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The National Opera House

Internationally acclaimed as ‘the best small opera house in the world’ this state-of-the-art building was opened in 2008 as a fitting home for the award-winning Wexford Festival Opera and an all-year-round multi-disciplinary performance art-form theatre. The perfect place for a conference or event our world-class team who work year round bringing international and world-class events to life in the National Opera House are on hand with expert advice and expertise.


O’Reilly Theatre

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PERFECT FOR CONFERENCES, AWARD-CEREMONIES, SEMINARS. The main auditorium of the National Opera House has a seating capacity of 855 seats theatre style. Home to the world famous Wexford Festival Opera, the award-winning auditorium is an impressive and inspiring space for event organisers, speakers and participants.  The auditorium layout is a stall and two tiers arrangement and the highlight of the auditorium, visually, is the American Black Walnut lining, while is acoustically designed to require no amplification. The auditorium is available for exclusive hire and include break-out rooms, bar and dining facilities, cloakroom, toilets, wi-fi and technical support

Full Capacity 855 Seats in two tiers and stalls arrangements With forestage in small orchestra pit set up 825 With forestage in large setup 769 seats THEATRE STYLE CAPACITY: 855

“But this former fishing town in south-east Ireland finally has an opera house worthy of its internationally renowned festival... it is a state-of-the-art opera house with all the comfort, style and sophistication that its predecessor could never aspire to.” Michael Church, The Independent


O’Reilly Theatre

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O’Reilly Theatre The Stage

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PERFECT FOR PRODUCT LAUNCHES AND RECEPTIONS AND NETWORKING EVENTS. Recent productions on the stage of the National Opera House include the Abbey Theatre on Tour The Plough and the Stars, Wide Open Opera The Barber of Seville, Wexford Festival Opera, New York Polyphony, The National Symphony Orchestra, Jimmy Carr, Paul Heaton & Jackie Abbott (Beautiful South) Des Bishop and the Royal Moscow Ballet. The backdrop of the stage is the stunning auditorium, making the stage an impressive space for product launches and receptions. We can facilitate refreshments on stage for events so your guests can enjoy drinks and canapés while taking in the view.


Jerome Hynes Theatre

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Blackbox Theatre

Jerome Hynes Theatre

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PERFECT FOR SMALLER CONFERENCES, PERFORMANCES, SPECIAL EVENTS AND RECEPTIONS The Jerome Hynes Theatre is a blackbox theatre that offers great versatility. The total seating capacity of this theatre is 172, and the seats are retractable (excluding a small number in the balcony). The Jerome Hynes Theatre is available for exclusive hire and include breakout rooms, bar and dining facilities, cloakroom, toilets, wi-fi and technical support.

Studio/Rehearsal Width - 12.5m-Depth 6m-Height 7.5m to Tension wire Grid System. Dimensions: 122.5 msq / 1318 sqf (with seats retracted) THEATRE STYLE CAPACITY: 172


Top Floor Restaurant

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PERFECT FOR PRIVATE EVENTS AND SMALL CONFERENCES With stunning views across Wexford Harbour the restaurant on the top floor of the National Opera House is the perfect venue for a private dinner, function, party or small conference or event. The restaurant can seat 60 and also has its own kitchen upstairs so ideal for private dinners. The venue also can seat 70 comfortably theatre style and 100 standing making it a fantastic location for smaller events.

Standing: 100 Seating Capacity: 70 Theatre Style, 60 Dinner Dimensions: 88.45 msq /952 msq


Founders Room

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PERFECT FOR CLIENT ENTERTAINMENT, VIP BAR, BOARD MEETINGS AND SMALL RECEPTIONS The Founders Room is an intimate bar on the second floor of the National Opera House. Throughout the Wexford Festival Opera it is one of our main VIP bars while throughout the year it is used for board meetings and small events. The bar is perfect for client entertaining if you are bringing clients to an event in the National Opera House or for a small reception.

Standing: 40 Seated: 15 (board meeting) Dimensions: 35.3 msq / 379 sqft


The Festival Room

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Festival Room

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PERFECT FOR PRIVATE EVENTS AND SMALL CONFERENCES The festival room is a fantastic open space with its own bar and views over Wexford town that can facilitate everything from special events to private dinners, receptions and small networking events or conferences.

Standing: 100 Seating Capacity: 70 Theatre Style, 60 Dinner Dimensions: 88.45 msq /952 msq


Board Room

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PERFECT FOR MEETINGS AND SMALL NETWORKING EVENTS The Board Room is located on level three of the National Opera House. As with many of the rooms in the opera house it boasts superb views over the town. The board room can accommodate 15 for a meeting and 40 standing for a small reception. Teas and coffees and refreshments can be provided for all events along with water for meetings. The board has conference call facilities and a screen and projector can be provide if necessary.

