Belltable Arts Centre
|Belltable Arts Centre|
Belletable Arts Centre, 69 O'Connell Street
|Address||69, O'Connell Street|
|Owned by||Belltable Arts Centre Co. Ltd.|
|Type||Theatre, Cinema, Visual Arts Gallery|
|Years active||1981 - 2013|
|Other names||The Coliseum, Redemptorist Confraternity Hall|
The Belltable Arts Centre is a multi-disciplinary arts venue located at 69 O'Connell Street, Limerick, Ireland. It was named after Henry Hubert Belltable, a Belgian army officer who founded the Holy Confraternity in Limerick. The facility, which opened in 1981, houses a 250-seat theatre/cinema; a 50-seat balcony studio (for occasional poetry and smaller performances); a visual arts gallery (hosting up to 12 exhibitions a year) and a basement restaurant.
In February 2013 it was announced that the company behind the Belltable had gone into liquidation. The liquidation followed a major €1 million refurbishment of the centre. A budget overrun of €300,000 is believed to have been the cause of the company going into liquidation. The centre, which had been temporarily closed since January 2013, is now closed as a result of this procedure.
- "Limerick city's Belltable Arts Centre goes into liquidation". News/Ireland. RTÉ. 27 February 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2014.
- Peter Crawley (28 March 2013). "Beyond the Belltable: How will Limerick make art without an arts centre?". News (Dublin, Ireland). Irish Theatre Magazine. Retrieved 2 January 2014.