Waterford’s theatre-loving public will get a chance to see the renovated Theatre Royal in all its glory this coming Friday and Saturday next, October 9th and 10th.
The theatre, which re-opens its doors for performances on October 21st before its grand opening in early November, has been superbly renovated, as sneak Munster Express peeks of the ‘Royal’ can happily reveal.
Trying out the new seating in the stalls, one can report that the taller theatregoers among us will have a little more leg room than was provided in the older seating arrangement!
The theatre’s new recess lighting, hand-made wallpaper, along with the delightful mural of the city’s old ‘Timber Toes’ bridge over the stage look set to provide the venue with a new lease of life.
“I have to say that it looks magnificent,” said a delighted City Councillor Mary Roche, after having a peek for herself late last week.
“The new ‘old’ foyer is quite stunning. Simple but most effective and really demonstrates that less can indeed be more. The limestone circular steps arrangement is really beautiful and adorned overhead with the real thing – Waterford Crystal chandeliers.”
She added: “A huge amount has been achieved with a very modest investment in my honest opinion and I would sincerely like to congratulate all involved.
“The Theatre Royal is now fit for the next 100 years as a magnificent and historic Waterford venue. It has been missed and I welcome its re-opening whole-heartedly.”
See The Munster Express newspaper for full story.