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Welcome to Birr Theatre & Arts Centre

Nestled in the tree lined Oxmantown Mall, Birr Theatre and Arts Centre is a dedicated purpose built theatre which dates from 1888.  Having fallen into disrepair during the eighties and nineties, Birr Stage Guild set about restoring and refurbishing this Victorian theatre building to its original glory with seating capacity for 220 with both public funds and local fundraising. 


It is now a high quality facility, which provides a base for year round development of the Arts in Birr and environs, the rest of the County of Offaly and the wider region.
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Our programme of events includes  theatre, music - classical, contemporary, folk, jazz etc, film, dance, comedy etc and we are delighted to be involved with a number Festivals (Birr Festival of Music & Voice, Hullabaloo! Offaly’s Children’s Arts Festival, OFFline Film Festival,  Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival, Scripts, Ireland’s Playwriting Festival).

Birr Theatre & Arts Centre offers concession and group rates, is accessible for wheelchair users and we have ample, free on-street parking.  See Booking Information for more details.

We’d love to hear from you – Contact Us.

Our Team

Emma Nee Haslam


Anne Coughlan

Audience Development & Administration

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Gildas Le Pallec

 Marketing & Events Manager


Ger Nolan



Emma Hanley

Box Office 
Projects coordinator

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Connor Keaveny

Caretaker / Assistant Technician

See our Opportunities page for current vacancies.
In 2022, with support from the Arts Council and Offaly County Council, we commissioned Mary Hanley, to carry out research on a theatre residency for Birr Theatre & Arts Centre to assess the best options for us going forward in terms of making our venue available for theatre artists and to enhance the artistic programme of the centre, allowing for great utilisation and to enhance audience development. 

A direct link to the report is HERE

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