Spraoi, the Irish word for fun, is an international Street Arts Festival attracting over 100,000 people to the city streets of Waterford every summer.
The Spraoi Festival regularly commissions and stages new street theatre work, both Irish and international, to be staged at the annual festival.
Spraoi has been staged in Waterford, Ireland, since 1993. For three days each year, residents and visitors of this medieval city, take to the streets and enjoy an international programme of street arts and spectacle.
The festival is staged on August Bank Holiday Weekend. Waterford’s narrow medieval streets, squares, quays and historic buildings provide an atmospheric backdrop to the celebration of contemporary performance culture. The majority of the events are free and suitable for all ages.