Now in existence for over thirty years, Mountmellick Drama Festival is firmly established as the premier event in the Laois and Midland’s Theatre calendar. Running over eight consecutive nights in early March each year, the Festival has become a “must include item” in the plans of all lovers of live performance arts.
450 Seat Theatre
The Festival runs in the newly refurbished Mountmellick Community Arts Centre. The Arts Centre boasts a four-hundred and fifty seat Auditorium with a Michael Scott designed proscenium style stage ensuring perfect sight lines with a full view from every seat in the house. Seating is Pullman styled ensuring a comfortable evening for all patrons.
Wide Ranging Progamme
Under the guidance of the Festival Director, the artistic committee each year develops a wide-ranging programme to ensure all genres of theatre are brought to our audience. The programme has a mix of work from Irish and international playwrights. Recent programmes have had work from contemporary Irish writers such as Marina Carr, Martin McDonagh, Conor McPherson and Jimmy Murphy.