Kells Musical & Dramatic Society

Kells Musical and Dramatic Society were formed in 1976 and have been the mainstay of entertainment in arts and culture in the town.

Based in the Vincent de Paul Theatre in Kells, they have over 150 members,  and pride themselves in helping the community, local groups and school productions with costumes, props, lighting and personnel etc.

With a vast programme of events, they not only stage an Annual Pantomime, but also participate in and host Musicals, One act and Three act Plays, Showstoppers, Disney Show, Xmas Show, Pageants and every 3 years THE PASSION PLAY AT EASTER. Every year, ‘The Entry into Jerusalem’ is performed on Palm Sunday at all Masses.

The 150 members comprise of local children, teens and adults, and behind the scenes personnel, such as stage crew, lighting team, prop making team, make up team, stewards, front of house people and show helpers. What is evident as a results of the work, is the arrangement of many talented and wonderful performers within the membership, from gifted artistic actors, comedy actors, singers and dancers.

The Kells Musical and Dramatic Society have been a “constant” within Kells, even during the recent recession. A tough time financially for the people, this group helped the town to get through it with determination and dedication, as they continued to stage the annual pantomimes with the same spirit that they drive their organisation, – with pride, purpose and of course lots of craic. The Group love to see new members join, with an open invitation to anyone who has an interest in performing, to come and be part of this great society.  Contact John Grant 0872079557.

Brian O Neill 086 3841766.  Find us on Facebook  The 42nd Pantomime Beauty and the Beast, written and directed by John Grant, opens from Saturday 3rd February until Sunday 11th.  Booking office now open in the theatre 0469252405; email:

The panto is a great night’s entertainment for all the family with great comedy script, great story, dancing and singing. See you there!!

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