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May 13 2022

Galway International Arts Festival is back with a bang

Galway International Arts Festival is back with a bang! A theatrical highlight is the return to Galway and the Town Hall Theatre of Chicago’s renowned Steppenwolf Theatre, after a 15-year absence. They’ll perform Sam Shepard’s True West the play which catapulted them onto the American scene when they first staged it in 1982. New to Galway is New York-based illusionist Geoff Sobelle with Home - a spectacle involving illusion, choreography, music and storytelling as it explores the everyday drama of what makes a house a home - at the Black Box Theatre for one week. Landmark Productions and Irish National Opera present the First Child - the third in a series of contemporary operas from composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer and director Enda Walsh – at the Black Box Theatre for one week.

Tickets for the above productions are available www.tht.ie

Get details of the full GIAF programme at https://www.giaf.ie/


May 13 2022

Dramatic exploration of place

The Village, a play with music and dance, will be staged in an intimate setting at the Black Box Theatre next Friday, May 20, at 8pm.

It’s a new work from Ériu Dance Company and is the latest initiative between Galway’s Town Hall Theatre and the company which was set up in 2010 by dancer and choreographer Breandán de Gallaí. Breandán is still its artistic director as Ériu celebrates and pushes the boundaries of the Irish dance tradition.

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May 13 2022

May / June News

Town Hall and Black Box Theatres have a super line up of theatre, dance, music, comedy, film and family-friendly events taking place in the next 7 weeks!

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Our exciting line up for May and June includes but is not limited to

Classical music from acclaimed Slovakian violinist Vladimir Jablokov Thurs 12 May & the Irish Chamber Orchestra Fri 10 June;

Theatre from East Side Community Theatre Thurs 12 & Fri 13 May; The Visit by Deirdre Kinahan Sat 4 June; Curlew Theatre Wed 15 June & the return of Pat Kinevane with a trilogy of his most popular titles, details to be announced next week.

Dance from Eriu/Breandan de Gallai with The Village Fri 20 May & "CHANGÓ" Flamenco-Jazz Fri 1 July

Music from Marc Roberts Fri 13 May; Rebecca O’Connor as Tina Turner Fri 27 May; Phelim Drew Band Thurs 9 June; The Ollam Fri 17 June & Cherish The Ladies Fri 24 June

Ballet from Youth Ballet West Sat 14 & Sun 15 May

Comedy from Sorry For Your Loss Fri 20 May; Jason Manford Thurs 16 June & Farmer Michael Sat 25 June

Special events on Fri 17 June with a stunning production of The Third Policemen by Flann O’Brien featuring a musical ensemble led by Colin Reid and narrator Phelim Drew & on Thurs 23 June with Keith Barry

And finally, a large selection of family events including Wed 18 & Thurs 19 Coláiste Bhaile Clair Claregalway; Sat 21 & Sun 22 May Genevieve Ryan Dance; Mon 23 May Whistleblast Quartet; Sat 28 May Dance It Out; Sun 12 June 4M Dance and Sun 19 June Mary Drummond

Please note that whilst use of face masks is no longer mandatory, patrons who wish to continue to wear face masks in our theatres are more than welcome to do so. And please also note a number of subtle Covid-19 mitigation measures remain in place in both Town Hall and Black Box to help keep everyone safe.


May 06 2022

Adventure night at Town Hall

Adventure night at Town Hall courtesy of Banff Film Festival

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is back for 2022 and will visit Galway’s Town Hall Theatre next Wednesday, May 11, with a selection of short action and adventure films

These films, from the wildest corners of the planet, were chosen from hundreds of entries into the Banff Mountain Film Festival, which is held every November in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Films being shown will include Exit the North Pole, focusing on polar explorers Børge Ousland and Mike Horn. In 24-hour darkness and with temperatures down to minus 40 degrees, the two attempt a 1,500km ski expedition across the frozen Arctic Ocean, via the North Pole. With drifting ice and the threat of polar bears, it’s a gruelling journey.

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