Hawk’s Well Theatre


Hawk’s Well Theatre

Temple Street, Sligo

Website: https://www.hawkswell.com/
Phone: 071 9161518

Hawk's Well Theatre

The Hawk's Well is a 340 seat theatre in Sligo, North West Ireland which hosts a diverse programme of arts and entertainment including comedy, professional and amateur drama, a wide range of music from traditional and jazz to opera, plus dance, pantomime, children's theatre and comedy.

The Hawk's Well has produced many of its own shows including music, dance, theatre, shows for children and celebration nights honouring local musicians and artists. In 2012 Sligo County Council Arts Service and the Hawk’s Well Theatre commissioned ‘ The Man in the Womans Shoes’ a one-man show by Sligo actor Mikel Murfi for Bealtaine. In 2016 Sligo County Council Arts Service and Hawk’s Well Theatre commissioned ‘I Hear You and Rejoice’, a second one-man show by Sligo actor Mikel Murfi for Bealtine. 

Theatre for hire

The theatre is available to hire for performances, conferences, lectures, launches, corporate events, exhibitions and private functions. For information contact Marie O’Byrne, Director at director@hawkswell.com or phone 071 916 1518.

Where we are

The theatre is located near the heart of town onTemple Street, near the cathedral and next door to the Tourist Office.


The theatre is located beside the Tourist Office on Temple Street, near the cathedral and the centre of town.

On foot, from O'Connell Street in the centre of town walk to the top (away from the post office) and turn right on to John Street. Turn second left and walk to the top of Charles Street and continue straight up The Lungy. Turn right on to Temple Street and the theatre is on the right.

By car approaching from south Sligo or Dublin, turn right at the first set of traffic lights on the inner relief road (N4) on to Upper John Street, and follow the one-way system on to Temple Street. The theatre is on the left after the cathedral.

Approaching from north Sligo, turn left at the last set of traffic lights on the inner relief road (when the cathedral tower looks close on your left, and before the road rises up a long hill leading away from town), on to Upper John Street, as above.


Limited on-street parking is available in the vicinity of the theatre. Metered parking is from 8.30am to 6.30pm. Patrons may also use the cathedral car park close by onTemple Street. It costs €3.



© Sligo County Council Arts Department, City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo, Co. Sligo, Ireland tel: +353 (0) 71 911 4465 arts@sligococo.ie