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Jamie Beamish – Artist in Residence
Jamie Beamish, a Waterford native, has been named the Theatre Royal’s first ever ‘artist in residence.’
Join Jamie Beamish live from the Theatre Royal as he talks about his highlights of 2021, including the massive success of Bridgerton, a return to Derry Girls, and becoming the first ever artist in residence at the theatre where he was first bitten by the acting bug, almost 30 years ago.
In the summer of 2021, Jamie started to create a new piece of theatre for and about Waterford. Jamie will also participate in an engagement and mentoring program with second-level students in Waterford during his nine-month stay at the Theatre Royal, passing on his expertise and experiences to the next generation of local theatre practitioners.
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Artist-led urban biodiversity challenge
Schools and community groups from across Waterford have been visiting the theatre in recent weeks to take part in artist-led ‘Creating Green Shoots’ craft workshops…
The Theatre Royal in Waterford City, one of the most atmospheric and historic theatres in Ireland, is available as a venue for conferences and corporate launches, with the added inhouse option of live streaming your event to ‘virtual’ delegates all over the world. Our customisable venue will suit any and all requirements. Depending on the size of your event, you can hire the main auditorium or the smaller vestibule. Whatever your requirements, Theatre Royal Waterford has the dedicated and experienced team to ensure that all your production, ticketing and marketing needs are met, including full technical support.
When travelling on N9 (from Dublin), N25 ( from Wexford) or N24 ( from Limerick):
1. Follow signs for Waterford city centre and cross the bridge.
2. At the traffic lights, turn left and proceed down the Quay and Custom House Parade.
3. The road will bend to the right, away from the river, with The Tower Hotel facing you.
4. Go straight through the next set of traffic lights and the Theatre Royal is on your right-hand side.
When travelling on N25 from Cork:
1. Follow signs for Waterford city centre, until you get to Parnell Street, which then becomes The Mall.
2. The Theatre Royal is on the left-hand side of The Mall.
The Theatre Royal is located in the heart of Waterford city, and there is plenty of on-street parking and car parks in the area.
The nearest car parks are Bolton Street Car Park, Gasworks Waterside and The Quay.
Please ensure you leave plenty of time before the performance to locate parking.
Group bookings are available for selected shows at the Theatre Royal. Groups of 10 or more are entitled to discounts of 10%
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In the 220 years since the establishment of the Georgian playhouse which was subsequently adapted in the late nineteenth century to become the Theatre Royal we know today, Waterford has been renowned for its local musical and dramatic traditions. The Theatre Royal, often referred to as “The People’s Theatre”, has been the traditional venue for this creative activity down through the generations.
It is the home for long established amateur societies and hosted the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera since its inception in 1958. As the premiere venue in the South East of Ireland, the Theatre Royal plays host to the best national and international touring artists and companies and, with the support of Waterford City and County Council and The Arts Council, is also firmly committed to supporting artists in their professional practice.
- Billy O’Dwyer
- Brendan Cummins
- Constance Sheridan
- Donal Tully
- Eadaoin Carrick
- Joan Dalton
- Kathleen Fitzgerald
- Monica Leech
- Morette Kinsella
- Rachel Power
- Redmond O’Donoghue
- Ronan & Jeanne Brazil
- Sheila Mulligan
- Stephanie Taheny
- Tom O’Brien
- Breda Farrell
- Donal & Clare Brazil
- Eva Counihan
- Frank Hutchinson
- Joey Creighton
- Nora & Jack Widger
- Phyllis Caulfield
- The Boland Family
- Tomas & Cait Caulfield
- Thomas & Tina Carey
- Waterford Chamber
Partners and Friends
We greatly appreciate and thank our Corporate Partners and individual Friends for choosing to support the Theatre Royal. All support received is directed towards preserving this beautiful theatre and contributes to a rich and vibrant arts culture which is at the heart of our city. If you are interested in supporting our work, please talk to a member of our staff.