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Wexford Opera House

Wexford Opera House is the main attraction of the Wexford Opera festival and fireworks display that is held yearly in Wexford town, 2km from Whitford House Hotel.

Situated on the same site as the theatre royal, Wexford Opera House has an area 10% bigger than the FIFA football pitch with two large bars and three smaller ones the foyer space is capable of accommodating up to 780 guests in total.

The Wexford Opera Festival first took place in Wexford in October 1951, which opened with a production of The Rose of Castile by one-time Wexford resident, Michael William Balfe.

Since that humble beginning Wexford Opera Festival has grown to be one of the premier cultural events in Ireland, with a firm fixture on the international Opera Festival calendar.

Wexford town also hosts a vibrant fringe festival coinciding with the Wexford Opera Festival that includes art exhibitions, drama, music, historical tours and of course the famous singing and swinging pubs competition!

Whitford House Hotel is ideally located as base for those seeking hotels near Wexford Opera House and other popular tourist attractions in Wexford.


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