World Class Artists and Performers on Waterford’s Medieval Streets

For three days every year the people of Waterford have a party – and you are invited!!! Spraoi (pronounced Spree) International Street Arts Festival offers free street theatre, circus, dance, music, comedy and spectacle from around the world. Welcome to our community at play.


Always Drinking Marching Band

From Catalonia in Spain, the Always Drinking Marching Band are set to bring Mediterranean musical fire & passion to Spraoi 2019!

Brass Tracks

Friday August 2nd Five bands take to the streets, each performing at a chosen spot before converging on John Roberts Square


A unique chance for people of all ages to take part in many workshops, demonstrations and activities over two days at Spraoi

Company Chameleon – Of Man and Beast

’Beautifully revealing…Unforgettably good.’ Judith Mackrell, The Guardian ★ ★ ★ ★

Dizzy O’Dare – Baba Yaga’s House

“Dizzy O’Dare brings both humour and malice to this deliciously wicked piece of roaming theatre. Encore, sister!” tales from Foxglove Cottage

Feathers Ensemble – In the City Still

Three performers puts their bodies to the test of stillness in a fast-paced world of concrete

Festijeux Games

Test your skills and have some fun with giant wooden games – for children and adults of all ages!

Hendrick-Jan de Stuntman meets Merel Kamp – Springtime

A spectacular visual show and an over the top romantic comedy in the style of a traditional silent movie

Joan Català – Pelat

Pelat is silence, expectation, movement, tension, poetry and balance

La Mecanica & Los Rabinovich – Jêtlåk

The Brothers come from far away and in their suitcase they bring music, laughs and smiles

Mbilou and Kakatsitsi Drummers

Mbilou, with the Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana bring a fusion of Bwiti influences with funky drumming grooves

Morbid & Sons – The Pop-up Funeral Shop

Drop in and try on a coffin: the offer is buy one get one free! This is a one-stop shop for your final rest!

Ockham’s Razor – Belly of the Whale

“a kind of living sculpture, it’s a sight to behold.” What’s on Stage

Opus Furore – Roaring Clubsters

Mike and Mike climb in the time machine…Turn on, tune in and freak out! A melting pot of Comedy, Juggling and Acrobatics straight from the Speakeasies!

Sanofi Spraoi Orchestra

The Sanofi Spraoi Orchestra is a music education programme involving 25 local young people

Síolta Circus – Seeds

’Seeds’ challenges your expectations of what is possible with the human body. A contemporary circus show with an Irish sense of humour. Serious. Skillful. Silly.

TeaTime Company – Stick-Stok

“Combining the natural with the unusual, this makes you crave more and go home full of joy . . . “ Nikki Rasings, Spectator at New Seeds

The Fanzinis – Spailp

A brief but glorious experience of your life’s most exquisite moments…Spailp is a show for 5 minutes for 5 people at a time for ages 5 and over.

The NEST Stage

A mentoring initiative in partnership with ISACS (the Irish Street Art, Circus and Spectacle Network) this year featuring Full Circle by Laura Ivers and TAO by Human Collective

The Tamarros

Summon up that disco fever – This 11-piece street band is like no other!  

Traces Dance Ensemble

A unique contemporary dance company based in Waterford, with a well-earned reputation for challenging perceptions about dance and (dis)ability

Brass & Co.

The hot brass and driving rhythm sections promise to keep you on your feet all night long – their energy and enthusiasm is contagious!

City of Waterford Brass

Favourites with the Spraoi audience, City of Waterford Brass present A Tribute to ABBA!

Fallen Lights

Fallen Lights are a blend of rich harmonies and catchy melodies with an underlying pop theme that would get even the most dedicated of rockers tapping their toes.

Friendship Band

‘Carnival’ style entertainment with upbeat music and striking uniforms.

Galway Street Club

“…GSC are ready and more than willing to put their mind, heart, body, soul and balls into every note…”

Jukebox Gypsy

Jukebox Gypsy are known for their eclectic song writing and high-energy shows.

New York Brass Band

A 7-piece with a repertoire ranging from jazz to pop, reggae to funk and New Orleans Jazz to ska

Omega Three

You’ll hear swing and rag-time tunes and some jazz standards along with classic acoustic songs.

Rebel Brass

Full of energy, these live-wires are set to entertain and bring soul to the masses


Blending the freshness of dance music, with the warm influences of swing from the 20s to 50s.

The Barrack Street Concert Band

Making music in Waterford since 1870, the band will perform a selection of popular music pieces from their Summer Programme

The WAMA Resonate Stage

Sunday Aug 4th

William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Band

35 Member Drum Corps using traditional fifes and drums, the band plays music from 18th Century America