Cafe Operator Callout


Dunamaise Arts Centre (The Laois Arts Theatre CLG)

invites applications for operation of the Café/Restaurant

At an exciting time of strategic development for the Arts Centre, and following the original franchise holder’s retirement from the venue, an invitation is now extended to interested parties to apply for operation of the café/restaurant in this busy, vibrant and welcoming space, comprising a theatre, cinema, gallery, bar and café.   

The Café will be strongly featured & promoted within the new Dunamaise rebranding, signage & website redevelopment currently underway.

Currently seating 65 patrons over c.82 sq.m; Kitchen c. 23.2 sq.m (c.105 sq.m Total)



  • Daytime and potential early evening provision of a quality cultural culinary experience for visitors to Dunamaise.
  • Demonstratable experience of excellent & reliable food provision, customer service and presentation of the highest standards.  
  • A Café that reflects this arts & cultural building of particular interest, with a style that complements the ethos, atmosphere and warm welcome extended to all patrons.
  • A Café that shares Dunamaise’ ethos on the importance of arts & culture, community engagement, sustainability and diversity & inclusion. 
  • A Café open to highlighting and collaborating on offerings of the whole venue and developing mutual promotional opportunities.


Applications by Friday 28th October, 2022 via email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it OR post to: Michelle de Forge, Venue Director, Dunamaise Arts Centre, Church St, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.

Shortlisting & interviews to follow.

Full Details and Application Form

Dunamaise Arts Centre

Church Street Portlaoise, Co. Laois, Ireland.

Contact The Dunamaise Arts Centre

Dunamaise Opening Hours:
Box Office: Tuesday to Saturday: 1-5pm
And 1 hour prior to events.  

Box Office: 057 866 3355

General Enquiries:

Our Sponsors

The Arts Council Laois County Council

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