Standing: 40 Seated: 15 Dimensions: 55.5 msq / 597 sqft


The Lobby

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The Lobby

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PERFECT FOR RECEPTIONS AND NETWORKING EVENTS The lobby is a great choice for a reception as it has a full bar and plenty of space. Located on the ground floor of the National Opera House the space boasts superb views through to the very top of the building showcasing the wonderful wooden staircase and Ceadogán rugs on display

Dimensions: 111.5 msq


Dance Studio

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PERFECT FOR BRAINSTORMING SESSIONS, REHEARSALS, YOGA AND FITNESS CLASSES AND TEAM-BUILDING SESSIONS. The dance studio is rarely seen by the public but a beautiful space perfect for informal meetings and the perfect spot for team building days and even fitness classes!

Dimensions: 65 msq


Bars & VIP Rooms

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BARS Relax in one of the National Opera House bars, serving a range of wines, spirits, champagnes and minerals, as well as tea, coffee and refreshments. Pre-order your drinks/refreshments at any of our bars to save time and enjoy your refreshments without rushing.

Vip Rooms VIP rooms are available for hire during any National Opera House performance for private hospitality events. Enjoy your own private interval reception in the National Opera House ‘Founders’ Room, with full bar facilities. Open bar facilities can be arranged with settlement post performance for any group of 10+.


Conference Facilities:

Unique conference facilities for up to 855 delegates theatre style. Mid-size space for up to 172 theatre style. Dedicated ultra-fast 150MB fibre optic broadband connection, available through-out the National Opera House via our Cisco wireless solution. All breakout rooms have plasma screens, network access points and wireless connectivity. Numerous meeting rooms and smaller areas in the building suitable for breakout meetings and sessions.  wo large bars, two smaller bars and ample foyer T space. CafĂŠ/restaurant and catering facilities on site. F ully functioning stages with full production, lighting and sound facilities. Private backstage tours available for delegates.


Previous Events: THEATRE FORUM

TECHOVATE

We hosted the annual Theatre Forum Conference, the national representative organization for theatre and opera companies and venues in 2009 and again in 2010 with approximately 350-400 delegates attending.

The international event Techovate took place in 2012 and hosted global digital brands including Facebook and Google. And featured full wi-fi and online connectivity. We welcomed approximately 400 delegates.

TEAGASC

SALESFORCE.COM

The Environment Research Centre of Teagasc based in Johnstown Castle, hosted the 17th International Nitrogen Workshop in Wexford Opera House in 2012, with approximately 300 in attendance.

In 2012 we hosted Salesforce.com in the Jerome Hynes Theatre with key members of their international team with over 140 delegates.

SINN FEIN ARD FHEIS The Sinn Fein Ard Fheis was held in February 2014 and welcomed approximately 1,200 delegates over the period of the two day conference, making full use of the main auditorium, black box theatre, and all other side-bar meeting rooms. The conference keynote speech was broadcast live by both RTE and BBC.

OPERA EUROPA The 2013 Wexford Opera House hosted the annual conference of Opera Europa, the international representative organization for all opera companies and opera houses throughout Europe and beyond. The 300 plus international opera professionals came from across Europe, the US and further afield to the annual conference that had never been held before in Ireland.


Design Awards: The National Opera House has been the recipient of numerous prestigious national and international design awards since its completion in 2008

Contact: To book an event or make an enquiry please contact Aisling White on aisling@nationaloperahouse.ie or call direct on: +353 53 9163526 The National Opera House, High Street, Wexford, Ireland BOX OFFICE: +353 53 912 2144 / 1850 4 OPERA

Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland RIAI Award 2009. Best Cultural Building. Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA European Award 2009. American Institute of Architects AIA Excellence in Design Award 2010 - Winner in the category  of Townscape Civic trust (UK) Award Winner 2009 Society of Theatre Consultants (UK) Winner of the Quadrennial Award for Practical Design Excellence 2010 Bank of Ireland Opus Architecture and Construction Award Opus Award Winner in the over €20 million category 2008 The Irish Times Theatre Awards Special Jury Award 2009 Zurich Local Authority Members Association  Award LAMA Award 2009 – Best Contribution to the Local Community

Conference and Events 2016  

Take a look through the different spaces in the National Opera House of Ireland. Perfect for your next conference, meeting or event!

Conference and Events 2016  

Take a look through the different spaces in the National Opera House of Ireland. Perfect for your next conference, meeting or event!

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