About the Ramor Theatre

The Ramor Theatre is always a hub of creative activity

Ramor Theatre opened to the public in September 1999 and since then it has been a part of the cultural and artistic life in County Cavan being the only professional performance space in the county. Its aim is to nurture an interest in the performing arts in the county and present a varied programme of performances by professional artists in all the art forms as well as encouraging international acts and individuals to perform at the theatre. 

It also facilitates the development of youth arts including youth drama as well as engaging in an educational programme. It is home to Livin’ Dred Theatre Company which produces the professional work at the venue and a member of the NOMAD network of venues.

The theatre also engages in community based and amateur work through Ramor Players who present a number of shows each year.

The Theatre is a Local authority run venue which is assisted by funding from the Arts Council. If you have not been to the Ramor yet please call in and see us soon or better still come and see a show.

Ramor Theatre opened to the public in September 1999 and since then it has been a part of the cultural and artistic life in County Cavan being the only professional performance space in the county. Its aim is to nurture an interest in the performing arts in the county and present a varied programme of performances by professional artists in all the art forms as well as encouraging international acts and individuals to perform at the theatre. 

It also facilitates the development of youth arts including youth drama as well as engaging in an educational programme. It is home to Livin’ Dred Theatre Company which produces the professional work at the venue and a member of the NOMAD network of venues.

The theatre also engages in community based and amateur work through Ramor Players who present a number of shows each year.

The Theatre is a Local authority run venue which is assisted by funding from the Arts Council. If you have not been to the Ramor yet please call in and see us soon or better still come and see a show.

Ramor Theatre

Creative Hub

The Ramor Theatre is always a hub of creative activity. Whether you are a local, national or international visitor, you are most welcome to come and participate. This unique setting, a former church, is an ideal for theatre, ballet, comedy, art exhibitions, workshops, conferences, and informal meets.

Theatre

The 200 seat theatre space is the core of the performing arts in Cavan. With the latest lighting and audio technology, the theatre supports the professional development of regional groups whilst boasting a vibrant national performance programme.

Exhibition Space

Located on our top floor the exhibition space accommodates local and national artists with regular exhibitions in all art forms.

Coffee Dock & Foyer

Take time to relax pre-show and enjoy a light refreshment, with tea & coffee served. The Box Office, and general enquiries are located in the Foyer on the ground floor.

Our History

The Origins

The building which now houses Ramor Theatre was erected around 1845, the exact date is not known as there was never a dedication plaque put on it. It was built St. Mary’s Catholic Church on a disused sandpit, a site given by the Marquis of Headfort, despite strong opposition from two of his estate agents. It was built in the space of nine months, a remarkable feat in famine times and that it stands as such a sturdy building today, is a monument to the skills of the tradesmen of that era. In the 1980’s, with the population increase in the area, St. Mary’s Church became inadequate and uncomfortable and the parish had to decide on whether to extend or erect a new one, the latter decision was taken and the last mass was celebrated in it on the 7th October 1989.

The building lay idle until 1994 when Cavan Co Manager, Mr Brian Johnston came up with the idea to convert it into a Theatre. He gained support for his excellent idea and it was purchased by Cavan County Council, a short time later. The project then became a FAS training scheme and no expense was spared over the next five years to bring it to the finished product it is today, a most modern, luxurious, comfortable Theatre.

Ramor Theatre

Creative Hub

The Ramor Theatre is always a hub of creative activity. Whether you are a local, national or international visitor, you are most welcome to come and participate. This unique setting, a former church, is an ideal for theatre, ballet, comedy, art exhibitions, workshops, conferences, and informal meets.

Theatre

The 200 seat theatre space is the core of the performing arts in Cavan. With the latest lighting and audio technology, the theatre supports the professional development of regional groups whilst boasting a vibrant national performance programme.

Exhibition Space

Located on our top floor the exhibition space accommodates local and national artists with regular exhibitions in all art forms.

Coffee Dock & Foyer

Take time to relax pre-show and enjoy a light refreshment, with tea & coffee served. The Box Office, and general enquiries are located in the Foyer on the ground floor.

Our History

The Origins

The building which now houses Ramor Theatre was erected around 1845, the exact date is not known as there was never a dedication plaque put on it. It was built St. Mary’s Catholic Church on a disused sandpit, a site given by the Marquis of Headfort, despite strong opposition from two of his estate agents. It was built in the space of nine months, a remarkable feat in famine times and that it stands as such a sturdy building today, is a monument to the skills of the tradesmen of that era. In the 1980’s, with the population increase in the area, St. Mary’s Church became inadequate and uncomfortable and the parish had to decide on whether to extend or erect a new one, the latter decision was taken and the last mass was celebrated in it on the 7th October 1989.

The building lay idle until 1994 when Cavan Co Manager, Mr Brian Johnston came up with the idea to convert it into a Theatre. He gained support for his excellent idea and it was purchased by Cavan County Council, a short time later. The project then became a FAS training scheme and no expense was spared over the next five years to bring it to the finished product it is today, a most modern, luxurious, comfortable Theatre.

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