Supporting Artists

A look at what happens 'behind the scenes' here at Theatre Royal Waterford to support artists in the development and presentation of new work.

  • Theatre Royal co-hosts Ben Hennessy retrospective exhibition

    Theatre Royal co-hosts Ben Hennessy retrospective exhibition

    Goma, Gallery of Modern Art, Waterford in conjunction with Artform School of Art, and Theatre Royal Waterford will host a retrospective of Ben Hennessy’s work spanning over four decades this month.

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  • Exciting opportunities for secondary students at Theatre Royal

    Exciting opportunities for secondary students at Theatre Royal

    Secondary students who are interested in pursuing a career in theatre and live performance industry are invited to partake in three exciting new projects at Theatre Royal this school year...

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  • Theatre Lovett partnership will bring schoolchildren on ‘untamed adventure’

    Theatre Lovett partnership will bring schoolchildren on ‘untamed adventure’

    Theatre Royal Waterford is excited to announce a new partnership with Theatre Lovett, which has been supported by the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts, to bring the highly-acclaimed ‘The Girl who Forgot to Sing Badly’ to primary school children across Waterford next year.

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  • Beauty Queen to open at Theatre Royal

    Beauty Queen to open at Theatre Royal

    Four Rivers Theatre Company, in association with Theatre Royal Waterford, launches its 2021 season with a new production of ‘The Beauty Queen of Leenane’, premiering at Theatre Royal on 1-2 October

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  • INTO THE SPOTLIGHT - Meet the artists

    INTO THE SPOTLIGHT - Meet the artists

    Meet the artists whose work is on display for 'Into the Spotlight - a celebration of new Waterford art'...

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  • Box Office Team Member Sought

    Box Office Team Member Sought

    Theatre Royal Waterford are recruiting for a part-time BOX OFFICE TEAM MEMBER to help provide quality frontline services to customers. The role requires a self-motivated, confident and outgoing team player with excellent organisational and administrative skills. Apply by emailing maryboland@theatreroyal.ie. Closing date is 27th August.

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  • INTO THE SPOTLIGHT - A Post-Lockdown Celebration of New Waterford Art

    INTO THE SPOTLIGHT - A Post-Lockdown Celebration of New Waterford Art

    Into The Spotlight - Eleven Waterford-based artists whose work has not been publicly viewed since pre-Covid will take part in a group exhibition at Theatre Royal Waterford’s 18th century vestibule this month.

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  • HISTORIC APPOINTMENT OF THEATRE BOARD MEMBERS TO MAYOR’S OFFICE

    HISTORIC APPOINTMENT OF THEATRE BOARD MEMBERS TO MAYOR’S OFFICE

    Warmest congratulations to Theatre Royal board members Cllrs. Joe Kelly and Seamus Ryan on their respective appointments as Mayor of Waterford City & County Council and Mayor of Waterford’s Metropolitan District.

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  • WEXFORD VIOLIST AWARDED SOUTH EAST VENUE NETWORK BURSARY

    WEXFORD VIOLIST AWARDED SOUTH EAST VENUE NETWORK BURSARY

    Wexford-based violist Beth McNinch has been awarded the South East Venue Network (SEVN)’s new Arts Council-funded Artist Bursary.

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  • YOUNG MUSICIANS’ MARATHON RECORDING SESSION AT THEATRE ROYAL

    YOUNG MUSICIANS’ MARATHON RECORDING SESSION AT THEATRE ROYAL

    Over 50 young musicians from Music Generation Waterford recently gathered at the Theatre Royal for a socially-distanced recording session that captured music they have been creating and rehearsing at home since March 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic forced all practice sessions online.

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  • INTRODUCING OUR FIRST EVER ‘ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE’

    INTRODUCING OUR FIRST EVER ‘ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE’

    Jamie Beamish has been announced as our first ever ‘Artist in Residence’ here at the Theatre Royal.

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  • GHOSTING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC

    GHOSTING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC

    Ghosting, written by Jamie Beamish and Anne O’Riordan and performed by Anne to a live digital audience from Theatre Royal Waterford back in April, is back. But this time, it’s Off Broadway!!!

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  • AMHARCLANN NA NDAOINE (THE PEOPLE’S THEATRE)

    AMHARCLANN NA NDAOINE (THE PEOPLE’S THEATRE)

    Amharclann na nDaoine (The People’s Theatre) is a short film written, shot and directed by Cian Ó Cíosóg. Produced during the 2021 Covid-19 lockdown, the film explores the impact of the pandemic and lockdown on the Theatre Royal - its staff, its performers and its audiences - and demonstrates the way the theatre team adapted both its day-to-day operations and how it works with artists to ensure the survival and delivery of performing arts during one of the most challenging times in the theatre’s history.

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  • REMEMBERING LATE SEAN DUNNE ON POETRY DAY 2021

    REMEMBERING LATE SEAN DUNNE ON POETRY DAY 2021

    Poetry Day 2021, on Thursday, 29th April, will be marked at Theatre Royal with a celebration of the work of the late Waterford poet Sean Dunne.

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  • ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF CREATIVE SHOOTS ARTIST BURSARY

    ANNOUNCING THE WINNERS OF CREATIVE SHOOTS ARTIST BURSARY

    We had a huge response to our recent ‘Creative Shoots’ artist bursary scheme, it was so incredibly encouraging to be reminded of the volume and standard of creative work happening in the area in these most difficult of times for the arts sector.After much consideration – and some difficult decisions given the high quality of the applications – we are pleased to announce our three successful applicants: dancer Bonnie Boux, musician Robert Baker and playwright, theatre practitioner and spoken word poet Hannah Carberry.

