Box Office Opening Hours  August 19th - 24th

Tuesday -  Saturday 10-5pm



Tickets available online for all events or call the Box Office 064 6648701. Theatre Closed Mondays.


Film Night Returns September 12th
'Green Book' - Booking now.
'Red Joan' screeening October 10th 8pm
Kenmare Film Society
Comedy at Carnegie - Ideal Christmas Party Outing!
November 30th- Group Discounts available- Booking Now

Some of our upcoming programme highlights...

Upcoming Events

Auditions- The Carnegie Player's Next Production


August 29th 7pm
Free Event

'Freedom of the City' by Brian Friel and directed by Terry O Doherty.

This is one of Brian Friel 's finest productions that delivers the plight of the oppressed with an insight into not only their living conditions but also their humour. 

Performance dates November 22nd- 25th at The Carnegie Arts Centre


Autumn Film Schedule at Carnegie


Starting 12th September 
Tickets: €8/€6 ( students)

Autumn Film Schedule- Screenings start 12th September

We are delighted to release our selection of new and exciting titles for all our film enthusiasts. Screenings are open to everyone including the Kenmare Film Club titles. Don't forget to bring your movie Loyalty Card with you. Don't have one? Ask at reception on your way in. See you soon.



Writer's Workshop 'Critiquing Workshop' facilitated by John W.Sexton.

Friday 23rd August 10-1.30pm
Tickets: €30 (Limited to eight places)

Writing for Children & Teens (for adult writers) 

Critiquing Workshop facilitated by John W. Sexton


This three-and-a-half-hour workshop will look at writing brought in by the participants, and will offer practical editorial advice for those interested in writing for the Children’s and Teen (Young Adult) market. The emphasis will be on fiction and longer narrative poems. In order to ensure that all participants receive considered and useful feedback, the workshop will be limited to eight places. The first thirty or so minutes will be devoted to a practical overview of what publishers expect in a manuscript.
John W. Sexton is a highly experienced children’s writer and created and wrote the children’s science fiction comedy drama The Ivory Tower for RTÉ radio, which ran to over one hundred half-hour episodes from 1999 to 2002, and gained a cult following amongst both children and adults. His novels based on this series, The Johnny Coffin Diaries and Johnny Coffin School-Dazed are both published by The O’Brien Press.


Film 'Green Book' (2018) Biography/Comedy/Drama (12A) ( 2h10mins)


Thursday 12th September 8pm
Tickets: €8/€6 (students)
Click to view trailer

Green Book

Director: Peter Farrelly
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini.

In 1962, Tony "Tony Lip" Vallelonga, a tough bouncer, is looking for work when his nightclub is closed for renovations. The most promising offer turns out to be the driver for the African-American classical pianist Don Shirley for a concert tour into the Deep South states. Although hardly enthused at working for a black man, Tony accepts the job and they begin their trek armed with The Negro Motorist Green Book, a travel guide for safe travel through America's racial segregation. Together, the snobbishly erudite pianist and the crudely practical bouncer can barely get along with their clashing attitudes to life and ideals. However, as the disparate pair witness and endure America's appalling injustices on the road, they find a newfound respect for each other's talents and start to face them together. In doing so, they would nurture a friendship and understanding that would change both their lives.



Film 'Gloria Bell' Chile/ USA(2018) (15A) (102 mins)

Thursday 19th September 8pm
Tickets: €8 / €6 (students)
Click to view trailer

Gloria Bell

Director: Sebastián Lelio

Cast: Julianne Moore, Alanna Ubach, John Turturro, Sean Astin

Gloria (Julianne Moore), a free spirited divorcée, spends her days selling insurance and her nights dancing to disco anthems at an LA singles club for the over fifties.

Struggling to retain her cheerful outlook in a world where women her age are considered invisable, she finds  the potential for romance when she meets newly-divorced Arnold (Turturro) , and embarks on the complicated, joyful journey of new found love.

As Gloria navigates the challenges life sends her way she maintains her feisty spirit and an egerness to connect.

Academy Award winning director Sebastian Lelio (A Fantastic Woman, Disobedience) deliverers a faithful, elevated remake of his 2013 critical hit Gloria

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Drama 'Cafe Monday' First Performance Small Roads Festival


Thursday 26th September 8pm
Tickets: €15

Cafe Monday

Cafe Monday is a story of family, politics and a mother’s manipulative last will and testament. It’s told as a musical play written by Dezy Walls, author of another popular musical play, Not the Life I Ordered and creator of the autobiographical radio and stage production, Searching for Daddly Dee. Dezy is artistic director of Kenmare’s Small Roads theatre festival. The opening night is a world Premier of Cafe Monday.

Written and directed by Dezy Walls


Starring: Dezy Walls, Mandy McGahan, Mike Sullivan, April Ferron, Roman Puech, Meghan Kestler-Tobias



Drama - My Brilliant Divorce First Performance Small Roads Festival


Friday September 27th 8pm
Tickets: €15

My Brilliant Divorce

Angela and her husband Matt, otherwise known as Round Head, were happy. Or so Angela thought until Matt ran off with a twenty five year old Argentinian. Now middle aged Angela is mad, furious, choked up, vengeful, sometimes accepting, broken hearted, relieved or joyfully liberated depending on which minute you catch her. It’s a Brilliant Divorce.

Written by Gerladine Aron, an Irish dramatist

Directed by Meghan Kestler-Tobias

Starring Siobhan McAuliffe



Drama 'Typecast' First Performance Small Roads Festival


Saturday 28th September 5pm
Tickets: €15/€8 (children)


Students have all mysteriously been cast in the “wrong” roles. The auditions for an upcoming production of Cinder White are underway and Ms. Thespis, the drama teacher, is greeted by a small group of students, each with a particular “look” and personality – the “diva,” the “quiet girl,” the “nice girl,” to name a few. To Ms. Thespis, casting this show seems like a no-brainer. However, when she comes down with a case of appendicitis, Ms. Ball, the gym teacher, needs to step in and direct the show, mostly because she feels guilty for balding Ms. Thespis’ pet ferret.
Written by Amanda Murray Curtalo.

Directed by April Ferron.

Starring a large cast of very talented local Children.



Drama Double Bill 'Mr Foot' & ' Wanda's Visit' (1)Small Roads Festival

Saturday 28th September 8pm
Tickets: €15

Mr. Foot 

A stuffy, mostly silent businessman sits in his living room, jiggling one foot and patronizing his paranoid, alcoholic, chattering wife, mostly by paying her no mind. The podiatric tic becomes a metaphoric one as well. [Alvin Klein, New York Times]
Written by Michael Frayn

Directed by Ann Shanahan

Starring Susan Hennessy Small Roads players

Wanda's Visit

Jim and Marsha's 13 year old marriage has become dull. Jim gets a letter from an old
high school girl friend named Wanda, who asks to visit. This guest from hell livens
things up.
Written by Christopher Durang, an American playwright

Directed by Ann Shanahan

Starring Jamie L Keough and Small Roads players


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