September 26, 2020
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The show must go on! Live performances return to Waterford’s Theatre Royal

The Theatre Royal has reopened its doors and is looking forward to staging a series of exciting live events this summer.

In a statement, the theatre said its team has “worked relentlessly over the past number of weeks to ensure the safety of its team, performers, technicians, and patrons to guarantee a safe and comfortable experience”.

A theatre spokesperson added: “Since re-opening the box office on 28th July last the theatre now looks forward to staging live events this summer. With the highest standards of care and preparation the team is ready to welcome artists and patrons alike back to the region’s premier theatre venue.”

The Theatre Royal is staging the award-winning Pat Kinevanes Before today after opening for an initial performance yesterday.

It will host Norma Sheahan with her live stand up show tomorrow, followed then by Colm O’Regan and Rob Strong later this month.

The Theatre Royal paid tribute to the support provided by The Arts Council and Waterford City and County Council and to the “extraordinary support afforded by the theatre’s patrons over the past number of weeks” which it said has enable it to reopen its doors.

Details on all upcoming events and Covid 19 guidelines and measures are available to view on: www.theatreroyal.ie

PHOTO: Theatre Royal Waterford

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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