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The Web Theatre is the only privately owned theatre in Ireland and is home to Dreamcatchers Theatre and Educational Drama Company. Our curtains rose for the first time in September 2004.

Our mission is to provide enjoyable entertainment for all ages and to promote the joy that live performance can bring to the community.

We also have a 108 seat cinema where twice a month we host Talking Pictures amongst other events. The next step in our creative journey is to host a wide range of festivals for schools and drama groups.

A very warm welcome – Ian & Candice Foster

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Dreamcatchers, established in 2002 is a theatre and educational drama company focusing on the importance of team work, perseverance and tolerance. Our classes which cater for all ages are laid by Candice Foster who has over 25 years experience in leading educational drama workshops.

PLAY TRAIN (Ages 3yr & 4yr olds)
Ten, one hour classes present an opportunity to put your child on the right track. – Read more..

DREAMERS – (P1 – P3)
Ten, one hour classes, the children perform on stage at the end of every term. – Read more..

DREAMCATCHER JUNIORS – (P4 – P7)
Ten, two hour drama class, students perform on the stage three times a year. – Read more..

DREAMCATCHER SENIORS – (12 – 18 yr olds)
Ten, two hour drama class, students perform on the stage three times a year. – Read more..

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The Web Theatre Drama Festivals were established in 2015. Two drama festivals take place each year. The festivals are affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals and the National Drama Festivals Association.

The November festival incorporates one-act plays and runs for three nights.

The full length festival in March takes place over a two week period. Week one is for schools , young people and youth groups.

Classes include:

  • monologues
  • duologues
  • short extracts from drama works and mime amongst others.

The full syllabus for this week is available as a download. Week two of the festival is for full length performances of plays presented by amateur theatre groups.

The aim of the festivals is to attract entries from as wide a spectrum of amateur drama groups and performers and to encourage participation in the performing arts. -Read more..

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Talking Pictures is an initiative that has be created for 2016.  The focus is on showcasing films from yesteryear along with demonstrations of everyday skills from the era.  

From Soda making, to butter churning through to rope making, we’ve done it all.  A big attraction of the evening is the interview with special guest prior to the film where we interview them about their life growing up in the Ards area.  

We have had fantastic support from Hugh Robinson, a well known story teller and author from the local area.  Come along and enjoy an evenings craic every second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Web Theatre.

Tickets £5.00 per person.  

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The Web Theatre  offers a wide range of parties for all ages.

There are a variety of packages available to suit your budget. For a full hour of activities on stage which includes party hosts and a technician and free use of an area for the party food (40 mins) the cost is £10 per child-minimum 10 children.

There is also the opportunity to make craft before the activities on stage which guests can then take home at an additional charge of £3.00 per head.

Themes:

FROZEN – TOY STORY – PRINCESSES – PIRATES

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC – POP STAR – MINIONS

SUPER HEROES – SPACE – ROCK N ROLL – CINDERELLA

Contact us for further information.

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Dating back to 1875 the home of the Web Theatre began life as a Good Templar Hall and was then used by The Salvation Army, the most recent use of the building was as a factory.

The downstairs comprises of an office, a coffee bar, three dressing rooms and a bright modern studio.

Upstairs a welcoming foyer leads to a 120 seat raked auditorium. The Victorian décor of red velvet and gold  gives the impression of a by gone era a sharp contrast to the modern vibe of the downstairs area. We can also boasts a well lit car part at the rear of the premises and a lift ensures that everyone can access the building.

The theatre is now used by a wide range of local community groups who are able to benefit from a central location and high quality venue. Every year since its inception the theatre has increased the opportunities to see a wide range of professional and amateur theatre.

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