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.
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 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.
Welcome to Treasure Island, a place full of wonder, excitement and mystery! Riverbank Productions proudly presents its musical version of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic novel. With pirates, hidden treasure, swashbuckling action, treasure maps and mutiny on the high seas. Meet the crew of the Hispaniola as they sail the seven seas in search of the lost plunder.
The young cabin boy Jim Hawkins is swept away on the adventure of a lifetime when he stows away on the ship. But as the voyage progresses it quickly becomes clear that not all on board can be trusted as some of the crew are Pirates including the infamous Long John Silver. With brand new songs, puppets, humour, drama and action, 'Treasure Island' will have you laughing, cheering, singing and holding your breath all the way to the exciting ending.
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!
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  3752 1830.