Backstage Theatre Shows and Exhibitions

Backstage Theatre Longford

Backstage Theatre is a purpose built state of the art theatre located in the Slashers GAA Complex, Farnehoogan, which is on the outskirts of Longford town. The auditorium accommodates 214 persons (including disabled access for 6). Its lavishly appointed interior features plush pullman seating, deep carpets, warm wall colours, heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems which ensure the utmost in audience comfort. The Canal Studio at Backstage Theatre is ideal for conferences, seminars, courses, workshops  & meetings. It accommodates up to 150 people.

The growing audience at Backstage is continually treated to a dynamic programme of exciting and inspiring theatre. Whether you fancy top quality drama, breathtaking dance, belly chortelling comedy or live music there is always something to suit all tastes.

Backstage is committed to continuing to provide the very best that theatre has to offer for its audiences. In recent years the theatre joined forces with a number of venues to form two touring networks, Nasc a nationwide network of seven venues and Nomad a north midlands based network. In the first few years of their existence these networks have already changed the nature of touring in Ireland.  Together the venue managers on these networks form a strong voice to attract top theatre companies such as Druid, Rough Magic and Livin Dred to our venues.

Backstage Theatre box office is open Monday to Friday , 10am – 5pm, and also for one hour before showtimes. Tickets can also booked online or purchased in either Farrell Coy Fine Art & Craft Store, Geraldine Terrace, Longford town or Longford Tourism Office, Market Square, Longford town.

Backstage was from the outset a community driven project with its main advocates being Slashers GAA Club and Backstage Theatre Group.It promotes the development of the arts regionally by presenting a high quality, diverse and innovative programme of arts activities which is valued by and engages the community it serves and which provides a platform and resource for artists and companies to present their work.

Backstage Theatre has been generously supported by the Arts Council from the outset and is also funded by Longford County Council.

Address : Backstage Theatre, Farnehoogan,  Longford.
Tel: 00353 (0)43 3347888

County Longford Tourism Office Market Square, Longford, Ireland    Phone: +353 (0)43 33 42577 +353 (0)85 8888876    Email: