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Tue 15th Dec | Show 11am | Tkts: €10
It Sounds Like Christmas: Interactive Show - for children 4-9 years of age, their parents and all who love Christmas.
Christmas is the amazing time of year for celebrations. It is full with lights, presents and surprises. What about another way of celebrating? In this hectic world, with shopping and advertising, we might believe that this is the only way to celebrate Christmas.
This is the story of a little boy called TimTom. TimTom is a little boy who is sightless and his biggest wish is to feel Christmas for the first time. With your help, we will turn his wish into reality by experiencing Christmas like never before: through sounds, movement and interaction!
Join a one of a kind experience, where we learn how we can come together and create magical moments for each other. We will do this by creating a magical choir, singing and creating a magical exploration of the real Christmas Spirit!
The Interactive Show lasts for 50 min and children 4-9 years of age and parents
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Mon 2nd Nov | Doors 7pm. Show 8pm | Tkts: €22 / €18
Comic chaos unfolds in this witty ballet of magic, mayhem & mistaken identity!
Franz and his reporter finance Hildy, are curious about the beautiful girl, Coppélia. Hildy begins to suspect things are not all that they seem… She and her friends follow the seemingly perfect starlet, arriving at Dr Coppelius laboratories. Inside, they stumble upon a magical and strange world, uncovering secrets that will change them forever! 
Setting the much-loved story at a County Fair, choreographer Morgann Runacre-Temple (Carmen, Romeo & Juliet), with writer Stella Feehily, have re-interpreted  this witty and pertinent ballet inspired by the eternal obsession with youthful perfection. With its nod to the movie glamour of yesteryear, its captivating dance and the charming music of Léo Delibes and Tom Lane, Coppélia will enchant and enthral audiences of all ages.
Ballet Ireland is delighted to tour this light-hearted ballet following the success of Swan Lake last year.
Tickets In-Person: Royal Theatre Box Office, Westport Road, and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.
Tickets By Phone: 094 9023111 or 0818 300 000
Tickets Online: or
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Paddy - The Musical

Thurs 24th Sept | Doors 7pm. Show 8pm | Tkts: €30

International multi-award winning singer Tommy Fleming takes to the stage for his first major acting role in a brand new original drama/musical entitled 'Paddy'.
This must-see show, which is co-written by Tommy Fleming alongside singer/songwriter Gerry Carney and Tommy Marren (writer of the hugely successful 'Its the Real McCoy), tells the story of Patrick Murphy who emigrates to England to start a new life on the building sites of London.
With a gripping storyline that is set in both Ireland and England over a 25-year period - alongside 13 original songs - 'Paddy' promises to be a unique night of stunning drama and spectacular music.
Simply unmissable!
Tickets In-Person: Royal Theatre Box Office, Westport Road, Castlebar.
Tickets Online: Click Buy Tickets button, bottom right.

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Menopause The Musical

Sat 24th & Sun 25th Oct | Doors 7pm. Show 8pm | Tkts: €30
COME JOIN OUR SISTERHOOD! This hilarious musical parody staged to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles. See what millions of women worldwide have been laughing about for 14 years!
Set in a department store, four women with seemingly nothing in common but a black lace bra on sale, come to find they have more to share than ever imagined. The cast makes fun of their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. A sisterhood is created between these diverse women as they realize that menopause is no longer The Silent Passage, but a stage in every woman’s life that is perfectly normal!
It's the Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change!
Tickets In-Person: Royal Theatre Box Office, Westport Road, and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.
Tickets By Phone: 094 9023111 or 0818 300 000
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Sat 12th Dec | Doors 7.30pm. Show 8.30pm | Tkts: €30

