Designed by architect Tim Foster, the pounds 2.8m building contains a rehearsal room and a visual arts studio for children, as well as the 300-seat auditorium, and will continue the theatre's practice of showing both commercial and independent material, alongside regular seasons and festivals. Already in place is an annual Irish Film Festival, with patrons including Pierce Brosnan, Stephen Rea, Daniel Day Lewis and Liam Neeson.
First film off the reels will be the Kevin Spacey and Samuel L Jackson thriller, The Negotiator (above) in a two-week preview run.
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