Theatre set to close for a month as essential repairs carried out
17:48 Thursday 15th of January 2015
An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny have announced they will be closing to the public during April 2015 to undertake essential maintenance to the roof.
The work, which has been planned for some time, will take four weeks to complete.
Director of An Grianán Theatre, Patricia McBride, said, “The important thing has been to find a time which will minimise the disruption to those who come to shows, the companies who put on the shows, and to our own staff. After extensive investigation work the problem was identified, the tender to do the remedial work was advertised last August and the Contractor has been appointed but obviously you aren’t going to start work on the roof in the middle of Winter so April is the first reasonable time available to us.
“While the leak has meant there has been some minor inconvenience to the people working here, corrective work has meant that all our shows have gone ahead as normal, and will continue to do so right up until April. Which means that yes, the new Conal Gallen show A Bit on The Sunny Side will definitely go ahead on the 27th & 28th March!”
Daithi Ramsay, Marketing Manager, added: ‘There’s no extended holidays for the staff, we’ll be back in after the Easter fortnight, selling tickets on the phone and online and getting prepared for the incoming shows. We’ll also have our production of Frank Pig Says Hello on an extensive nationwide tour at that time so we’ll be very busy with that.”
Online booking will be available throughout the closure and drama classes, youth theatre, and Environment! The Musical rehearsals will not be affected by the closure.
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