• 2nd Dec
  • 10:00
  • Droichead Arts Centre,
For more information on this event please contact 041 98 33946

20 October 2020

Droichead Arts Centre places great importance on the health and safety of our staff, our audiences, our participants and our artists. Following Government guidelines, under Level 5 restrictions, the Centre will be closed to the public until 2 December. If you have purchased a ticket for one of our upcoming events, we are working away behind the scenes and will contact audiences as more information becomes available. For regular updates, please keep an eye on our our website and social media, and if you have any questions, we will try to respond as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and support as we react to the ongoing situation.  Please stay safe. 

28 July 2020


Droichead Arts Centre is delighted to announce that we have reopened ours doors. The Droichead Team have been busy working behind the scenes and plan to open in stages, and now after opening our gallery, we get to open our venue.

"We have been dreaming and scheming behind the scenes, our buildings might have been closed, but the creativity continued remotely through our #DroicheadConnects programme. Now slowly, cautiously, nervously, we will re-open our arts centre, the gallery first, and later in September, hopefully our venue. We have implemented our Covid Reponse plan, our management team have completed Covid Officer Training, we have installed protective screens, wall sanitisers, and there is now a lot of yellow popping up. We have new cleaning protocols and new visitor’s protocols in place. We are all a little changed over the past four months. Our Centre will look different, but our values and our mission remain the same, we will continue to support the work and development of artists in the North East Region, with a warm welcome for our loyal audiences and supporters.So come visit us, check out our online series, and publications on our social media channels and website, and continue to support your arts centre which is celebrating 30 years  this year.

 For our opening times, what you can expect when you visit us/attend an event, and our Covid Reponse Plan please see below:

Collette Farrell Director

Droichead Arts Centre is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our employees, artists, visitors and audiences. To ensure this, we have adhered to government guidelines and we have developed our COVID-19 Response Plan.  We are planning a phased reopening, expanding the open footprint over time. What can you expect when you visit us, or attend an event, please see below: 

  • From 10 August, all visitors must wear a face mask when visiting our centre. (Face masks are not recommended for children under 13, people who have additional needs, who are ill or who have trouble breathing). 
  • We have installed wall hand sanitisers at all entry and exit points in both of our buildings
  • Protective screens are installed at box office, reception and our bar counter
  • We have implemented new protocols around cleaning and disinfecting both buildings, which means frequent and regular cleaning of all areas, and work stations, with staff taking regular hand washing breaks.
  • All staff have been provided with a personal return to work box which includes hand sanitiser, reusable face masks, and sanitising wipes.
  • Capacity in our venue is limited to 40 seats, with allocated seating, in pods of 2,3,and 4, with every second row empty adhering to 2m social distancing.
  • All events are ticketless. Please print out your confirmation/your eticket on your phone if possible.  All customers will be checked in on our customer list on arrival. All tickets must be booked in advance, there are no walk ups.
  • On performance evenings, our building will only open 30 mins before performance time.
  • Please be patient and adhere to social distancing as we manage our queuing system. 
  • Contactless/card payments only and card machines will be cleaned after use.
  • Our bar will not be open at this moment in time. 
  • Visitor capacity is limited in our gallery, so if you can book online or by phone, we would greatly appreciate it. Otherwise call in, and if we have availability, we will facilitate your visit. Gallery opening times are:  11:00am – 4:00pm, Tues to Fri, and 10:00am – 2:00pm on Saturdays.  
  • We have revised our hours of operation to include access times for our senior, vulnerable visitors and visitors with disabilities who will now have priority booking for a gallery visit between the hours of 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • We have installed visible signage at all entrances and exits points, box office and bar counters, at hand sanitisation points and in our bathrooms promoting hand hygiene, correct hygiene and social distancing practice.
  • We have developed appropriate cleaning and disinfection protocols, and a new enhanced cleaning strategy in both our buildings.
  • We have created a booking system and a log-in system for all visitors entering each building daily for contact tracing purposes
  • Toilets are for customer use only, and facilities are limited to 2 visitors at any one time.
  • Box Office Opening hours Tues - Fri 10:0am - 4:00pm, Sat 10:00am - 2:00pm

We ask all our visitors to be aware of, and adhere to all Government and HSE guidelines:

  • Wash your hands often for a minimum of 20 seconds.
  • Work with us to promote social distancing
  • Audiences are asked to not attend should they display any Covid symptoms    

 For an overview of our Covid Response Plan, please click here


what else is on this week

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