Droichead Arts Centre is located in the town centre close to on-street and public carparks. The nearest carparks that remain open late for performance/events include; the Town Centre Carpark on Dyer St. On-street parking is metered throughout the day but is free after 6pm. . We advise patrons to set aside sufficient time to navigate Drogheda’s one way system in order to secure parking in advance of an event.
As identified in our Public Engagement, and Audience Development Plan, we are aware that for certain members of our community, there may be barriers to engaging with the arts. We will continue to think outside the box in developing our audience and finding out the diverse needs of our customers will be a first step. We expect a large number of our audience will identify our current website as being a barrier to their ease of access experience when purchasing a ticket or sourcing the information relevant to their visit or needs. With this in mind, and in line with our new strategy 2022 - 2026, we are currently redesigning our website with a major focus on clarity, visibility, information and most importantly a smooth customer journey.
Droichead Arts Centre Stockwell Street venue is a fully accessible venue, with lift access and with an adapted restroom facility. It is important that you inform us at the time of booking if you have any additional requirements or require wheelchair spaces in the theatre. This will allow staff to reserve these seats for your convenience. The historic Barlow House has also been adapted and is fully accessible.
Droichead Arts Centre Theatre is located next to the Library on Stockwell Street in Drogheda Municipal Centre, off West Street, the main shopping street of Drogheda. Stockwell Street is nearly adjacent to St. Peter’s Church.
Drogheda has direct access to the M1 motorway with Dublin Airport and the Port Tunnel are less than a 35-minute drive while Belfast International Airport is 70km to the North. Drogheda is a heritage town and features a number of one way systems. We advise that you refer to a map in advance of your first visit to avoid frustration.
Bus Eireann operates frequent Expressway and regular services to Drogheda from Dublin, Belfast, Dundalk, Galway, and Navan. Services to all parts of Ireland operate from Bus Áras, the central bus station in Dublin. An express bus service from Dublin Airport leaves hourly Monday to Saturday at 20 minutes past the Hour, service buses connect the airport with Balbriggan, Julianstown and Drogheda. For information on bus services visit the Bus Éireann website
Matthews Coaches operate services directly to Drogheda on the M1 Motorway, daily from Parnell St in Dublin, they also run coaches from Bettystown to Dublin. Their shuttle bus hub at City North Hotel Gormanston which connects with both of these services to drop and collect at Dublin Airport. Vist the Matthews Bus website or telephone: +353 (0)42 9378188.
Iarnrod Eireann operates frequent Enterprise, Inter-City and regular services on the Dublin/Belfast line to Drogheda. Laytown station (8 miles south of Drogheda) is well located for those travelling to the seaside destinations of Laytown and Bettystown. For further information on the train services visit the Iarnrod Éireann website or contact the appropriate number below: