Culture Night

20 September 2019

An evening of performing arts & music

Once again the National Opera House will host a selection of local talent including:


Discovering Drama 5:00 PM


A display of excerpts from productions staged by both our junior drama school and our senior drama school. The juniors will present “Madagascar” and the seniors will perform a small 15-minute snippet of their social issues play.


Wexford School of Ballet & Performing Arts 5.30 PM


Dance performance encompassing numerous genres, including Commercial, Classical Ballet, Contemporary and Hip Hop performed by students of Wexford School of Ballet & Performing Arts.


Sheila Grace Dance Company 6:00 PM

A fun and lively performance of various dance styles including Hip-Hop, Jazz, Modern and Lyrical dance featuring 40 members of Sheila Grace Dance Company.

Sheila Grace Dance Company has achieved many successes in the past 12 months including winning 9 trophies at the 2018 IFDPA in Paris, a successful Disneyland performance, runner up in this years Wexford Has Talent, winning the overall group at this year's St Patrick’s Day Parade and their annual performance in the National Opera House. These particular members are Sheila Grace Dance Company’s Performance and Competition crews and are training once again for the next Years IFDPA in Paris.


The Irish College of Music Theatre 6.30 PM

The Irish College of Music Theatre (IMT) is delighted to present musical theatre excerpts from its students studying at its Wexford Campus at The National Opera House.


Spring Moves Dance Festival 7:00 PM

Spring Moves Dance Festival will showcase a selection of dancers from Wexford including hip hop, break-dancers, ballet and contemporary dancers.


Cairde Coral Group 7.30pm

Cairde is an ‘a capella’ choral group of 9 members. Formed in 2017 Cairde perform a wide range of choral music from the 16 th to the 21st Century and covering all musical genres from Ravel to Radiohead.


Minutes to Midnight - Ryan O’Donnell 8:00 PM

One Man show

It is the year 2035 and the countries of the world have failed to reach the critical goal of reducing carbon emissions. Climate change is now becoming more apparent in countries across the globe, including Ireland, where Patrick and his wife live. Patrick, knowing that this is now the future of the planet, decides to write a letter explaining what happened in the world during the years 2019-2035 so that his children will understand how exactly it is that his generation managed to subjugate the planet and the human race to this fate. Can Patrick leave any hope by the end of his letter? Time will tell.


Guitar Orchestra 8.30pm

The Wexford Guitar Ensemble was founded during the Music Network Artist Residency 2017 in partnership with the National Opera House and Wexford County Council and was originally a forum for guitarists from all backgrounds and ages to enhance their ensemble skills and gain further performance experience. Under the direction of renowned Irish guitarist Alec O’Leary, the WGE has members from Wexford, Dublin, Kilkenny, Carlow and Wicklow. Over the course of this community-based project, the Wexford Guitar Ensemble has taken a new and exciting approach to performing a wide variety of works from Baroque music to modern film scores.


Wexford Light Opera Society 9:00 PM

Performance of Popular pieces from musicals from soloists and the award Best Chorus of the Wexford Light Opera Society.


No Booking Required