The Waterside Theatre performance programme currently includes drama, contemporary dance, ballet, live music, comedy, children’s theatre as well as traditional/cultural events.
The primary facility, the Waterside Theatre, is a 372-seat auditorium with a flexible seating system that can be easily retracted to allow the large floor space to be used for a variety of purposes, such as conferences, trade shows and sporting events.
The theatre has cinema capability and is now complemented by bravo café bar and free private car parking for 100 cars all on site.
The Theatre has partnerships with the North West Regional College, Grove Theatre Group and hosts the City of Derry Drama Festival and Hidden Treasures Children’s Theatre Festival each year.
Resident companies at the theatre include Ulidian Youth Drama Group, Sai Pak Chinese Welfare Association, Youth Action NI, Movers and Shakers, Kerala Association and Jo Jingles (early years music programme). We also offer Music Therapy and Drama, Hip Hop Drama and Art Classes, Diversity Drama Projects and Adult Drama Classes.