Make it your New Year’s resolution to enjoy yourself with a night out at the Ardhowen Theatre. The new spring programme is jam-packed with fantastic live entertainment including music, comedy, drama, and a new season of thought-provoking films.

All seats are sold for The High Kings on Friday, January 6. Finbarr Clancy, Darren Holden, Brian Dunphy and newest member, Paul O’ Brien, continue to set the bar extremely high for Irish Folk bands across the world and are widely regarded to be at the forefront of the genre.

In the re-scheduled concert, Paul Kelly and Friends on Saturday, January 7 at 8pm, Paul is joined by special guests John Hogan, Karl Kirkpatrick, Bernie Kelly and Paul McManus, Vincie Carr and Gary Wilson for a concert that promises to be a great night of music and entertainment.

If you’re looking to start 2023 with a health kick, why not sign up for a yoga or pilates course?

Cathy McManus facilitates a mixed ability yoga class with mindfulness, suitable for both beginners and regular yogis.

The class will focus on improving posture, strength and wellbeing and will run for six weeks, beginning on Monday, January 9 at 3pm. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothes and to bring a mat and blanket.

In the six-week Pilates for Beginners workshop, starting on Friday, January 13 at 10am, participants are introduced to the main principles of pilates and supplied with the tools required to perform each exercise effectively.

All participants must be able to get up and down off the floor with ease and have no injuries that may restrict them from participating in a class setting.

Tickets are selling fast for the Lakeland Players’ ‘Mother Goose’. Filled with wonderful comedy scenes and all the usual traditional slapstick and audience participation, Mother Goose will be sure to get 2023 off to a cracking start.

Performances run from Thursday, January 12 to Saturday January 21; please note this production contains loud bangs, pyrotechnics and the use of a haze machine.

Ardhowen Theatre introduces the Ulster Touring Opera Schools’ Workshop on Tuesday, January 17; Wednesday, January 18; Tuesday, January 24; and Wednesday, January 25.

These free one-hour opera workshops are available to groups of up to 30 children, improving vocal technique and musicianship, confidence in drama and understanding historical context.

The workshops have been developed in partnership with Ulster Touring Opera and Fermanagh Choral Society and can be delivered in school or in the Ardhowen Theatre studio space.

The Not So Serious Burns show on Monday, January 23 at 8pm celebrates the birthday of one of the world’s greatest bards, Robert Burns.

This fun and interactive stage show brings him back to life in a Burns Night featuring poetry, Ulster-Scots music and Highland Dancing. This is a free event, but booking is essential.

The full programme of Ardhowen events is available on the website,, and you can follow the theatre’s Facebook page @ardhowentheatre, or wmail