Birthday celebrations in the
Lime Tree Theatre and the launch of a new initiative
Limerick Arts Encounter
Wednesday, 18th September
The Lime Tree Theatre celebrates its first birthday this Wednesday evening with invited guests. A staggering 46,000 patrons have come through the doors of this incredible 510 seat theatre to see a variety of events throughout the year. The Lime Tree has enhanced the cultural life of the city and looks forward to another year of success.
Photos by David Woodland for www.ILoveLimerick.com
The season opens with the popular theatre play Tuesdays with Morrie and promises to be a busy season ahead. Some highlights being: the fabulous Kilfenora Céili Band – back after a sell out show last year – Jack L, Red Kettle’s Beyond The Brooklyn Sky, and the national songwriting treasure that is Jimmy McCarthy. College Players welcome another Ken Ludwig comedy with Lend Me A Tenor and the Cecilian Musical Society is back with Copacobana. Limerick’s Johnny Duhan of Granny’s Intentions will make his Lime Tree debut, while a variety of children and young peoples shows are scattered throughout a season that ends nicely with the Limerick Panto Society’s production of Peter Pan. All in all they are gearing up for an unmissable season.
Last but not least they are very excited to simultaneously launch the Limerick Arts Encounter. This is a new initiative funded by the Arts Council and the Limerick City Council to enable Limerick arts practitioners to deliver a diverse programme in various venues in the city from September 2013 – March 2014. “This is an important development in arts provision for audiences in the city and county. We look forward to welcoming back audiences for theatre, film, music, literature and the visual arts to 69 O’Connell Street and other venues around the city” Sheila Deegan, Limerick Arts Office.
The Limerick Arts Encounter programme includes visual art at 69’Connell Street, theatre at the Savoy Hotel, site specific work at the Snooker Club on Hartstonge Street, The Blind Pig on Thomas Street and at the Lime Tree Theatre. A variety of music and dance events will run at the Daghdha Space, John’s Square with various workshops and a conference, all taking place before December. A city center box office will open at 69 O’Connell Street from Tuesday, 1st October. All Limerick Arts Encounter tickets plus Lime Tree Theatre tickets can be purchased through this central box office or through at 061 774 774 / website www.limetreetheatre.ie
For more information please contact Gillian Fenton on 087 7840270 or email [email protected].ie