Barnstorm Theatre, Kilkenny (founded in 1991) is based in Kilkenny; and endeavours to establish theatre practice which can engage the wider community, with a positive bias towards access and provision for sections of the community not traditionally theatre-going, e.g. children, young people and local communities. To this end Barnstorm presents professional theatre for children and young people (from 4 year olds up), works with communities to research, devise and present Community Theatre Projects; engages with groups/individuals (young people and their leaders) in the practice and presentation of theatre/drama through an innovative Outreach & Education programme (including Youth Theatre and Adult Drama Club.
The Devious Theatre, Kilkenny (or Devious Theatre as we’re alternately known) was set up in 2006 by a bunch of Kilkenny theatre enthusiasts with a view to creating a program of fresh theatrical produce. Devious Theatre wants to provide a theatrical alternative to the pubs, gigs and cinemas that are favoured for nights out. Our aim is to create, nurture, develop and produce a professional and dynamic program of theatre with an onus on performing new and little seen works. We want to create a theatre that’s not academic or precious or stuffy, just live performance delivered as live performance should be: immediate, energetic, engaging and always entertaining.
The Set Theatre, Kilkenny is the latest part of Langtons Hotel. Constructed in 2009 it is a state of the art venue which can hold 270 people seated and 350 standing/seated. A multipurpose room which can cater for music acts, comedy, film and conferencing amongst others.The visually stunning interiors along with tasteful furnishings speak volumes about how greatly expanded the Langton brand has become over the years. Designed by the David Collins Studio in London this is their flagship theatre and have pulled out all the stops to make it the most beautiful and talked about venue in the country.
The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny is a centre for the performing and visual arts in South East Ireland. We provide a varied programme of professional and amateur dramatics, classical and contemporary music, opera and dance, together with regular exhibitions of paintings and photographs. The comfortable 328 seat theatre is an intimate venue for artists and audience alike and plays an important role in the cultural life of Kilkenny.
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