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Splash out this Christmas
Yep, it's that time of the year again...but what a strange one it's been! ...
Greystones Studios launches new website
Perched on the first floor overlooking the bustling, boutique Theatre Lane ...
50 Faces of Halloween
Mary-Kate Hardy’s “50 Faces of Halloween” Pop-Up Shop haunts Theatre ...
October at the Whale Theatre – “Worth putting your shoes on for!”
The days are getting shorter, but the nights are getting longer, so put you...
Culture Night 2020 with Alex Petcu
Download our Digital Concert Programme here. We're delighted to announc...
Welcome Back for the Second Act!
Way back in March 2020, we sadly had to close our doors as a result of the...
“Second Act” Charter – Covid19
Welcome back to The Whale Theatre!  We told you we'd be back after the ...
Virtual Stage
We're delighted to share Greystones Players "Lockdown InterActs" with you a...
Greystones Players presents… “Lockdown InterActs”
Wicklow’s premiere community drama group, Greystones Players, will presen...
Poets Wall Digital Exhibition
Welcome to our new Poets Wall Digital Exhibition! With the completed ins...
We’ll be right back after the interval…
As we hurtle through the eighth week of Covid-19 lockdown and restrictions,...
Have Your Say, take our Survey today!
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the introduction of social distan...
Covid-19: Support Available for Artists
With the ongoing Covid-19 emergency, artists around the world have begun to...
“Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” on World Theatre Day 2020
Every year on March 27th, the world comes together to celebrate World Theat...
Covid-19: Announcement & Events Postponed
Following the recent updated announcement by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, all sc...
Creative Call-Out for Theatre Lane Poets Wall Competition
A new creative project entitled “My Place” is calling for people of all...
ONE BRIGHT SPARK
It's rare that a parent out there will do cartwheels when their beloved off...
MUMMY KNOWS BEST
As any man who wants a peaceful, pain-free life will tell you, being a moth...
Bollywood & Fine
After a barnstorming, hip-shaking, head-spinning debut, the Greystones Film...
West End Story
Growing up in Birmingham, and singing since the age of 3, the idea of ...
Here Come The Grrrls
As this brave new world of ours tries to face up to the ugly truths and dee...
Let Us Be Frank & Walters
Right from the very first jingle-jangle guitar intro, The Frank And Walters...
BAA TO THE BONE
Fittingly, for Leap Day, Shaun The Sheep is coming to The Whale Displayi...
SHOW ME THE FUNNY
Python's Knights Of The Retractable Table return to the big screen in honou...
FROM GLENDALOUGH WITH CHUCKLES
It’s nearly always the way with comedy that the brightest lights come out...
SONGBIRDS OF A FEATHER
As Two Divas & A Piano comes to town, we talk to happy loving couple F...
A FINE BROMANCE
When it comes to love, you know you’ve found a true life partner when the...
The Coolest Swingers In Town
When Luke Thomas and his Swing Cats played The Whale in June 2018, no one ...
PLAYERS GONNA PLAY
How Ireland's new session supergroup were born out of a drag night on the t...
Whisper Words Of Wisdom
Having facilitated the recent remembrance service at Greystones harbour, L...
TAKING BACK THE NIGHT
Gemma Kane on her parents surviving the Stardust nightclu...
DIRTY OLD TINSELTOWN
Tarantino's love letter to Hollywood's poisoned 1960s is ...
THE NAUGHTY TREATS BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Five Yuletide classics make a welcome return to the big screen for Christm...
All’s Welles That Ends Well
Paul and Anna Nugent on bringing Orson Welles' radio adap...
THE SLIGHTLY BLUE JAY WAY
Having conquered The Whale alongside her buddie Emma Doran back in Decembe...
BUGLE WONDERLAND
Celebrating the female post-wartime trios that soothed shellshocked natio...
SON OF THE FATHER
It took him years to step out from Ronnie's shadow - and now, Phelim Drew ...
ART FOR HEART’S SAKE
Like so many children, Rosemarie Ann Devereux fell head o...
IT’LL BE ALL FRIGHT ON THE NIGHT
She may have made her name with two best-selling books all about the trial...
