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Baboró and Level 3 Update

Baboró and Level 3 Update

October 06, 2020

The 24th Baboró International Arts Festival for Children opened on Monday 5 October with a wonderful exhibition by artist Jojo Hynes - She Crashes In and Fizzles Out - in Galway Arts Centre (pictured), and performances of The Wilde Garden Adventure from Bewley's Cafe Theatre in The Mick Lally Theatre - with actual audiences present!

Today, in light of the Government’s announcement to move all counties to Level 3 of the plan for living with Covid-19, we are adapting our programme. From tomorrow Wednesday 7 October, we are unable to present indoor events due to the restrictions. Our plan to introduce audiences to ground-breaking digital experiences will go ahead. More online events will also be added and we will have further updates in the coming days.

Our thoughts are with all the artists, companies and crews and their tremendous efforts to bring live events to audiences during Baboró. The health and safety of the community is paramount and while Covid-19 is having a devastating impact around the world, the arts sector has been hit hard.


Baboró is however very much underway and the team and all the artists remain committed to sprinkling some Baboró magic online over the next two weeks.

The spirit of this year’s festival was always about acknowledging the bravery of our incredible children, and about recognising how vital young people are to our communities. This is needed now more than ever.

The box office team are contacting ticket holders affected by these latest restrictions.

For now, we remain under Level 2 until midnight Tuesday 6 October. Therefore it is possible to visit the exhibition in Galway Arts Centre until 5pm today. Later in the week, a virtual tour will be available online.

Baboró is hugely grateful for the support of its funders, sponsors, donors and partners at this time. To our fabulous audiences and children who make Baboró what it is, thank you.

The 24th Baboró festival runs until 18 October.

This year’s Baboró festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland and Galway City and County Councils and supported by Medtronic, TG4, The Ombudsman for Children's Office, and the businesses and venues of Galway City.