Welcome to The Venue Ratoath
Currently owing to Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions, we are only open for essential activities and services which include our pre-school creche, after-school service, RehabCare outreach centre, broadcasts from our adapted theatre and reception services including photocopying.
We are also taking the opportunity in these lockdown times to conduct a Community Survey that will help us better shape our forward plans and better identify the ongoing and future needs in our community. The survey will take about 5 minutes to complete and we would ask anyone living in Ratoath parish to please take the time and complete the survey. In addition we are looking post Covid to further strengthen our management team for the longer term by recruiting a new General Manager, see the job advertisement in our Community Information section. Applications close on Jan 29th.
One thing we cannot afford to do is to stand still and do nothing. Our 234 seat theatre remains unlikely to return to normal until 2021. We have adapted the theatre to a so-called Hybrid Theatre model wherein we can combine a smaller live audience with cutting edge broadcast technology equipment to enable live shows be simultaneously filmed and broadcast all over the world. When Ireland gets back to Levels 1 and 2, we will recommence Hybrid shows and until then we can offer only Livestreamed shows without an in-theatre audience.
We are in regular contact with artists who already had shows scheduled with us. Like everyone in the industry, these artists are desperate to resume live performances and we sincerely thank those holding tickets for their patience and understanding while we identify new dates that ensure our audiences get to see these artists as early as is possible in 2021.
We invite you to have a more detailed look around our new website and perhaps you are not fully aware of all the various activities that we undertake. We have made all the necessary changes and improvements to ensure that all our facilities and services are operated in as safe a manner as possible and that all visitors to our facilities feel both safe and welcome.