Our Venue

Theatre Royal

The Theatre Royal is Ireland’s oldest continually operating theatre.

The Theatre Royal is Ireland’s oldest continually operating theatre. Lovingly restored, this Victorian gem hidden within a beautiful Georgian building, is a jewel in the midst of Waterford’s Viking Triangle. The building opened in 1785 and included a playhouse and Assembly Rooms which were designed by famous Waterford architect John Roberts.

How to get here

Easily accessible by rail or car


The train station is located approx 2km from the Theatre Royal.

Directions by Foot from Train Station

  1. Head east on Newrath Rd
  2. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Rice Bridge/R680 heading to Corcaigh/Cork
  3. Continue to follow R680
  4. Turn left onto Merchants Quay/R680
  5. Continue to follow R680
  6. Slight right to stay on R680
  7. Slight right onto The Mall
  8. Theatre Royal will be on the right 


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From Dublin

When travelling on N9 (from Dublin), N25 ( from Wexford) or N24 ( from Limerick):

  1. Follow signs for Waterford city centre and cross over the bridge.
  2. At the traffic lights, turn left and proceed down the Quay and Custom House Parade.
  3. The road will bend to the right, away from the river, with The Tower Hotel facing you.
  4. Go straight through the next set of traffic lights and the Theatre Royal is on your right-hand side.


From Cork

When travelling on N25 from Cork:

  1. Follow signs for Waterford city centre, until you get to Parnell Street, which then becomes The Mall.
  2. The Theatre Royal is on the left-hand side of The Mall.