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Visitor Info

« Solstice is always a hub of creative activity »

Whether you are a local, national or international visitor, you are most welcome to come and participate. We hope you will enjoy the vibrant atmosphere and diverse array of activities taking place here.

 

Opening Hours

Solstice Arts Centre reopens from 29 June 2020. 

BOX OFFICE

Monday to Saturday
10.00am - 4.00pm

Solstice opens one hour before evening & weekend performances, serving a range of refreshments, alcoholic beverages and snacks. You can avoid the interval queue by pre-ordering your drinks from the bar in advance of the performance. 

GALLERY

Tuesday to Saturday
11.00am - 4.00pm

Entrance to the Gallery is free of charge. Last entry 15 minutes before closing.

CAFÉ

Monday to Saturday
9.00am - 4.00pm

Read more about the café

SOLSTICE BAR

The Solstice Bar opens one hour before performances and during intervals serving tea, coffee & a range of snacks, bottled beer & ciders, wines and spirits. Pre-order your interval drink before the show to beat the interval queues. 

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

Booking

Tickets can be purchased in person, by phone or online. For all box office enquiries call 046 909 2300 or get in touch by email at info@solsticeartscentre.ie.

View Solstice Arts Centre Seating Plan ›

GIFT VOUCHERS

Gift vouchers are availe to purchase form Box Office or CLICK HERE to purchase online. 

BOOKING POLICY

FEES

All card transactions are subject to a €1 fee (for in person and phone booking). All online bookings are subject to a €1 booking fee per ticket. Concessions are often available for seniors, students & children. See pricing information on individual events for further details.

RESERVATIONS

We do not reserve seats without payment in full. It is advisable to book tickets in advance of the performance to avoid disappointment.

REFUNDS

Tickets are non-refundable once purchased unless the event is cancelled.

LATECOMERS

It is advisable to arrive at least 15 – 20 minutes before the performance is due to commence. Latecomers will not be allowed into the auditorium until an appropriate break in the performance. Please note that this may be at the interval.

CHILD SEATING

Children under 2 years can be seated on a parent or guardian’s knee during a performance. Any children over 2 years must occupy their own seat. An adult must accompany under 16’s.

View our Child Protection Policy ›

Access

LEVEL ACCESS

Solstice Box Office / Café / Bar is fully accessible. The auditorium, which is fully accessible from the foyer, can accommodate six wheelchairs without reconfiguration. An accessible lift provides access to specially adapted toilet facilities and our third-floor gallery spaces.

Please contact the box office with your specific requirements when booking tickets.

There is an Induction Loop system in place for hearing aid users. To use, please turn your device to the ‘T’ setting. Guide Dogs are welcome at Solstice. Please let the Box Office know when booking your ticket so that we can arrange an aisle seat.

BABY CHANGING

Solstice has baby changing facilities on the second floor.

Getting here & parking

However you like to travel, here are some of our recommended routes to get to Solstice

BY BUS

Navan bus services stop at Abbey Road and at Market Square, both are a five-minute walk from Solstice. For bus timetables and information please visit Bus Eireann.

CAR PARKING

Please note that Solstice does not own or operate any parking facilities. The information about nearby parking facilities below is provided for patrons' convenience only.

STREET PARKING

Pay Parking is in operation in Navan between the hours of 09:00 and 18:00 Monday to Saturday. All on-street parking is at the rate of €1 per hour for a maximum of 2 hours. The closest off-street Parking is the Fairgreen car park off Circular Road charged at €1.20 per hour for a maximum of 3 hours.

Louth & Meath ETB - Further Education and Training, Railway Street, Navan provide parking at a cost of €3 upon exit (Free after 9pm)

Please help us to maintain good relations with our neighbours. Parking is strictly prohibited in the residential area of St Finian’s Terrace. Please note that Gardaí will be advised of illegally parked cars.