Temporary Closure of The Belltable Arts Centre

Temporary Closure of The Belltable Arts Centre

26th December 2012

The Board of the Belltable Arts Centre has announced that from Monday, January 7th, 2013, after the current production of Jack and the Beanstalk is over, the venue will temporarily close with a lay-off of five staff.

The seasonal closure of the Belltable – during a normally quiet period for arts venues – provides an opportunity to prepare a re-structuring plan which sets the Belltable on a sustainable path for the future and plan for its role during Limerick’s year as National City of Culture in 2014.

Chimes Café in the basement of the venue will continue to trade as normal and open Monday-Friday, 08:30-17:30.

A review of the Belltable’s artistic policy has been undertaken through a wide consultation process and a new vision for the venue will be incorporated into the proposed re-structuring plan.

The Belltable Arts Centre looks forward to making an important contribution during the upcoming Limerick City of Culture initiative in 2014.

Established in 1981, The Belltable was the first regional arts centre in Ireland.

It has long played a key role in the development of the visual and performing arts in Limerick and in supporting touring theatre throughout Ireland and plans to continue to do so.

ENDS

Laura Ryan

Head of Communications
Limerick Communications Office
88 O’Connell Street
Limerick

t:  00353 (0)61 400010
m:  00353 (0)86 6042544
e:  lauraryan@limerickoffice.ie
w: www.limerickcommunicationsoffice.ie

Last update:03/01/2013

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