Tipperary Excel

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Tipperary Excel
Amharclann Excel, Tiobraid Árann [1]
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Excel Centre in 2021
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Tipperary Excel
Location within Ireland
AddressMitchell Street
Location Tipperary, County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland
Coordinates 52°28′29″N8°09′36″W / 52.474841°N 8.159888°W / 52.474841; -8.159888
Public transitBus: Tipperary (Abbey Street) [2]
Rail: Tipperary halt
ParkingMarket Yard car park
OwnerTipperary Excel Heritage Co. Ltd
Capacity 377 (Simon Ryan Theatre)
Opened5 May 2001 (2001-05-05)
Construction cost€6.6 million

Tipperary Excel is an arts and cultural centre located in Tipperary, Ireland, opened in 2001. [3] [4] [5]



The Excel in 2017, with the old clock tower nearby Tipperary Excel.jpg
The Excel in 2017, with the old clock tower nearby

The Excel was opened by then-Taoiseach Bertie Ahern on 5 May 2001. Its theatre is named after Simon Ryan (died 2011), a brother of Tony Ryan and a longtime promoter of amateur theatre. [6]

Tipperary Excel Youth Theatre Group holds an annual play, and productions touring Ireland regularly play at the Excel. [7] [8] [9]

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Excel was used as a courthouse. [10]

In 2022, Gemma Hayes performed a show at the Excel for Mabon, an autumn equinox festival. [11] [12]

It was refurbished in 2023. [10]


The Excel comprises the Simon Ryan Theatre, cinemas, an art gallery, tourism office, interpretative centre, Internet café and a genealogy research centre. [13] It also hosts a dance school.[ citation needed ]

The Simon Ryan Theatre has a stage measuring 40 x 27 feet (12 x 8 m). The proscenium arch is 33 feet (10 m) wide and 18 ft 7 in (5.6 m) high. [14]

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