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The Watergate Theatre is a centre for the arts in the heart of Kilkenny City.

The Watergate Theatre presents cross disciplinary arts experiences of excellence by local, national and international arts practitioners all year round.

Opportunities are created for people of all ages, backgrounds, interests and budgets to engage in high quality arts experiences as audience members or particpants

The Watergate Theatre supports artists through residencies, bursaries and partnership opportunities.


  • Open door, arts for everyone
  • Point of access for arts and culture
  • Fun and Entertainment
  • Integration with the community and delivering a sense of shared ownership
  • Centre of learning and creativity