What’s on in Waterford? 26th of April – 2nd of May

what's on in Waterford April 26th - May 2nd

One to look out for!

May 3rd

This weeks What’s On is sponsored by The Factory

Ruby’s Flashback, Over 30s night

Step back in time and relive the iconic sounds of the 80s and 90s at The Factory Night Club’s exclusive Over 30s Night! Leave the worries of modern life at the door and immerse yourself in a nostalgic journey through the greatest hits of two epic decades. From Madonna to Michael Jackson, Prince to Snap, our DJ will spin the tunes that define a generation. So dust off your dancing shoes, gather your friends, and join us for a night of timeless classics, where only those over 30 hold the key to the dance floor.

Tickets at Ruby’s Over 30’s Flash Back

What's on in Waterford

Friday 26th

Splashworld 10k
🏃‍♂️ In association with Tramore Athletics Club.
👟 The popular course is flat and fast, taking in the beautiful scenery of downtown Tramore. Cash and spot prizes.
🆕 New for 2024 is 5km race with a start time of 6:45pm.
🚶 And Walkers are welcome too!

Theatre Royal

What's on in Waterford? 26th of April - 2nd of May


with guests John McNicholl and John Hogan

Declan was born in the heart of Ireland in Drumlish Co Longford, at a unique period of time in the music scene worldwide.

A revolution in rock and pop brought us The Beatles, Elvis, and the Rolling Stones, while here in Ireland the magnificent showband boom was about to explode.

A young man growing up at that time, Declan was being heavily influenced by these greats and indeed was getting the rare opportunity to see most of the top showbands appear in his native town of Drumlish.

He would cajole his mother into seeing Joe Dolan, Big Tom, Philomena Begley, The Capital Showband, and many more perform when they appeared at the marquee at the end of May and early June.

From his vantage point close to the stage, he would absorb every move made by the guitarist in the bands, watching his fingers slide along the strings, hoping that one day he might be up there performing just like Dan O’Hara or Seamus McMahon.

Declan has gone on to have a super career that has spanned over 4 decades at the top of Irish Country Music winning many accolades along the way and scoring countless hits with his catalogue of trademark song.

Join him and his super live band with special guests John McNicholl and John Hogan for a nostalgic night of music, song, and laughter on the 2024 Where’s the Party nationwide concert tour.

To get tickets click on this link – Theatre Royal Tickets

Luca Records

Brògeal are an Irish folk-punk and part Scottish indie trad, Brògeal are one of the most exciting prospects in Scottish music today and has built a following with their confident, electric live shows. Playing Luca Records & Decks on Friday 26th April. This will be your only chance to see them in such a small venue. 2024 is going to be big for these guys.

Minnie’s Bar

You are invited this Friday 8th March to our monthly #social #dance night fiesta , fun, laughs, share your passion of ‘tropical dance tunes, meet up and to practices!
VENUE: Minnies Bar, Dungarvan
8PM – 11.45pm: Fiesta Party & Animations (DJS MIXING – #SALSA #BACHATA #KIZOMBA #KONPA)
** Fingers Foods + Party night €10
** WhatsApp@ Thomas Tcheuffa: +353 87 38 46 671
** Facebook Group: Tropical Dance Escape: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1047196312032674/
Invite your friend’s, help share and spread this fiesta and cyall soon on the dance floor!

Phil Grimes

Niamh Bury at Subterranean Sounds

Niamh Bury is at the very forefront of Irish folk music’s revival. Bury deftly pairs her luminescent, instantly recognizable voice with a nuanced signwriting sensibility that draws inspiration from folk, indie, and jazz and draws upon inspirations from artists such as Anna Mieke, Billie Marten and Big Thief. Signing with illustrious Irish folk label Claddagh Records in the early part of 2023, Bury spent much of the year establishing herself as one of the nation’s most exciting emerging artists.

On Yellow Roses fans can expect to hear 10 considered and lovingly crafted songs that conjure maps of conversations with oneself, loved ones, imaginary characters and those who have passed on to other worlds. Each is an attempt to arrive at some kind of empathy, understanding and acceptance. The music is both lush and spacious, giving the listener room to swim, dip or fly between verses.

