Venues

Every reasonable effort is made to ensure that all venues are fully accessible to people with disabilities. As this is not always possible, please check with the Box Office or directly with each venue.

Venues, Accessibility and Parking

Town Hall Theatre & Studio, Courthouse Square, Galway

Venues

Town Hall Theatre Galway presents an extensive and eclectic mix of theatre, concerts, musicals, dance, film and comedy shows year-round. It incorporates a state-of-the-art 400-seater auditorium, and the venue attracts audiences in excess of 100,000 annually, making it the most successful theatre of its size in Ireland.

Accessibility: While the main theatre is wheelchair accessible, the studio is not. 

Parking: Public - When staying for a performance, it would be advisable to park your car in a secure car park such as that at the Black Box Theatre on Dyke Road, or at the car park next to the Galway Cathedral. There is also limited parking in Woodquay.

Schools - Buses can stop in front of the Town Hall Theatre. Special arrangements have been made with the Gardaí to enable safe bus access to the area. This is the recommended option, particularly with young children. Alternatively, buses can park at the Dyke Road Car Park and the children can walk along the footpath to the Town Hall Theatre. Please let us know if you are going to be dropped at the Dyke Rd so we can have stewards waiting for you there. Please allow 5-10 minutes for the walk.

Website: www.tht.ie  

Black Box Theatre, Dyke Road, Galway

Venues

Black Box Theatre is one of Galway’s largest theatre spaces that, along with the Town Hall Theatre, plays host to many national and international performers. It is a multi-purpose venue that operates as a blank canvas, thus allowing any artistic vision to come to life.

Accessibility: This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Parking: Public - Pay and display parking is available at the venue.

Schools - The best place for buses to park is at the Dyke Road car park. Buses can drop children off outside the venue, and then park in the car park and collect the children after the event. Alternatively, buses can park in the public car park beside the Cathedral. 

Website: www.tht.ie

An Taibhdhearc, Middle Street, Galway

Venues

The new state-of-the-art theatre is a highly suitable venue for small productions, conferences, seminars, workshops and launches. The auditorium has 148 seats, and the foyer area is perfect for hosting receptions for up to 100 people.

Accessibility: The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Parking: Public - A number of city car parks are within walking distance. There is pay parking at Jury’s Inn, which is very close to the theatre - this car park can be accessed from Bridge Street and Quay Street.

Schools - Buses cannot access Middle Street, as it is too narrow. Therefore, children should be dropped off at Merchants Road. Stewards will meet them there and accompany them on the short walk over to An Taibhdhearc. Buses can collect the children again at Merchants Rd.

Website: www.antaibhdhearc.com

Nun’s Island, The Claddagh, Galway

Venues

Nun’s Island Theatre is an intimate, fully equipped 82-seat theatre that is situated in the heart of Galway City. It is a flexible space that can be utilized for all forms and styles of performance. It is home to the Galway Youth Theatre, in addition to many young professional theatre companies and practitioners in the city.

Accessibility: The theatre is wheelchair accessible. 

Parking: Public – There is pay parking on Mill Street, beside Mill Street Garda Station.

Schools – Buses are asked to drop children off at the bottom of the Cathedral car park near the entrance to Nun’s Island. Baboró stewards will meet them there, and accompany them on the short walk to the venue. Classes will also be escorted back to the car park for pick-up. Buses can park in the street beside the Cathedral, Dyke Rd car park, or the Salthill Promenade. 

Website: galwayartscentre.ie/ga/nuns-island-theatre

The Mick Lally Theatre – Druid Theatre Company, Flood St, Galway

Venues

The Mick Lally Theatre is a beautifully intimate venue where Druid creates all of its work, and aims to support the development and the promotion of the arts in Galway. It is situated in the heart of Galway, in one of the oldest parts of the city. 

Accessibility: The venue is wheelchair accessible. 

Parking: Public – The theatre is accessible from all major transport points in the city, or by foot from the main train station or bus station.

There is pay and display parking on Flood Street, Augustine Street, Cross Street and Middle Street, which are all in close vicinity to the theatre. There is also a multi-storey car park available at Jury’s Inn, which can be accessed from Bridge Street and Quay Street.

Schools – Buses can drop the students off in front of Jury’s Hotel. Baboró stewards will be there to meet the buses. Buses can then proceed to park on the Salthill Promenade, or at the car park in Salthill across from Atlantaquaria, National Aquarium of Ireland.

