What’s on in Waterford? May 10th to 16th

What's on in Waterford?

Friday 10th

Theatre Royal

The MidNight Collective
Photograph: Patrick Browne

with Music Generation Waterford feat. The New Brass Kings

The MidNight Collective is a popup ensemble made of 20 local young musicians (aged 15-19yrs) and musician educators from Music Generation Waterford working with The New Brass Kings on a series of creative arrangements that merge genres and feature some of the biggest hits from the 60s and 70s.

This will culminate in a late-night showcase gig at Theatre Royal on 10th May.

Funded by the Late-Night Events (Pilot Programme), a partnership between the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media and the Arts Council.

Supported by Waterford City & County Council’s Arts Office

Find out more information here – The Midnight Collective blog

Get your tickets here – The Midnight Collective

The Vic Tramore

What's on in Waterford?

Leslie Dowdall and Mark Caplice live @ The Vic Tramore as part of their “Both Sides Now” spring tour. Hoping to weave a bit of magic. Tickets available at:www.eventbrite.ie

Waterford FC vs Dundalk FC 7:45pm at Waterford RSC

What's on in waterford?

The Blues return to the RSC this Friday (10th May), as they welcome Dundalk FC to the Blues home in their latest SSE Airtricity Men’s Premier Division clash.

After a perfect Bank Holiday weekend that saw the Blues pick up 6 points in their games away to Sligo Rovers & Shamrock Rovers, Keith Long’s side will look to bring that form back to the RSC this Friday with the visit of Dundalk.

An early second-half Christie Pattisson strike proved the difference between the Blues & the Bit o’Red in Sligo on Friday, before the Blues comfortably defeated the reigning Champions Shamrock Rovers by three-goals-to-one on Monday afternoon.

An own-goal from Rovers net-minder Leon Pohls put the Blues into the lead with just three minutes on the clock, before Johnny Kenny equalised minutes later for Stephen Bradley’s side. Dean McMenamy netted against his former club with a beautiful finish from distance mid-way through the first-half, before Connor Parsons finished off the scoring shortly after half-time with a stunning effort from the edge of the Rovers box.

Bank LaneWhat's on in Waterford?

Bar 8PM / Show 9PM

Theatre Vamps Presents

“The Life and Songs of Fleetwood Mac”

Performed by Derek Flynn, Lauren Cardiff & Paula Weldon.

Get your tickets here – Bank Lane tickets

Electric Avenue

CRY Charity gig

Come join us for a night of music and fun at Electric Avenue! The CRY Charity gig is a fantastic event where you can enjoy live performances while supporting a great cause. Get ready to dance, sing along, and make a difference in the lives of those in need. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have a blast while giving back to the community. See you there!

Get your tickets here – Electric Avenue

Robert Boyle Summer SchoolWhat's on in Waterford?

9th – 12th May: Waterford and Lismore celebrate Father of Chemistry Robert Boyle – various locations

Join us for the 12th Annual Robert Boyle Summer School, where Science meets Art
in a celebration of innovation and creativity. From May 9th to 12th, immerse yourself in the legacy of Robert Boyle, the Father of Modern Chemistry, born in Lismore.Discover
the fascinating connections between Science and Art with renowned scholars and artists. Explore Robert Hooke’s groundbreaking ‘Micrographia’ with antiquarian Roger Gaskell.Dive
into the genius of Leonardo da Vinci with Dr. Martin Landrus and figurative artist Una Sealy. Uncover the shared methodologies of Science and Art with Boyle scholar Nuala Clarke and mathematician Dr. Fernando Corbalán. Plus, witness how da Vinci’s vision shaped modern technology with SETU lecturer Carlos Garcia Pando showcasing the influence on 3D printing.

Engage your creativity with a botanical art workshop by Gooee O’Brien and unwind at the picturesque garden party at Lismore Castle, catered by Fullers Bistro of Lismore.

This unforgettable experience is made possible by CALMAST STEM Engagement Centre, South East Technological University, and the Lismore Heritage Centre, supported by Waterford City & County Council, local industry partners, and Lismore Castle Estates.

Secure your spot now at robertboyle.ie and join us for a weekend of exploration and inspiration. BOOKING ESSENTIAL!

