Written by Beth McClements | July 21, 2014
Continuing with the theme of our last blog, we thought it would be a great idea to give you some more places to visit over the summer months. Theatres on the island are now multi-faceted buildings and provide workshops, summer courses and restaurants which the entire family can enjoy. Today we are highlighting our 3 favourites in Belfast, Dublin and Mayo which are sure to provide you with enriching cultural experiences.
The MAC, Belfast
The recently re-vamped MAC situated in the trendy Cathedral Quarter, offers a huge space which houses art, shows, workshop space and a delicious restaurant. With recent exhibitions including a tour of the work of Andy Warhol, the MAC has truly established themselves as world class. The restaurant of the MAC, Canteen, offers tasty and innovative food. It’s a particular hit with the WebRecruit team for brunch on a Saturday morning (Get the Eggs Benedict- you won’t regret it!). The MAC often has shows on offer from the best of Belfast’s talent including the amazing Bruiser Theatre Company who never fail to impress. Our advice? Check out their schedule online and head down at the weekend for a look about and a bite to eat.
The Gaiety, Dublin
The iconic Gaiety Theatre Dublin has been in operation since 1871. The classic theatre houses touring productions and limited runs of Irish classics. This summer the Gaiety is the home of the 20th Anniversary of Riverdance which continues to wow audiences around the world. The Gaiety is a piece of history with the handprints of legends such as opera great Pavarotti and Irish playwright Brian Friel cast in iron outside the theatre, providing a little bit of Hollywood glamour and the perfect picture opportunity for tourists. If you are student, be sure to phone and check if there are any bargain tickets which you can ring and avail of Monday-Thursday.
The Linenhall Arts Centre, Mayo
The Linenhall Arts Centre offers a programme of visual art exhibitions combined with a packed schedule of creative workshops for kids. From crafts to vide-making to painting, there are lots of things to entertain the little people in your life. It seems so apt that a theatre which displays great art is helping to encourage the artists of the future. Maybe one day their masterpieces will hang on the walls of The Linenhall! The shows on offer are also impressive with Irish talent on offer in both theatre and music gigs. The Linenhall Arts Centre also offers a coffee shops with tasty treats which you can sample while you wait on the wee ones to finish up their arts and crafts.
All of the aforementioned theatres have huge amounts of talent working for them. From the curators which help to bring the stunning content to the theatres to the helpful volunteers who often give up their free time to help the theatres out, the abundance of talent is clear as soon as you enter the building. If you own a business and feel inspired to make the most of it, Webrecruit Ireland can help you to find your dream team members who can make your business go from good to outstanding. We are actively searching for the best people in numerous fields and are here to help you with all of your recruitment needs. For more information, visit out website http://www.webrecruitireland.com.