How To Enjoy In Person Baboró Events

It is so wonderful to be able to bring In Person theatre, exhibitions, workshops and more to the children of Galway City and County once again. Artists, teachers, supporters, volunteers and sponsors have been incredibly supportive and innovative in making Baboró take place both In Person and Online this year.

We would like to bring your attention to some important information about attending In Person events this year that relate to your safety and enjoyment at Baboró.

Attending In Person Events & Covid-19

In order for the festival to reach as many children as possible this year, we are working to government guidelines requiring adults to be vaccinated or covid recovered. We have also expanded the festival to two weeks to facilitate as many In Person events as possible. This policy has enabled us to greatly expand our capacity at venues across the city.

Patrons Over 18

All patrons over the age of 18 must be fully vaccinated, or recovered within 180 days of an event, as per current government Covid-19 guidelines.

On entry to the venue patrons over 18 must present:

  • Their Covid-19 vaccination certificate or
  • A valid Covid Recovery Certificate (within 180 days prior to attendance of an event)
  • A valid ID

Patrons Under 18

  • Accompanying children under 18 do not need to be vaccinated
  • All patrons over 13 must wear a facemask during events

Adults who cannot present the required certificates and ID will be refused entry. Any children that cannot be accompanied by an adult will also not be admitted entry.

Free Exhibitions

We have three wonderful exhibitions and a beautiful outdoor installation being presented as part of Baboró this year. These are free of charge and require no booking to attend. Please be advised that indoor exhibitions will be following the Covid-19 attendance requirements noted above.

Our City Walls

Inspired by the insights and drawings of Galway children, street artist Emmalene Blake will create a large mural in Galway city centre, shining a light on the right of EVERY child to enjoy and participate in a rich cultural life.

Our Day Out

In this series of paintings for children by Jennie O’Connell, we follow Moya and her friends and family as they explore their imaginary city through the seasons.


How much does a bull weigh? What’s the difference between a heron and a flamingo? How do you make friends at school? Why are children important? What does the rain taste of?


‘Viewpoints’ is a pioneering exhibition that explores the potent realm of art as a place for young people to develop and understand their rights. S

Family and Schools Digital Programmes

Of course, if you are unable to attend any of our In Person events, you can have adventure and expression from home with wonderful audio performances, film and activities for families and schools.

View our Family Digital Programme here.

View our School Digital Programme here.