Welcome to Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre

The Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre is Kilkenny’s very own outdoor auditorium.  Located beneath Ballykeeffe Wood and Nature Reserve the Amphitheatre boasts a state of the art canopy which enhances the deep, worked-out quarry to offer acoustics and a setting designed to provide an unforgettable and memorable experience of theatre and music. The canopy was erected in 2011 with the aid of LEADER funding.

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Check out details of our events on What’s On

 23rd June

12th July

                  13th July

10th August

31st August

Family Fun Day

Chapterhouse Theatre Company: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Jack Lukeman, ‘The 27 Club’

Bagatelle, ’35 YEARS’


Performers’ Testimonials about Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre
Moya Brennan
” What a unique experience! There can’t be anywhere else like Ballykeeffe in Ireland. Playing there was a pleasure – it’s intimate and easy to connect with the audience but at the same time there’s a sense of grandeur and drama beneath the magnificent rockface. A gem of a place and I’m sure destined to become a favourite with all kinds of performers”.
Liam Ó Maonlaí (Hothouse Flowers)
“Ballykeeffe is an experience unto itself, it is a majestic place. A jewel in the land. To make music there is an adventure in itself.”
Noirinn Ni Riain
” The amphitheatre is a special and magical community resource.
The dramatic cliff face of the old quarry makes for a very impressive backdrop and the tiered seating is beautifully landscaped in a way that also maximises the acoustics.”
“To return to this unique venue is always a pleasure, and we are assured of a warm welcome at all times – thank you”
Experience The Unforgettable
A deep, worked-out quarry, nestling beneath Ballykeeffe Wood and Nature Reserve, offers acoustics and a setting designed to provide an unforgettable and memorable evening. Leading performers have thrilled audiences here – Anuna, Kila, Cora Venus Lunny, Dublin Welsh Male Voice Choir.

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