Spraoi Wicked Woods 2018

Wicked Woods – Samhain with Spraoi

Treat yourself to something truly different this Halloween with Spraoi during the Celtic feast of Samhain, marking the end of harvest and the beginning of winter – ‘the darker half’ of the year.

Compañía de Circo “eia”

inTarsi (Catalonia) IRISH PREMIERE A few smallish platforms, a trampoline, a teeterboard and four men… Four acrobats watch each other, gauge, run into, carry, throw each other and sweep us along in their physical and metaphorical dance: meetings, exploits, mistakes, … Continued

Avanti Display

Full Circle (UK) IRISH PREMIERE Are they incompetent council workers or is it a piece of performance art? What began as a game now is starting to look a bit precarious. Where have they gone? Now what do we do? … Continued

Compania Hotel iocandi

Esquerdes (Catalonia) IRISH PREMIERE “What is in the empty space between two pieces that do not fit? A man and a woman meet in a place. He climbs. She runs. Just a simple movement… and the game can start.” Esquerdes … Continued

The Yelling Kitchen Prince

The Yelling Kitchen Prince (Holland) IRISH PREMIERE The Yelling Kitchen Prince is the only owner of the Kitchen-organ-drumset in the world:Cooking, playing the organ and drumming at the same time..it’s a piece of cake for this amazing artist! This physical … Continued

Circ Panic

Mira T (Catalonia) IRISH PREMIERE A giant set of scales stands in the centre of the stage… MiraT plays with an exchange of perspectives, both introspective and open. From him to himself, from you to him and from him to … Continued

Ali & Henrik

Cikada (Ireland & UK) Two acrobats create a world between the harmonious and the absurd. In this world lines are blurred between human and nature.  An acrobatic and poetic reflection of the balance between the organic, the structured and the … Continued


Le Grand Café (Belgium) The smallest bar in the world! (and the nicest) Usually sitting alone at a café is rather depressing on your own. But if there is only one bar stool, then it feels like a privilege. The … Continued

Traces Dance Ensemble

Crossing Bridges (Ireland) Spraoi are delighted to welcome back Traces Dance Ensemble with a brand new show, after their barn storming performance at the 2017 Festival. This is a performance not to be missed. ‘Crossing Bridges ‘ explores relationships between … Continued

Nest Stage

Spraoi, in partnership with ISACS, will present new work from emerging street artists based in Ireland.  The acts will be under the mentorship of Simon Thompson, from Clown Noir.  The NEST shows will be presented on both Friday and Saturday … Continued


The Streetwalker (Slovenia) IRISH PREMIERE Streetwalker open air “ready-made“ gallery invites you to discover the finest artworks hiding behind every street corner of Waterford. Come and see a newly found Picasso, Pollock or even Zankič – in places where you … Continued

The Primitives

Three of a Kind (Belgian/Germany) IRISH PREMIERE Whilst there is no ‘story’ and no definable characters, the appearance of 3 middle aged men in suits and ties nonetheless evokes many images and emotions. Have they escaped from some office somewhere? … Continued

Che fa, concilia?

Che fa, concilia? (Italy) IRISH PREMIERE Don’t you know where you are? Are you stuck in traffic? Can’t you cross the road? You’re in luck, because he’s going to rescue you: the virtuous of the whistle, the ace of the … Continued

Waterford Youth Arts

Weird Wacky and Wonderful (Ireland) Seamie saw a traveling circus show when he was a child and he now wants to go back there once again.  People say he’s strange, but maybe he’s just a bit different?  ‘Weird Wacky and Wonderful’ … Continued


Guido Fanzini’s Impossible Circus (Ireland) Pogo sticks?…Check Plot to steal thunder from brother?…Check Guido Fanzini has finally managed to demote his brother Ronaldo to a lowly circus roustabout so that he can shine as the star of Guido Fanzini’s Impossible … Continued

The 2Men

The 2Men (UK) The Tourists The Tourists are good old salt of the Earth boys and lovable East End cockney geezers. Truth is they don’t get out of London much…in fact, this is their first time! Having won a competition … Continued

Circle of Two

Dodo’s Dream (UK) Inspired, amongst others, by the myth of Pygmalion and the tales of E.T.A. Hoffmann (such as The Sand Man and The Nutcracker),  Circle of Two tell the heartbreaking, impossible love story of an eccentric inventor and the … Continued

The Flying Dutchmen

The Sky’s the Limit (Holland/Canada) IRISH PREMIERE The Flying Dutchmen produce a street show that is slick, funny and highly skilled, and one that appeals to all ages.Their astonishing stunts, great audience interaction, interchangeable skills, all served up in their … Continued

Hop House 13 Rhythm Route

In association with Hop House 13, Spraoi bring a diverse, exciting and eclectic programme of national and international music to the pubs, clubs and hotels of Waterford over the three days and nights of the festival. All Hop House 13 … Continued

George’s Court Stage

Located in John Roberts Square, the George’s Court Stage will rock to the varied sounds of funk, brass and ska throughout Saturday and Sunday. A very special thank you to George’s Court Shopping Centre for supporting these acts. Saturday The … Continued