Mayo County Council logo

Drámaíocht - Theatre


Ballina Civic Offices, Arran Place, Ballina, Co. Mayo.

T: 096 73593




Around the World in 80 Days

Mayo Youth Theatre

Written by Philip Brennan & Stephen Colfer, and Directed by Niamh McGrath.

Friday 6th & Saturday 7th May, 8pm (with a 2pm matinee on Saturday)

The English gentleman Mr. Phileas Fogg, enters into a wager whereby he will circumnavigate the globe and return to his starting point. The wager is between Fogg and his friends at the 'Reform Club' (an organisation of wealthy men) and the stakes are high. Between them, Fogg and his friends own the lease on an orphanage. The others want to close it down and sell it, but Fogg wagers his half of the orphanage in an effort to save it from closure.

Fogg and his friend Passepartout have many adventures along the way even saving a damsel in distress. All the while Inspector Fix is on their tail, as Fix thinks Fogg is responsible for a London bank robbery. France, Egypt, India, Hong Kong and San Francisco are among the destinations of Fogg's adventures but will they make it around the world in 80 days and save the orphanage?

Established in 1999, Mayo Youth Theatre is based in Ballina. Through the promotion and support of quality youth theatre, emphasising personal and social development, Mayo Youth Theatre provides access to drama for those aged 14 - 20. Adm: €7. Booking essential.




Linenhall St, Castlebar, Mayo.

T: 094 9023733




Wednesday 11th May @ 8.00pm

axis - The Parting Glass

Where were you when Ireland’s World Cup dreams were dashed by Thierry Henry in 2009? Eoin was at the heart of the drama in Stade de France on that fateful night. After emigrating to Germany in the 80s and making a new life for himself, now he returns to an Ireland that has boomed and bust. Humorous and poignant by turn, Irish everyman Eoin reflects on mid-life and Ireland’s recent turbulent history with mischievous Dublin wit and sharp home truths.  axis Ballymun continues its immensely successful association with one of Ireland's best-known writers, Dermot Bolger, in a one-man play directed by Mark O'Brien and performed by Ray Yeates.

The Linenhall Arts Centre acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council in making this performance possible.

Adm: €15 / €12 (concessions)


Thursday 19th May @ 8.00pm

London Classic Theatre - Ghosts

Helene Alving is preparing for the opening of an orphanage, built in memory of her late husband. Her beloved artist son, Oswald, has returned from Paris to honour the occasion, but his long-awaited homecoming rapidly descends into tragedy as his presence triggers the exposure of a dark story of hypocrisy and betrayed love. Written in 1881 by one of the fathers of modern drama, Henrik Ibsen’s study of hidden passions, family secrets and moral hypocrisy remains as dramatically alive as ever in award-winning Irish playwright and poet Frank McGuinness’ vital new version. Ghosts is the second production in London Classic Theatre’s Modern Takes season, presenting European classic plays with a contemporary twist, as seen recently in LCT’s dazzling production of After Miss Julie.

The Linenhall Arts Centre acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council in making this performance possible.

Adm: €15 / €12 (concessions)

Selected Programmes:

excel 2016

Mayo County Council's Youth Arts Programme  2016


Bealtaine 2016

Celebrating Creatibity as we Age – May 2016

Bealtaine 2016 cover 


John F. Deane

Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015

John F. Deane Mayo County Council Writer in Residence 2015


Culture Night 2016

Countywide programme of cultural events – 16th September

Facebook: Mayo Culture Night

Culture Night 2016

  More Mayo County Council and Local Government Websites