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Behind the scenes: The Weir in rehearsal

Decadent Theatre Company are bringing Conor McPherson’s modern classic The Weir to Kilkenny this July and they’ve started releasing some behind the scenes photos from rehearsals.

As they say themselves, if you’re set in a country pub, you may as well rehearse in a country pub.

Decadent Theatre Company present The Weir at the Watergate Theatre

Decadent Theatre Company present The Weir at the Watergate Theatre

Book Now: Get The Weir tickets here.

Decadent Theatre Company present The Weir at the Watergate Theatre

Decadent Theatre Company present The Weir at the Watergate Theatre

The Weir arrives in Kilkenny for three nights from 7 July. Get more behind the scenes photos here.


The Field returns with Watergate Productions

We’re delighted to present John B. Keane’s The Field as our next in-house production, arriving to the Watergate stage this August.

The Field

The Field performs 18-20 and 25-27 August and tickets are now on sale. Directed by Gerry Cody, full casting details will be announced shortly.

Rehearsals are already underway and we’ll be bringing you behind-the-scenes photos and interviews in the run in to the show’s opening later in the summer.

Book your tickets here with offers available on the opening night’s performance.


WATCH: Behind the scenes at La Boheme

With the national opening night approaching next week, Opera Theatre Company sent their photographer to the La bohème rehearsals to give you a sneak preview of the team in action and to chat to Director Ben Barnes and some of the amazing artists involved.

La bohème tickets are selling well for their performance in Kilkenny later this month and right across the nationwide tour, so we’d recommend booking tickets soon to make sure you don’t miss out!

OTC’s cast is led by outstanding Irish sopranos Máire Flavin and Sinéad Campbell and passionate Argentinean tenor Pablo Bemsch and baritone Charles Rice. Full cast and biogs HERE

With one of the most ravishingly seductive scores ever written, La bohème has soaring arias and thrilling dramatic ensembles. Puccini’s orchestration is vividly brought to life in this special arrangement for 13-piece ensemble, including the unique RTÉ Con Tempo quartet and other leading players, conducted by Andrew Greenwood.

This strikingly beautiful production, set in Paris in 1930, is directed by OTC’s founder Artistic Director Ben Barnes, with set and costume design by award winning Joe Vanek, lighting design by John Comiskey and movement direction by Libby Seward.


Jimmy Magee’s ‘Around The World In 80 Years’ postponed until the autumn

Jimmy Magee

Due to circumstances beyond the control of organisers, the Jimmy Magee One Man Show, “Around the World in 80 Years” planned for the Watergate Theatre in Kilkenny on this Thursday night, 31st March, has had to be postponed until the autumn. A new date will be announced during the summer.

Our apologies for any convenience caused.

For any queries related to the event or tickets purchased, please contact the box office directly on 056 7761674 or call into us at the Watergate during box office hours.