5 must visit Arts & Cultural Attractions in Derry-Londonderry
Derry-Londonderry was the UK’s City of Culture in 2013, but the party didn’t stop on 31st December and the city continues to be a popular destination for those seeking cultural breaks. With that in mind, we have selected some of our favourite venues and attractions that are a must when visiting the Maiden City.
1. Millennium Forum
Situated in the heart of the city, The Millennium Forum opened its doors in 2001 and is Derry-Londonderry’s first purpose built theatre seating 1,000 people. It has the largest theatre stage in Ireland. The Millennium Forum offers a vibrant and diverse programme with everything from West End Musicals to local theatre, music, comedy and dance.
2. VOID Art Gallery
Void is a contemporary art space which showcases up to 5 exhibitions each year offering a platform for both established and emerging local and international artists. IN 2015 the gallery launched its newly refurbished and fully accessible space on the first floor of the Old City Shirt Factory.
3. The Tower Museum
Situated within the city’s historic walls at Union Hall Place, the Tower Museum is a must-visit for any visitor to Derry-Londonderry. Exhibitions include The Story of Derry and the museum is well known for us its use of interactive techniques and displays to allow visitors to truly immerse themselves with the stories and exhibitions.
4. The Glassworks
Established as an exciting and integral music venue during the City of Culture Year in 2013, The Glassworks is a former 19th Century Georgian Church building. The performance space boast natural church acoustics and is laden with period charm. Both internationally renowned and local performers including Foy Vance, Marina & The Diamonds, George Ezra and Soak have graced the stage over the past few years
5. Ebrington Square
Located on the site of the former Army Barracks on the city’s Waterside, Ebrington Square is a 26-acre shared space, linked to the city centre by the iconic Peace Bridge. Ebrington Square has created one of the most remarkable and popular event spaces on the island of Ireland, hosting large scale events including BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend.
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