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Our team works closely with schools and community groups so that all children have the opportunity to experience the wonder of Baboró.

We recognise the cost and effort schools and teachers incur to bring their students to our festival. Information about our bus subsidy scheme for schools can be found below. Our festival programme has dedicated performances for schools and groups with subsidised tickets for students and free teacher and SNA tickets. We also provide a dedicated schools box office liaison who assists schools, groups and teachers with their booking and festival experience.

School Liaison Contact

Phone: 091 532 985

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Thank you for attending the 2022 Baboró festival with your students!

We recognise the cost and effort schools and teachers incur to bring their students to our festival. Our festival programme has dedicated performances for schools and groups with subsidised tickets for students and free teacher and SNA tickets.

Baboró has been supported by local businesses and individuals to help schools with transportation costs. With your booking confirmation you will receive details about how to claim back some of your bus hire costs after the festival. However, if you are concerned that bus hire costs may be a barrier to your attendance please contact the Schools Box Office now.

Download Bus Subsidy Form here
Deadline Friday 18 November 2022

How to Submit the Form

Please pay your own travel costs in full, then send the completed form plus receipt/proof of payment to:
Baboró, 2nd Floor, Augustine Court, Augustine Street, Galway, H91 VXT1


  • In order to help us continue this service and due to limited funds, we kindly ask schools to avail of this offer only where they could not otherwise attend.
  • We offer a subsidy up to 50% based on a maximum of €1.25 per child for schools in Galway City and €2 per child for schools outside Galway City, whichever is the lesser amount.
  • We also offer a mileage subsidy for school groups who have their own school transport. A payment of 50¢ per mile is available for schools required to travel more than 2 miles to performances.
  • Please submit a subsidy form for each return journey.
  • Forms must be submitted by the deadline in November

Deepen your engagement with the festival with a fun in-classroom activity: Making Your Own Book. Join Baboró on Thursday 6 October at 2.45pm for a short Zoom tutorial.

Please find venue details, bus parking and information for your students to help them prepare for a visit to the theatre:

Download Teacher Welcome Pack

Download Preparing for Your Visit

Download Preparing for Your Visit (as Gaeilge)

Every effort is made to accommodate as many classes and school groups as possible.

To book, we ask teachers complete an online booking request form stating their preferred performances and times. Our schools liaison will reply with a confirmation or offer of alternatives.

1. Check the submission deadlines.

Please make note of important deadlines for booking submissions, payment and confirmation.

2. Review the school festival programme.

This will help you to decide which shows you would like to attend with your class or group. Pay attention to age and class guidelines to get the most from your Baboró experience.

The 2022 festival programme will be posted to your school and available online in early September.

3. Complete the online Booking Request Form.

Fill out the Schools Booking Form HERE

The deadline to submit the Online Booking Request Form has now passed. Forms submitted after the deadline are accepted, however please be aware that due to unprecedented demand there are very few places available.

4. Offer and confirmation.

We will contact you with confirmation of your booking based on your preferences, along with an invoice. Please note that bookings are not considered complete until payment has been received.

Performance Ticket: €6.50

DEIS Performance Ticket: €5.50

Creative Connections and Workshops: Free

Online Events: Priced per group

Visual Art & Exhibitions: Free

Teacher and SNA Tickets:

  • Schools: 1 free teacher ticket per 10 students
  • Pre-Schools: 1 free teacher ticket per 5 students
  • Additional Needs Groups: As required

If you are interested in bringing your students to a workshop or a free guided exhibition as part of Baboró 2022, please fill out the booking form here.

We strive to offer a programme that allows every child equal access to world-class arts for children, regardless of intellectual or physical ability.

Every year Baboró identifies certain shows as suitable for designated special needs schools and groups. Please call Kirsty and Annie on 091 532 985, or email, to discuss show suitability, venue accessibility, seating, lighting, and any other information that may be relevant to your students' needs.

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