In 1988 a local voluntary committee began the transformation of the then Church of Ireland building into what is now St. John's Theatre & Arts Centre. The restoration project, costing £250,000 Ir, was completed in 1990.
Theatre, Music, Dance & Visual Arts
Since then St. John's has become a premier venue in the South West for the promotion of a monthly programme of Visual and Perfoming Arts, featuring the best local ,national and international product in Theatre, Music, Dance and Exhibitions. Annually St. John's hosts approximately 160 Arts events comprising of 80 Theatre presentations, 60 Music/Dance events and 20 Exhibitions.
Youth performance workshops in Drama, Music, Contemporary Dance and Traditional Arts cater for approximately 150 Primary and Post Primary Students weekly during the school year. A drama and summer school runs from July and August each year.
An integral part of the Education Programme are the follow-up stage presentations.
Ta se mar chuspóir ag Naomh Eoin úsáid na Gaeilge a spreagadh imeasc an phobail áitiúil. Fagann sesin bhfuil beim ar an nGaoluinn in imeachtai iomlán an chláir, ceol, rince, drámaíocht, traispeantáis is imeachtai na nOg. Maille le seo tá coirceal cainte seanchtainiúil is failtiú Ghaoluinne roimh an uile duine a bhuaileann thar táirseach isteach.
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