Here at the Market Place Theatre, Armagh we have a fantastic line up of shows and events. But we believe in offering the group organiser so much more than that. Realising and understanding the difficulties associated with planning an evening out for a large group of people, we offer a group booking advice service which provides the group organiser with all the support and assistance they should ever need to arrange the perfect outing.
For full information on all aspects of your group booking, including payment, parking, group discounts, outreach, etc, please click here.
To place a group booking, please call the Box Office on  3752 1821, or click here for an online booking form. To receive ongoing Groups Information outlining special discounts and events fill in the information request form in our Contact Us section.
Then simply sit back, relax and let us take the strain of organising that special outing for you and your group.
Clydebuilt Puppet Theatre presents this brilliant and fun theatre show where kids can follow the clues to the Dinosaur Bones.
The Dinosaur Detectives follow a fascinating journey of discovery, fun and conflict surrounding the first fossil finds of Mary Anning, William Buckland and Gideon Mantell. A show with puppetry combined with projection and shadow theatre create their fascinating world. Boys and girls who are into Dinosaurs will love this show!
A fossil table will be available at the end of the show for everyone to study fossils – including Dinosaur Vertebrae and Dinosaur Poo!
POST SHOW ACTIVITIES: Ticket price includes post-show one hour of fun activities including Themed Craft Workshop, Face Painting, Balloon Modelling & Fancy Dress Competition with prizes For Best Dress Boy & Girl. Great value for money! Super Saturdays are recommended for age 4+. This event takes place in our Studio Theatre with an unreserved, tiered seating layout.
Belvoir Players proudly presents this hilarious Ulster comedy by Sam Cree. Set in a Belfast hospital during the 1960’s, the Ward Sister rules the roost! We follow the fortunes and misfortunes of the patients in the male surgical ward. When Sammy, a Linfield supporter is admitted, followed by Felix who supports Glentoran, we can be sure mayhem follows! Add to the mix a giddy nurse, a domineering wife, a femme fatale and an all-in wrestler, then we have all the ingredients for a typical evening of pure Cree manic magic! Presented by one of Northern Ireland’s leading amateur theatre groups.
When three cleaners, Olive, Gladys and Elsie, are threatened with redundancy they feel that their lives are coming to an end until a chance wrong number gives them a new business start-up idea – why not run a telephone sex line? They’ve got motive, opportunity and a lifetime of experience – some more than others, mind you.
Provided Elsie can teach the other two a few new tricks, there’s no reason why they can’t get rich quick providing they can keep their operation a secret from their bosses… and their husbands…and their children…and their grandchildren.
A searing indictment of ageism in the 21st Century heavily disguised as a hysterical, laugh-out-loud, heart-warming comedy.
Show contains adult references. Responsibility for allowing under 12’s to view lies with the accompanying adult.
‘The humour is quite irresistible’ BBC Liverpool
The Björn Identity are undoubtedly Ireland’s greatest tribute to the world’s most famous super group ABBA, touring throughout Ireland and the UK to rave reviews and audience acclaim.
Exceeding all expectations of ABBA tribute bands from their stunning costumes, vocal likeness and Abba style choreography, to a perfect copy of Benny’s famous white Yamaha piano, this show is an authentic ‘ABBA in Concert’ experience unlike any other, featuring a guest performance from a local school choir.
With all the glitz of the classic 70’s era, performing all of ABBA’s greatest hits from ‘Waterloo’, ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Super Trouper’, ‘Gimme, Gimme, Gimme’ and many more!
Barry Steele is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading vocalists playing homage to legend Roy Orbison. He has stunned audiences across the globe with his uncanny similarity and ability to authentically revive the exquisite toe-tapping sound of this music giant.
Barry Steele is quite simply unmissable, as he takes you on this specially produced musical journey in time, in which we celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Big O and The Traveling Wilburys. The show also features chart busting hits originally made famous by George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Jerry Lee Lewis, Del Shannon and of course The Big O. Backed by a big screen and phenomenally talented musicians, the result is an incredible fusion of ‘60s solid gold classics and ‘80s contemporary musical genius, all on one stage.