Internationally acclaimed mentalist Keith Barry brings a brand new live show 'Out of Control' to The Royal Theatre on Sat 12th Dec.
"Unfuckingbelievable" - Morgan Freeman
“Keith Barry is dangerous. I've seen him see inside people's souls and hypnotise even the hardest of skeptics. You'll never see anything better live than Keith. Go see him. He's mindblowing" - Woody Harrellson
"Incredible" - Ellen De Genres
"I'm terrified.." - Paul O’Grady
Tickets In-Person: Royal Theatre Box Office, Westport Road, and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.
Tickets By Phone: 094 9023111 or 0818 300 000
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Exciting times ahead for the Mayo International Choral Festival
It is shaping up to be a bumper year for the Mayo International Choral Festival. Apart from the exciting festival in May of 2016, there are also a number of events that will bring much song, music, colour and crowds to Mayo.
Canadian Orpheus Male Choir
Hosted by the Mayo International Choral Festival, a 50-strong male voice choir from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, will perform on Friday 25th September with the Mayo Male Voice Choir at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar. This is one of Canada’s leading male voice choirs and have toured extensively, including Canada, Europe, Britain and Ireland and have performed more than 460 concerts in venues such as the Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and the Royal Albert Hall in London.
Known as ‘the men who love to sing’, the choir has raised over $800,000 for a number of service groups and charitable organisations.
The choir’s musical director is Simon Irving and accompanist is Janet Stachow.
The concert will also feature the popular Mayo Male Voice Choir, with musical director Deirdre Lee and accompanist Rebecca Cresham.
One of only five performances in Ireland by this Canadian choir, the Mayo concert date is not to be missed. Fri 25th Sept. Church of the Holy Rosary, 8pm. Adm €12 on the door, or tickets from Downtown Records, Castlebar and Westport. In support of the Western Care Association. The choir will also lay a wreath and perform at the Mayo Memorial Peace Park on Friday 25th, at 3pm.
Barbershop Convention Weekend
With only a few weeks to go, the excitement is building for the Irish Barbershop Singers Association Convention being held in Mayo this year – a weekend of non-stop Barbershop singing and fun!
With groups already confirmed from Sweden, the USA and England, this is truly an International event and will bring over 1000 people to Castlebar, many who will take time to tour Mayo as part of their holiday. The Convention consists of competitions and performances for Barbershop quartets and choruses, and all events are open to the public. “Having attended some of the Conventions over the years, the IABS Convention weekend is tops when it comes to sheer fun and entertainment. We would encourage people to support the event by going to at least one show or competition over the weekend, all open to the public and with nominal admission fees – you will not be disappointed” stated the Mayo Choral Festival Director, Declan Durcan, the driving force in brining the convention to Mayo, along with the Mayo International Choral Festival committee and several regional stakeholders. All events take place in the Royal Theatre, Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd October – more details on
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Choral Workshop by ‘Storm Front’, the 2010 world champion Barbershop Quartet
For all local and regional choir members, a vocal workshop will be given by Storm Front, USA and Hot Note, England – the National Champions of the UK’s ‘Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers’ (LABBS).
The Irish Association of Barbershop Singing (IABS) extends an invitation to all local and regional choirs and choir members to explore a cappella singing skills with world-renowned singing and presentation coaches. A great opportunity to: improve your breathing, explore forward singing and to enhance your stage craft. All welcome but places are limited so early booking is advisable. Saturday 3rd October, 10am to 12noon, Royal Theatre, Castlebar. €10 per person including refreshments.
To book please complete an application form available on or email
Entries Now Being accepted for the May 2016, Mayo International Choral Festival
