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Theatre Forum Waterford Gathering
Join us for this landmark event in the performing arts 2023 calendar. Hundreds of artists, arts workers and arts organisation people from arts cent…
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King by Pat Kinevane
KING tells the story of Luther, a man from Cork named in honour of his Granny Bee Baw’s hero, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Luther only leaves his …
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MARY BLACK 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
2023 is a special year for Mary as it marks the 40th anniversary of the release of her first solo album (released in May 1983).
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Dirtbirds – No Filter
Dirtbirds No Filter In a world where women are expected to have the patience of mother Teresa, the arse of Jennifer Lopez, the social media …
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Set in 1970 Belfast, Mojo and his mate Mickybo are two nine-year-old boys from opposing sides of the sectarian divide. They are ‘thick as two small…
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Playing for Your Audience – Performance Training Course
Theatre Lovett will present their ‘Playing for Your Audience’ performance training course at Theatre Royal Waterford, 19th – 23rd June 2023.
Nick Kavanagh – Artist in Residence
Theatre artist Nick Kavanagh, of Curious State Theatre Company, is our ‘artist in residence’ for 2023. The Waterford-born performer, director, writer and tutor will work at the theatre throughout the year on a number of exciting new projects for Curious State, which he established in 2016. Much of this site-responsive work will be anchored within and inspired by Theatre Royal’s new urban biodiversity garden and in line with both the theatre’s and Curious State’s ‘green arts’ strategies.
Highlights planned include the development of ‘climate conscious’ workshops and theatre pieces that will engage with theatre makers, local primary and secondary schools and SETU students. The residency will also involve a research project that delves into the rich history and archives of Theatre Royal to create a new piece of theatre.
Theatre Lovett will present their ‘Playing for Your Audience’ performance training course at Theatre Royal Waterford, 19th – 23rd June 2023…
Magical music collaboration LIVE@TheRoyal
Over 60 established and emerging musicians took part in a week-long festival of original live music at Theatre Royal Waterford recently, featuring Lisa Hannigan, Paul Noonan and Gemma Hayes…
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.