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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.

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.

Upcoming Productions

Teddys Zoo Adventure | Thurs 25 April 2024 at 10am

Sammy Ragdoll has a day out at the zoo with her best friend Eddy the Teddy.

Despite Sammy warning him, Eddy keeps wandering off. He does this once too often and gets locked in overnight! Some of the animals try to help him but the monkeys find it fun being unhelpful. Eddy will need help from the audience if he is to get out before morning.

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 aged 6 and under and their families.

The Family Shark Show | Sat 18 May 2024 at 2pm

See us bring to life the story behind the song. Venture into the deep blue sea and join Baby on the adventure of a lifetime. Come and help Mummy and Daddy prepare Baby for the first day of school, with lots of exhilarating crowd interaction.

Watch with excitement, as Baby meets new friends from different worlds, such as Olivia the Octopus and Tommy the Turtle.

There is fun for all the family when Miss Magiclegs, the school teacher announces the upcoming talent concert, The Fish Factor. Join in and sing alongside the Super-Star-Fish band as they sing a very special song given to them by Grandma and Grandpa.

Will they be victorious? Secure your seats today and find out! This production is perfect for families with small children aged 3 – 8 years.

Rapunzel | 2nd – 19th December | Various Times 

Rapunzel: A Tangled Tale

Written by Ciarán Haggerty

Get ready for a hair-raising adventure this Christmas at The Market Place Theatre with the spectacular pantomime extravaganza, Rapunzel.

Let your imagination run wild as we unravel the story of Rapunzel, the lonely princess with golden hair who is trapped in a tower and longing for a life of adventure in the outside world. With the help of some ‘a-moo-zing’ animal friends and Dame Pam Loaf, will Rapunzel be able to escape the tower she has been locked in since birth by the evil witch and be reunited with her family?

Brought to you by a superb cast of colourful characters, Rapunzel promises a whirlwind of dazzling costumes, laugh-out-loud comedy, captivating musical numbers and plenty of audience participation in a pantomime that is sure to be a cut above the rest.

So let your hair down and join us for an unforgettably festive experience coupled with The Market Place Theatre’s renowned reputation for high quality, professional pantomimes that are up there with the best!



Monday 2nd | 11am

Tuesday 3rd | 10am & 1pm (*1pm is a relaxed performance)

Wednesday 4th Dec | 10am & 1pm

Friday 6th Dec | 11am


Monday 9th | 10am & 1pm

Tuesday 10th | 10am & 1pm

Wednesday 11th | 10am & 1pm

Friday 13th | 11am


Monday 16th | 11am

Tuesday 17th | 11am

Thursday 19th | 11am

Please note: We recommend that schools reserve tickets as soon as possible to ensure that all members of the group can sit together. School bookings can be made through the Box Office on 03300 561 025.

You can also complete and return the attached form. Please note completion of this form does not constitute a booking until we contact you to confirm: Online Schools Booking Form Rapunzel 24


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 School Principals / Heads of Department to take part in one-off Focus Groups. If you would be interested in taking part, please contact us on 03300 561 025.

Box Office Tel: 03300 561 025