Siamsa Tíre Reopens To Students For First Time Since March

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SIAMSA Tíre re-opened its doors at 4pm yesterday to welcome back students of the National Folk Theatre Training Academy.

This is the first time students have been in the building since it was closed in mid-March due to the COVID Pandemic.

This new term marks the beginning of a gradual return to business for Siamsa Tíre, with the Free Radicals Youth Theatre group returning to regular workshops on Saturday, October 3.

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The Director and staff of Siamsa Tíre, in particular the newly appointed COVID officer, Gemma Hurley, have been working over the summer, to ensure that the building is fully compliant with government guidelines before re-opening to the public.

Siamsa Tíre will implement Fáilte Ireland’s Safety Charter before public events resume. The National Folk Theatre team has put specific measures in place for the Training Academy students and these will be replicated for the Free Radicals Youth Theatre to ensure the safety of both students and trainers.

Róisín McGarr, Executive Director comments; “It has been a difficult year for our students, their families and all of our customers as well as for our staff, performers and artists here at Siamsa Tíre.  It makes it extra special that we are re-opening to the youth that will be our future artists and performers in the years ahead.”

“The team here have worked very hard to ensure the safety of our staff and every visitor to the building, so we all look forward to welcoming back our students and hopefully not too far into the future, our customers as we return to business, providing the arts in all its forms in the safest environment possible,” said Róisín.

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