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The Athlone Little Theatre is a theatre and performance space in Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland.

Athlone Little Theatre
AddressSt Mary’s Place
Athlone, County Westmeath
Capacity100 people


The Little Theatre was founded in 1936 by Capt Michael Cosgrove of the Army Signal Corps who placed an ad in the local newspaper for interested parties to meet at the Bon-Bon restaurant. It was well attended and as Michael was the only member at the time with experience of acting and production of plays, he was unanimously elected producer of the newly formed society.[1]

Athlone Little Theatre is one of the oldest theatre companies in the Republic of Ireland.[2]


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  2. ^ "Deenihan opens newly refurbished Athlone Little Theatre". Government of Ireland. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2018.

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