The Market Place Theatre

The Market Place Theatre
The Market Place, Market Street, Armagh, BT61 7BW
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The Market Place Theatre

Dubbed 'the home of entertainment' Armagh's Market Place Theatre is a modern space which puts on the best in local arts and entertainment, located in the heart of the city. Putting on drama, comedy, ballet, panto and workshops, it's one of the top local venues for arts and culture.

Footlights is the theatre's own bar & bistro, which offers live entertainment on Saturday nights.

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Absolute Abba

Lurgan's cross-community theatre group presents a celebration of the timeless music of the Swedish foursome featuring dance floor classics like Dancing Queen, Voulez Vous and Mamma Mia.

Sat 22 Apr

£14 from / 02837 521821

Blood Brothers: Priory Productions

  • Written by: Willy Russell

The company presents its take on Willy Russell's emotionally powerful musical about twins separated at birth, who grow up on opposite sides of the tracks unaware of each other.

Fri 28 Apr

Brendan Grace: It's A Funny Old World

Traditional-style stand-up with storytelling and character observations.

Fri 24 Feb

Conal Gallen: Only Joking

Jokes, stories and songs from Ireland's Ambassador of Comedy.

Fri 24 Mar

The Cremona Quartet

The Italian four-piece perform works by Puccini, Beethoven and Mozart.

Fri 24 Feb

£13 from / 02837 521821

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Derek Ryan

Country music and charm from Derek Ryan.

Thu 9 Mar

£23.50 from / 02837 521821

Donaghadee Male Voice Choir

A journey through classic choral and gospel works to modern musicals and Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody arranged by the choirs new musical director and pianist Ivan Black.

Sat 8 Apr

£15 from / 02837 521821

Educating Rita

  • Directed by: Mark Babych
  • Written by: Willy Russell

Willy Russell's multi-award-winning comedy about the Liverpudlian hairdresser with a thirst for knowledge who embarks on an Open University degree. Directed by Elizabeth Newman.

Tue 28 Feb

£14 from / 02837 521821

Wed 1 Mar

£14 from / 02837 521821

An Evening With Steph And Friends

Damian Cullen directs the vocalist for an evening of favourite songs from musicals including Blood Brothers, We Will Rock You and Les Miserables plus Michael Buble, Adele, Phil Coulter, Dolores Keane and more.

Sat 4 Mar


Tinderbox Theatre Company presents acclaimed writer John McCann's haunting and hilarious drama which dares to challenge the stories we tell ourselves to hide the truth of who we really are. The director is Patrick J O' Reilly and the performers are Tara Lynne O' Neill, Rhodri Lewis and Hayley McQuillan.

Sat 1 Apr

Studio Theatre

£11.50 from / 02837 521821

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Flowers Of Edinburgh

A celebration of Ulster Scots culture featuring Markethill Ulster Scots Fiddle Orchestra, Highland Dance and Theatre dance, Lambeg, Pipes, Drummers and Bluegrass Guitar.

Fri 21 Apr

£9 from / 02837 521821

The Fureys

Irish folk legends perform timeless classics for a night of Irish music, songs and stories.

Sat 25 Feb

£22 / 02837 521821

Give My Head Peace Live

The characters from the television show perform their sitcom live on stage.

Thu 2 Mar

£22 from / 02837 521821

Fri 3 Mar

£22 from / 02837 521821

Grainne Duffy

The singer-songwriter from Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan performs her blues, rock and soul original compositions.

Sat 4 Mar

£14 from / 02837 521821

Grainne Holland

The singer-songwriter from Belfast performs her contemporary Gaelic compositions.

Sat 11 Mar

£11 from / 02837 521821

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Isla Grant: The Hits Concert 2017

The ever-popular Scottish singer performs a highly entertaining concert show that features all her wonderful hit songs.

Sat 11 Mar

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

Dyad Productions stage the classic novel with Rebecca Vaughan performing a solo show as the writer Charlotte Bronte and several of her characters. Directed by Elton Townend-Jones.

Sat 25 Feb

£11.50 from / 02837 521821

Jason Byrne is Propped Up

Jason brings back prop comedy in a way that'll make you forget all about Gallagher and Carrot Top.

Fri 10 Mar

Jazz Club: The Gerry Rice Quartet

The Scottish trumpeter and flugelhorn-player leads the four-piece ensemble to perform a host of be-bop and jazz standards.

Fri 24 Mar

Lisa McHugh

Country singer from Glasgow.

Sat 25 Mar

£22 / 02837 521821

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The Lonesome West

  • Directed by: Andy Arnold
  • Written by: Martin McDonagh

Bardic and Premier Productions present the third play in Martin McDonagh's bleak but blackly comic Leenane trilogy, directed by Sean Faloon.

Fri 31 Mar

£12 / 02837 521821

Maiden Voyage: Three New Works

The company present three new works on love, loss and living featuring Korper & Leib by Oona Doherty, Landscapes Of Loss, a collaborative work on the loss experienced following miscarriage and stillbirth plus guest choreographer Rachel Lopez creates a new trio inspired by the relics of our past and the values we…

Thu 9 Mar

A Night At The Musicals

The talented local performers of Armagh and the surrounding areas present a musical and dramatic theatre showcase.

Thu 6 Apr

£12 from / 02837 521821

One Horse Pony

Contemporary, Cork-based blues outfit, with members from Ireland, France and the UK, influenced by the likes of CW Stoneking and Blind Lemon Jefferson.

Sat 18 Mar

£10 / 02837 521821

Pat Woods

The Bard From Armagh presents an intimate evening of song and banter.

Thu 16 Mar

£10 / 02837 521821

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Philomena Begley And Ray Lynam

The queen of Irish country music duets with her regular partner to perform My Elusive Dreams, You're The One I Can't Live Without and many more. Support is Cliona Hagan.

Thu 27 Apr

Punch Lions Kids Comedy Club

Stand-up and sketch acts for youngsters by performers on the international circuit.

Sun 19 Mar

Rock 'N' Roll Years And Dance Hall Days

George Jones hosts Clubsound, Joe Mac, Margo Burns, Janet McCartney and Trevor Kelly performing rock'n'roll and pop covers from 1950s and 1960s.

Fri 7 Apr

Romeo And Juliet

Shakespeare's tale of star-crossed lovers is brought to the stage by the acclaimed Merely Theatre.

Tue 28 Mar

£7.50 from / 02837 521821

Wed 29 Mar

Second Honeymoon: The Glen Theatre Drama Group

The company presents Sam Cree's comedy set in a seaside guest house featuring a host of hilarious characters.

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The Secret Ensemble: Mystics Of Anatolia

The group of expert musicians take Anatolian sufi and mystic music along with influences from their own regions to create a brand new sound.


A children's show featuring a very particular stage light which shines and expresses itself by drawing shapes and colours on the floor.

Thu 16 Mar

Studio Theatre

£5 / 02837 521821

Stayin' Alive UK: Bee Gees Tribute

The group covers the hits of the Australian siblings from across their career.

Wed 8 Mar


Traditional folk from musicians Tola Custy, Karol Lynch and Paul McSherry who will be joined on stage by celebrated singers Mary Dillon and Tiona McSherry.

Sat 18 Mar

£15 / 02837 521821

Ulster Orchestra 2016/7 Season: The Music Of Genius

Rafael Payare conducts Mozart's Jupiter symphony No 41 and Mendelssohn's virtuosic Violin Concerto with soloist and leader Tamas Kocsis.


The five-piece outfit from Belfast perform folk-gothic troubadour tales with melodic hooks.

Fri 10 Mar

£13 from / 02837 521821

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