The Dean Crowe Theatre and Arts Centre is a long established theatre with modern facilities located in the Left Bank area of Athlone Town in the centre of Ireland.
The Dean Crowe Theatre provides an entertaining and varied programme of events throughout the year which include drama, comedy, musicals, music, opera, dance, art exhibitions, childrenâ€™s events and much, much more.
All seats in The Dean Crowe Theatre and Arts Centre have great uninterrupted view of the stage. The balcony holds 128 seats and the stalls 338. There is a theatre bar and art gallery open to patrons and interval drinks can be ordered in advance.
A little bit of history…
St. Peterâ€™s church was originally on the Dean Crowe Theatre site. It was built in two phases, the first as early as 1795 when it would have been no more than a small chapel; it was then enlarged in 1809. The altar placed against the wall in the middle of the building, seating on three sides, with three galleries overhead.
This building served as the parish church until the completion of SS. Peter & Paulâ€™s church in the Square in 1937 under the stewardship of Dean John Crowe at a cost of over 120,000 (pounds).
In 1937 the Church was converted to use as a parochial hall and given the name of much loved parish priest. Initially it was used as a dance hall, but in recent years it has been used as a theatre with a 466 seat capacity and used for drama, comedy, musicals, opera, dance, art exhibitions, childrenâ€™s events and much, much more..