Jimmy’s Hall

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Updated: February 6th, 2018

Jimmy’s Hall

An Abbey Theatre Production

Adapted from Paul Laverty’s film script


Lime Tree Theatre | July 16th – July 21st | 8pm | €32/€25

Preview Performance | Saturday, July 14th | 8pm | €20

Matinee Performance | Saturday, July 21st | 2.30pm | €25

*Sign language interpreted performance: Saturday July 21st, matinee show, 2.30pm

Bursting with music, dance, poetry and song, the must-see feel-good show of last summer returns.

Jimmy’s Hall tells the true story of Leitrim farmer Jimmy Gralton, the only Irishman deported from his own country. His crime was to build a dance hall where he encouraged the local community to learn, to argue and to dream, but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close.

A decade later, at the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns from the US. The hall stands abandoned but as Jimmy sees the poverty and growing oppression in the village, the leader and activist within him is stirred. He decides to reopen the hall, and so takes on the established authorities of the church and the government. Supported by Friends First.


View trailer here:


  • Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
  • No exchanges or refunds.
  • Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call our box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
  • No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
  • Limited parking available for patrons, please arrive early. Disability and bus parking on campus.


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