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


The Watergate Theatre is a 324 – seater venue with six additional wheelchair spaces in the heart of Kilkenny City. We provide a year-round programme of events by local, national and international artists. Our events are aimed at people of all ages and backgrounds. Our programme spans stand-up, theatre, musical theatre, opera, dance, jazz, trad, spoken word classic rock, family events and tribute acts. The Watergate Theatre offers high quality arts experiences for everyone and it's our goal to entice anyone to all whether it’s a fun filled family day out, long awaited group night out or a solo visit to the theatre. We're the ideal place for an evening of entertainment!


Upstairs at Watergate Theatre Gallery we strive to show the work of one visual artist per month all year round. There is no entry fee for those who would like to view the work of each exhibiting artist and if you can’t make it in person we also display all exhibition pieces online.


The Watergate Theatre supports artists across all disciplines by providing support, through residencies and bursary opportunities for Kilkenny linked artists. These funding opportunities are made possible with the support of our funders Kilkenny County Council and The Arts Council of Ireland.