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Christmas Box Office Opening Hours 2018

Our gift vouchers make a lovely Christmas for the theatre-goer in your life and come wrapped up in these luxurious gift wallets. You can buy them online here or in person at our box office.

Mon 17 Dec 10am to 5pm

Tues 18 Dec 10am to 5pm –  Pinocchio at 10.30am

Wed 19 Dec 10am to 5pm –  Pinocchio at 10.30am and 12.30pm

Thur 20 Dec 10am to 5pm –  Pinocchio at 10.30am

Fri 21 Dec 10am to 5pm, 6pm to 7pm –  Pinocchio at 3pm and 7pm

Sat 22 Dec 10am to 6pm –  Pinocchio at 2pm and 4pm

Sun 23 Dec 6pm to 8pm  – Little Hours at 8pm

Christmas Eve Closed

Christmas Day Closed

St Stephen’s Day Closed

Thur 27 Dec Closed

Fri 28 Dec 6pm to 8pm – Seven Drunken Nights at 8pm

Sat 29 Dec 6pm to 8pm – In Their Thousands at 8pm

Sun 30 Dec Closed

Mon 31 Dec Closed

Tues 1 Jan Closed

Wed 2 Jan – Open as normal.

Please note that any box office queries received after Sat 22 December will not be dealt with until normal box office hours resume on Wed 2 January.

Any postal orders received after Thur 20 December will not be posted until normal box office hours resume on Wed 2 January.

You can buy gift vouchers online here.

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Pinocchio Relaxed Performances

An Grianán Theatre will hold two specially adapted relaxed performances of their Christmas Show Pinocchio on Wednesday 19 December at 12.30pm and Sat 22 December at 2pm.

What is a relaxed performance?

Relaxed Performances are specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including, but not limited to, people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability.

  • There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement and some small changes made to the light and sound effects.
  • Theatre lights will stay on and people will be warned of sudden noises.
  • For anyone overwhelmed during the performance, a “chill out” area will be provided in the upper foyer.
  • An easy way to understand the atmosphere is perhaps, ‘the opposite of the quiet carriage on a train’.

Why do a relaxed performances?

Many aspects of a standard theatre experience can cause difficulties for children. Busy foyers, unexpected music, lights going up and down and applause can all be unsettling. Even the interval can confuse because it may seem strange to leave the auditorium in the middle of an event.

These performances are for anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an autistic spectrum condition, sensory or communication disorders, or a learning disability, or just those who are uncomfortable being in a darkly lit room, or those who feel they can’t sit quietly for an extended period of time.

Can everyone come to this performance?

Yes everyone is welcome, it’s important that those for whom it is intended get to share the experience with their peers and siblings. That’s the joy of a relaxed performance!

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Earagail Arts Festival 2018 Box Office Opening Hours

Every ticket purchased is subject to a €1 booking fee. There are no extra fees for booking online. Online booking is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at eaf.ie.

Opening Hours for Telephone Bookings and In Person Booking at the Official Festival Box Office in An Grianán Theatre

Mon 9th July 9.30am to 5pm.

Tues 10th July 9.30am to 5pm.

Wed 11th July 9.30am to 5pm.

Thurs 12th July 9.30am to 5pm.

Fri 13th July 9.30am to 5pm.

Sat 14th July 6pm to 8pm.

Sun 15th July 12pm to 2pm.

Mon 16th July 9.30pm to 5pm.

Tues 17th July 9.30am to 5pm.

Wed 18th July 9.30am to 5pm.

Thurs 19th July 9.30am to 5pm, 6pm to 8pm.

Fri 20th July 9.30am to 5pm, 6pm to 8pm.

Sat 21st July 6pm to 8pm.

Sun 22nd July Closed.

Mon 23rd July 9.30am to 5pm.

Tues 24th July 9.30am to 5pm, 6pm to 8pm.

Wed 25th July 9.30am to 5pm.

Thurs 26th July 9.30am to 5pm.

Fri 27th July 9.30am to 5pm, 6pm to 8pm.

Sat 28th July Closed.

Sun 29th July Closed.

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Christmas Posting and Christmas Holidays Opening Hours

The last day for guaranteed Christmas posting (within Ireland) is Wednesday 20th December before midday.

