The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum


The Athenaeum


The Athenaeum is a period theatre located in Enniscorthy County Wexford.

The late 19th century theatre is an ideal filming location for films with period scenes set in a theatre or ballroom. Built in 1892 and refurbished in 2016, the auditorium has an authentic period feel. The auditorium is surprisingly bright and airy with large windows and a high ceiling. The careful refurbishments mean that the interior of the building especially lends itself to being used for period films set between 1900-1950.

Besides from the auditorium, the building has three dressing rooms and a museum on the events of the 1916 Rising in Enniscorthy. The design of the building is inspired by Classical architecture, which is most evident in its temple-like façade.

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Located one building away from Enniscorthy Castle.

The Athenaeum was a filming location for Brooklyn (2015), where the auditorium was used for a dance hall scene.

The auditorium seats 100 and has a mezzanine that can seat 30 more.

Parking: Limited. A town car park is 100m away and fits ~20 cars.

Located in Enniscorthy.

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Photographer: Gordon Wycherly


The Athenaeum, Castle St, Castle Hill, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Y21 PN47


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