The opening of the Millennium Forum, the North West’s largest purpose built theatre, has been the catalyst for development in the arts and conference/exhibiton facilities. It launches its vibrant programme of events appealing to a wide audience of both locals and visitors from near and far. Indeed added to this the Playhouse Theatre and Waterside Theatre the city really is a hub for the arts.
The evolving Cathedral Quarter has been earmarked for development into an area devoted to the arts, with plans for even more major development in the not too distant future.
The Millenium Forum, Londonderry/Derry
Built just inside the walled area on Newmarket Street is the Millennium Forum, opened in 2001. The first purpose built theatre in the city it has seating for 1000 and has the largest theatre stage in Ireland.
The Playhouse, Londonderry/Derry
Award winning Community Art Centre featuring year round programming of local, national and international Theatre, Dance, Visual Arts and Education and Outreach. Admission charges will apply to performances held at the venue.
The Waterside Theatre, Londonderry/Derry
Housed within a beautifully converted old factory, the theatre programmes a range of quality arts and entertainment throughout the year such as drama, dance, comedy, live music and children’s theatre.