The award-winning The Playhouse is based in Artillery Street, Derry and was established by Pauline Ross in 1992 with a grant of just £300. Since then it has grown to become one of Ireland’s leading multi-disciplinary community art resource centres based on a neutral site with the city centre. It is a self-help, grass roots, bottom-up community development project which is people centre with charitable status.

The Playhouse comprises of a 175 Seat Theatre, an extensive education and outreach department, a dance studio, a gallery and is home to several cultural/art based groups and tenants. The Playhouse filled (and continues to fill) a large gap in the provision of the arts in the North West.  It also is one of only a handful of venues commissioning, producing and touring theatre in the island of Ireland.

Mike Moriarty Chair

Kevin Murphy Chief Executive

Why The Playhouse is supporting Boardroom Apprentice

“The Playhouse is keen to actively encourage and support new board members by providing practical experience. In addition, the Playhouse enjoys the fresh energy and enthusiasm and input and ideas from new board members including the Boardroom Apprentice.”

Location of Board and Committee Meetings

Since lockdown restrictions were introduced all board and committee meetings have taken place via Zoom. Normally they are held at:

The Playhouse Theatre and Arts Centre

5-7 Artillery St, Derry / Londonderry BT48 6RG

Frequency and timing of board/committee meetings

Board meetings are held bi-monthly from 1600-1800

Date of Board Meetings (September 2021 – August 2022)

Schedule until end of 2021 – next year tbc

Thursday 26 August 2021 AGM

Thursday28 October 2021

Thursday16 December 2021

Committee of the Boards and meeting dates (September 2021 – August 2022)