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Save the theatre for the future

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Renovation is urgently needed to secure the Hawk’s Well Theatre’s facilities and improve its appearance. The theatre is in dire need of capital investment due to physical and technical challenges. Renovating the Hawk’s Well is an unprecedented opportunity to develop and secure the theatre for generations to come.

We are undertaking major renovations and improvements over the coming 2 years at an estimated cost of €1.52 million. These plans include:

  • A landmark rebuild of the theatre’s entrance and foyer space.
  • Essential flood prevention measures to alleviate flooding in the auditorium.
  • Installation of a lift to improve accessibility.
  • Much needed seating upgrades in the auditorium.
  • Long awaited hearing assistance system.
  • Essential backstage and equipment upgrades.

The theatre has secured two major capital grants, €550,000 from the Department of Arts and €102,550 from Sligo LEADER Partnership. Each grant stipulates that the theatre is required to provide match funding in order to access the funds. A renovation fee of €1 has been added to the price of each ticket sold, this will be in place for at least 4 years. 

We have also secured match funding pledges from the local council and business groups and have wonderful local support through fundraising events and donations big and small. In order to meet our targets, the Hawk’s Well theatre will need to raise at least an additional €140,000 over the next 2 years.



We are very grateful for whatever donation you can make.

Become a Renovation Patrons

Creating a world-class theatre for the people of the North West.

Renovating the Hawk’s Well is an unprecedented opportunity to develop and secure the theatre for generations to come. As an individual or company, your contribution will enable us to create a building that truly reflects the wealth of arts and culture within the region.

There are a variety of levels of support available including:

Gold Level - €5,000

Sliver Level- €2,000

Bronze - €1,000

To show our appreciation, the support of our renovation patrons will be acknowledged in perpetuity within the extended building. This acknowledgement gives you a unique opportunity to honour a loved one; celebrate your family name or company; honour your club or organisation, and become a permanent part of the Hawk’s Well Theatre’s history.

Additional benefits include regular renovation updates and acknowledgment across our online channels. You will also be invited to our gala opening event and your contribution will be recognised in our re-opening programme.

For more information please contact us directly on 071 916 1518 or by email to

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Your donation, no matter how small, can really make a huge difference to the Hawk’s Well Theatre. Help us to ensure that the arts are an integral part of the lives of the young people of Sligo.

Make a donation by post.

We are very happy to receive donations by cheque to The Hawk’s Well Theatre, Temple Street, Sligo