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January 2011

Aladdin comes to Strabane

Panto fun is coming to the Alley as welcomes Aladdin and his crew for 5 nights of panto fun. Starring Gary Gamble as Widow Twankey and a host of top North West actors, this fun panto will entertain everyone from 3 to 103!
There is a limited run for the Panto at the Alley Theatre, so early boo

king is very advisable to ensure an enjoyable night’s entertainment in the palatial surroundings of Strabane’s state of the art theatre.

Can Aladdin achieve his dream of getting the Princess to fall in love with him?  Can Aladdin’s mother, Widow Twankey, successfully run a Chinese laundry despite the help of her accident prone assistant (and prospective boyfriend) Wishee Washee?  Can the evil Abanazar steal all the gold and riches or can our hero, Aladdin, put a stop to his uncle’s evil plans and ensure that everybody can live happily ever after?

The questions are simple but make sure you join in the fun as all will be revealed in the Alley Theatre with the production of “Aladdin – the Pantomime!” To book simply contact the Alley Box Office on 028 7138 4444 or book online by clicking here.

Do you have a child in P1 – P4?

Would your child like to star in the Alley Panto, Aladdin? We have some places on offer for P1 – P4 children who want to star in the panto, no experience required, just bags of energy!

If your child is interested, make your way to Melvin Hall, Strabane, between 5 p.m. until 6 p.m for an open call on Jan 3rd. Good luck!

Kintra returns for US success.

Almost 3 years after Kintra gave their first ever performance in the Alley, they make a welcome return to their ‘home’. 2010 was arguably Kintra’s most successful year so far when they made their debut performance in the United States at Milwaukee Irish Fest, the world’s largest Irish Festival.
With their unique blend of Irish and Scottish music, Kintra’s energetic and colourful stage show fuses the best of the traditional cultures on the island of Ireland, delivering ‘Two Cultures – One Sound’ with their inimitable contemporary slant. With extensive interest in Kintra from International festivals, a return to

the United States in the summer, and their debut album due for release in April, why not join them and help celebrate the start of their 3rd year in style! To book click here or contact the Alley.

Top Irish Medium returns to the Alley.

Though totally blind from birth Sharon Neill has developed a rare gift which she uses to give hope and proof to many that death is not the end. Having practiced clairvoyance for many years, Sharon is now a regular on TV and radio show across Ireland and the UK. Back by popular demand, catch Sharon at the intimate Alley Theatre for one night only, early booking recommended! To book click here.

New Spring Brochure out NOW!

Did you get your copy of the new Spring Guide? Well if you want to see what the Alley has to offer you this Spring, including some fantastic exhibitions, music, drama and comedy gigs, simply click here to download the NEW guide.

These are our truths

During 2010 Strabane District Council began a project with the post primary schools of the district, entitled “Understanding Our Present”.  This project involved training Year 10 pupils in creative writing and digital photography.

It was through these mediums the students were encouraged to explore themes of reconciliation. At the end of the project the students have left behind a wonderful legacy to share with the North West, a collection of stunning photography which offers a real insight into what it is like to be young and living in Strabane District.
“The students invite you to examine their world and perhaps through them examine your own views” commented Adrian Beattie from Strabane District Council. “This exhibition is a unique experiment in creativity and the works will stay with you long after the exhibition.”
This exhibition, which is free to attend, is supported by The Peace III Programme, managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by the North West Peace III Cluster

And finally….

All New Years resolutions are made to be broken, so if you are around town…maybe buying yourself a wee treat, why not take a nip into the Alley’s new Cafe Horizon and spoil yourself more! From fantastic homemade scones with lashings of jam, chocolate cake or if you really want a health options meal, we have something to offer you on your day out in Strabane.

Upcoming Performances

  • Aladdin

Thursday 13 January 2011 Saturday 22 January 2011


  • Kintra.

Friday 28 January 2011


  • Sharon Neill

Saturday 29 January 2011


  • Cinderella Ballet.

Wednesday 09 February 2011


  • The Derry Boat

Tuesday 15 February 2011


  • Puckoon

Friday 18 February 2011


Featured Event

You shall go to the ball

Ballet Theatre UK’s new production of the classic ballet, Cinderella, tells
everyone’s favourite rags-to-riches story. Cinderella is tormented by her spiteful stepsisters and would do anything to attend the Prince’s glamorous ball. Rejected, upset and alone, Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother intervenes and transforms her into a glittering Princess who shall go to the ball.

Join Cinderella on her adventure of daring magic, hansom princes, glass slippers, and see if she can find her ‘happy ever after”.

Wednesday 09 Feb @ 20:00 PM – 22:00 PM


The Derry Boat

Little John Nee is an unlikely gangster as he makes his entrance in The Derry Boat. Cued by a dissonant crunchy electric guitar chord, Nee, as Shugie O’Donnell, crashes through the door of a corrugated metal shack in a rumpled black suit and tiny sunglasses, waving a gun and toting a large suitcase.

This sets the stage for an unlikely roller-coaster ride that tells the funny but poignant story of the four generations of migration between Ireland and Scotland. The Derry Boat celebrates the strong and vibrant links which have existed between the North West and Scotland through the years

Tuesday 15 Feb @ 20:00 PM – 22:00 PM


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