Art at Garter Lane

See below for articles about our current artists in residence.

Information about our studio artists is coming soon.

Garter Lane Arts Centre is a genuinely thriving and busy working environment.

First opened in 1984 and is now 40 yrs in existence.

Here artists engaged with the centre, whether through their own professional development trajectory, or on residency, or having been commissioned, frequently mix and have access to an environment where knowledge transfer between staff/arts workers and artists flows freely.

Broadly speaking the centre pursues Residencies in Dance, Theatre and Film. These residencies are supported through generous funding from the Arts Council & WC&CC. Artists are regularly engaged by the arts centre through funding from, but not exclusive to, Creative Waterford, WCQ, Sanofi, Waterford Area Partnership, The ETB.

For more on the Arts Council and available funding.

For more on the Local Authority Arts Services.

Garter lane Arts Centre is a member of Theatre Forum.

Artists at Garter Lane are resourced through our buildings, spaces, staff and surrounds. Situated in the heart of the cultural quarter in the centre of Waterford City, Garter Lane boasts:

10 Visual Art Studios, 1 Sprung Dance Floor Studio, 1 Workshop space (‘Children’s Room’)

1 Theatre Development Centre A Little Room
If you wish to make an enquiry about venue/room usage/rental please drop a line to

To make contact with Arts Centre staff please send an email to:

Theatre Artists in Residence 2024 – BrokenCrow

 BrokenCrow Theatre Company are delighted to be Theatre Artists in Residence in Garter Lane Arts Centre again for 2024. Having found our feet as Artists in Residence at the Arts
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Dance Artist in Residence 2024 – Rachel Ní Bhraonáin

Rachel is a performer, choreographer, writer and director making multidisciplinary shows and short films from her hometown of Waterford. With storytelling at its core, her work combines dance, writing and
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Next Generation Award Recipient Colm Summers

Colm Summers - director, playwright and artistic director Colm is an Irish director for theatre, opera and film based between New York and Dublin. He is committed to creating new
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Bursary Recipient Katie Honan

Through the support of an Arts Council Bursary, actor and writer Katie Honan will be joining us over the coming months in Garter Lane, as she develops her movement practice
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South East Venue Network bursary awarded to Fadi Zmorrod

Palestinian circus artist Fadi Zmorrod has been announced as the recipient of the 2023-24 South East Venue Network (SEVN) artist bursary. Fadi, who completed his professional training in Italy’s Cirko
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Artworks at Garter Lane

Check out our gallery in Garter Lane.

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