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
Bridgertonas Nigel Berbrooke
Derry Girlsas Ciaran
Extraordinaryas Brian Welsh
Willas 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.
Behind The Scenes
A new Waterford theatre collective has been awarded almost €150,000 in Arts Council funding to stage an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s funniest comedy, ‘Twelfth Night’, in the Viking T...
Artist-led urban biodiversity challenge
Schools and community groups from across Waterford have been visiting the theatre in recent weeks to take part in artist-led ‘Creating Green Shoots’ craft workshops...
Over 2,000 Waterford school children were recently brought on an ‘untamed adventure across snowy lands and wild seas’ with the wonderful Theatre Lovett team, experiencing not only top quality ...
Backstage at the Royal
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.
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.
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.