We close on Sat 23rd December at 5pm

We will be open for 2 hours from 6pm- 8pm on December 27th, 28th & 29th. We then close again until Tuesday 2nd January at 9.30am.

you can still book online at any time during the holidays, and there will be no online booking fees during the time we are closed.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at An Grianan Theatre.

 

 

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Red Weather Alert: Monday 16th October: Closure of Building

Due to the red weather alert, and with the safety of our staff and customers in mind, we will be closed all day on Monday 16th October

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We are Lighting Up Gold for Childhood Cancer

We are very pleased to be taking part once again in the Light It Up Gold campaign for the Childhood Cancer Foundation

We have joined in with some of Donegal’s most notable buildings and landmarks in lighting our building in gold light as part of the 4th annual Light It Up Gold campaign for the Childhood Cancer Foundation.

The Irish campaign, launched at the weekend following a candlelit walk in Dublin, is part of a wider international campaign originating in the USA, that has seen buildings across the world ‘Light It Up Gold’ in September to shine a light on the bravery of children dealing with cancer.

Mary Claire Rennick of Childhood Cancer Foundation said: “We are getting a great response from buildings across Ireland. The campaign is spreading every year with buildings across Ireland and the UK joining international landmarks. My own daughter was diagnosed with leukemia in February 2013 and prior to that I was completely unaware of childhood cancer. As parents who have experienced this disease, we want to ensure that everyone is aware. Increased awareness will improve early detection and understanding among policy makers and communities, which will hopefully reduce the isolation of families going through childhood cancer treatment and side effects. Awareness will also lead to improved funding for supports and services for families and funding for research into childhood cancer.”

In county Donegal, the Public Service Centres in Dungloe, Donegal Town and Milford are going gold. In Buncrana, the Council Offices and Castle Bridge are all already lit up gold. In Letterkenny the Polestar monument and An Grianán Theatre have been shining gold since the 1st of September as has the Castle Folly at Oakfield Park in Raphoe.

An Grianán Theatre ‘Light It Up Gold’ for Childhood Cancer Foundation

An Grianán Theatre ‘Light It Up Gold’ for Childhood Cancer Foundation

Mary Claire explained that over 200 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in Ireland.

“That’s 4 families each week who hear the devastating news that their child, brother, sister or grandchild has cancer. Childhood cancer is the biggest cause of death by disease in children in Ireland and the Childhood Cancer Foundation is committed to raising public awareness of the issues surrounding childhood cancer, developing early diagnosis programmes amongst health care professionals, advocating for improved services for children affected by cancer and assisting to fund vital services for children and families affected by this disease,” Mary Clare said.

She concluded: “Awareness is crucial to ensure the whole community recognises the immediate devastating effect of childhood cancer on children and families and also the long term effects of cancer and harsh treatments. Studies from the USA have shown that over eighty percent of childhood cancer survivors will have long-term health effects. We need awareness to guarantee these survivors get full access to health and education supports to ensure a long and happy life after cancer.”

http://www.childhoodcancer.ie

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NB: Car Park Restrictions in effect from Mon 23 March

Patrons please note that due to intended site works at  An Grianán Theatre, our Upper Level Car Park will have restricted access from Monday 23rd March  2015 for a period of up to six weeks.

Patrons should also note that occasionally there may be a Traffic Management System in place during daylight hours.

Alternative car parking may be found a short distance from the theatre at the Grill Car Park and at McGinley’s Car Park below the Courthouse on Justice T Walsh Rd.

We would advise all our patrons to arrive earlier than normal in order to find suitable parking and avoid any delays or disappointment.

An Grianán Theatre apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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Black Friday Special

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Donegal Chamber Music Festival at Glenveagh National Park

The Donegal Chamber Music Society are hosting the first ever Donegal Chamber Music Festival this weekend, Fri 30 May to Sun 1 June.  You can purchase tickets in advance through our box office now on 0749120777 or online here (booking fees apply).

The festival is taking place in the beautiful setting of Glenveagh National Park. The Castle and estate, open to the public since 1986, lies midway between Letterkenny and Gweedore. The combination of fine music and Glenveagh, with its idyllic lake, garden and mountain setting, is always a memorable experience. FOUR CONCERTS WILL BE PRESENTED BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT LOCATIONS, see below. As always, the Donegal Chamber Music Society promotes contemporary music-making in Ireland; the music of established Irish composer Vincent Kennedy (familiar to many from his outstanding work with the Donegal Youth Orchestra) will feature in each of the concerts, and some of them will be given their premiere in this Festival.

