The 130 seat Whale Theatre opens 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. Currently, a new fifth floor penthouse is being constructed. Three duplex apartments will
provide a resting place for visiting entertainers and other visitors through Airbnb (completion early 2018).
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.
The indefatigable Paul Byrne will host regular Greystones Film Club Screenings. Membership will be free to everybody.