Group Outings

GROUP OUTINGS

Here at the Market Place Theatre, Armagh we have a fantastic line up of shows and events. But we believe in offering the group organiser so much more than that. Realising and understanding the difficulties associated with planning an evening out for a large group of people, we offer a group booking advice service which provides the group organiser with all the support and assistance they should ever need to arrange the perfect outing.

For full information on all aspects of your group booking, including payment, parking, group discounts, outreach, etc, please click here.

To place a group booking, please call the Box Office on [028] 3752 1821, or click here for an online booking form. To receive ongoing Groups Information outlining special discounts and events fill in the information request form in our Contact Us section.

Then simply sit back, relax and let us take the strain of organising that special outing for you and your group.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS FOR GROUPS

You Must Be Joking| Sat 18 Feb | 8.00pm | £20.00

John Linehan ‘You Must Be Joking’s’ compere and May McFettridge’s driver is joined by a line-up of Northern Irish stand-up comedians in a night of pure comedy heaven.

Forget Brexit, the falling pound and global instability for a chuckle fest with the master of one liners Gene Fitzpatrick, the comedian’s comedian Adrian Walsh, star of ‘Heretic’s & Head The Balls’ Neil Dougan and our very own first lady of comedy the grand dame of panto May McFettridge.

Pack up all your cares and woes with a glorious helping of classic comedy medicine! Musical accompaniment and general silliness provided by Ivan Black.

 

Educating Rita | Tues 28 Feb & Wed 1 Mar | £16.00 | £14.00 [conc]

It’s 1980, and Susan ‘Rita’ White has decided it’s time for a change.

A wise-cracking, no-nonsense hairdresser from the working-class streets of Belfast, Rita is tired of her job, her prospects, her husband, her life. She wants to be the sort of woman who knows the difference between Shaw’s Bridge and George Bernard Shaw, and so enrols in an Open Learning course in English Literature where she meets her tutor Frank. So begins her journey of self-discovery.

Frank has his problems too. Divorced, an alcoholic, and sick to the back teeth of the pretensions of academic life, Frank finds Rita’s enthusiasm for learning and down-to-earth attitude refreshing. Frank and Rita make an unlikely pair, but could they really show each other a way to a better future?

Willy Russell’s award-winning comedy comes to the Market Place Theatre following a record-breaking run at the Lyric Theatre.

The Music Of Genius | Sat 1 Apr | 8.00pm | £17.50 | £15.00 [conc] | Under 18’s £5.00 [A Limited Number Of Tickets. Proof | ID Required When Booking]

Join the Ulster Orchestra in a musical celebration of fifty years as Northern Ireland’s world-class symphony orchestra in ‘The Music Of Genius’.

Few in history truly deserve the epitaph of ‘a creative genius’ but tonight we can enjoy not one, but two composers who are undoubtedly worthy of such praise! In their short lives [Mendelssohn died at thrity-eight, Mozart only made it to thirty-five] they each wrote some of classical music’s greatest masterpieces and this evening the Ulster Orchestra perform two of the best-loved of these.

Mozart’s brilliant ‘Jupiter’ symphony No. 41 and Mendelssohn’s virtuosic Violin Concerto. The Ulster Orchestra’s Leader, Tamás Kocsis, takes centre stage as soloist and the concert will be conducted by the Orchestra’s sensational young Music Director, Rafael Payare.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Years & Dance Hall Days | Fri 7 Apr | 8.00pm | £20.00 | £17.50 [conc]

From the producers of ‘Do You Come Here Often’ and after two sell out tours, George Jones will host a brand new show celebrating songs from the 50’s and 60’s. Featuring the music of iconic stars such as Bobby Darin, Bobby Vee, Neil Sedaka, Patsy Cline, Dusty Springfield and Petula Clark to the early Rock ‘n’ Roll songs from Elvis and ‘The Four Seasons’. Starring ‘Clubsound’, Joe Mac, Margo Burns, Janet McCartney and Trevor Kelly. This is a celebration of music not to be missed!

Jurassic Adventures | Wed 19 Apr | 6.00pm | £14.00 | £12.00 [CONC]

From World On Stage and the team behind ‘Disney On Ice’…the most exciting family show- since time began, is about to be discovered… by you! ‘Jurassic Adventures’ is set on a magical island, where anything might happen, with a brave cast of amazing actors, a great fun script, superb scenery, and of course DINOSAURS. Get transported to a prehistoric place full of fun, thrills and screams, be amazed and awed by the birth of a baby Dinosaur, but beware of the T. REX mother who wants her egg back!

This fully scripted adventure, allows you follow in the footsteps of Doctor Grant’s team of explorers, and laugh at their crazy antics, as they search for proof that Dinosaurs still exist! Contains mild peril and HUGE DINOSAURS! A Dino-Mite show for all the family from age 4+

Holiday Snap | Sat 6 May | 8.00pm | £10.00

This comic tale of mistaken identity unfolds with real wit and style. A Portuguese time share villa has been double booked without the company representative, myopic tippler Commander "Chitto" Chittenden knowing. When Mary and Henry arrive shortly after Eve and Leslie, Chitto manages to remain unaware that there is more than one couple on the scene. The confusion is compounded when each couple mistakes the other for the servants.

Henry seems to have the upper hand when he discovers that Eve is married, but not to Leslie, when his mother in law arrives and he has to bride the other couple to impersonate his alibi, Sir Piers and Lady Marchbanks. Girlfriend Mary has to play the servant, much to her annoyance, but it looks as though things might work out until the real Sir Piers arrives followed by Henry's wife. Hilarious disguises donned by Mary, Perky, Eve and Leslie might just save the day!

Performed by one of Northern Ireland's newest and most innovative amateur drama societies.

 

HOW TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS

To place a group booking, please call the Box Office on 028 3752 1821, or click here for a groups online booking form and for our Terms & Condition of Booking.

Please note: We recommend that groups reserve tickets as soon as possible to ensure that all members of the group can sit together.

FOCUS GROUP CALL

In an ongoing commitment to customer service, and to ensure we continue to programme events in a manner which suits the needs of school audiences, we would like to invite Group Leaders | Organisers to take part in one-off Focus Groups. If you would be interested in taking part, please contact us on [028] 3752 1830, or via email.