The Award Winning The Playhouse is based in Artillery Street, Derry and was established by Pauline Ross in 1992 with a grant of just £300. Since then it has grown to become one of Ireland’s leading Award Winning multi-disciplinary Community Art Resource Centres based on a neutral site with the city centre. It is a self-help, grass roots, bottom-up community development project which is people centre with charitable status.
The Playhouse comprises of a 175 Seat Theatre, an extensive Education and Outreach Department, a Dance Studio, a gallery and is home to several cultural/art based groups and tenants. The Playhouse filled (and continues to fill) a large gap in the provision of the arts in the North West. It also is one of only a handful of venues commissioning, producing and touring theatre in the island of Ireland. http://www.derryplayhouse.co.uk/
Parking on Artillery St is restricted to 1 hour, Monday to Saturday 8am - 6.30pm.
Parking is available nearby in the Foyleside Shopping Centre.
The bus station is just a few minutes walk away. To reach The Playhouse you need to walk up the hill towards the Walled City Centre.
The train station in Derry / Londonderry is on the Waterside of the city. To reach The Playhouse you need to cross the river to the Cityside and head for the Walled City Centre.