National Opera House, Wexford

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Ireland's National Opera House

A state-of-the-art auditorium tactfully inserted into a dense, historic urban plan; a “secret gem” tucked away behind a reinstated street-front.

All walnut-lined auditorium, calling to mind the interior of a stringed instrument. Lighting bridges within the room, precision-crafted to be shown off, like the bridges of a stringed instrument.

Stage and forestage layout and technology allow the presentation of six different performances in a three day cycle.

Excellent sight-lines, optimised for performance on the forestage, in accordance with the Wexford Festival Opera tradition.

Horseshoe-shaped balconies, where the audiences in the upper levels are brought into better contact with the stage, enhance the performance experience for audiences and performers alike. This layout, which was largely abandoned in 20th Century design, enhances the atmosphere by populating the side walls of the auditorium, making the audience more ‘visible’ to itself.

The operational flexibility given by the orchestra pit lifts, and the stage and backstage facilities, together with the horse shoe-shaped balconies, arguably qualify National Opera House as Ireland’s first fully-specified purpose-built opera house.

Box Office: +353 53 912 2144

General Office: +353 53 912 2400

Email: aisling@nationaloperahouse.ie
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  • We stumbled across the National Opera House whilst walking around Wexford and noticed it had a cafe. We got into the lift to the top floor and were delighted to find the cafe with stunning views out.....  more
    We stumbled across the National Opera House whilst walking around Wexford and noticed it had a cafe. We got into the lift to the top floor and were delighted to find the cafe with stunning views out.....  more »
  • We had booked two tickets for 'The Lake of Cignes' at the National Opera House in Wexford on Friday evening 25 February. We booked a hotel room (we live in Waterford, without a car), the restaurant... 
    We had booked two tickets for 'The Lake of Cignes' at the National Opera House in Wexford on Friday evening 25 February. We booked a hotel room (we live in Waterford, without a car), the restaurant...  more »
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  • Superb Opera House. Small but not too small. Great sound and perfect views of stage. Beautifully crafted wooden balconies. Plenty parking within minutes walk. In the heart of Wexford Town. A lovely place to visit with ultra friendly people. Our evening was a wonderful experience. We will return.
  • Yes, I agree 4.8 or would if face masks had been insisted upon. Singing was top rate, esp the two leads, E and M. Costumes were somewhat bizarre although I enjoyed ER as a dominatrix!

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