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.
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, 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.
Teddy’s Day Out | Wed 27 Apr | 10.00am | £4.50
Sammy Ragdoll hasn’t seen her best friend Eddy The Teddy for a while, so she decides that she will take him out for the day as a treat.
Eddy is very excited and is very easily distracted by all the things he sees. The problem is he tends to wander off and before long they become separated and Eddy is lost, a long way from home.
Eddy meets many animals and asks for their help. However, they all have their limitations. Chris Rabbit is too timid, Warren Rabbit can’t bounce high enough to see and Patsy Pigeon can’t remember anything for more than a few seconds. Will Eddy find Sammy and get back home?
The show uses many elements of theatre, mime, puppetry and songs to join in with. It’s a perfect introduction to live entertainment for children who’ve never been to a show before, and a welcome return for Eddy the Teddy’s young fans.
Suitable for children under 6 years old.
Cinderella | December 2022
It’s been the godmother of all waits, but this Christmas at The Market Place Theatre, you shall go to the ball!
Pantomime is back with all the traditional festive ingredients; an amazing cast, glittering set, laugh-out-loud humour, plenty of boos and hisses, all topped off with a sprinkling of fairy magic! So dust off your ball gowns and join us for the classic rags-to-riches tale with a modern twist – ‘Cinderella’.
Poor Cinderella doesn’t get out much, and with her two horrible cousins and evil Aunt making her do all the housework, there’s no chance she’ll be going to the big party at the palace…. Or is there? Cue a little Fairy Godmother intervention, along with a lot of madcap help from Cinderella’s friends, and there might yet be magic at midnight!
The world’s greatest fairytale has captivated audiences for generations with its spellbinding story, memorable music, and unforgettable characters. Now, the story sparkles as never before, as a fabulous cast of larger-than-life characters tell the tale of glass slippers, glistening carriages and glamorous gowns.
Traditional panto at it’s very best, ‘Cinderella’ promises an unforgettably festive experience coupled with The Market Place Theatre’s renowned reputation for high quality, professional pantomimes that are acclaimed as among the best in Ireland. We recommend this production for children aged 5 to 95!
Monday 5 December | 11am
Tuesday 6 December | 10am & 1pm (*1pm is Relaxed Performance)
Wednesday 7 December | 10am & 1pm
Friday 9 December | 11am
Monday 12 December | 10am & 1pm
Tuesday 13 December | 10am & 1pm
Wednesday 14 December | 10am & 1pm
Friday 16 December | 11am
Monday 19 December | 11am
Tuesday 20 December | 11am
Thursday 22 December | 11am
*Relaxed Performance – Tues 6 Dec at 1pm | Relaxed Performances are specifically designed to welcome pupils who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including pupils 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.
Ticket price is £9.50 per pupil, and one teacher’s place is offered free to accompany every ten pupils booked. Schools booking before the end of June can reserve provisional numbers, and confirm at the start of September.
The clock is ticking…so book your tickets for this magical festive pantomime today!
HOW TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS
To place a group booking, please call the Box Office on 028 3752 1821, or click on the link for an online booking form:
Please note: We recommend that schools reserve tickets as soon as possible to ensure that all members of the group can sit together.
FOCUS GROUP CALL
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.