With such a full and varied programme, it’s no wonder the Market Place Theatre is known as Armagh’s ‘home of entertainment’. The modern, cultural complex that stages the anything and everything from comedy, dance, drama, opera, theatre and music, in addition to holding various workshops across different artistic branches.
The venue itself is a pleasurable place to catch any form of show. It boasts comfortable chairs and tiered seating arrangements, making for unrestricted viewing and a relaxing night out. The site also transforms into one of the area’s leading conference centres, which can hold up to 400 people, thanks to its flexible and versatile design.
Its programme also comprises visual art. The Market Place is home to a number of exhibitions that showcase the work of emerging local, national and international artists. The exhibitions explore a range of mediums, ranging from paintings to photography, and catering to many different artistic interests.
The theatre is a great venue to visit. It’s not only a centre of the arts, but is located in central Armagh, surrounded by many bars, restaurants and attractions. Some of the nearby places to see include the Franciscan Ruins of Armagh Friary, Saint Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, and the Armagh Visitor Information Centre.