Welcome to The Venue Ratoath
We are beginning to see some light emerge as the Covid Vaccination Programme gathers increasing momentum including the establishment of a new Vaccination Centre at Fairyhouse Racecourse. As June progresses, we plan to gradually move back to a full reopening of our facilities and services.
We have remained busy through 2021 to date as we worked on planning new services and maintained existing essential services including our Happy Days Childcare service, our Rehab-Care Outreach Centre and our community information services.
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.
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 the second half of 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.
In planning for the future expansion of our services, we are asking you to take time to complete a short survey on our future direction and any priority areas you believe we should be addressing within these plans.
Our next major expansion project will be the construction of a new Community Sports Campus Hub Building and if you have not yet visited our community sports campus, then please do so and you will see at first hand a model community sports development with a multi-sports campus of the highest standards situated adjacent to Ratoath College. Our new Astro Pitches are now being used by local sports clubs, fitness classes, Ratoath College and for the Summer months we are working on a new 10 week programme that enables our youth participate in a multi-sports Astro Tournament. Details will be announced shortly. Also we have just completed a €50,000 investment in building a new entrance that accesses all sports centrally, a new viewing area and a new emergency entrance for accessing the lower pitch / track levels. Ratoath Athletics have also made a major investment in a new blue tartan area with a sprint track and enhanced long jump and high jump facilities and all again to the highest standards.
We will shortly be announcing a major expansion in our operations and this will see a doubling in our employment levels. To be able to continue to meet the needs of our community, we need to add to our management team by recruiting a new General Manager whose main roles will be to run day to day operations and oversee marketing in our theatre and community facilities.