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We’re delighted to OPEN UP once more: The show goes on!

We’re delighted to OPEN UP once more: The show goes on!
16 June, 2021

We're delighted to announce that we are opening our doors once more. In line with the easing of government restrictions, Open Up will see the first indoor event at the theatre in over nine months.

Subtitled, appropriately, The Show Goes On…, and taking place on Sat 26 June, this indoor live performance is set to include a host of artists including Killian Filan, Luke Devaney, Amy O’Hara, Miriam Needham, Nichola MacEvilly, Seamus O’Rourke, Seamie O’Dowd and Sandy Kelly.

After the longest closure in the theatre’s almost forty year history, the Hawk’s Wall is thrilled to be opening its doors and welcoming audiences back. Staff are gearing up to open up and welcome attendees to celebrate the joy of live performance once more, with a carefully curated selection of performances from local performing artists planned.

The show may be going on but, it never really stopped, as local artists have been working from home and behind the scenes in conjunction with the Hawk’s Well since restrictions began back in March 2020. Open Up will showcase live performances from Hawk’s Well Theatre’s initiatives that have taken place during the closure, including; ‘Come Together’, ‘Cultural Companions’ and ‘Snapshot’, which are all artistic responses to the last year of our lives.

An hour-long promenade performance featuring spoken word, live theatre, and music, Open Up will have a very limited capacity, so early booking advised. Tickets, costing €15 (plus €1 renovation fee) are available to book here, or in person from the box office.

While the arts have been particularly hard hit during the pandemic, the Hawk’s Well is delighted by the Governments announcement on the easing of restrictions for cultural activities. The theatre is currently planning more live events which will take place to small capacity audiences over the summer. Details of these events are set to follow soon. In the meantime, rehearsals are taking place for new works being created by artists who are spending Time at the Well with residencies at the theatre.

Although the doors have remained closed, along with the residencies, the Hawk’s Well has kept the stage lights well and truly lit during the pandemic, with the venue hosting  creative workshops, community projects, and becoming a broadcast studio for performance events.

In addition, the Hawk’s Well hosted 185 digital events that were watched by people in 45 countries. The Hawk’s Well’s own production, Creating CONSTANCE meanwhile, premiered to rave reviews at the IMBLOC International Festival.


Please note:
In line with Government recommendations, seating capacity is limited and tickets must be pre-booked online in advance. We will notify you in advance by email about safety measures around visiting the venue.

Due to current NPHET public health guidelines our bar will be closed for this event.

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