New Theatre season launched at Waterford Chamber Business After Hours

The Spring/Summer Season at the Theatre Royal was launched on Thursday night at Waterford Chamber’s first Business After Hours of 2018.
Welcoming a large gathering of business people and theatre enthusiasts to the Theatre Royal stage, Waterford Chamber President Paul Nolan said: “We are delighted to be here this evening for the launch of the new season here in this magnificent historical building. There is an action packed season ahead and I look forward to enjoying a number of evenings here in the coming months.”

Lena Walsh, Front of House Assistant, Theatre Royal and Anouschka Detournay, Box Office Supervisor, Theatre Royal.  Photos: Aileen Drohan

Lena Walsh, Front of House Assistant, Theatre Royal and Anouschka Detournay, Box Office Supervisor, Theatre Royal. Photos: Aileen Drohan


Mr Nolan went on to say that being relevant to the membership was a key goal for Waterford Chamber and projects like the Regional Leaders Programme, Toys4Engineers and the new Marketing Meet-up were designed to do just that. He also encouraged members to get involved where they could and inputs into the progression of Waterford Chamber were always welcome.
At the Waterford Chamber Business After Hours networking event at the Theatre Royal and launch of the Theatre Royal Spring Season Programme were from left: Mary Boland, Theatre Manager; Dermot Quinn, Technical Manager; Paul Nolan, President Waterford Chamber; Ben Barnes, Artistic Director, Theatre Royal; Barbara Drohan, Board of Directors; Sheila Quinn, Marketing Executive and Nora Widger, Commercial Director.

At the Waterford Chamber Business After Hours networking event at the Theatre Royal and launch of the Theatre Royal Spring Season Programme were from left: Mary Boland, Theatre Manager; Dermot Quinn, Technical Manager; Paul Nolan, President Waterford Chamber; Ben Barnes, Artistic Director, Theatre Royal; Barbara Drohan, Board of Directors; Sheila Quinn, Marketing Executive and Nora Widger, Commercial Director.


Guests were treated to delicious food, music and a dramatic performance from King Lear by well-known local actor Michael Quinlan. Meanwhile Chairperson of the Board of the Theatre Royal Anne Marie Caulfield outlined the corporate benefits to becoming a Friend of the Theatre Royal as well as the many opportunities the venue presents for businesses.

Commenting on the event, Theatre Royal Artistic Director Ben Barnes said: “A rich and vibrant arts culture is at the heart of the development of our City and Region. Partnering with Waterford Chamber for their first Business After Hours in 2018 allows us the opportunity to bring the diverse offering which Theatre Royal provides to the Chamber members and a wider audience.”
Waterford Chamber’s next Business After Hours takes place on Thursday, February 15th in the Solas Centre. Book online now for free at www.waterfordchamber.ie

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