The first purpose built concert hall in the country, the UCH (University Concert Hall) is one of Limerick’s primary places for live music and entertainment. Everyone from Johnny Cash to Van Morrison to Billy Connolly have performed on stage, as well as orchestral ensembles. So whether you’re looking for classical music or comedy, dance or drama, ballet performances or fun-family shows, there’s something for everyone.
The UCH opened in 1993, now celebrating a quarter of a century in providing shows from across the performing arts. It has further hosted many TV broadcasts such as TG4 Awards and The Late Late Show, as well as unique events such as Riverdance and the Limerick Jazz Festival.
The Concert Hall encompasses a raked theatre for over 1,000, complete with cutting-edge audiovisual facilities - such as their translation booths. The variable acoustics can be matched to the event, and the two adjoining theatres are often used to extend their programming or expand events, whereby the sound and vision can be linked with the UCH.
The venue is situated on the university campus - hence the name. Visitors can witness its prime location along the riverbank of Shannon, while enjoying the many nearby amenities - including a sports centre and dining options. It also provides many facilities for disabled visitors, from accessibility to productions.