Arts & Culture in Ballina and North Mayo
The Arts in Ballina
Ballina Arts Centre
Situated on Barrett St. Ballina, on the banks of the famous Moy River, Ballina Arts Centre offers a year-round programme of arts events and activities for all ages. The exhibitions gallery hosts a daring, challenging programme of visual arts exhibitions by national and international artists. Each exhibition last for approximately a month and admission to exhibitions is free. Ballina Arts Centre also programmes music, theatre, dance and literary events, as well as a workshop programme covering a wide variety of art forms and activities for adults and children, including visual arts, drama, dance and creative writing.
Check local press or Ballina Arts Centre website (details below) for current programme details.
For more information contact Ballina Arts Centre, Barrett St., Ballina, Co. Mayo. T: 096 73593, E Mail: email@example.com, Web: www.ballinaartscentre.com
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10am – 5pm, Sat: 10am – 3pm
Yew Tree Theatre
The town of Ballina is home to Yew Tree Theatre, Mayo’s only professional theatre company. Yew Tree is dedicated to producing works of theatre that amplify the voice of the West of Ireland. It is a non-venue based production company that tours new Irish plays, and plays from the popular Irish and International repertoire.
Yew Tree Theatre tours throughout Ireland. The company is now developing a significant international reputation following the enormous success of Alone It Stands, written and directed by Yew Tree Artistic Director John Breen. Contact: Yew Tree Theatre Company, O'Rahilly St., Ballina, Co. Mayo.
T: 096-71238, E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.yewtreetheatre.com
Ballinglen Arts Foundation
The Ballinglen Arts Foundation was formed in 1992 to bring professional,
established artists and younger artists of recognised ability, from Ireland
and abroad, to live and work in North Mayo in order to benefit both the
artist and the community. Each invited artist receives the use of a private
house and a studio and a fully equipped Print Studio. Each artist in turn
leaves one piece of work which remains in the Ballinglen Archive (it
currently has 416 works of art). Ballinglen also boasts a significant
library and The Courthouse Gallery which is open 12-6pm, June, July and
August and by appointment throughout the year.
Contact: Una Forde / Margo Dolan
The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Main St., Ballycastle, Co. Mayo.
T: 096 43184, E Mail: email@example.com, Web: www.ballinglenartsfoundation.org