Launch of Glenamaddy’s 60th Theatre Festival

Some members of the Glenamaddy Theatre Festival General Committee pictured at last Saturday’s launch of the 60th annual festival. Pic: Donal Healy

The 2024 Glenamaddy Theatre Festival was officially launched last Saturday night (the 24th of February) in Raftery’s Oakland Hotel, Glenamaddy, where the 60th annual festival was launched and 60 years of Glenamaddy Theatre Festival was celebrated.

The festival was launched by Brian Devaney from Coolera Dramatic Society, a great friend of Glenamaddy Theatre Festival. When Glenamaddy hosted their first All-Irelands in 1993, it was won by Coolera Dramatic Society. Mr Devaney spoke of the great tradition of drama in Glenamaddy and friendships formed which meant a lot to him and Coolera Dramatic Society.

The Glenamaddy Theatre Festival is widely regarded as one of the best nationally. This festival showcases the very best of Irish amateur drama, both in its open and confined sections, with groups from all over Ireland competing for the coveted awards. The 60th annual Glenamaddy Theatre Festival opens on Friday, the 22nd of March, for nine nights, concluding on Saturday, the 30th of March.

The shows will commence at 8 pm sharp each night, except the final night, where the show will start at 7.30 pm sharp.

Season tickets, priced at €100, went on sale on Thursday, the 1st of February, and will remain on sale until Friday, the 1st of March. These are available online at glenamaddydrama.ie/booking via the Eventbrite Link. Nightly tickets are priced at €15 (plus booking fee) and will go on sale on Wednesday, the 6th of March, via the same link.

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