Every October, venues across Galway city and county open their doors to children. Our team of stewards and volunteers will meet you at each venue to guide you to your performance and answer any questions you may have.
Every reasonable effort is made to ensure that all venues are fully accessible to people with additional needs. As this is not always possible, please check with our Box Office or directly with each venue to confirm accessibility.
For questions or comments regarding venues or accessibility please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town Hall Theatre
Courthouse Square, Galway
The Town Hall Theatre incorporates a state-of-the-art 400-seat auditorium and the separate Studio for smaller events.
This main theatre is wheelchair accessible. Please note that the Studio is not wheelchair accessible. Events held in the Studio will be specified in the programme.
Chargeable hours for public parking are 08.30-18.30 Monday to Saturday and 13.00-18.30 Sunday. There is limited on-street paid parking around the Town Hall Theatre as well as a Large Pay and Display car park at the Galway Cathedral at €5 per day and another Large Pay and Display car park at the Black Box Theatre on the Dyke Road at €5 per day.
Galway city bus route 407 stops at Woodquay, which is a 2 minute walk to the Town Hall Theatre.
The Town Hall Theatre is located in the heart of Galway city and is a 5 minute walk from Eyre Square and a 12 minute walk from the Spanish Arch.
Black Box Theatre
Dyke Road, Galway
The Black Box Theatre is one of Galway’s largest theatre spaces. It plays host to many national and international performers. This multi-purpose venue operates as a blank canvas, allowing any artistic vision to come to life.
This venue is fully wheelchair accessible.
There is Pay and Display (street parking) at this venue. Chargeable hours are 08.30-18.30 Monday to Saturday and 13.00-18.30 Sunday, at €2 per hour.
Galway city bus route 407 stops at Woodquay, which is a 7 minute walk to the Black Box Theatre.
The Black Box Theatre is an 8 minute walk from the Town Hall Theatre and a 19 minute walk from the Spanish Arch.
Nun's Island Theatre
Nun's Island, Galway
Nun’s Island Theatre is an intimate, fully equipped 82-seat theatre situated in the heart of Galway City. It is a flexible space for all forms and styles of performance. Nun’s Island Theatre is home to the Galway Youth Theatre, in addition to many young professional theatre companies and practitioners in the city.
The theatre is fully wheelchair accessible.
There are car parks located on Mill Street and at Galway Cathedral. Both are a 4 minute walk from Nun's Island. The Mill Street car park is €2 per hour, and The Galway Cathedral car park is €5 per day. Both are open 08:30-18:30 Monday to Saturday and 13:00-18:00 Sunday.
Galway city bus route 414 stops on Dominick Street, a 4 minute walk to Nun's Island Theatre.
Nun's Island is located in Galway's West End and is a 7 minute walk from the Town Hall Theatre and an 8 minute walk from the Spanish Arch.
The Mick Lally Theatre
Druid Theatre Company, Flood Street, Galway
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.
The venue is fully wheelchair accessible.
There is no parking at this venue. Spanish Arch/Jury's Inn car park is a 1 minute walk from the theatre and costs €2.20 per hour. Street parking is also available nearby and costs €2 per hour.
The Mick Lally Theatre is an 8 minute walk from all bus stops in Eyre Square.
The Mick Lally Theatre is a 9 minute walk from the Town Hall Theatre and a 3 minute walk from the Spanish Arch.
Galway Arts Centre
Dominick Street, Galway
Galway Arts Centre is a 3,000 square foot gallery, 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 10.00-17:30 Monday to Friday and 10:00-14:00 Saturdays.
A wheelchair ramp provides entry to the ground floor, however there is no elevator access to the second or third floor.
There is no parking at the venue. There is Pay and Display (street parking) on Dominick Street and the surrounding area and a large car park a 1 minute walk away on Mill Street next to the Garda station. Mill Street car park is €2 per hour and chargeable hours are 08:30-18:30 Monday to Saturday and 13:00-18:00 Sunday.
Route 414 stops along Dominick Street, which is a 1 minute walk to the Galway Arts Centre.
The Galway Arts Centre is located on Dominick Street and is a 9 minute walk from the Town Hall Theatre and a 7 minute walk from the Spanish Arch.