Theatre Royal Waterford

Theatre Royal Waterford


Upcoming Events

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In Two Minds by Joanne Ryan

“There were thousands of them. They were so beautiful, blue, almost purple, and everywhere around me. I didn’t know you had those stars here as w…

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“A bolt from the blue that will electrify any stage”.

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This is a wonderful play about Jay’s adventures when a Fairy comes to live with him. A celebration of explosive, imaginative storytelling with Ja…

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The Curious Case of Albert Cashier – Lincoln’s ‘Lady’ Soldier

“Lincoln wanted soldiers. I wanted excitement”

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Described as “a take on tradition that flips so effortlessly between jazz, classical, ambient and post-rock, it makes any attempt to put a label …

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Mack Fleetwood

Europe’s premier tribute to the supergroup Fleetwood Mac, bring you on a magical musical journey from the Peter Green blues era to the multi-plat…

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Al Porter – NOW

Al Porter is back with his brand-new show ‘Al Porter Now’ and a much anticipated nationwide tour!

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The Show Must Go On – Flash Harry – A Tribute to Queen

Flash Harry are Northern Irelands most enduring tribute band, celebrating the music of super star Freddie Mercury and super group Queen, for over 2…


Supporting Artists

Jamie Beamish - Artist in Residence

Artist Resources

We are passionate about the arts and committed to giving artists the space, time and means to explore and develop ideas.
We aim to be a hub that encourages the development and creation of new work by professional artists and arts practitioners, including writers, musicians, actors, directors, dancers, clowns, producers.
Our doors are open, and our highly experienced team are on hand to provide a range of supports.

Supports include:
Development/ rehearsal space onstage (dark time)
Office space (hot desk)
Discounted venue rental, guaranteed fees for high-quality artistic work with limited commercial potential
Artist in Residence opportunities
Production support for new work, including tech, box office, management & marketing.
Mentoring support for artists and first-time producers when planning and writing funding applications
Informal mentoring support from heads of marketing, tech and management

Learn More
Artist in Residence features 
            on RTE

We’re reimagining our historic auditorium this Culture Night by ‘flipping’ the venue and creating a large dance floor area…

Artist in Residence features 
            on RTE

A climate conscious collaboration between Waterford’s Theatre Royal and artist-in-residence Nick Kavanagh, of Curious State Theatre Company, is one of 43 recipients to be awarded funding under th…


Venue Hire


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.

Theatre Director
Mary Boland
(0)51 853626
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Your Visit

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.

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Partners and Friends


Keep up to date with the new events, celebrations, and promotions that the Theatre Royal Waterford has to offer.

    Theatre Friends

    • AnneMarie Caulfield
    • Billy O’Dwyer
    • Constance Sheridan
    • Des Purcell
    • Des Whelan
    • Donal & Helen Tully
    • Eadaoin Carrick
    • Eileen Queally
    • Ger Power
    • Joan Dalton & Brendan Cummins
    • Kathleen Fitzgerald
    • Monica Leech
    • Redmond O’Donoghue
    • Ronan & Jeanne Brazil
    • Stephanie Taheny
    • Tom O’Brien

    Sponsored Seats

    • Breda Farrell
    • Catherine Delaney
    • Donal & Clare Brazil
    • Eva Counihan
    • Frank Hutchinson
    • Joey Creighton
    • Nora & Jack Widger
    • Phyllis Caulfield
    • Seamus & Deirdre Ryan
    • Suir Active Retirement
    • The Boland Family
    • Tomas & Cait Caulfield
    • Thomas & Tina Carey
    • Waterford Chamber
    • Wayne Brown & Family

    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.

    Theatre Director
    Mary Boland
    (0)51 853626
    Partners and Friends
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