Website: www.druid.ie/the-mick-lally-theatre

O'Donoghue Centre, NUIG, University Road, Galway

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The O'Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance is located beside Áras na Mac Léinn and the Bailey Allen Hall in the heart of the campus of the National University of Ireland Galway. This 120 seat state-of the-art theatre is the venue for all performance related research and productions by Drama and Theatre Studies at NUI Galway.

Accessibility: There is an activation switch for the front doors to the theatre, providing wheelchair access. Both the entrance to the auditorium and the exhibition hall are located on the ground floor and are accessible by wheelchair.

Parking: Public - There are pay & display parking bays located in the NUIG campus. However, these are limited. Otherwise, parking is available at the Cathedral, located nearby the NUIG campus, or the council car park on the Dyke Road (by the Black Box Theatre), which is a ten minute walk from the venue.

Schools -Buses are asked to drop children off in front of the Aula Maxima (The Quad) close to the University Road entrance to the campus. Classes can then walk through the green towards the Marine Science Building (directly opposite the Aula Maxima). Upon getting to the Marine Science Building, turn left and you will be led to O'Donoghue Centre (located next to Aras na Mac Leinn).

Website: www.galwayartscentre.ie/ga


Galway Arts Centre & Áras na nGael Dominick Street, Galway

Venues

Galway Arts Centre is a 3,000 sq ft galley, showing national and international contemporary arts. The building hosts a wide range of activities from classes in art, writing and photography, to workshops in drama, music and voice. The gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am to 5:30pm, and is on open on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.

Accessibility: A wheelchair ramp provides entry to the ground floor, however there is no elevator access to the second or third floor.

Parking: Public- There is no parking at the venue, but city parking is available nearby - there is pay parking on Mill Street or Jury’s Inn. Jury’s Inn car park can be accessed from Bridge Street or Quay Street.

Schools – Buses are asked to drop children off at the bottom of the Cathedral car park near the entrance to Nun’s Island. Classes can then walk through Nun’s Island, cross onto Dominick St and the Arts Centre is half-way down the street, located on the right-hand side. Áras na nGael is beside the Arts Centre.

Website: www.galwayartscentre.ie/ga

Aula Maxima, NUIG, University Road, Galway

Venues

The Aula Maxima is located in the Quadrangle in NUI Galway. The university is located near the centre of the city, and stretches along the River Corrib.

Accessibility: Please note that unfortunately this venue has accessibility restrictions for wheelchair users.

Parking: Public – pay and display parking within the campus. However, take caution as cars parked in restricted zones within the campus may be clamped.

Schools – Buses should enter NUIG at the main entrance off University Road, and drop off children outside the Aula Maxima. Buses can collect children from here also, and during the interim they can park at the Cathedral or at the Dyke Rd car park.

Website: www.nuigalway.ie

Galway City Museum, Spanish Parade, Galway

Venues

The museum is a spacious, modern building, situated in the heart of Galway city on the banks of the River Corrib, overlooking the famous Spanish Arch. It houses a variety of permanent and touring exhibitions representing Galway's rich archaeology, history, science and arts.

Accessibility: The museum is fully accessible, including a lift to all floors.

Parking: Public-

There is no parking at the venue, but city parking is available very close by. The two closest car parks are: Jury's Hotel, Quay St., and Hynes Yard Car Park, Merchant's Rd. There is also pay & display street parking along the docks.

Schools- Buses are asked to drop children off on Merchant's Road at one of the designated drop-off points located there. Classes may then walk in the direction of the House Hotel, continue past here, and cross the road on to the Spanish Arch. The entrance to the Museum can be found to the left.

Website: http://www.galwaycitymuseum.ie

St. Joseph's Community Centre (Galway Community Circus)

Venues

St. Joseph's Community Centre is a multi-purpose hall which is situated next to University Hospital Galway. Located close to the city centre, St. Joseph's is easily accessible by bus, car, or by foot. It offers an adaptable space which is used for a variety of community-based projects and classes.

Accessibility: St. Joseph's Community Centre is an entirely ground-floor building and is fully accessible. 

Parking: Public – There is parking at the venue.

Schools - Buses bringing classes to this venue may park in the car park outside. The turn for the Community Centre is on Ashe Road. There are no height restrictions at the car park entrance and buses may park there for the duration of the performance.

Website: http://galwaycommunitycircus.com

For questions or comments regarding accessibility at the Festival, please email manager@baboro.ie.