November 28, 2020
Business News

More safe seats as Waterford theatre keeps show on the road

Waterford’s Theatre Royal continues to point the way to recovery for venues around the country.

The famous theatre has now increased its capacity to 100, with seats configured in line with the Government’s plan for living with Covid-19.

Theatre manager Mary Boland said staff have been working behind the scenes to ensure audiences can enjoy a safe night out with a strict two-metre distance in place between all parties.

Each floor of the theatre now has its own separate entrance and exit doorway and its own toilet facilities, with a one-way system in place throughout the building. There are hand sanitising stations at the entrances and near the seats.

Face coverings are mandatory as audience members make their way around the building, and also while seated.

“Every effort we make is worth it,” said Ms Boland. “We are so excited here at Theatre Royal to be in a position to increase our audience capacity, in order to meet the demand that so clearly exists here in Waterford for a fun and safe night out at the theatre.”

On Saturday, September 19, live music returns to Waterford when Paddy Casey will take to the stage  of the Theatre Royal.  Paddy has headlined Irish festivals,  played a week-long residency in the Olympia Theatre and performed his own headline concert in the RDS,

On Friday, September 25, Red Brick are scheduled to return to their home city when they share the Theatre Royal stage in a double bill with Time in the Shade.Then, on Thursday October 1, Jon Kenny returns to Theatre Royal with Crowman by Katie Holly. Jon plays Dan, a man in his 50s who is living alone. After a dear friend dies, he is forced to look back on his own troubled youth and face up to his demons.


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