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Name: The Ramor Theatre

Address: Main Street, Virginia, Co. Cavan
Telephone: (049) 8547074
Contact Email: ramortheatre@cavancoco.ie
Website: http://www.ramortheatre.com

 

Welcome

Ramor Theatre opened to the public in September 1999 and since then it has been a part of the cultural and artistic life in County Cavan being the only professional performance space in the county. Its aim is to nurture an interest in the performing arts in the county and present a varied programme of performance by professional artists in all the art forms as well as encouraging international acts and individuals to perform at the theatre. 

It also facilitates the development of youth arts including youth drama as well as engaging in an educational programme. The Theatre is a Local authority run venue which is assisted by funding from the Arts Council. If you have not been to the Ramor yet please call in and see us soon or better still come and see a show.


Past History


The building which now houses Ramor Theatre was erected around 1845, the exact date is not known as there was never a dedication plaque put on it. It was built St. Mary's Catholic Church on a disused sandpit, a site given by the Marquis of Headfort, despite strong opposition from two of his estate agents. It was built in the space of nine months, a remarkable feat in famine times and that it stands as such a sturdy building today, is a monument to the skills of the tradesmen of that era. In the 1980's, with the population increase in the area, St. Mary's Church became inadequate and uncomfortable and the parish had to decide on whether to extend or erect a new one, the latter decision was taken and the last mass was celebrated in it on the 7th October 1989.

The building lay idle until 1994 when Cavan Co Manager, Mr Brian Johnston came up with the idea to convert it into a Theatre. He gained support for his excellent idea and it was purchased by Cavan County Council, a short time later. The project then became a FAS training scheme and no expense was spared over the next five years to bring it to the finished product it is today, a most modern, luxurious, comfortable Theatre. 

Apart from running a full programme of events the theatre is also home to Livin Dred Theatre Co and a member of the NOMAD network of venues.

It also facilitates development of community theatre through the Ramor Players who present productions annually.


Bookings

Please note that a new booking policy is in place at the theatre. Tickets can only be reserved in advance if accompanied by a payment. Reservations can be made by the following methods:

In Person
The box office is open Monday to Friday 10:00am-4:00pm and 7:00-9:00pm on the night of a show.

By Phone
Box Office: (049) 8547074. Payment over phone can be made by Visa Access 
Mastercard and Laser. The theatre charges no additional fees on card bookings. 
Tickets will be held at box office for collection on night of show.

By Post
To Box Office, Ramor Theatre, Virginia. Cheques and postal orders made payable to Ramor Theatre. Booking will only be made when payment is received. Tickets will be held at box office for collection. Please also enclose a contact phone number.

By Email
Theatre Email address is ramortheatre@cavancoco.ie Please send details of which event you wish to book together with your phone number and we will contact you. Please do not include credit card details in your email.

Discounts and Concessions
We offer concessions on most shows. Concessions apply to under 18 year olds, students and senior citizens.

Ticket Exchanges and Refunds
Please note tickets once purchased cannot be exchanged nor can money be refunded.

Latecomers
Performances begin at 8:30pm and patrons are requested to be seated 15 minutes before performance. Latecomers cannot be admitted until a suitable break in the performance.


Old Programmes: April - July 2009 (pdf)


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