Backstage at the Royal


About Backstage

Backstage@TheRoyal, an emerging music initiative, was developed by the theatre team to reimagine our live music venue and provide musicians with the opportunity to bring new music to a live audience.

At a Backstage gig, the audience joins the act onstage for an intimate, cabaret-style event. Backstage@TheRoyal is all about original music and guests range from well-known national names to up-and-coming local bands.

Backstage Events

Standing Gig, Support, Main, Backstage, All


Join us at the Pride of the Déise LGBTQIA Festival on the 31st of May 2024 for an all-ages open mic night!

Local Artists, Main, Backstage, All, Comedy

Pride of The Deise presents “TOKEN STRAIGHT”

Experience the ultimate dose of queer joy at Token Straight, now coming to Pride of the Déise!

Standing Gig, Backstage, Music
Backstage, Main, All, Music

Chamber Music Concert

National Youth Orchestra of Ireland

Local Artists, Main, Backstage, All, Theatre

TheatreVamps Presents “MISERY”

Based on the novel – and much-loved film – by Stephen King, MISERY is one of the all-time classic psychological suspense thrillers.

Backstage, Main, All, Theatre, Comedy

CAT (the play)

The tale of ‘Dave the Cat’, who tells us in his own words how he was sacked from the original production of that famous musical Cats on opening...

Main, Backstage, All, Music

“SONGBIRD” The Songs of Eva Cassidy Performed by Niamh Strong

“SONGBIRD” The Songs of Eva Cassidy Performed by Niamh Strong   Think of a beautiful tapestry with many vibrant colours. This is the best ...

Backstage, Main, All, Music

Backstage@TheRoyal presents Ana Palindrome

Support Act: Stella Hennessy. The project centres a fictionalised character, Ana, developing a personality and aesthetic that propels the vision fo...

Backstage, Main, All, Music

**ON SALE FRIDAY** Mary Coughlan – 40th Anniversary Tour

Often described as the greatest female vocalist that Ireland has ever produced. A unique blend of whisky-blurred, smoke-seared, husky notes with th...

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