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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.

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.

Upcoming Productions

There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly | Sat 17 Feb 2024 at 2.30pm

The 50th Anniversary Production! Written by Steven Lee.

There was an old lady who swallowed a fly.

I don’t know why she swallowed a fly…

But The People’s Theatre Company do!

And now you can too as they bring the world’s best loved nonsense rhyme to life just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Pam Adams’ best-selling book!

In this enchanting stage adaptation, aliens from a distant planet have crash-landed on Earth and need our help to get home. But there’s a problem. Their rocket runs on stories, not fuel, and only the greatest story in the universe will be enough to save them!

With a captivating combination of live action, animation and puppetry, this magical re-telling of There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly is sure to surprise and delight children and nostalgic adults in equal measure.

For ages 3-103!

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Geppetto | Sat 16 March 2024 at 2pm

Come and join us for this light-hearted, whimsical adventure into the story before the story

Geppetto is the story of a lonely old man, grieving the loss of his wife and isolated from the world outside his workshop. He spends his days pottering in his repair shop, half-heartedly fixing broken things, never quite getting to the bottom of the pile of these once loved but now discarded items. His small and solitary life is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of a mysterious visitor that brings his broken things to life; a lamp causes havoc, a radio bursts into song, and a Hoover is determined to cause trouble. Geppetto is slowly pulled out of his lonely existence and into a world full of hope and opportunity. He’s finally able to move through life no longer weighed down by loss. As we leave him, the mysterious visitor has one last gift to bestow – one story’s end is just another story’s beginning.

Geppetto is a non-verbal production, featuring physical comedy, puppetry and music. This fun and hilarious new production is suitable for children aged 6yrs+

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Film Screening: The Miracle Maker | Sat 30 March at 11.30am

Dirs: Derek W. Hayes, Stanislav Sokolov | 1999 | 87 Mins | Certificate U

In ancient Israel, young Tamar meets Jesus (Ralph Fiennes), a carpenter, whose ability to perform miracles and teachings on God draw a band of loyal followers around him. As Jesus’ popularity grows, he comes to challenge the authority of the established Judaic religious leaders, who begin to plot his downfall. A distinguished voice cast includes Richard E. Grant, Sir Ian Holm and Julie Christie. This film uses a mix of 3D model and 2D animation to tell the story of Christ through the eyes of a child.

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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 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