For enquiries, contact Eoin Gill at eoin.gill@setu.ie
or 086 2630902.

Saturday 11th

Waterford Cultural Quarter

What's on in Waterford?

Join us for the Celebrate Brazil & Brazilian embassy in Waterford!
📅 Date: May 11, 2024
⏰ Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
🏛️ Embassy services available all day
🍴 Brazilian food, music, samba, kids’ activities, capoeira, performances, and much more from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM!
Don’t miss out on this exciting event celebrating Brazilian culture in Waterford!

Theatre Royal


What's on in Waterford?

Ireland’s Queens of Comedy are back with their brand-new show “Girls World Tour”.

After their last sell out tour, which received standing ovations across Ireland and the UK, DirtBirds are bringing their highly relatable and spot on observational comedy back to the stage.

With a mix of stand-up and sketches this hilarious new show explores the fascinating female mind and answers burning questions like:

Why do we enter 1000 calories into our Noom app when we’ve really consumed over 6,000?

Why do we hold onto tights when they’ve ladders in them?

Why do we keep buying creams that we KNOW won’t stop our faces from sliding down our necks?

Come along to DirtBirds’ new show and make it a girl’s night out (or if you’re really clever a girl’s weekend away).

Go on… you deserve it!

“DirtBirds comedy is based on observing everyday situations and turning them into very intelligent stand -up, sketches and stories” The Independent

“Sinead and Sue identify a gap in comedy that women can really relate to…” The Times

“These internet sensations will have you in stitches” The Independent

Darkness into Light at Waterford RSC

What's on in Waterford?

Please register for DIL 2024 and come visit the Pieta DIL tree at People”s Park.
We decorated it with little yellow ribbons to raise awareness for our walk on 11th May 2024 at 4.15 am

All welcome

Waterford Ska Club

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Sunday 12th

Dawn Chorus at Dunmore East Library

What's on in Waterford?

Join the Bealtaine Choir in Dunmore East Library garden on Sunday 12th May at 8:00 AM for the annual Dawn Chorus.
Our annual Dawn Chorus event takes place every May in Dunmore East Library where all are welcome to join with our Choir and lift their voices in song to greet the summer.
All welcome – refreshments served

Tuesday 14th


What's on in Waterford?

Wednesday 15th

Garter Lane

The Bilberry Goats present: Is This It? (Sold Out)

What's on in Waterford?

The Bilberry Goats are in the 13th year of our original three-year plan. Our portfolio of work and sketches has grown exponentially in that time. From early revue shows of music and comedy to the more recent full-bodied productions such as What Rising in 2016, I Do, I Do, So I Do in 2019 and We’re All in this Together in 2022.

Garter Lane Theatre has become the home of the Bilberry Goats where the audience merges with the antics on stage to become as one, when the roars of laughter reverberate throughout the auditorium. So, in this 40th Anniversary year of Garter Lane, we thought we should mark it as only the goats could, with aplomb and sophistication in the form of comic chaos. It’s a nostalgic trip that looks back on some of the finer moments of past shows, but packaged in a new show that will still manage to surprise the audience.

For more information check out – Garter Lane

Thursday 16th

Theatre Royal

VIXEN by Helen Casey Starring Rose Henderson

What's on in Waterford?

Angie, mischievous and fun loving, reflects on her life as “the other woman”, delighting the audience with her scandalous tale!

VIXEN, written by Helen Casey and performed by Rose Henderson, is a compelling psychological drama of one woman’s resilience, determination and desperation to name the love that was hers, but belonged to another.

Both haunting and mesmerizing, it is a visceral exploration of love, unspoken loss and uncomfortable truths.

As we are drawn further into Angie’s world, the emotional rollercoaster plunges from the frothy highs to a much darker terrain filled with suspense and a gnawing grief.

Tis better to have loved and lost…or is it?

It is the first anniversary of Martin’s death.

Angie’s lover.

His family has come to visit his grave.

Angie watches the mourners from the safety of her car, hidden under the Yew tree.

She remains unseen, her own grief buried deep within.

She remembers the foxes, appearing in formation like a string of ugly thoughts…..

What’s on in Waterford? 10th to 16th 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.