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.
SEAMAS MAC ANNAIDH STORYTELLING | WED 8 DEC AT 10AM & 12NOON | WED 15 DEC AT 10AM & 12NOON [12NOON IRISH LANGUAGE SESSION] | £3.00 | TEACHERS FREE
Fermanagh storyteller Séamas Mac Annaidh is a storyteller, writer and historian who has published many books. Séamas has a wealth of tall tales to delight and entertain young and old, frequently featuring his favourite topic of catastrophous cats and delightful dogs! Drawing on the Irish storytelling tradition, he also includes material gathered from his many years of trotting around the globe.
STEVE LALLY STORYTELLING | FRI 17 DEC AT 10AM & 12NOON | £3.00 | TEACHERS FREE
Steve Lally has worked as a storyteller and visual artist for over fifteen years. He writes his own fresh material as well as re-imagining folk tales, myths, legends, recitations and story songs, leading participatory storytelling and arts workshops. Lally’s repertoire of tales ranges from ancient Celtic epics of Ireland and beyond, stories of adventure and romance. His faith and love of the fairy folk expresses itself through humorous anecdotes, quirky comic tales and haunting ghost stories and even sings the odd song or two.
Although now based in Northern Ireland he grew up in rural Co. Kildare where he gathered stories like corn and stored them away for later years. His late Grandmother was a huge influence on his storytelling. He brings his stories far and wide and is passionate about breathing life into this vital and significant art form.
With a great sense of style and a masterful presence, he can draw an audience into the drama and magic at the heart of a story. His deftly woven words capture them in an instant be they the youngest child or the oldest man who has heard every story ever told.
His delivery is vibrant, expressive and animated and his love for the art of storytelling is evident. If he enters an empty room he is sure to leave it full of magic, wonder, maybe even a few fairy folk.
Book early as spaces are limited. Please note that The Market Place Theatre will adhere to all current government guidelines.
HOW TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS
To place a group booking, please call the Group Booking Line on 028 3752 1830, 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.