Of her impending debut album release, Niamh Bury says: “I’m so excited to be releasing this collection of songs I’ve had with me for some time. I’m very proud of it and the wonderful people who worked on it with me. I learned so much making it and feel very lucky to be letting it out into the world.”

‘Think folky Cat Power or sun-drunk Weyes Blood and prepare to be transported’ – Mojo

To get your tickets – Niamh Bury at Subterranean Sounds

Saturday 27th

Electric Avenue

Esoteric 10th Birthday w/ Sahar (Isolate/Exit Strategy)

We are incredibly excited to be celebrating 10 years of ESOTERIC events this April 27th 9pm with a special night of music curated by our own residents Stephen O’Keeffe and Between Ourselves alongside local talent Cian Murphy, headlined by special guest Sahar.
Sahar, also known as Levi Stubbs, originates from Middlesbrough and stands out as a distinguished talent in the electronic music realm with his evocative fusion of indie rock/pop and electronic dance music. With the fresh released ‘It’s Not Over’ under the banner of Exit Strategy, he has painted his journey with deep, melodic strokes rooted in indie rock/pop and electronic rhythms. As a long serving *Riffraff resident and ISOLATE mainstay, Sahar has found a nurturing ground for his musical craft, building a repertoire that resonates with the heart of the electronic community.
Lafcaido Hearne Japanese Garden Tramore

What's on in Waterford? 26th April - 2nd May

“Dear all! I am delighted to announce the event on the 27th of April, starting at 5.30 pm. Poets, prose writers, and listeners are welcome who would like to read 2-3 of their works each for the audience in such a romantic space.🌸

The language of the event is English, but texts of all languages are welcome, with a short explanation of their subject matter.

The venue is Lafcadio Japanese Gardens.🎎🎍🎋 The entrance is 7 euro per person as the price of the access to the gardens.

See you there!””

St. Pauls Parish Hall

Spring Time Concert with Octave and Friends celebrating 25years of the XLC Project

Enjoy an evening of uplifting music with Octavate and friends.
April 27th
St Pauls parish center
In aid of the XLc Project, Waterford
Waterford Music • The Large Room • City Hall, The Mall, Waterford, Ireland

Mozart by Candlelight Waterford 9PM

🌟 Experience the Magic of Mozart by Candlelight with Maestro Frank McNamara and Violin Virtuoso Deirdre Reddy! 🎹🕯️🎻

Prepare to be transported to a world of exquisite musical enchantment as we present “Mozart by Candlelight,” an extraordinary evening featuring the unparalleled talents of renowned Irish pianist Frank McNamara and the captivating violin artistry of special guest Deirdre Reddy.

🌠 Event Highlights:

✨ Musical Mastery: Immerse yourself in the timeless melodies of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, performed with masterful skill and passion by Frank McNamara. Experience the rich harmonies and intricate compositions that have stood the test of centuries. There are even some interesting pieces from Wolfgang’s son Franz Xaver Mozart. An absolute treat!

✨ Intimate Setting: The beautifully elegant Large Room at City Hall Waterford, bathed in the warm glow of candlelight, creating an atmosphere of elegance and tranquility. Let the flickering flames coupled with a perfect acoustic set the stage for an unforgettable hour of delightful music.

✨ Piano Brilliance: Frank McNamara, celebrated for his virtuosity and emotive interpretations, will weave his magic on the piano, bringing Mozart’s compositions to life in a way that resonates with both connoisseurs and newcomers alike.

✨ Violin Elegance: Joining Frank is the exceptionally talented Deirdre Reddy, whose mastery of the violin adds a new dimension to the performance. Witness this seamless collaboration between piano and violin, creating a symphony of emotions that will linger in your heart.

✨ A Night to Remember: Mozart by Candlelight Waterford promises to be a night of unparalleled musical artistry, where every note played and every stroke of the bow will transport you to a realm of sublime beauty. Don’t miss this chance to witness the magic of two exceptional artists in a setting that enhances the beauty of their performance.

Sunday 28th

Rogue's Comedy Club

The Rogue’s Comedy Club, Waterford’s home for alternative comedians, are expanding their club with a new collaboration with JARRZ (38/39 John Street), Waterford‘s best sports bar, with self-serving beer and craic. The aptly named ‘JARRHEADZ’ open mic night launching in JARRZ bar on Sunday 28th April at 7.30pm, invites revellers to get a sneak peak at the freshest and newest material from funny people. At only €3 at the door, you won’t want to miss what The Rogue’s get up to.

