THE New Year at The Ardhowen kicks off with fun for all the family in the Lakeland Players panto presentation, ‘Dick Whittington’.


Just few seats remain for Lakeland Players pantomime, ‘Dick Whittington’, running from Thursday, January 7, to Saturday, January 16. Written by Stephen Duckham, one of Amateur Theatre's most popular authors, this production will be full to the brim with all the usual mad antics and laughs.

Join young Dick as he travels to London, accompanied by his cat, hoping to make his fortune. Finding out the streets are not paved with gold, he decides to leave but the London church bells seem to tell him to stay. As you can image, an assortment of comic characters and dastardly villains cross his path in a series of great adventures with the usual happy ever after ending.

Evening performances are at 8pm and the weekend matinees are at 3pm – check with the Box Office for availability.


TV’s Million Dollar Mindreader David Meade, returns to The Ardhowen stage with his amazing brand new show - 'Fake Believe'!

Following a sell-out 2015 tour TV’s fastest rising star presents his most ambitious live show yet. This show is as hilarious as it is jaw dropping; he reveals PIN numbers, detects lies, uncovers secret thoughts and influences those around him with seemingly inexplicable results! David’s 2016 tour is set to be the biggest and best to date – in addition to the show on Friday, January 22, an extra show has now been scheduled for Saturday, January 23, at 8pm, due to demand.


County Carlow singer/songwriter, Derek Ryan, has recently celebrated his fourth year touring Ireland with his band; four years in which he has gained a huge following up and down the country. Not only is he a star in the Emerald Isle, he also has a huge fan base in the UK and Australia, where Derek and the band travelled to last year for their first international tour.

Derek’s most recent album, ‘The Simple Things’ topped the Irish charts, overtaking some big names for the top spot. The album includes hit singles ‘Flowers In Your Hair’ and ‘Hold Onto Your Hat’ featuring Sharon Shannon. Derek Ryan and his band perform at The Ardhowen on Thursday, January 28, Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30, at 8pm. Tickets are selling very quickly so book now to avoid disappointment.


Al Grant celebrates the life and music of the great Jim Reeves on Wednesday, February 3, and ‘The Bee Gees Story – Nights On Broadway’ takes to The Ardhowen stage for the first time on February 5. There’s comedy from Neil Delamere in ‘Ctrl+Alt+Delamere’ on February 6 and ‘You Must Be Joking’ on Thursday, February 11, featuring Jimmy Cricket, William Caulfield, Gene Fitzpatrick and May McFettridge.

For more information about future events, tickets and vouchers contact The Ardhowen Box Office or visit the website,