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Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry

Sean Hollywood Arts Centre is situated beside Newry Town Hall, on Bank Parade Newry, in the heart of the City. It first opened its doors to the public on 19 February 1982. Its original title was Newry Arts Centre, but was re-named in 2003 to honor Newry man Sean Hollywood, teacher, sports coach, civil rights activist and supporter of the arts.

COVID-19 UPDATE the building remains closed to the public until further notice.

The Arts Service has now relocated to Newry Town Hall from The Sean Hollywood Arts Centre. 

Spread over three floors, and accessible to all, the Centre has undergone refurbishment of its theatre and studio facilities, and is open all year round. It is the venue for many of the local arts groups events including Newry Musical Feis, Cloughmore Male Voice Choir, Newry Drama Festival, Accolade Choir, Newpoint Players, Reynolds School of Dance, Newry Art Society, Artscare, and many more.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 10.00 am. – 1pm  and 2.00 pm. – 4.30 pm.


  • 150 seat theatre
  • 2 art galleries
  • refurbished art studio
  • meeting rooms
  • rehearsal space
  • workshop

Booking/Hiring Information

For All  Enquiries about the Arts Service or to Book the Hall contact Arts Service on 0330 13 74032

E: arts.reception@nmandd.org

For Facilities Administrator contact: 0330 137 4554

Tickets for events may be booked through our Box Office T: 0330 137 4032.

The Council has provided the venue not only as a home for the arts, but as a facility for public and private sector hire. Full details and Conditions of Hire are available on request, by contacting T: 0330 137 4032, and our staff can help you through the process.  All areas are accessible and a wide arts programme of events and activities are on offer.

Contact Details

Sean Hollywood Arts Centre, Newry
1A Bank Parade
BT35 6HP

Telephone:0330 137 4032.