Irish World Academy of Music and Dance

Limerick, Republic of Ireland

This unique facility places equal emphasis on music and dance, and provides a dedicated setting for learning through its philosophy of reflection, practice, artists-in-residence and community outreach projects. The new 20 million Euro building houses two performance workshop theatres, the 200-seat Sionna Theatre and the 80-seat Tower Theatre. The Sionna Theatre has been designed as a musical laboratory, best suited to host dance performances, while the Tower Theatre is ideal for chant and voice performances. The building also includes a green room for performers, recording spaces, a researcher's area, performance control rooms, music performance practical rooms and dance performance studios. These facilities have been designed to maximise natural ventilation in order to reduce the Academy's long term carbon footprint.

Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
Credit: Ros Kavanagh Photographer
Credit: Ros Kavanagh Photographer
Credit: Ros Kavanagh Photographer
Owner

University of Limerick

Architect

DLB Cordier Architect

Users

The Irish Chamber Orchestra, and Daghda Dance Company

Seat count

80, 200

Construction type

New construction

Theatre type

Educational, Dance theatre

Services

Theatre planning and theatre equipment design and specification

Completion

2010

Venue website

irishworldacademy.ie/venue/aca...

Credit: Ros Kavanagh Photographer
Credit: Ros Kavanagh Photographer
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
Credit: Ros Kavanagh Photographer