The Garage Theatre is home to Monaghan Towns drama society and hosts a variety of events from concerts, dramas, historical plays to comedy show. There is something for everyone @ the Garage with big names such as Ryan Sheridan, Neil Delamere to the fantastic local productions such as ‘Freezin’.
The theatres name is derived from a passage in Pat McCabe’s book, “The Butcher Boy” – Francie’s mother, has a breakdown and he says she has gone into the Garage to get it fixed! (The theatre was previously located in a disused ward in St Davnet’s Psychiatric Hospital, Armagh Road, Co Monaghan). It first opened its doors to the public in 1992 following an initiative by the VEC, it was originally funded by the VEC, Monaghan Dramatic Society and the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaion. This funding was to provide a professional theatre space.
- The theatre provides a venue for touring theatrical groups who produce a high quality of professional theatre.
- It also acts as a space for local amateur groups and is a resource for the local community.
The theatre opened with a premiere of the play – “Frank Pig says Hello” by local writer Patrick McCabe. His book “The Butcher Boy” is now a successful motion picture directed by award winning director Neil Jordan.
Remember to arrive to the shows early and enjoy the build up to the event in the relaxed surroundings of the Garage Foyer
If you would to find out upcoming schedule of events please follow this link; http://www.garagetheatre.com/category/upcoming-shows/
For Bookings Call 047-39777 or check out our Facebook