo County Council, will be made up of a number of solo and group exhibitions by artists gathered together through invitation and open submission.

Linenhall Board Member Alice Maher announced as recipient of first Visual Artists Ireland Members Award 2015

Congratulations to Linenhall Arts Centre board member Alice Maher on receiving the first ever 'Visual Artists Ireland Members Award' in recognition of the significant contribution she has made to the development of the visual arts in Ireland.

Put Bealtaine at the Linenhall Arts Centre in your Diary!

May belongs to the Bealtaine festival, celebrating creativity as we age! Over 120,000 people now take part in Bealtaine nationwide. Bealtaine showcases the talents and creativity of both first-time and professional older artists, as well as giving a chance for the novice to discover a talent until then unseen.

Arts Worker position at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar

The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar programmes high-quality arts workshops for all the community across a range of art forms. The Linenhall is currently seeking applications for one position on a FÁS funded Community Employment Scheme which supports its Visual Art Programme for Schools.

Fantastic Gift Ideas from the Linenhall Arts Centre

We're celebrating 25 years at the Linenhall in 2015, and we've loads of fantastic events coming up. Gift vouchers or tickets to events are the perfect treat for your friends and loved ones.

Silent Art Auction, Thursday 20th Nov, 7.00pm-9.00pm

Bid on local and national talent, including Painting, Prints and Sculptures from public and private collections. All in aid of the Geraldine Lavelle Trust

Linenhall Autumn 2014 Programme Announced!

The Linenhall Arts Centre goes galloping into the Autumn Season with a lucky-bag crammed full of delights.

Sound World Explorers! added to Summer Workshop Programme for Children

We're delighted to host Music Generation Mayo's exciting music summer workshop series for 5-7 year olds, with hugely experienced musician and teacher Deirdre Lynn-Rodgers.

Fantastic Theatre for Families @ the Linenhall

We've two amazing theatre shows coming up in May and June for family audiences (7yrs+). Why not give your family a mid-week treat one of these long bright evenings.

FIND Art Project, Artists Talks

We look forward to a fascinating day of insights into the making of the work for the FIND Art Project on Saturday 19th April at 2.00pm here at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar.

Linenhall Summer Season Now Booking!

We've another packed programme of goodies lined up this coming season at the Linenhall

FIND Art Programme launches Saturday 29th March 2.00pm

Mayo County Council Arts Office Public Art Programme in collaboration with the Linenhall Arts Centre present FIND: an exciting artistic venture presenting a series of temporary artworks/installations/events in and around the town of Castlebar, with the Linenhall Arts Centre acting as central focus for participating artists and audience alike.

Fantastic Pop-Up Book Creations Complete!

The participants in Maeve Clancy's "Pop-Up Book Making Workshop" met last Saturday 15th March, to bind their book creations during the final instalment in what has been a really exciting workshop series. (For more and to see their work click on the title)

Theatre For Young and Old at the Linenhall

“A real feast of physical theatre” is in store for both old and young audiences with Theatre Lovett’s “Mr Foley, The Radio Operator” on Saturday March 22nd at the Linenhall Arts Centre

Traditional Music for the Mandolin Family

The Pick and Shuffle Mando Band will celebrate the mandolin family of instruments in the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, this Thursday 27th February.

Tchaikovsky for the Linenhall this February

The Irish Chamber Orchestra embarks on a nationwide tour visiting 8 venues including the Linenhall Arts Centre.

World-class opera for the Linenhall

Saturday 8th February – The Metropolitan Opera’s RUSALKA

Arts Worker position at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar

The Linenhall is currently seeking applications for one position on a FÁS funded Community Employment Scheme which supports its Visual Art Programme for Schools.

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

We've hung the decorations and the elves at the Linenhall are busy preparing a fantastic programme of events for 2014! Tickets for some of our 2014 performances are now available to purchase as Christmas gifts. Gift vouchers are also on sale online, and directly from our box office.

Mayo Artists Show 2013, 20:20 Vision

We're getting all excited about our bi-annual Mayo Artists Show which opens on Friday (29th Nov) at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

Congratulations to Eimear McBride on winning the inaugural Goldsmiths Prize

We were delighted to hear the news of Eimear McBride's win yesterday. The Goldsmiths Prize was created by Goldsmiths, University of London in association with the New Statesman to recognise published fiction that opens up new possibilities for the novel form.

"Worlds of Music" Going Going Gong!

Congratulations to all the performers, and music facilitators who took part in our "Worlds of Music" performance which was the culmination of a month long intensive music project involving people with disabilities and others from the community.

A few tickets still available for Worlds of Music this Friday

A glittering music performance is in store this Friday here at the Linenhall Arts Centre

Tickets for "The Cavalcaders" selling steadily

Don't miss your chance to see top class Irish theatre, in the Linenhall's intimate surrounds. A perfect way to add some colour to a winter evening.

RoolaBoola - One week to go!!!

RoolaBoola our fantastic annual children's arts festival takes place next weekend (the October Bank Holiday). Tickets are selling fast, grab them while you can.

paint by Lucy Hill opens tomorrow (Oct 4th) 7.30pm. ALL WELCOME

We're excited to be opening our annual exhibition created with a young audience in mind, tomorrow night. It's an interactive show called "paint" by artist Lucy Hill.

Stop Press!! A new addition to our Autumn Programme

We are delighted to announce that Dr John Mulloy will deliver a talk entitled "Talking about Paintings" on Wednesday 9th October at lunchtime (1.10pm-1.50pm)

National Campaign for the Arts Pre-Budget Submission to Government

The National Campaign for the Arts have published a pre-budget submission to government in support of arts, artists and arts audiences. We hope you'll watch it and share with anyone you think should hear our call

Deadline Approaching for Percussion Project for Adults

Fabulous workshop and performance opportunity for drumming enthusiasts. Click on the headline for further details on how to get involved.

Eden – A treat for drama lovers on Monday Night

Decadent Theatre’s production of Eugene O’Brien’s play is getting great reactions from it’s tour so far

Culture Night Friday 20th September (6pm-10pm) at the Linenhall

We've a jam packed evening of exciting events in store for Culture Night on Friday 20th September here at the Linenhall Arts Centre. And it's all FREE!

Niamh O'Malley, Mayo Arts Collaborative, Free Bus Tour

On Saturday 14th September there will be a free bus tour of the five venues featuring the Niamh O'Malley exhibition, beginning at 10.45am at the Linenhall Arts Centre, and returning to Castlebar around 7.00pm. Click on heading above for link to full schedule.

Niamh O'Malley: The Mayo Arts Collaborative Inaugural Project

VISUAL ART: Gallery 31st August - 30th Sept 2013

Lots of Exciting Events Lined up for the Autumn

We're busy beavers behind the scenes here at the Linenhall putting the finishing touches to a jam packed programme of events for the Autumn.

Deadline Approaching for applications for FIND Project

FIND - a collaboration between the Public Art Programme and the Linenhall Arts Centre A series of commission opportuities for visual artists living in, or from, Co Mayo