Kilkenny Watergate Theatre | Kilkenny Tourism

Kilkenny Watergate Theatre


Watergate Theatre,

Parliment Street,

Box Office: (056) 77 61674



Twitter: @WatergateKK


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Kilkenny is steeped in theatrical history. From the time the Duke of Ormonde (1698) brought the first Strollers Theatre group to Kilkenny, to the present day, Kilkenny has been synonymous with the world of theatre.

Located in the heart of Kilkenny City, the Watergate Theatre have been keeping audiences entertained since 1993 with local, national and international productions, live music, dance, comedy and much more.

2018 marks the 25th year of the Watergate Theatre. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and look forward to offering you an exciting programme from both visiting companies as well as home grown performances.

As most people are aware, a substantial amount of work at the Watergate Theatre is done on a voluntary basis. Areas covered include, Front of House, Coffee Dock, Costume Designers, Set Building etc. We are currently looking for volunteers to help, if you feel you could contribute to your local theatre we would be delighted to hear from you.

A variety of exhibitions are displayed in our upstairs gallery on a regular basis. You can call in and have a look during our opening hours.

The Watergate Theatre look forward to welcoming you to our forthcoming shows.


Upcoming Shows at the Watergate Theatre in 2018...

Norah - May 2nd

More info here


Minding Frankie-May 4th

More info here

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour


Date: Thursday 10 May

Venue: Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny

Times: 7:30pm (doors and bar open an hour before)

Tickets: Tickets cost €14.50 ( €12.50 concessions and groups of 6+). 

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Tour blurb 

Get ready for a night of exhilarating adventure as the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny, on Thursday 10 May.


Through the big screen, join fearless explorers and intrepid film-makers as they venture deep into the world’s most isolated and spectacular landscapes.


Starring climbers, skiers, mountain bikers, high-wire walkers and much more, this brand-new collection of films is guaranteed to wow audiences with its phenomenal cinematography and inspirational characters.


Unleash your wild side… from the comfort of a cinema seat!


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