Now regarded as one of the top four choral festivals in Ireland, the festival committee are looking forward to presenting the winning formula of competitions, street performances and quirky events including a dawn chorus – now known as the event ‘for those rising early on Sunday morning, or for those going home from the celebrations the night before’. The festival is now firmly a fixture in choir’s calendars, not just from Ireland, but from all over the world. “Already a choir from the USA and from Norway have confirmed that they will travel to the festival in May, and have sent representatives to visit the performing and accommodation facilities in Mayo, and to meet the team members of the festival committee” stated Edward Horkan, Festival Chairman. To take part in the festival, International choirs must forward their completed entry forms before 31st December 2015, and choirs from Ireland before January 31st, 2016. The choral festival is unique in Ireland in that it’s the only county-wide festival in the country, and visiting choirs have performed in Ballina, Ballinrobe, Ballintubber, Claremorris, Castlebar, Crossmolina, Killala, Knock, Newport and Westport. Said Edward – “we look forward to next year’s festival which will see many celebration events, as 2016 marks the festival’s fifth year. It’s hard to believe we’ve achieved so much in only four years – to be regarded as one of the top choral festivals in Ireland in such a short time is a remarkable achievement by the committee and the many volunteers and choir members around the county”
The festival is supported by Mayo County Council / Castlebar Municipal District and Failte Ireland.
May 25th – 29th 2016. More details and entry forms on
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The Canadian Orpheus Male Choir who will perform together with the Mayo Male Voice Choir on Saturday 25th September, 8pm, at the Church of the Holy Rosary, Castlebar.
Storm Front, USA, 2010 World Champion Barbershop Quartet, one of the guest performers and also presenters of a choral workshop for local choir members, at the Irish Association of Barbershop Singers Convention (IABS), in Castlebar, Fri 2nd and Sat 3rd October. All events open to the public.
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See the living legend Live Sat 10th Oct   |   Doors 7pm. Show 8pm   |   Tkts: €25
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Tue 20th Oct | Show 11am | Tkts: €10
Ghost Story: Interactive Halloween Show for children 4-9 years of age, their parents, grandparents and teachers.
Halloween is a beautiful celebration of lights and has a lot of spooky fun around it!
In the Ghost Story, we personally meet a real ghost and he is funny! He does not know he is a ghost and he is afraid of ghosts. Helping him to understand and cope with his fears will be a great learning and adventure.
Join the Interactive Show and get ready to move, sing, interact, become characters of the friendly Ghost Story and share your ideas!
Let's learn together how to accept who we are and to have the courage to be our real self, so that no matter what the situation is, we are always amazing.
The Interactive Show lasts for 50 min. Show performed by Abracadabra School for Creative Kids:
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Tonight at the TF Royal Hotel  - The Brose Walsh Band Live at 9PM 
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Sat 8th Aug | Doors 7pm. Show 8pm | Tkts: €29.50
For 50 years now the name 'Margo' has been synonymous with everything that is positive and enriching in Country and Irish music. Blessed with an instantly recognisable voice, a voice unlike any other in the music business, the Donegal-born singer, despite the ever changing musical trends, has remained a star attraction, muched loved by her fans, not only in Ireland and Britain, but also in the USA, Canada, Australia and other far destinations. It is to her eternal credit, that she still possesses an infectious enthusiasm for performing and recording, in spite of the many setbacks she has suffered, since those very early with The Keynotes.
Much of her overwhelming popularity over the years, stems from the fact that Margo has always maintained a close relationship with her fans. One of her greatest attributes as a singer is her special ability to interpret a song and perform it with genuine feeling. Nowhere is that talent more evident than in the "The Emigrant Song" featured on Trip through Ireland album.
Through the years Margo's recordings have continued to reflect her love of Country and Irish music, and to her credit she has never strayed from the early influences that shaped her career. Besides recording best-selling albums and singles, Margo's substantial list of achievements have included appearances at Carnegie Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, Grand Ole Opry, Wembley festival, Dollywood and all major venues in Australia.
Margo recorded an album in Nashville The Highway of my Life, which featured Dolly Parton's family, and Dolly dueted with Margo on two of the tracks.
Margo has received numerous national and international awards, and had the honour of presenting her very own shows back in 1772 on R.T.E. television, which were enormously popular.
It should never be forgotten that Margo has made an immense contribution to Country and Irish music. A special and unique talent, and a very sincere person. Margo is highly respected throughout the music business and with her many loyal fans.
Tickets In-Person: Royal Theatre Box Office, Westport Road, and Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.
Tickets By Phone: 094 9023111 or 0818 300 000
Tickets Online: Click 'Buy Tickets' button, bottom right

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