THE TOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN
In truth, Toy Story 4 (USA/G/100mins) is a film that is f...
IT’S NOT ONLY ROCK’N’ROLL (BUT I LIKE IT)
Bringing vaudeville back with a vengeance - and a rockin' band As with an...
REMI’S STEEL
We track the early influences of the rising singer/songwriter, Remi Harris...
HOWIE’S WAY
We catch up with Irish actor Fintan Kelly as he brings Ma...
Fredspace
The man may officially hail from Kells in County Meath, but, in truth, Fre...
STILL BLOOMIN’ AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
It's hard to believe that The Hothouse Flowers have been getting down in t...
THE RYAN LINE
For Newbridge singer-songwriter Sara Ryan, music was ther...
Bach to Broadway
You know you're doing something right when you walk away ...
ANOTHER SIDE OF DYLAN CRAMPTON
Having released a staggering five singles in twelve month...
GRACE UNDER NO PRESSURE
Having begun singing lessons shortly after she learnt how...
THE ONLY WAY IS UP
With Toy Story 4 currently riding high, Greystones &...
More Pride, Less Prejudice
They’ve come a ridiculously long way, baby, since forming in 2013, and n...
Fancy A Meal & A Movie With Amélie…?
It’s one of France’s most-loved movies, and for Greys...
They Say The Neon Lights Are Bright
With the whole world dancing to the beat of Broadway's drum these days, th...
Music Together
Run by Greystonians Marion Smith and Andy Smith - along with Jose Roberto ...
Walk This Way
When it comes to the great Irish novel, one book above all others often hi...
BACK FOR GOOD?
They may have broken many a young heart by saying it was all over back in ...
With Greystones On Her Side
Having conquered the town with her 5 sell-out shows , teacher-turned-comedi...
ANNIE, GET YOUR MIC
Despite the presence of an over-excited young pup bouncing off the walls, ...
A HARVEST FOR THE WORLD
It’s an ambitious project, and no mistake, calling on all of the good pe...
THE ULTIMATE BUDDY-BUNNY COMEDY
It was the basis for a sweet 1950 James Stewart film, and an inspiration f...
THE RYAN LINE
With that Best New Folk Artist 2018 gong on the mantlepiece and a certain ...
RUNNING TO STAND STILL
Unquestionably our finest homegrown movie since the turn of the century, a...
THIS IS WAYNE’S WORLD
We just happened to live in it, baby. Yep, the tenor worth a million dolla...
Greystones Film Club
Following last month’s powerful documentary The Camino Voyage, the Greys...
JUST THEIR IMAGINATIONS
Is there anything more wondrous than a child's ability to believe, complet...
OH, DANNY BOY, THE PUNS, THE PUNS ARE CALLING
It’s nearly always the way with comedy that the brightest lights come ou...
FAIR CITY’S PAT NOLAN ON, EH, BRINGING THE TIDE TO GREYSTONES
Of course, referring to an actor who has worked for over 40 years in theat...
WHEN YOU REALLY NEED TO ESCAPE IT ALL
Even in the most charmed of lives, there’s always a need, every now and ...
ROAD TO SOMEWHERE
Having honed her storytelling craft at Bray's much-loved Dry Rain Theatre ...
MEN AT WORK
There's something animalistic, something that goes beyond mere patriotism,...
SISTERS ARE DOIN’ IT FOR THEMSELVES
With International Women's Day setting out to forget a more gender-balanced...
IN LIKE FLYNN
Initially, we just couldn’t get our heads around the idea that a 16-year...
WHERE ART THOU, ROMEO…?
How many different interpretations have there been of Big Willie Shakespear...
SIX STRINGS ATTACHED
For acclaimed jazz guitarist Hugh Buckley - playing with Cello Ireland on S...
THE CURIOUS CASE OF SHARON MANNION
As much as the ukulele is the Stannah stairlift of musical instruments, the...
RADIO DAZE
It was on the advice of a misguided college lecturer that Alison Spittle pu...
THE BEST-REVIEWED MOVIE OF 2018…?
For most critics, it's usually the obscure, the arch, the other, that garne...
