Ardhowen Theatre

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Ardhowen Theatre
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Nikki245
Enniskillen, UK441 contributions
Always a pleasure!
Dec 2018
Having seen many shows and indeed graced the stage a brave few times I just love this theatre! Always immaculate and handy that you can pre-order your drinks for the interval, a must visit!
Written September 5, 2019
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789tobias
Enniskillen, UK16 contributions
A sparkling Gem in the crown jewels of Fermanagh..
May 2019 • Friends
I was there last week and watched a play - The Matchmaker. Truly an enthralling and highly entertaining evening. The theatre provides an open projecting stage, a raked auditorium with near perfect sight lines to performing action. Leg room is adequate. I was a guest of a friend and the bar served an almost full house speedily. The venue is noted for its spectacular views over Loch Erne: the viaduct stone pillars ascending from the water are a reminder of the former steam railway track. Parking is conveniently close to the building: off the main trunk road and very close to the city of Enniskillen. The Ardowen is an architectural classic of its modern steel & glass style. However, its future is under a cloud of uncertainty and currently up for public consultatrion. Largely due to lacklustre interest and support from the Fermanagh Council owner, maintenance has fallen behind and rumours abound that the Council will attempt to off load it to whoever.. Enniskillen is often regarded as a cultural desert inhabited by artistically indifferent ratepayers. But recently dynamic people with foresight have made significant advances with staging The Oscar Wilde Week. The Happy Days Samual Beckett Festival. The Five Life initiative. The now established amalgamation of two district Councils: Fermanagh & Omagh, could however lead to a positive reassessment of the Ardowen's enestimable value to the local community.
Written May 13, 2019
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gerry_donnelly
Northern Ireland3 contributions
Very poor bar at the Ardhowen
Mar 2019
Myself and a friend were interested in the music night of blues and jazz at the Ardhowen .We booked tickets for Sidewalk Boogie and arrived at the gig looking forward to a great evening of live music.Our first dissapointment with the evening began when we attempted to order drinks at the bar. Apart from lager and stout in cans there was no alternative for beer drinkers.None of the very popular pale ales from Northern or Southern Ireland were on offer. nothing on tap.All beers were either small bottles or cans. So we opted for wine instead.When asked for a ' Dry white wine spritzer the staff seemed unsure and just offered the only two white wines they had available.Neither of which were 'dry' .We gave up trying at this stage and settled for several drinks that were not what we wanted to have for our 'night out'.The music,by the way,was absolutely fantastic.The drinks were so dismal and overpriced that our evening was diminished and we left feeling very unhappy.
Written March 29, 2019
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mandr268
Westport, Ireland907 contributions
a lovely theatre in a great location
Sep 2018 • Couples
this is a great little theatre , the vision is good and the seats had good leg room. the staff were very pleasant. the theatre is easy to find just off the main road and overlooks a lake
Written September 6, 2018
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Des C
Enniskillen, UK26 contributions
Literally "A theatre by the lake!"
Aug 2018 • Solo
A theatre that must have the best location for views anywhere. Sitting in the Gallery bar watching a band or awaiting a show to start in the auditorium, you are captivated by the extensive scene of boats slowly cruising by. The wall and roof is just glass.
Written August 15, 2018
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nannyhelen57
Enniskillen, UK22 contributions
Country night concert
Jan 2017 • Couples
Lovely comfortable theatre, nice number of seats,bar facilities before and in interval great relaxed night out
Written April 29, 2017
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ellie77337
Derrylin, UK135 contributions
Great selection of acts
Jan 2016 • Friends
The ardhowen is really catering for everyone in recent years. They have a great selection of music/comedy act and plays! The nice thing is that it holds just a nice comfortable crowd so that everyone can get to the bar at half time etc
Written October 18, 2016
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Patricia D
Enniskillen, UK33 contributions
Lovely location excellent restaurant
Sep 2016 • Friends
Had lunch here with a friend. A beautiful space overlooking Lough Erne on a fine Autumn day so stunning views. Lovely food very cheerful service from Kelly and lovely food by Debbie
Written September 28, 2016
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Harry M
Prestwick, UK109 contributions
A Great Night
Apr 2016
Went with friends to see a Phil Collins tribute band in the theatre. What a great show well presented and enjoyable.
The theatre staff were very friendly and helpful. The building was in lovely location over looking the river, it was warm and clean, the only downside was one of our allocated seats had a tear in the fabric which made it uncomfortable.
Written April 17, 2016
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Bert H
Bangor, UK13 contributions
Gem of a theatre
Feb 2016 • Family
Every time we come to Enniskillen we try and see something at the Ardowen Theatre. This time it was the Fureys who transported us back in time to the late 70's but the evening before two of our party went to see a local renowned pipe band. Variety is the spice of life at this theatre. Lovely and intimate with a very varied selection of high quality shows, if you are in Enniskillen give it a go
Written March 8, 2016
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