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COVID 19 & Event updates

We are pleased to confirm the reopening of Solstice Arts Centre from 9am on Monday 29 June 2020. Our Café and Gallery will operate as normal, with physical distancing measures in place to ensure visitor, artist and staff safety.  Many events are still impacted by ongoing restrictions related to large gatherings and indoor groupings, but we are working hard to create a safe and diverse programme of cinema, workshop, visual art and theatre events over the summer and to the end of the year. 

- Box Office Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm

- Solstice Café Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 9am - 4pm

- Gallery Opening Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 4pm (from Tuesday 30 June)

Posted on 23 Jun 2020.

Guidelines for Users of Solstice Arts Centre

We are committed to providing a clean and safe environment for quality cultural and food/beverage services. We will comply with occupational and safety standards and facilitate access for people with disabilities and special needs. 

In response to the current Public Health advice relating to Covid-19 you will notice the following measures:

  • We have placed Hand Sanitiser dispensers throughout the building.
  • We have increased the number of times our bathrooms are checked and cleaned daily.
  • We have increased the number of times our handrails, counters, doorplates and touch points are cleaned daily.
  • Our staff will follow guidelines relating to hand hygiene and cough etiquette rigorously.
  • Any of our staff who handle money will immediately sanitize their hands afterwards.
  • Keypads on Credit Card Machines will be cleaned after each use.
  • All café tables will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after each customer.
  • Cutlery will be handed out with your order to minimise the chance of cross-contamination.
  • All soft furnishings will be treated with antibacterial spray daily.

Visitors to Solstice must observe the following

  • Please do not visit Solstice Arts Centre if you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 in the past fourteen days including – cough, shortness of breath, temperature over 38°.
  • Please wash your hands correctly and regularly.
  • Please observe respiratory etiquette, cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow.  Please bin tissues after use.
  • Please observe Physical Distancing as advised by Public Health guidelines.
  • Please do not shake hands and avoid physical contact where possible.
  • Please wear a face covering if possible.
  • Please use contactless payment where possible.
  • Keep right on the stairs.

Please also note

  • Staff may be wearing masks.
  • You may need a ticket for the auditorium or the gallery where you did not before.
  • People will be physically distancing and standing or sitting away from each other.
  • There will be fewer people than usual in the gallery and the auditorium and a lot of empty seats.

Your assistance and support is appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back to Solstice.
Together is our favourite place to be! 

Download Solstice Arts Centre's Covid 19 Response Plan

Rescheduled Events

Original tickets will remain valid for new dates for all events

 

New Dates Confirmed:

An Introduction to Botanical Art with Yanny Petters

Sat 19 September 2020, 2.00 p.m. (Original date 18 April 2020)

SOLD OUT

 

A Day in the Death of Francis Ledwidge

Friday 2 & Saturday 3 October 2020, 8:00pm (Initially rescheduled to Friday 17 July 2020) 

This will be a socially distanced theatre event in our main auditorium spread over 2 performances. Online & phone bookings available soon. 

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3 Hail Mary's

Friday 22 & Saturday 23 January 2021, 8:00pm (Original dates 29 & 30 May & Initially rescheduled to 10 & 11 September 2020)

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Farmer Michael & Kathleen - LIVE

Saturday 13 February 2021, 8:00pm (Original date Friday 20 March 2020, Initially rescheduled to Saturday 27 June 2020)

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The Star of Chester’s Lane

Friday 26 February 2021, 8:00pm (Original date Saturday 28 March 2020)

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THE BEST OF BOND in Concert 

Wednesday 7 April 2021, 8:00pm (Original date Wednesday 15 April 2020, initially rescheduled Thursday 3 September 2020)

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Mary Black

Thursday 13 May 2021, 8:00pm (Original date Friday 13 March 2020, Initially rescheduled to 16 July 2020 )

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Dirtbirds #NoFilters

Friday 11 & Saturday 12 June 2021, 8:00pm (Original date Friday 25 & Saturday 26 September 2020)

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An Evening with Michael Harding

Thurs 7 October 2021, 8:00pm (Original date Friday 9 October 2020) 

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Callan’s Kicks Live

Saturday 9 October 2021, 8:00pm (Original date Sun 17 May 2020, Initially rescheduled to Saturday 17 October 2020)

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Postponed Events, new dates to be arranged: 

True Reflections of Love and Hope - Virginia Gospel Choir 

To be confirmed (Original date Sat 21 March 2020, Initially rescheduled Friday 13 November 2020) 

 

Scór Sinsir Laighean

To be confirmed (Original date Sunday 22 March 2020, 2:00pm)


Neil Delamere: End of Watch

To be confirmed  (Original date Friday 27 March 2020, Initially rescheduled to Thursday 15 October 2020)

 

Halcyon Days by Deirdre Kinahan

To be confirmed (Original date Wednesday 1 April 2020, Initially rescheduled to Saturday 12 September 2020)


Paul Brady

To be confirmed  (Original date Saturday 4 April 2020, Initially rescheduled to Saturday 10 October 2020)

 

 
Cancelled Events:

Overblown: Flowers in Contemporary Art Exhibition

(Sat 4 April - Fri 12 June 2020)

 

9 to 5 The Musical by St. Mary's Musical Society

Original dates Wednesday 29 April - Saturday 2 May 2020

Box Office have been in touch to arrange. Credit card payments automatically refunded. If you haven't heard from us yet, please call 046 9092300
 

The Man in Black

Fri 16 October 2020, 8.00 p.m.

Box Office have been in touch to arrange. Credit card payments automatically refunded. If you haven't heard from us yet, please call 046 9092300