Wexford Opera House

Keith Williams Architects, Office of Public Works Architects, Wexford, Co. Wexford, Ireland, 2008

 

Subscribe now to instantly view this image

Subscribe to the Architects’ Journal (AJ) for instant access to the AJ Buildings Library, an online database of nearly 2,000 exemplar buildings in photographs, plans, elevations and details.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

Theatre interior lined with North American walnut 

Ros Kavanagh     Download Original

  • Theatre interior lined with North American walnut    
  • Wexford Opera House riverfront at night    
  • Wexford waterfront    
  • Wexford Opera House in context    
  • High Street view of Wexford Opera House    
  • Copper-clad flytower above reconstructed Georgian high street    
  • Wexford Opera House interior    
  • Wexford Opera House theatre interior    
  • Wexford Opera House theatre interior    
  • Wexford Opera House rehearsal space    
  • Wexford Opera House staircase    
  • Wexford Opera House second space interior    
  • Wexford Opera House theatre interior    
  • Wexford Opera House theatre interior    
  • Wexford Opera House theatre balconies    
  • Wexford Opera House staircase and rooflight    
  • Wexford Opera House interior    
  • Wexford Opera House theatre interior    
  • Wexford Opera House theatre interior    
  • Site plan    
  • Urban Section    
  • Basement plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • Third floor plan    
  • Fourth floor plan    
  • Section A-A    
  • Section H-H    
  • Section F-F    
  • Auditorium section 1    
  • Auditorium section 2    
  • Auditorium section 3    
  • FOH section    
  • Second space closed section    
  • Second Space open section    
  • Elevations East    
  • Elevations North    
  • 3D cutaway section    
  •     
  • Massing sketch    
  • Massing sketch 2    
  • Massing sketch 3    
  • Massing sketch 4    
  • Auditorium sketch    
  • Staircase sketch    
  • Auditorium sketch 2    
  • Auditorium sketch 3    
  • Auditorium sketch 4    
  • Auditorium balcony sketch    
  • Sound diffuser detail    
  • Sound diffuser details    

780-seat opera house with a second space of 175 seats plus rehearsal space, production facilities, bars and a café

The 7,500m2 Wexford Opera Festival House by Keith Williams Architects with the Dublin based Office of Public Works Architects has been constructed in the heart of the medieval town, on the site of the Festival’s former theatre.

It contains the new main opera house (780 seats) completely lined in North American black walnut, full flytower and backstage and a transformable second space of 175 seats, together with rehearsal and production facilities, bars, café and foyer spaces.

Data

  • Begun: Jul 2006
  • Completed: Aug 2008
  • Floor area: 7,235m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £26M
  • Procurement: GDLA 82 with quantities
  • Address: High Street, Wexford, Co. Wexford, Ireland, Ireland

Professional Team