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Courthouse Arts Centre

COURTHOUSE

The courthouse in Tinahely was built in 1843, but by the 1950’s it was used as much for community activities, such as dances and movies, as for court sessions. By the 1980’s it had fallen into complete disrepair and disuse, and had become, moreover, a serious eyesore in the village; so a local committee formed to take on the task of restoring the building.  With the aid of grants from FAS (the Training and Employment Authority) which enabled hiring and training local youths to carry out the work, and local fundraising for the cost of materials, the courthouse was restored in time to open as a centre for arts, culture and heritage in January, 1996.  It is now a beautiful heritage building and one of the main landmarks in the town, open Tuesdays-Fridays 10am-5pm and Sundays 1pm-5pm during exhibitions. Visitors are always welcome.

Funded by the Arts Council and Wicklow County Council, the Courthouse is a multi-disciplinary non-profit arts centre, dedicated to artistic excellence and actively nurturing the creative and cultural life of this region.  See below or visit the website for a flavour of the varied programme of arts and cultural events presented, including musical and theatre performances, visual arts exhibitions and installations, and arthouse and foreign cinema.

The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, Republic of Ireland. Phone : + 353 402 38529
Box Office : bookings@courthousearts.ie.  Artistic Director: Maggie Gallagher
Email: pr@courthousearts.ie  Website: www.courthousearts.ie
And visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CourthouseArtsCentre

Visit at our website www.courthousearts.ie

Upcoming Events:

May Thurs 12 Theatre Pearse Play Íosagán 11am FREE
May Thurs 12 Theatre Pearse Play Íosagán 1pm FREE
May Sat 14 Concert Music Network Vent Du Nord 8:30pm €16/€14
May Fri 20 Concert Irish Chamber Orchestra (off-site) 8pm €20/€18
May Thurs 26 Film Fortune’s Wheel 8pm €6/€5
May Sat 28 Theatre Ballyraine Drama 8pm €10
May Sun 29 Exhibition Dave Hingerty 4-6pm FREE
June Sat 18 Concert Kila & special Guests 8:30pm €24/€22
July Sun 3 Exhibition Jane Jermyn 4-6pm Free

THE FULL PROGRAMME CAN BE FOUND HERE!

Please note new opening hours:-
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
(The Centre is closed Sunday and Monday)

The Box Office is attended during normal working house. All messages will be responded to promptly. We accept cash, cheques, credit and debit cards

The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow T: 0402 38529  E: bookings@courthousearts.ie  W: www.courthousearts.ie

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