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Waterford has two main entertainment centers. The 170-seat Garter Lane Arts Centre Theatre, 22a O'Connell St. (tel. 051/855038), presents the work of local production companies such as the Red Kettle and Waterford Youth Drama. Visiting troupes from all over Ireland also perform contemporary and traditional works here. Performances are usually Tuesday to Saturday, and tickets average €12 to €25 for most events. Concerts -- which tend toward the intimate, folky, and alternative -- cost €10 to €25. There are also film screenings, which usually cost €9 for adults and €6 for children and seniors. The box office is open Tuesday to Saturday noon to 6pm, and accepts MasterCard and Visa.

When big-name Irish and international talents come to Waterford, they usually perform at the Forum Theatre at the Glen (tel. 051/871111; www.forumwaterford.com), a 1,000-seat house off Bridge Street. Tickets average €10 to €25, depending on the event. The box office is open Monday to Friday 11am to 1pm and 2 to 4pm. In addition to concerts, stand-up comedy, and theatrical productions, there are special regular themed club nights, including "Traffik" (indie) every Saturday and "Bubble" (gay disco) on the first Friday of the month. The price for all club nights is €10.

Otherwise, Waterford's nightlife is centered in the hotel lounges and in the city's interesting assortment of pubs.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.