Belltable Arts Centre

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Belltable
Belltable.jpg
Belletable
Address 69 O'Connell Street
Limerick
Ireland
Type Theatre, cinema, visual arts gallery, meeting rooms, rehearsal studios
Capacity 220
Current use Open Monday to Saturday 12.00 - 5.30pm
Construction
Opened 1981
Architect Michael Gough
Website
https://www.limetreetheatre.ie/

Belltable (formerly the Belltable Arts Centre) is a multi-disciplinary arts venue located at 69 O'Connell Street, Limerick, Ireland. The facility houses a 220-seat theatre/cinema, art gallery, box office, meeting rooms, rehearsal studios and offices.[1] Through "Belltable:Connect" it aims to support the professional development of theatre artists. This includes the hire of rehearsal spaces, hotdesking facilities, office and meeting room spaces, workshops and mentorship programmes.

History[edit]

The facility opened in 1981 in what was previously known as The Coliseum and the Redemptorist Confraternity Hall. It was named after Henry Hubert Belltable, a Belgian army officer who founded the Holy Confraternity in Limerick.

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.[2] The centre closed in January 2013.[3]

The Belltable theatre reopened in 2016 under management of the Lime Tree Theatre due to a grant from the Arts Council.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.askaboutireland.ie/reading-room/culturenet/media-performing-arts/limerick/belltable-arts-centre/
  2. ^ "Limerick city's Belltable Arts Centre goes into liquidation". News/Ireland. RTÉ. 27 February 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ "Bringing Back the Belltable". News/Ireland. Limerick Post. 2015-11-26. Retrieved 26 November 2015. 

External links[edit]

Official website

"Belltable:Connect".