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Why Hire the Theatre?

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I have had the privilege of using the venue at Waterside Theatre this past two years for my cookery demonstrations to raise funds for Foyle Hospice.  I found the staff very helpful, willing to accommodate and give advice at any time.  The theatre itself has a fantastic layout and serviced my needs perfectly. I would highly recommend this venue and will certainly go back to them in the future for further events.

Bill Duncan, Head Chef, Foyle Hospice


It was so great for us to have the opportunity to open the show in a venue and to test it out on a different audience. The staff was so helpful with contacting schools and to answer our many questions and always responded promptly which was such a great help.  The technician was also great and so helpful during a fairly stressful tech.  We hope that this won’t be our last visit to the Waterside Theatre and we hope to see you all again in the future.

Jackie Tate, National Theatre


Over the past five years the Movers and Shakers have had the privilege and pleasure of holding the title of ‘Resident Drama Group’ in the Waterside Theatre. This arrangement has brought about many benefits for the group not least of which is the access to the varied facilities the theatre provides.

When it comes to lights and sound we were in the capable hands of the theatre’s technician, and the theatre management team have always gone the extra mile in supporting us from the marketing of our plays to always ensuring we attract a variety of audiences from the city and beyond.  If the true art of theatre is to be realised in this City then one has to look no further than the Waterside Theatre and its management team!

Mary McLaughlin, Movers and Shakers


Tullintrain Pipe Band have used the excellent facilities provided at the Waterside Theatre for many years and have been particularly impressed by the professionalism and helpfulness of all the staff.  As amateur musicians we have often relied on the help and advice of the technicians and back of house staff to give our performances that something extra which adds to the sense of occasion whatever it may be.  On behalf of Tullintrain Pipe Band I thoroughly recommend the Waterside Theatre as a special venue for all sorts of events many of which we have been privileged to be part of.

Austin Montgomery, Tullintrain Pipe Band


Take your Event to the Next Level!

The Waterside Theatre is a comfortable tiered 372 seated modern auditorium with a flexible seating system that can be easily retracted to allow for a large floor space which can accommodate up to 700 people.  We have top of the range theatre lighting and sound systems and HD screen, our back-stage area and dressing rooms also offers extra space for your performers. 

Let’s Talk

We’d love to talk to you about ways in which you can hire the Waterside Theatre.  Our experienced staff will ensure your event runs smoothly, from technical set-up, booking tickets, bespoke catering options, to our marketing team who can design your promotional materials to fully market your event – we can take care of everything!

To discuss please contact the Waterside Theatre team on 02871 314000.

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    1st September

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    7th September

  • Simon Yates - My Mountain Life
    9th September