Supporting Artists @ Theatre Royal


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.

Our tour guides and drama facilitators look forward to welcoming your group.

Suitable for ages 8 to 18 and for TY’s, Primary Schools, Language Schools, Youth Groups. 

“It was a pleasure to be at the Theatre Royal, the drama facilitator did a great job with the students. They all learnt a lot.  I think you do a great job organizing these activities with kids, as they learn self-confidence and love for drama. It will be a pleasure to be back in Waterford soon.”  Adventure Programme H4 Facilitator, Summer 2018

€7 per student, we welcome groups of 20 or more and can facilitate large numbers over 2.5 to 3hour sessions.

To book and for more information contact Anouschka, or by phone on 051 874402, extn 1


THE SHAKESPEARE REVIEW - Theatre Royal, Waterford January 2020

A bold and exciting 90-minute performance of Hamlet will help students gain a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s iconic masterpiece by lifting the play off the page and onto the stage, making it accessible for students as they start their exam revision. The Theatre Royal’s Shakespeare Review programme works with teachers, Shakespearean actors and experienced young adult theatre facilitators to review the current Leaving Certificate text. The actors vividly present key scenes on stage which are then explored in detail by the facilitator between scenes, bringing to life Shakespeare’s vibrant characters.

“Discussing the scenes in a modern way made it very easy for the students to relate to.” - Tipperary Teacher

“Excellent ideas for classroom approach.” - East Cork Teacher

“Enjoyable and worthwhile, gave students a focus for study and revision” - Waterford City teacher

To be presented in 14th, 15th & 16th January 2020 – Hamlet Review For booking details contact Anouschka Detourney,, 051 874402, extn 1





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

This initiative aims to:

- Deliver a practical and hands on experience for young people who wish to gain further experience in arts practices under strategically laid out modules. 
- Provide young people who have a keen and real interest in developing arts skills with learning opportunities and professional supports.
- Ensure that the collective expertise and skills shared amongst Waterford’s arts professionals are transferred to emerging arts practitioners – creators, leaders, makers – those who want to learn.
- Create comfortable scenarios for reflective evaluation throughout the entire process on all levels.

15 week module with learning opportunities under the following roles

❖ Production & Stage Management – incorporating practical technical skills

❖ Theatre Design – for set, costume and props

❖ Event/production Development, Script Writing, Direction and performance

❖ Event Management – incorporating budget, scheduling, discussion & meetings

❖ Arts Marketing, promotion & Sales

This initiative will encourage combined thinking as a ‘production company’ and with mentoring support from arts professionals and venues will provide each individual with the opportunity to fully realise their creative potential.




Modwords likes to consider itself a platform to stage, perform, air, launch new works. A celebration of local talent and entirely mental health aware and considerate.

Modwordsfest is a mixed art festival, veering toward original new written works under every category of literature

Theatre Royal offers Modwords and young people the opportunity to stage new literary works throughout the year in the theatre’s auditorium, bar and vestibule foyer.

Backstage@theroyal is an initiative that provides young musicians with the opportunity to showcase their work.  The Theatre Royal aims to provide musicians, who are creating new and original music, with the chance to perform to their peers, fans and a music loving audience while being supported by an experienced technical team. 

Dark Time

Are you a young artist working on a new piece of work and requires a space to read, rehearse, workshop this new work?  Theatre Royal offers young artists space in the theatre auditorium or the vestibule foyer to trial their work.

This space can be made available during ‘dark days’, when the space is not being used by events.

Contact for further information



Theatre Royal welcomes 2nd level students to experience the workings of a live theatre building by completing their TY work experience programme with us. We offer work schedules over a 1 or 2 week programme. 

If you are interested in being part of our team contact Deirdre at

Note: Early requests are a must as our work experience programme is popular and dates fill quickly!

We look forward to welcoming you as part of our team.



Lyngo Theatre - Jack and The Beanstalk

Science Magic

The Bockey World of Henry & Bucket

Funky Kids

Mr Stink



Much Ado About Nothing

Hamlet Review

Mount Sion Choir

Youth Dance Celebration

Things to do at the Theatre Royal