‘True Identikit Brilliance’ The Stage
‘How's Your Father?’ is a non-stop, laugh-a-minute riot of craic, confusion and constant laughter. It's the hilarious brand new comedy play from the cream of Irish comedy, father and son team, Conal and Rory Gallen, who have written their funniest comedy play to date.
Bridie Murphy opens Bridie's Boutique B&B, much to her husband Willie's bewilderment. ‘This is a B&B which has to be seen to be believed’ – Trip Advisor. With their young, confused neighbour, Dick, having some family problems, Bridie steps in to help. There's only one thing for it. Bring in the Priest! Which only serves to make things even more confusing. It’s a side-splitting tale of love, deceit, mystery, bad food and a bit of ‘How's Your Father’ thrown in for good measure.
May contain strong language and is recommended for age 16+.
THE PANTO DREAMS ARE MADE OF…
The Market Place Theatre is delighted to announce this year’s Christmas spectacular, ‘Sleeping Beauty’. This full-scale traditional pantomime will combine wonderful music, song and dance, colourful costumes, memorable characters, and loads of audience participation, in a lively and sparkling Christmas adventure.
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a beautiful princess is born. The entire kingdom is delighted, apart from the evil fairy, who places a curse on the Princess, so that she will prick her finger on a poisoned spinning wheel on her 16th birthday! Who could possibly break such a terrible spell? And who will be brave enough to challenge the evil fairy? And what mad shenanigans will occur in the meantime? Come to The Market Place Theatre this Christmas to find out…
Featuring all your favourite panto characters, ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is guaranteed to be a fun-packed traditional family pantomime for all ages! Fun, frolics and laughter abound in this spectacular take on the thrilling and timeless classic.
‘Sleeping Beauty’ promises an unforgettably festive experience coupled with The Market Place Theatre’s renowned reputation for high quality, professional pantomimes that are among the best in Ireland. We recommend this production for children of all ages, from 5 to 95!
Sat 2 Dec 11am & 3pm | Fri 8 Dec 6.30pm | Sat 9 Dec 11am, 3pm & 6.30pm | Sun 10 Dec 1pm & 4.30pm | Fri 15 Dec 6.30pm | Sat 16 Dec 1pm & 5pm | Sun 17 Dec 1pm & 4.30pm | Mon 18 Dec 6.30pm | Tues 19 Dec 6.30pm | Thurs 21 Dec 6.30pm | Fri 22 Dec 3pm & 6.30pm | Sat 23 Dec 11am & 3pm | Sun 24 Dec 11am & 3pm
Relaxed Performance: Sat 9 Dec | 11.00am*
BSL Signed Performance: Sat 16 Dec | 5.00pm
Captioned Performance: Thurs 21 Dec | 6.30pm
*Relaxed Performances are specifically designed to welcome children who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including those with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability. During the performance there is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement and some small changes made to the light and sound effects.
BSL Signed performances are designed for patrons who are deaf or hearing impaired.Captioned performances assist patrons with hearing difficulties and those for whom English is not their first language.
We all dream of a White Christmas and Happy Holidays, so Armagh’s sensational a cappella group ‘Cantilena’ pour some festive spirit into our Christmas Celebrations as they ring in the festive season in their own inimitable a cappella style. This evening of well-known traditional carols and popular Christmas songs, accompanied by the festive atmosphere, mulled wine and mince pies, will definitely put a Christmassy glow in your cheeks. Early booking is strongly recommended for this ever-popular show that welcomes the holidays in true festive style.
To place a group booking, please call the Box Office on 028 3752 1821, or click here for a groups online booking form and for our Terms & Conditions Of Booking.
Please note: We recommend that groups reserve tickets as soon as possible to ensure that all members of the group can sit together.
In an ongoing commitment to customer service, and to ensure we continue to programme events in a manner which suits the needs of school audiences, we would like to invite Group Leaders | Organisers to take part in one-off Focus Groups. If you would be interested in taking part, please contact us on  3752 1830, or via email.