Two evening concerts will be presented in the Castle drawing-room: the Friday concert features local and international instrumentalists with guest flautist Sarah Murphy. The Sunday concert will be given by the Donegal Camerata String Quintet. Glenveagh’s intimate drawing-room has limited seating accommodation, and concert guests have to be conveyed to the Castle by minibus from the Visitors Centre; patrons are advised to book in advance.

There will be two concerts on the Saturday: a free lunchtime concert in the nearby Glebe Gallery (beside Lough Gartan), given by the Junior String Orchestra of the Donegal Music Education Partnership, and an afternoon “Coffee Concert” in the Glenveagh Visitors Centre, featuring the Donegal Chamber Orchestra, with guest singer Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde. The “Coffee Concert” will include music by Bartók, Britten, Hindemith and Tchaikovsky, as well as traditional Irish songs accompanied by the orchestra.

The concerts:

FRIDAY 30TH MAY 8pm

Drawing Room, Glenveagh Castle.

Admission: €20

Sarah Murphy, flute; Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo, violin; Lucia Spacirova, viola; Víctor Yélamo, cello

Music by W. A. Mozart, C. P. E. Bach, Charles Hubert Parry& Vincent Kennedy

SATURDAY 31ST MAY 12:30pm

Lunchtime Concert in the Glebe Gallery.

Admission is FREE. (No booking required)

Donegal Music Education Partnership’s Junior String Orchestra and Friends

Music by Bach, Gluck, Grieg and others

SATURDAY 31ST MAY 5pm

Coffee Concert in the Auditorium of Visitors Centre, Glenveagh National Park.

Admission: €10

Donegal Chamber Orchestra with Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhride

Music by Bártok, Britten, Hindemith, Tchaikovsky plus sean-nós singer songs in special arrangement with String Orchestra

SUNDAY 1ST JUNE 8pm

Drawing Room, Glenveagh Castle.

Admission: €20

Donegal Camerata String Quintet

Music by Vivaldi, Mozart, Barber and Vincent Kennedy

Book tickets in advance through our box office now on 074 912 0777 or online here (booking fees apply).

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Job Vacancy: Community Employment Supervisor (Maternity Cover)

COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SUPERVISOR – SIX MONTH TEMPORARY POSITION MATERNITY LEAVE COVER

Job Description

  • To draw up a personal profile for each participant of the Community Employment Project.
  • To prepare a Participant Development Plan for each member of the Community Employment Scheme.
  • To supervise the implementation of each development plan.
  • To source appropriate training for each participant on the scheme and co ordinate the implementation of that training.
  • To report the progress on each plan to the Director of the theatre on a monthly basis.
  • To liase regularly with the DSP office in the preparation of training plans and monthly accounts.
  • To attend all Community Employment Supervisor Development Workshops.To complete this programme of Supervisor Training.
  • To participate in other training relevant to the Duty Manager’s role such as Box Office Training, First Aid and Fire Safety Training.
  • Co-ordinate working roster for Front Of House, Box Office and Caretaker staff, detailing working hours and co-ordinating holiday leave.
  • To co-ordinate the working rosters of each participant on the scheme
  • To ensure that all areas of the theatre are covered at the appropriate times by the appropriate number of Community Employment Project participants.
  • To deal with customer enquiries.
  • To lock up the theatre buildings as required and ensure that the security alarm is activated.
  • To act as the appointed officer in the theatre in the event of any emergency situation such as customer illness, fire and bomb alerts.
  • To act as the Liaison officer with the emergency services on behalf of the theatre in the event of an emergency situation.

Education/language/experience requirements

Candidates must have attained a Major 3rd level qualification (NFQ Level 6 or higher) and have 3 years’ supervisory experience

Start date for job: 14TH JULY 2014, End date:  9TH JANUARY 2015

Salary. GROSS WAGE OF €478.97 per week

For further information please contact Martina Murphy, 074 912 3288,  angrianan@eircom.net.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS TUESDAY, 3RD JUNE 10AM

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