The Moat Club was formed in the early 1950s, its object to provide Naas with suitable facilities for drama and table tennis. In 1960 the club bought the recently vacated Christian Brothers school. The building, which began life as the first post penal church in Naas, derives its name from the adjacent motte, reputed to have connections with the kings of Leinster.
The historic building has recently undergone extensive renovation and is now a state-of-the-art performance space with a varied and lively programme, featuring the Moat Club's own drama productions, visiting theatre groups, comedy, singer-songwriters, dance and art exhibitions. Café on site.