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Dunamaise Arts Centre, is the premier arts location in the Midlands and hosts a superb selection of Theatre, Music, Dance, Cinema, Exhibitions and Workshops each season. Located in the centre of Portlaoise town; Dunamaise Arts Centre is a jewel in the crown of Laois; and consists of a 240 seat theatre and cinema, art gallery, cafe and workshop spaces.

The arts centre welcomes a vast breadth of professional and amateur artists and productions to its stage, gallery and screen every year. A few significant memories from its repertoire include performances by Druid Theatre company and The Abbey, a visit from President Michael D. Higgins, a performance by The Chieftains and the receipt of Portlaoise born actor Robert Sheehan’s famous hoodie from RTE’s popular Love Hate series, which is proudly displayed at its Box Office and many more wonderful events.

Cafe Latte is a light filled space serving homecooked local food. A perfect spot to have a bite to eat.

 

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Dunamaise Arts Centre, is the premier arts location in the Midlands and hosts a superb selection of Theatre, Music, Dance, Cinema, Exhibitions and Workshops each season. Located in the centre of Portlaoise town; Dunamaise Arts Centre is a jewel in the crown of Laois; and consists of a 240 seat theatre and cinema, art gallery, cafe and workshop spaces.

The arts centre welcomes a vast breadth of professional and amateur artists and productions to its stage, gallery and screen every year. A few significant memories from its repertoire include performances by Druid Theatre company and The Abbey, a visit from President Michael D. Higgins, a performance by The Chieftains and the receipt of Portlaoise born actor Robert Sheehan’s famous hoodie from RTE’s popular Love Hate series, which is proudly displayed at its Box Office and many more wonderful events.

Cafe Latte is a light filled space serving homecooked local food. A perfect spot to have a bite to eat.

 

Contact
Church Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland
Opening Hours:
Mon. Closed
Tue. 10:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Wed. 10:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Thu. 10:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Fri. 10:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Sat. 10:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Sun. 10:30 AM - 05:00 PM

April 2020

11th April @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm €5
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Treat yourself to a feast of musicality and dance with Cats from Andrew Llyod Webber at the Dunamaise Atrs Centre.

21st April @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm €5 – €6
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Escape Tuesday and immerse yourself in the world of reowned artist L.S. Lowry in Portlaoise's intimate Dunamaise Arts Centre.

22nd April @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €5 – €7
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A wonderful opportunity to see the first international film awarded the 'Best Film' Oscar.

23rd April @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €20 – €22
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The Irish Chamber Orchestra comes to Portlaoise!

29th April @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm €5 – €7
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Catch Joaquin Phoenix's Oscar winning performance as the Jocker at Dunamaise Arts Centre.

June 2020

11th June
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An innovative initiative that introduces new communities including direct provision and emergency accommodation residents to Laois through cultural perspectives and activities. Two tours are planned for 2020 to explore and enjoy Laois. A Creative Ireland […]

12th June @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm €12 – €15
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cANCELLED A musically entertaining night with some fantastic acts and all for a good cause.

20th June @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm €95
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This workshop caters for beginners and improvers and includes all materials, equipment, snacks and a light lunch.

August 2020

14th August @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on 15th August 2020 at 8:00 pm

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The latest social media sensation is hitting the road with his brand new theatre tour due to overwhelming demand! Come along to Dunamaise Arts Centre and join Kieran for a night of laughs.

15th August @ 10:00 am - 23rd August @ 5:00 pm
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A participatory art project between artist, Annie Holland and a group of older people from rural Laois born before or just after 1922. Using photography and video, Annie Holland focuses on how the process of […]

September 2020

4th September @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm €30
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Impressionist Oliver Callan is in Portlaoise with his live show at the Dunamaise Arts Centre.

8th September @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm €25
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CANCELLED This concert celebrates 50 years of American country music, from your favourite stars like George Jones, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn Charley Pride and many more.

October 2020

16th October @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm €20
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These top rated folk musicians and singers bring to life - with the exact same instrumentation, songs and close as you will get vocals - the sound and appearance of the internationally renowned Dubliners.

30th October - 1st November
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The premiere of a new work composed by Martin Tourish with young musicians from the Music Generation Laois Trad Orchestra will take place as part of Tionól 2020. This new work has been commissioned by […]