There’s nothing more exciting than a day at the theatre. We bring stories to life on stage with productions happening throughout the year.There’s nothing more exciting than a day at the theatre. We bring stories to life on stage with productions happening throughout the school year.

School Visits

Throughout the year we offer lots of creative learning opportunities for students of all ages. Your class can experience a live theatre show, enjoy world-class art exhibitions, or enjoy a creative workshop led by professional artists.

Working closely with the current curriculum, we’ve created a number of opportunities to support post-primary school learning at The Market Place Theatre, Armagh.

When it comes to bringing a lesson alive, The Market Place Theatre, Armagh is the place to be. We’ve welcomed thousands of school children to the Market Place Theatre and counting, so if you haven’t been to visit us yet here are a few ideas of how to get the most from your Market Place Theatre visit.

Eimear McGeown & Jean Kelly | Fri 19 May | 8.00pm | £15.00 | £13.00 [conc] | £5.00 [Schools]

Award-winning flautist Eimear McGeown and acclaimed harpist Jean Kelly met in London and now perform regularly as a duo throughout the UK and Ireland, in concert and on BBC Radio.

A First Class Honours graduate from the Trinity College of Music, London, the Eimear McGeown has established a busy and varied career both classically and on the Traditional Irish flute. She has appeared as soloist across the globe including a notable performance on BBC's 'Last Night Of The Proms'. On Irish flute, Eimear has two All-Ireland titles and has released a Celtic EP.

Jean Kelly, harpist, hails from an Irish family of several generations of professional musicians. 
Jean won a scholarship to study harp at the Royal College of Music, London. Since graduating she has based herself in London and is in great demand as a versatile harpist, with an eclectic career ranging from Early Music to Contemporary Classical and Folk Music. Jean regularly performs with the Guy Barker Big Band, at major UK venues including The Proms at The Albert Hall, and toured alongside the band with pop singer Paloma Faith.

The programme for the evening will include works by Debussy, Rossini, Faure and Ibert followed by a second half of Irish pieces and compositions including 'She Moved Through The Fair' 'Planxty Irwin' and 'Raglan Road'.

Eimear McGeown

Sleeping Beauty | Mon 4 - Thurs 21 Dec | Various Times | £8.00

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!

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To place a group booking, please call the Group Booking Line on 028 3752 1830, or click here for an online booking form and our terms and conditions.

Please note: We recommend that schools 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 Principals | Heads Of Department to take part in one-off Focus Groups. If you would be interested in taking part, please contact us on [028] 3752 1830.