|14th July 2003|
Druid received planning permission for the refurbishment of its theatre space at Chapel Lane. The permission allows the company adapt the existing buildings to meet contemporary theatrical requirements. The repair of the building and the renewal of its facilities is essential if Druid is to continue to base its activities in the centre in Galway.
The premises at Chapel Lane was donated to Druid in 1996 by Thomas McDonogh & Sons to mark the company's 21st birthday and has been integral to the Druid story for twenty-three of the company's twenty-seven year history. the building has been the creative birthplace for all the company's work fromPlayboy of the Western World toThe Lenane Trilogy.
The proposed refurbishment will be financed in part by a grant from the Department for Arts, Heritage, Gaeltacht and the Islands, with additional funds being raised in the coming months by Druid to complete the project.