For more information check out our blog on The Rogue’s Comedy Club!

St. Patrick’s Gateway

What's on in Waterford? 26th of April to 2nd of May


…Live and with illustrious guest performers on Sunday, the 28th of April at 20:00 in St. Patrick’s Gateway Centre.
Under the new leadership of Pauline Kennedy, Waterford City’s longest standing chamber choir has been undergoing an exciting transformation and rejuvenation. Fresh faces, fresh voices and a truly eclectic menu of choral pieces from early madrigals and intricate German hymns to modern classics by Lauridsen and Gjelo plus a tasty side of Jazz. The latter served up with virtuoso support from local trio Fallaway House, with Kate O’Beirne on vocals, Roger Brown on double bass and John Moloney on guitar. They will be joined by drummer Cormac O’Connor to create a finger-clicking feelgood sound in the contemporary section of Madrigallery’s programme. The choir is delighted to be once again accompanied by master pianist Oonagh Drohan. Whereas connoisseurs of gloriously pure soprano voices will be delighted to find Waterford native Caroline Reid-O’Brien on stage to present her very special guest programme of well-loved classical, musical and movie hits with a possible sprinkling of pop diva stardust!
Tickets are €15 at the door on the night or available in advance from choir members. Accompanied children under 16 have free admission. You can contact and follow Madrigallery on Facebook for updates and further details.

Monday 29th


Tuesday 30th

Theatre Royal

Waterford Musical Society Presents


what's on in Waterford April 26th - May 2nd

The musical is based on the life of the Argentine First Lady, Eva Perón (1919 – 1952), affectionately known as “Evita” to the people of Argentina. Set in Buenos Aires, the musical follows Eva on her journey from fatherless child to ambitious actress, to the most powerful woman in Latin America—and, eventually, to a saint-like figure after her death at age 33.

Eva rises from poverty to become the wife of powerful President, Juan Peron. Through a series of flashbacks, Eva “works” her way up from a poor teenager into a woman of influence and power. After the death of her father, Eva travels to Buenos Aires and begins a string of relationships with powerful men before meeting Juan. Eva’s ultimate power and influence earn her both admiration and hatred.

This musical is slick, polished, full of drama and passion. Evita has never been performed by any Waterford theatre group, WMS will yet again set the stage alight with an emotionally charged powerful musical with songs such as Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, Oh What a Circus, Another Suitcase Another Hall.

Evita gives a fascinating glimpse into the personal life of Argentina’s most influential woman.

Not to be missed in Spring 2024!

To get tickets click on this link – Theatre Royal Tickets

Garter Lane

Waterford Film For All presents: The Taste of Things

The Taste of Things (originally titled La Passion de Dodin Bouffant) was France’s submission to the 2024 Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film

In 1880s France, skilled cook Eugenie (Juliette Binoche) has worked for the famous gourmet chef Dodin (Benoît Magimel) for the last 20 years, with the two of them living under the same roof. As they reach middle-age, they can no longer deny that their professional relationship and shared passion for cooking has become something more and their relationship develops into romance and gives rise to delicious dishes that impress even the world’s most illustrious chefs. But Eugenie is fond of her freedom, wants to keep her independence and has never wanted to marry Dodin so refuses his numerous marriage proposals. He decides to convince her to change her mind by doing something that he has never done before, finally cooking a meal just for her.

This latest film from French-Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hùng (Oscar-nominated for The Scent of Green Papaya) is both a culinary and romantic delight. With guidance from French chef Pierre Gagnaire, Tran captures the culinary artistry that produce the delicious dishes we see on-screen in exquisite detail. A delectable feast for the senses, The Taste of Things is a stunningly beautiful romance that simmers with emotion.

To get your tickets check out – Garter Lane Tickets

What’s on in Waterford? 26th of April – 2nd of May

Each and every week get details of events from Facebook Events and Eventbrite.  If you want us to mention your event then send photo and details of date, time, venue and tickets to paul@waterfordinyourpocket.com.

Please note that all events must be in Waterford.