Eden End of Show Party - 25th February
To celebrate the production of Eden - cast, crew, well wishers and club members flocked to the Tapas Restuarant in Kavanaghs bar after the Saturday night performance - many thanks to Ger and the Kavanaghs' staff for looking after us all so well! The place was heaving - it was great to see.
2012 Programme Launch Night - 15th February
We were joined by Willie Callaghan, the Mayor of Naas and Eugene O'Brien (actor and writer) to launch the 2012 calander of events. A great night for Patrons and Club members alike.
Christmas Craft Fair- 25th & 26th November
'Something Wicked this Way Comes' - an Evening of Gothic Poetry and Stories - Sunday 30th October - 8.30pm
Hallowe'en isn't just a night for the kids - why not join us for an evening of Gothic poetry and stories - from Edgar Allen Poe's 'Raven' to Frankenstein and Dracula - this will be a celebration of all the spookiest creepiest literature out there. The theatre will be dressed for the occasion - so feel free to come along in something gothic to add to the mood. There'll be a wine reception and finger-food during the night.
Tickets for patrons and the general public are €10 - members are entitled to a free ticket in exchange for a bottle of wine to be left in the box office.
This will be a caberet style event so tickets are limited - so if you're planning to come make sure you get yours fast.
Play reading - Faustus Kelly by Myles Na gCopaleen (Flann O'Brien) - Sunday 23rd October - 7pm
A comic parodying of the Faust legend in which the chairman of an Urban Council makes a pact in order to secure advancement and become a TD. This is a laugh out loud play, which is as sharp now as when it was written.
The format for the night: Tea and coffee (and often cakes!) are provided on the night - but it's a BYOB affair, so if you want to bring a bottle of wine with you you're more than welcome. If you don't want to read you can just come to listen but we try and make sure everyone who wants to read gets a chance. If there are only a few characters in the play we'll rotate scene by scene - if there are lots of characters we'll share them out - obviosuly scripts are provided on the night - and go into the club library afterwards (in case anyone wants to work on the play subsequently).
Table Quiz - Wednesday 5th October - 8pm
Grab three of your braineyist friends and head to O'Connors on Wednesday 5th and pit your wits against our quiz master! Table of 4 costs €40 and all proceeds go to the Moat Club. We'll be getting our hands on some great prizes but we can guarantee a great night.
Culture Night 2011 - Friday 23rd September
Culture will be sweeping the nation on Friday 23rd Sept - and the Moat Theatre is no exception - why not pop down for an evening of FREE events to mark the occasion.
17.00 - Poi Workshop with Celine from the Box Office!
19.30 - The Belmullet - the pop up play that took the Carnival by storm returns to the theatre cafe - directed by Eilish Rafferty
20.00 - Excerpts from 'Dancing at Lughnasa' - in anticipation of the October run
21.00 - presented by devise+conquer theatre company, 'Skullduggery' a play by Gerard O'Shea, directed by Lianne O'Shea - in advance of their run in Bewleys Cafe Theatre (picutred below)