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Watergate Theatre

Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 776 1674
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small time, disappointing program.

It's a small town theatre without a big program, depends onlocal and travelling companies, a few... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael M
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Kilkenny, Ireland
Great venue

Visited the Watergate Theatre for a brilliant concert. Lovely place. Intimate, immersive setting... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2018
LaineyMcTraveller
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The Watergate Theatre, located on Parliament Street in the heart of Kilkenny, is Kilkenny's civic theatre, having opened its doors in 1993. We have a year round programme of local, national and international theatre, opera, live music, comedy, youth events, workshops and much more. Our 324 seater theatre is complemented by our upstairs gallery and bar space, serving wines, teas, coffees and snacks during show time. Our upstairs gallery space is also used locally for launches and receptions. Still to come in 2015 we're looking forward to welcoming Opera Theatre Company back to Kilkenny with this year's Kilkenny Arts Festival, we'll be joined by a host of country music stars along with Irish artists Declan O'Rourke, Brian Kennedy and more.
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1 week ago
“small time, disappointing program.”
17 Feb 2018
“Great venue”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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+353 56 776 1674
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a small town theatre without a big program, depends onlocal and travelling companies, a few local productions that can be enjoyable if you know the background to the material. There was a row recently over the corrupt appointment of the theatre director.

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Visited the Watergate Theatre for a brilliant concert. Lovely place. Intimate, immersive setting; really enjoyable to be so close to the music. Great sound. Friendly staff with a genuine welcome. Refreshments are available 10 yards across the road at 2 great pubs; The Pumphouse and...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Friendly staff. Its a small theatre but very nice. Seats are comfortable. Armrests are a bit hard. Lots of nice restaurants close by to have a pre- theatre dinner.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

First time we've been to an irish concert, tonight with a double pack of Mcevoy & Usher. We'd expected more spontaneous excitement among the audience which simply hadn't occured. Although verybody seemed to be satisfied with the artist performances afterwards. But the narrow seating had...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Booked and picked up tickets at booking office, which works well. Nice friendly staff, big smiles and very helpful. We love these old theatres that have been bought back to life, great view of the stage a real cosy feel. Good location for pre Theatre...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We saw a play here - Trial of Countess Markievicz - during the centenary remembrances leading up to Easter 2016. Great venue and good seats. Great value for the price and an easy walk from our Zuni hotel.

Thank Marisa B
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

I've visited his theatre regularly in the past few years. It is a pleasant & attractive building, scrupulously clean but more importantly friendly & inviting. It is often surprisingly ambitious with some of the theatre, dance & operatics staged too as well as many of...More

Thank BMCarr
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Reviewed 1 June 2015

Saw Rigoletto here last week, a nice theatre in the centre of town, the staff were very helpful, nice little bar area. A great addition to the city.

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Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

Very nice inside, well organised and plenty of room. There is a little wine area upstairs for the interval. Plenty of pubs and restaurants in the area if you fancy making an evening of it !

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