Droichead Arts Centre

Droichead Arts Centre is a bustling and vibrant centre for the arts, firmly rooted in Drogheda’s cultural landscape for over 21 years. The name ‘Driochead’ is derived from the Irish term for ‘bridge.’

Droichead Arts Centre comprises two premises including a modern threatre hosting 169 seats, a gallery and bar/café on Stockwell Street and an 18th century Palladian style pavilion townhouse called Barlow House on West Street. The centre continues to offer an extensive range of arts activity including theatre, music, art house film, visual arts, literature and festivals. Its bright gallery has presented over 550 exhibitions to date.

Barlow House was designed by Richard Cassels or Francis Bindon in 1734 and owned by the merchant Barlow family. The building is home to a number of creative enterprises including Calipo Theatre and Picture Company, Upstate Theatre Project & Verba Editing. It also hosts rehearsal rooms, meeting rooms, an editing suite and artist studios. Exhibited on the walls is Droichead’s own collection of contemporary Irish art with a regional focus as well as work from national collections.

Local arts development is at the core of Drioichead’s ethos aimed at all ages including; Droichead Youth Theatre for young people and The Silver Screen for senior citizens. Despite its indigenous anchorage, it continues to present national and international work including artists such as Bill Viola. 

Droichead is an active producer of festivals and professional theatre, annually presenting Leanbh Arts Festival for Children and Drogheda Traditional Music Weekend. In theatre, it has produced three critically acclaimed plays with Nomad Theatre Network, a production network formed to being quality theatre to the region.

Website: http://www.droicheadartscentre.com


Stockwell Street,


Contact: Marcella Bannon

Phone: +353 41 9833946

email: info@droichead.com

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Opening Hours
Tuesday to Saturday

10.00 am to 5.00 pm


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