THE SONG NEVER REMAINS THE SAME
She may have scored a string of Top 10 hits, platinum albums and sell-out t...
Peter and the Wolf
Described as a 'symphonic fairy tale for children', Sergei Prokofiev's 1936...
BRINGING MAGIC BACK TO CHRISTMAS THEATRE
It was whilst making up bedtime stories for his daughters that David O'Brie...
BLOCKBUSTER BLITZ
is there anything quite like gathering together around a hot cinema screen ...
Satellite Screenings in Whale Theatre
They’ve got the whole world in their sights, and the beautiful thing abou...
THE ROAD TO ADELE
Kate Headon brings the Tottenham titan back to The Whale As with so many...
SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS
Acclaimed singer Róisín Sullivan on bringing Broadway back to her hometow...
Getting That Festive Feeling at The Whale – A jam-packed line-up for Christmas
It’s as though Santa himself has been sorting out The Whale’s Christmas...
Halloween Camp at Greystones Studios by Me + The Moon
Me + the Moon Halloween Camp Upstairs at Whale Theatre, Greystones Studi...
Greystones Film Club
There was a time when a night out at the movies in Greystones was as common...
Comedy Improv Night
Of course, the real beauty of improvisational comedy is that the not knowin...
WHEN YOU’RE NOT STRONG…
As we all become more and more isolated by the, eh, joys of living our live...
A CELEBRATION OF CULTURE FOR FREE!
It’s the one night of the year when the whole country embraces the arts, ...
REEL REAL GONE
Greystones Film Club Get Funky!  Shaking off the end of summer blues, t...
ESCAPE FROM HILLSIDE ROAD
Having launched last October, FourFront Games hit the town gunning with The...
HUMAN NATURE
With a musical heritage that helped shape Irish folk music through the 1960...
IS AIRPLANE THE FUNNIEST FILM OF ALL TIME…?
You know, there's a very good chance it might just be, this 1980 disaster s...
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMARCA DA ULLOA
For the six Spanish ladies who make up Zoelas, the key to their musical suc...
MATCH POINT
Hard to believe that it was way, way back in the summer of 1996 that the ve...
OUR MAN INSIDE
One of the best-reviewed Irish films of 2018 so far, Michael Inside tells o...
GREYSTONES FILM CLUB GOES TO THE DOGS
Having scored with the Oscar-nominated Dahl adaptation Fantastic Mr Fox in ...
GLAD TO BE GREY
With Growing Old (Dis)Gracefully, Lua McIlraith proves you’re never too o...
EVERYBODY LOVES THE FLYNNSTONES
The Pear twins mark their Netflix debut with a premiere party like no other...
LET’S GATHER ‘ROUND THE FIRE…
What is it about the Irish and storytelling? Didn’t the whole world just ...
BORN TO BE CONSTANCE WILDE
They say behind every great man, there’s a remarkable woman, steering, ch...
IF YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TODAY…
It may have been written in the 10th century, but the timeless quality of L...
GREYSTONES PLAYERS PUT ON THEIR SUMMER SHORTS
Fresh from their sold-out run of The Playboy Of The Western World, the Grey...
CAN YOU FEEL THE FORTE…?
When it comes to vocal harmonies, it’s pretty darn hard to beat a family ...
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED TO ME ON THE WAY TO A GAG
For a comedian, the joy of improv is the fact that you never know where you...
The Swing Cats
It’s hard to imagine that any pack is ever going to be quite as cool as F...
SCALING NEW HEIGHTS
When you’re troubled about how many pounds you’ve been packing on, is t...
STEPPING OUT OF THE STEREOTYPE
Sorely aware of the social standing that comes with being a traveller, the ...
BEHIND THE VELVET CURTAIN
With the Greystones Film Club screening new films being every month now at ...
WE CAN BE OUR HEROES
Like so many musicians, Hazel O’Connor’s own music is made up of many p...
MUNDY! MUNDY! SO GOOD TO ME…
The boy from Birr has come a long way since forming his first band at 14, h...
HAND IN GLOVE
Growing up, Miriam Lambert never questioned the notion that she would spend...
