The Athenaeum

Working to preserve our heritage while creating an environment that fuels creativity, ignites minds and renews dialogue between past and present

Welcome to the brand new 171 WX Enniscorthy Athenaeum Historic Theatre and Museum website. The Athenaeum was extensively restored and refurbished  in 2016 as one of nine national ‘Permanent Reminder’ projects of the 1916-2016 centenary commemorations

The Museum houses the County Wexford’s 1916 archive collection – artefacts and documents. The Athenaeum was built first and foremost as a town hall and theatre. The Theatre is back in action with Enniscorthy Musical Society returning to the stage and Enniscorthy Drama Group back treading the boards again.

Venue Hire and Museum also


Restoring The Past

Mícheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards


This venue exceeded my expectations. It is small and intimate, yet big enough to put on a great show.
Eamonn Murphy
The Athenaeum in Enniscorthy is a fantastic venue, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. Well done to all involved.
Margaret Doyle

What's On

Jeff and Elvis
Jeff and Elvis
1st February 2017
Jeff & Elvis BOOKING INFO & TOUR DATES 7:30PM Show Friday 9th June 2017  Saturday 10th June 2017 3:30PM Show Friday 16th June 2017 Saturday 17th June 2017 (more&hell
National Inventory of Architectural Heritage’s Building of the month June 2016
24th June 2016
Building of the Month - June 2016 The Athenæum, Castle Street, ENNISCORTHY Td., Enniscorthy, County Wexford A meeting held on Wednesday 4th February 1891 set in motion plans
APRIL 16th – the first play in the Athenaeum since 2004
4th April 2016
  To reserve seats, email: Athenaeum booking office opens next week.

Booking & Venue Hire