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The Limerick Theatre and Performance Hub


36 Cecil St, LimerickGoogle MapsArrow
  • This former Quaker meeting house was built in the early 19th century and has the simple architecture associated with this religious group.
  • The Quakers were established in Limerick in the 17th century but by 1954 there were only nine members of the congregation left in the city, so the building was sold to the Red Cross.
  • It went on to become a community theatre practice and performance space for The Limerick Theatre and Performance Hub, later known as The Gaff.
  • This site was one of four venues for the 36th edition of EVA in 2014, curated by Bassam El Baroni (b. 1974, Egypt) and titled AGITATIONISM.
  • Paul Tarpey (b. 1965, Ireland) presented a multifaceted project here titled Making the Cut (2014). The work consisted of a series of workshops, a night of live performances and a limited edition publication. The workshops, conducted with young people from the Limerick Youth Service, responded to themes of generational resistance. The project culminated in the night of performance featuring projected visuals, spoken word and collaborative live music, produced by participants from Limerick’s past and present psychedelic scenes.

Artwork presented at this venue

Paul Tarpey, Making the Cut, 2014.