Overall Winner: One-night trip to Amsterdam for two people, including flights and accommodation, plus free entry to the Van Gogh Museum.

Regional Runners-Up: Pair of tickets to see Vincent – A Play in any of the 2019 touring venues.


One of the most interesting things about art is its diversity.  That's why your solo entry to our Competition can be about anything that interests you under ANY of the following three themes:

* Starry Night            * Sunflowers              * Self-Portrait

All hand-rendered mixed media, painting, drawing, textile, sculpture or ceramic works will be accepted; please note that photography and digital work are not permitted.

Entry Criteria 

The Art Competition is open to SOLO entries from ANYONE aged 16 years and upwards (at 1st January, 2019) residing in Ireland.

All entrants to the Competition must purchase a ticket for the play - from any of the touring venues (excluding Thurles) - as their entrance fee.  To register, please email giving your name, age, proof of your ticket purchase, and the type of artwork you plan to submit. 

Closing date for REGISTRATION is Sunday, 28th October, 2018.

Take a look at our promo video for Vincent - A Play, using our Vimeo feature.



Paris 1890 … Theo van Gogh mourns the suicide of his beloved brother, Vincent, who died in his arms at the age of 37.  An intense delivery reveals the contents of the many letters they shared, allowing us to feel the loss, anger, frustration and (sometimes) joy of their volatile relationship, re-telling the events in Vincent’s own words.

In this Irish première, against the visual backdrop of some of his greatest masterpieces, director Christine Scarry and actor Peter McCamley gloriously recreate the world of the misunderstood genius, giving the audience a moving insight into the turbulent life and times of the great painter.


Following the great success of our MT Voice Scholarship last year, applications are now open for the 2018 Auditions for a full scholarship in MT voice/repertoire classes with Christine Scarry.

Applicants should submit their initial application, including contact details and an outline of their experience/training to date, to no later than Friday, 24th August, 2018.

Red Alchemy Theatre Company in association with Acoustic House presents the first public screening of the live show from New York City, with creatives and cast in attendance.

After sell-out shows in New York and Boston last summer, the fabulous new musical Irish drama FIND YOUR WAY HOME is making its way to The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny. 


Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. Doctrow, Ahren’s and Flaherty’s Tony award-winning musical Ragtime is a compelling epic capturing the American experience at the turn of the 20th century.

The play's beautiful score and deeply moving lyrics have found new meaning elsewhere in our current moment.  Ragtime deals with discrimination and social inequality; sadly, this work of art could not be more relevant than today, as we struggle to instill the ideals of fairness and justice in our society and institutions. As the piece demonstrates, art has the capacity to teach us about ourselves, our communities, and to build community.

ALCHEMY - a newly created six-piece female vocal ensembe that captivates with its uniqe fusion of contemporary and classic sounds.

It's feminine, poetic and strong. 

FINAL PLACES ON OFFER ... BOOK NOW! Sunday, 27th August, 2017 at The Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny

Christine Scarry will lead the workshop, which will comprise a masterclass-style performance of the songs, focusing on acting through song, analysing and refining technique to improve delivery, style and characterisation.