The 130 seat Whale Theatre opened its doors in September 2017. The Theatre's renaissance came about due to Ross McParland’s acquisition in 2014 of an unfinished 1200m2 development incorporating 6 shops and dance studios.
Ross retained renowned Wicklow designer, Sharon Ryle to advise on creating
an intimate venue serving as a multipurpose theatre, the results of which have been widely acclaimed. Overwhelming support has led to the decision for Ross to run the venue himself with
a small team focused on fostering culture, creativity and community.
The space measures 400m2 and features a state of the art sound system, a full commercial kitchen
and flexible stages and layouts. Three new fifth floor penthouse suites have just been completed. These duplex apartments will
provide a resting place for visiting entertainers and other visitors through Airbnb (www.theatrelanelofts.ie).
Greystones Players & Making Waves Youth Theatre
The venue is the proud home of Greystones Players, a non-profit community drama group that aims to bring people together from Greystones and environs to work collaboratively on making great theatre and also to enrich the culture life of our town and area. Making Waves YT is for young people (14-18 years) in Greystones and environs who are interested in performing, drama and exploring their creativity.
The indefatigable Paul Byrne hosts regular Greystones Film Club Screenings. Membership is free to everybody. To join please visit greystonesfilmclub.whaletheatre.ie