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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.
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
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…
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.
- 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
- 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.