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  • THEATRE ROYAL TO CO-HOST GOMA’S ‘2021 EMERGING CURATOR’

    THEATRE ROYAL TO CO-HOST GOMA’S ‘2021 EMERGING CURATOR’

    Theatre Royal’s beautiful 18th century vestibule will be the setting for an exciting new collaborative exhibition with GOMA Gallery of Modern Art Waterford later this year. GOMA’s ‘2021 Emerging Curator Award’, which is open for applications until 15th March, is designed to provide a platform for Emerging Curators to research and engage.

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  • THEATRE ROYAL PRODUCES LEAVING CERT SHAKESPEARE RESOURCE FOR CLASS OF 2021

    THEATRE ROYAL PRODUCES LEAVING CERT SHAKESPEARE RESOURCE FOR CLASS OF 2021

    We’re delighted to announce the release of our annual Shakespeare Review for Leaving Cert students, featuring King Lear, which this year is being delivered online to homes and schools across the region.

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  • CREATIVE SHOOTS - Artist Bursary Scheme

    CREATIVE SHOOTS - Artist Bursary Scheme

    Calling all visual artists, writers, musicians and performers who are currently creating new work at home during lockdown

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  • RESURGENCE

    RESURGENCE

    Our theatre manager Mary Boland recently took part in Waterford Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Resurgence’ webinar, during which she described both the theatre’s and the arts sector’s experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic and also our plans for resurgence and recovery from the pandemic’s impact.

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  • KEEPING THE LIGHT ON

    KEEPING THE LIGHT ON

    Although we cannot have audiences at this time, we are still keeping the light on for you at Theatre Royal

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  • MEET THE CAST OF SHAKESPEARE’S “KING LEAR REVIEW”

    MEET THE CAST OF SHAKESPEARE’S “KING LEAR REVIEW”

    The cast and crew of Theatre Royal’s upcoming King Lear Review, including director Liam Meagher, actors Jenny Fennessy, Andrew Holden, Anne O'Riordan, Joe Meagher and Simon O’Gorman and facilitator Edward Denniston recently got together for a socially-distanced rehearsal at the theatre.

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  • BUSKAID 2020 MOVES INDOORS AT THEATRE ROYAL WATERFORD

    BUSKAID 2020 MOVES INDOORS AT THEATRE ROYAL WATERFORD

    BuskAid, Ireland's ‘Busk For Charity’ initiative in aid of homeless charities, was forced to move indoors and online this year due to public health concerns around people gathering on the streets to listen to live music.The Waterford-based artists-led festival, which has raised nearly €22,000 since 2016 through live music and volunteering, will instead bring audiences a series of live stream gigs from Theatre Royal and other locations around the city this Christmas, with all proceeds going directly to the local branch of Tintean Housing Association.

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  • MOUNT SION CHOIR CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS WITH ‘FAIRYTALE OF WATERFORD’ - December 20th 2020

    MOUNT SION CHOIR CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS WITH ‘FAIRYTALE OF WATERFORD’ - December 20th 2020

    With COVID-19 restrictions impacting live audiences, Waterford’s wonderful Mount Sion Choir instead took to social media this year to celebrate Christmas, recording videos for two songs in our beautiful vestibule as part of a ten-track ‘Fairytale of Waterford’ feature.

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  • BETWEEN US THERE IS…

    BETWEEN US THERE IS…

    We were delighted to co-stage the filming of Draíocht Arts Centre’s new collaborative dance work ‘Between Us There Is…’, with dance artist Jess Rowell on stage at the Blanchardstown venue and Waterford dancer Brian McSweeney performing via zoom from the Theatre Royal stage.

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  • INTERACTIVE TOURS @ THEATRE ROYAL FOR YOUR STUDENTS

    INTERACTIVE TOURS @ THEATRE ROYAL FOR YOUR STUDENTS

    Bring your students into the heart of Waterford’s iconic cultural building. Let them experience a fun, imaginative and exciting onstage drama workshop. This 80-minute visit will incorporate a backstage tour and will provide them with an opportunity to experience a live working theatre, hear its stories and ask questions about the building and how it operates.

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  • THE SHAKESPEARE REVIEW

    THE SHAKESPEARE REVIEW

    To be presented in 12th, 13th & 14th January 2021 – King Lear Review - LIVE SHOW or STREAM TO YOUR CLASSROOM. For booking details contact Anouschka Detourney, tickets@theatreroyal.ie or 051 874402, extn 1

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  • THEATRE SKILLS MENTORING PROGRAMME

    THEATRE SKILLS MENTORING PROGRAMME

    Theatre Skills Mentoring Programme is an exciting opportunity for Young People in partnership with educational, artistic and financial partners and presented by Theatre Royal.

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  • EMERGING ARTISTS @ TR

    EMERGING ARTISTS @ TR

    EMERGING ARTISTS @ THEATER ROYAL

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  • WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME

    WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAMME

    Due to restrictions with COVID-19, Theatre Royal are currently unable to take any work experience students for 2020/2021 year.

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  • THEATRE FOR 2ND LEVEL STUDENTS

    THEATRE FOR 2ND LEVEL STUDENTS

    THEATRE FOR 2ND LEVEL STUDENTS

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  • THEATRE & MUSIC FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

    THEATRE & MUSIC FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

    THEATRE & MUSIC FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

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