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Galway Theatre Festival 2023

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Take a chance! After a difficult few years due to Covid-19, the 14th Galway Theatre Festival marks the beginning of hope and renewal as we come together to celebrate the arts and the resilience of our community.

This year’s festival asks us to explore new perspectives, challenge our assumptions, and broaden our understanding of the world around us. We are excited to work with multiple organisations to deliver this year’s festival, such as Bealtaine, Polish Arts Festival, and Town Hall Theatre to present a wide range of productions, from thought-provoking dramas, children’s theatre, comedy and workshops.

We have something for everyone, and we encourage you to take a chance on something new and unexpected. As we navigate the challenges of the post-pandemic world, the arts have an important role to play in healing, empathy-building, and imagining a better future. We believe that this festival will be a catalyst for new ideas and fresh perspectives. We would like to thank all those who have helped GTF grow and flourish - the founders, team members, board members, artists, audiences and supporters. I look forward to meeting everyone during the festival 2023.

Aoife Noone
Creative Director

For more information and the festival’s full programme, please visit https://galwaytheatrefestival.com/

Galway Theatre Festival 2023 at a Glance
Fri 28th Sat 29th Sun 30th Mon 1st Tues 2nd Wed 3rd Thurs 4th Fri 5th Sat 6th
 
Friday 28th
   2pm   Brokentalkers: Workshop Nun's Island FREE More
   8pm (55mins) Just Friends Theatre Collective
OCD Me
Nun's Island €15/€12 Tickets
 
Saturday 29th
   2pm (60mins) Chris Moran
The Song Collector
O'Donoghue Centre
University of Galway
€12/€10 Tickets
   3:30pm (40mins) Joseph Hendel
Mandroid Streams
Bank of Ireland
University of Galway
€9/€7 Tickets
   8pm (55mins) Just Friends Theatre Collective
OCD Me
Nun's Island €15/€12 Tickets
   8pm (65mins) The Examination Town Hall Theatre €20/€18 Tickets
 
Sunday 30th
   2pm (60mins) Chris Moran
The Song Collector
O'Donoghue Centre
University of Galway
€12/€10 Tickets
   7pm (45mins) Polish Arts Festival
Nameless
An Taibhdhearc €15/€12 Tickets
   8pm (55mins) Just Friends Theatre Collective
OCD Me
Nun's Island €15/€12 Tickets
   8:30pm (35mins) Vanessa Earl
S A L T
Tracht Beach Free More
 
Monday 1st
   2pm (60mins) Chris Moran
The Song Collector
O'Donoghue Centre
University of Galway
€12/€10 Tickets
   7pm (45mins) Polish Arts Festival
Nameless
An Taibhdhearc €15/€12 Tickets
   8:30pm (35mins) Vanessa Earl
S A L T
Ladies Beach Free More
 
Tuesday 2nd
   1pm (60mins) Jenni Nikinmaa
The Enchanted Island
Inis Mór €9/€7 Tickets
   3pm (60mins) Jenni Nikinmaa
The Enchanted Island
Inis Mór €9/€7 Tickets
   4pm (90mins) MAM West Panel Discussion O'Donoghue Centre FREE Tickets
   5:30pm (90mins) Speed Creating O'Donoghue Centre FREE More
   8pm (TBD) All Tribes Welcome
Stepping Up
Bank of Ireland
University of Galway
€9/€7 Tickets
 
Wednesday 3rd
   12pm (2hours) Workshop
Character Connection Through Improvisation
O'Donoghue Centre
University of Galway
€14 Tickets
   3pm (2hours) Workshop Órla Mc Govern
What’s The Story?
O'Donoghue Centre €14 Tickets
   7pm (25mins) Dillisk
Where Seaweed Dances
Bank of Ireland
University of Galway
€5 Tickets
   8pm (NA) Little Cinema - One Take Challange O'Donoghue Centre
University of Galway
€8 Tickets
 
Thursday 4th
   2PM (90mins) Fishamble: Working on New Writing O'Donoghue Centre
University of Galway
Free More
   7PM (65mins) Michelle Read & Brian Keegan present
On A House Like A Fire
O'Donoghue Centre
University of Galway
€15/€12 Tickets
   8PM (45mins+) Kabosh
Green & Blue
Mick Lally Theatre €15/€12 Tickets
   8:30pm (60mins) Brú Theatre, Galway Dance Project and the Town Hall Theatre
Remote Control Showcase
Nun's Island Theatre €9/€7 Tickets
 
Friday 5th
   3PM (65mins) Michelle Read & Brian Keegan present
On A House Like A Fire
O'Donoghue Centre
University of Galway
€15/€12 Tickets
   7PM (65mins) Michelle Read & Brian Keegan present
On A House Like A Fire
O'Donoghue Centre
University of Galway
€15/€12 Tickets
   8PM (2hours) The House of Bernardó Alba The Black Box €18/€16 Tickets
   8PM (45mins+) Kabosh
Green & Blue
Mick Lally Theatre €15/€12 Tickets
   8:30PM (60mins) Áine Moynihan with Giorria Collective presents
Feisteas an tSaoil/Dressing the Part
An Taibhdhearc €15/€12 Tickets
 
Saturday 6th
   1:30PM (2hrs) Esther Almazan
Yaqui and Béal: Yoeme and Irish in Conversation (WIP)
Bank of Ireland
University of Galway
€9/€7 Tickets
   2PM (45mins+) Kabosh
Green & Blue
Mick Lally Theatre €15/€12 Tickets
   2PM (20mins) Bill and Fred Productions
The Grannies
City Centre Location (TBC) Free More
   4PM (20mins) Bill and Fred Productions
The Grannies
City Centre Location (TBC) Free More
   8PM (2hours) The House of Bernardó Alba The Black Box €18/€16 Tickets
   8:30PM (60mins) Áine Moynihan with Giorria Collective presents
Feisteas an tSaoil/Dressing the Part
An Taibhdhearc €15/€12 Tickets
For full details please see the Galway Theatre Festival Website
 
Tuesday 9th
   8PM (80mins) THISISPOPBABY
Conversations After Sex
Town Hall Theatre €22/€18 Tickets
 
Patron Donation Awards
Bringing It All Back Home
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