Glen Theatre Banteer

Drama, Music and Comedy.

Glen Theatre , situated in the heart of Duhallow, was originally Banteer National School . Built in 1840, it continued as a national school until 1976.

In the early 90s’ a locally formed committee purchased the derelict school and set about developing and refurbishing the old limestone building. It is now wonderful theatre facility that can accommodate up to 150 people, with telescopic seating for 110.

The venue is the pride of the Banteer and Duhallow areas, with all the initial renovation completed at a cost of approximately £200,000, with no debts existing.

Such was the high standard of this work that the theatre featured on RTEs’ ‘Nationwide’ programme in December 1996 as an example of a rural community carrying out a vital restoration so as to ensure the survival of a historical building as a living part of the community in the future.  The theatre was also featured on NBC super channel and has received an AIB Better Ireland Award.

The centre is also used extensively for poetry, comedy and live music events such as traditional, rock, folk etc.

The Glen Theatre is community owned, community developed and community run!


Banteer Drama Group Jan 2018
Jan 6th and 7th Banteer Drama Group Comedy “Off the Hook”
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Songs and stories of the Dubliners
Sun 21st Jan All for me Grog “Songs and stories of the Dubliners” featuring “The Liberties”
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Silent by Pat Kinevan
Wednesday 24th January “Silent” by Pat Kinevan An award willing play by Blackwater Fit-Up Theatre Company. Hopeless, helpless, in-the-way person. Homeless McGoldrig
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Gerry Blake Bluegrass Band USA
Fri 26th Jan Gerry Blake Bluegrass Band USA
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Sharon by Katie Holly
Wednesday 31st January “Sharon” by Katie Holly by The Blackwater Fit-Up Theatre Company. Sharon is ‘PURE’ sick of herself. After another
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The Vera Lynn Story
Sun 4th Feb direct from Everyman Cork “The Vera Lynn Story” starring Linda Kenny Damien Smith Alf McCarthy
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Humours of Bandon by Margaret McAuliffe
Wednesday 7th February “Humours of Bandon” by Margaret McAuliffe & Blackwater Fit-Up Theatre Company. ‘Don’t be afraid of that floor, hammer
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Off the Hook Directed by Derek Benfield and Cathy Bailey.
In Rockchapel on Fri. 9th Feb. Don’t forget the Glen Theatre Drama Group are doing a performance of “Off the Hook”
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Off the Hook Directed by Derek Benfield and Cathy Bailey
In The Everyman Theatre Cork on Sun. 11th Feb. Don’t forget the Glen Theatre Drama Group are doing a performance
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End of Day by Samuel Beckett
Wednesday 14th February ” End of Day” by Samuel Beckett performed by Denis Conway (Awarded Irish Times Best Actor). ‘End of
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The life and music of Patsy Cline
Sun 18th Feb -The life and music of Patsy Cline starring Sandy Kelly and Gerry Guttery and full Band
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It runs in the Family directed by Tadhg O Keeffe
Sunday 25th February “It runs in the Family” directed by Tadhg O Keeffe performed by The Glen Theatre Drama Group.
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Chris Jones
Sun 4th March Chris Jones and the Night drivers Blue Grass Band Tenesse USA
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Isla Grant
Sat 10th March Isla Grant
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The Golden Years
Sat 24th March Frank Ryan -“The Golden Years” the songs we loved to sing.
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