THE PLAYBOY MACHINATIONS
It’s incredible to think that a play which debuted on a Dublin stage 111 ...
SPITTLE ON ME!
It was Edith Piaf who first recognised that, to be a true star, you had to ...
NUTS IN APRIL
As the often-great Woody Allen once said, comedy is tragedy plus time, and ...
DIGGING THE NEW OPERA BREED
Having left quite a few jaws on the floor after her support performances at...
Join The Club
We’re very proud here at The Whale to hook up with The Greystones Film Cl...
Digging The New Breed
Having debuted this time last year, Greystones’ very own Battle Of The Ba...
Give Peaceful A Chance
Published in 2003, and described as a novel for older children, Michael Mor...
BRINGING THE LITTLE MERMAID TO LIFE
It would have thrilled Hans Christian Andersen to discover that his little ...
THE CONFIRMATION SUIT
It’s the sort of occasion that Brendan Behan would have loved to indulge ...
Storm Emma Update for Whale Theatre
We will be in touch with all ticket holders regarding the update on each sh...
LOVE BITES. AND SCRATCHES. AND HURTS.
What is it about love that makes us keep coming back for more, even when we...
MEET ME AT THE MET
Having first opened its doors on October 22nd, 1883 with a performance of F...
AN TACHT DEIRFIÚR
Having grown up in a Kells home full of not only music but the Irish langua...
Making Good Food Fun For Kids
Keen to reach those impressionable young minds who might just believe that ...
Waiting For Gateaux
If there’s one thing better than one funny lady ripping the world a new o...
MADE IN DUBLIN with Peter Sheridan
Friday 26th January 2018  From Jim and Peter to the new breed of award ...
The Perfect Christmas Cracker
Tchaikovsky’s 1892 adaptation of the much-loved fairytale has proven to b...
The Second Coming…?
For Remy Naidoo, even when the country's media were happily putting her fac...
He Who Laughs Last…
Given just how long The Hothouse Flowers have lasted, and just how popular ...
Is Father Ted The Greatest Irish Sitcom Of All Time…?
Well, we reckon it has a pretty good shot at the title, given just how univ...
These Are The Good Chimes
What is it about Christmas that makes us want to sing songs, revisit old, m...
It’s A Kind Of Magic
One of the oldest performing arts, magic, at its best, makes us question re...
Up For A Real Wilde Night…?
The Olivier Award-winning Eve Best, Anne Reid and Eleanor Bron are among th...
Supper Is Served
When it comes to the fine art of telling a story, the desire to break throu...
Connect Force
Given the amount of artistic talent in this town, it’s hardly surprising ...
The Kids Are More Than Alright
Is there anything more thrilling than witnessing a natural talent as it beg...
When God And Giggles Go Hand-In-Hand
As the late, great Dave Allen demonstrated on his much-loved weekly BBC com...
And Then There Was Trio
Having wooed audiences with two packed Sunday afternoon concerts in The Wha...
Is Father Ted The Greatest Irish Sitcom Of All Time…?
With the Irish famous for their quick wit and rainy disposition, it’s sur...
Hanging On A String
For local puppeteer Julie Rose McCormick, a lifetime of pulling strings and...
What The Hell Is A Buridan’s Ass…?
Well, we’re glad you asked. We think. Firstly, for beautiful young Gre...
Two Hearts Beating As One
As many an Irish folk fan has learnt down through the decades, having one l...
Storm Warning: You Will Be Moved
Remind us to ask the great Rebecca Storm if we can take her picture down by...
Hitting The Right High Note
  It’s difficult to overestimate just how big a deal it is to hav...
Love is All Around
  They say many a lovebird will meet at work, the daily ‘date’ ...
Afternoon Delights
Here at The Whale, we’re very aware of the fact that, for some people, a ...
When Cabaret Ruled The World
Its vivacious spirit and teasing sexuality captured rather wonderful by Baz...
Ronnie Drew: The Patron Saint of Culture Night
It’s somewhat fitting that Ireland’s annual Culture Night - when all th...
Breaking On Through
For Hazel O’Connor, stepping out of the shadow of the work that helped de...