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Waterford Spraoi is now a well-established and renowned street theatre company. It is perhaps best known for its annual Spraoi Festival and Parade held every August Bank Holiday weekend.
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- The idea back in 1993 was simply to have some fun and perhaps a little madness on a Summer Sunday. This initial idea materialised as a one-day event held on the streets of Waterford City. It was so successful that an idea grew; thus began it all. And what has since developed is one of Ireland’s leading street arts companies: Spraoi.
Spraoi is now a well-established and renowned street theatre company it resides in its own purpose built Studios dedicated to Street Art. Spraoi is perhaps best known for its annual Spraoi Festival and Parade held every August Bank Holiday weekend. The Festival, devoted to Street Art has become a firm favourite amongst locals and tourists alike and attracts's over 100,000 people to Waterford City over its three days. So much so there is no longer an August Bank Holiday Weekend in Waterford, it’s now better known locally as “The Spraoi Weekend”.
The festival will take place from the 4th to 6th of August 2017 as Waterford’s narrow medieval streets, squares, quays and historic buildings provide an atmospheric backdrop to an array of international street artists, performers and musicians who will be performing all over city for the 3 days…for free!