Supporting Artists

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

Jamie Beamish – Artist in Residence

TV & Film

Bridgerton
as Nigel Berbrooke
Derry Girls
as Ciaran
Extraordinary
as Brian Welsh
Will
as Augustine Phillips

Join Jamie Beamish live from the Theatre Royal as he talks about his highlights of 2021, including the massive success of Bridgerton, a return to Derry Girls, and becoming the first ever artist in residence at the theatre where he was first bitten by the acting bug, almost 30 years ago.

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Behind The Scenes

Artist in Residence features 
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Waterford actor Michael Power returns to the Theatre Royal stage to star in The Attack, a new play by Pat Daly, directed by Liam Butler.

Artist in Residence features 
            on RTE

Dance theatre artist Rachel Brennan has been awarded the South East Venue Network (SEVN)’s Arts Council-funded Artist Bursary for 2022.   

Artist in Residence features 
            on RTE

Theatre Royal's vestibule space is currently hosting the ENGRAMS exhibition by GOMA studio artists...

Artist in Residence features 
            on RTE

Waterford actress Éilish McLaughlin makes her debut with the acclaimed Druid theatre company this summer, playing ‘Nuala’ in Billy Roche’s classic play The Cavalcaders, which comes to Theatr...

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Backstage at the Royal

Backstage at the Royal

[email protected], 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. [email protected] is all about original music and guests range from well-known national names to up-and-coming local bands.

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Darktime at the Royal

Theatre Royal provides professional arts practitioners with time inside the theatre auditorium, a space that allows artists to think about, develop, create, trial, workshop and rehearse a new piece of work. This time is made available on days that TR is ‘dark’, when no other activity is taking place inside the auditorium.

We also offer professional arts practitioners with a workspace at the theatre’s administration office that enables them to develop new work (writing time), research subject matters that apply to the development of new work, write and submit funding applications. Practitioners are given a workspace in a professional working environment and provided with a PC and printer usage, WIFI and office space. Mentoring supports are also provided as part of this support.

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Darktime at the Royal
Artist Resources

Artist Resources

Professional development opportunities and available resources for professional artists.

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Bursaries

Theatre Royal’s Creative Shoots bursary scheme was originally developed to support artists from, or creating work in, Waterford during the Covid-19 lockdowns of 2022/2021.

The winning artists each received a €1,000 bursary to support them and their practice, as well as being given time inside the Theatre Royal to develop and workshop their work with the support of the technical team, once restrictions eased.

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Darktime at the Royal
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