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Theatre & Arts in Galway

Galway Theatre

Galway City Museum: If you fancy learning more about the heritage of Galway City and council then this museum might just be the thing for you.

The museum has many historical items which do a great job in representing Galway’s fine archaeology, heritage and culture. It is home to items that date back to 1610 which are on display for all to see and learn about. The museum offers educational exhibitions and guided tours such as ‘Galway within the Walls’, ‘Routes to the Past’ and plenty more.

If the museum itself can’t provide you with enough history then you will be delighted to hear that it is nestled into the walls of Spanish Arch, which has its own historic tale to tell. The museum is also located next to the Galway Cathedral and is situated on the banks of the River Corrib which, on a sunny day would provide the perfect atmosphere for you and your family. Do you want to hear the best part about this attraction? It’s free and welcomes anyone through its doors.

Galway Arts Centre: Originally built in the 1840’s, this building played home to the Persse Family whom of which Lady August Gregory belonged to. Today, this building has been transformed in to a delightful contemporary arts studio that offers a huge range of art-related services. For this, we can thank Lady Augusta as she is the main inspiration behind this business because of her love of arts.
All the activities that go on are free and are open to anyone and everyone. Some of the activities include:

• Classes in art
• Writing
• Photography
• Drama workshops
• Music
• Voice

This business is the driving force behind any arty events that take place throughout Galway and their love for the arts doesn’t go un-noticed. They have a passion that they wish to share with you so go on down and explore a hidden talent you never knew you had.

An Taibhdhearc: Is the National Irish Language Theatre of Ireland which was founded in 1928 was a starting place for many Irish actors, writers and directors. The theatre is a popular venue for drama, music productions and international films also.

Druid Theatre: This theatre was founded by Garry Hynes, Mick Lally and Marie Mullen in 1975, here in Galway. It soon became the first professional theatre company which was not based in Dublin city. Druid Theatre has continued to serve as a place for promotion and development of the arts and culture in Galway. As a home to many famous plays and actors, it definitely is something to visit while you’re in the city.

The Black Box: Is Galway’s largest theatre and hosts significant theatre shows and performances all throughout the year. It is especially popular during the Galway arts festival when all the big acts arrive! The shows are in the Black Box are very diverse ranging from theatre, concerts, dance, film, musicals, comedy and family shows available and are open an impressive 362 days a year.

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