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Following the Government announcement on Fri 17 December, in January we will have fewer events, they will finish before 8pm & will accommodate just 50% of our usual capacity. Read our full COVID update

Corona Virus Update

 

Covid Certificates, Photo ID & Facemasks required. To keep everyone safe, we ask that patrons do not attend an event at any of our venues if they are experiencing any symptoms in relation to COVID-19, are self-isolating, waiting on test results or have been in close contact with someone experiencing symptoms. Please feel welcome to contact us at thtsales@galwaycity.ie if you have any queries.

 

Update 22nd December 2021

Following the Government announcement on Fri 17 December, we have had to scale back the programme of events we had planned between now and 30 January – we will have fewer events and, in keeping with the Government’s guidelines, they will finish before 8pm and will accommodate just 50% of our usual capacity for performances. Many December and January events have thus been rescheduled, some have been cancelled and others will proceed at earlier times – our box office team will be in touch with customers impacted by the changes and we ask everyone to bear with us as we work through the backlog. Please visit www.tht.ie for details of our revised programme and follow our social media channels for regular updates.

To reduce audience numbers on the small number of January events that have sold more than the permitted 50%, we are initially contacting all ticketholders affected by this restriction on capacity to ask if there are any bookers who no longer wish to attend the show. If you would like a full refund, we will arrange one. Once we have processed any refund requests from patrons, we will then review our remaining audience numbers for the affected shows. In the interest of fairness in this difficult situation, we will reorganise the performances on a “first booked, first served” basis. We appreciate this will leave some customers disappointed and are very sorry that this is a situation we must address, but in these challenging times we believe this is the most reasonable course of action.

Please be aware that a wide range of Covid-19 mitigation measures remain in place in both the Town Hall and Black Box to keep everyone safe. Following the Government announcement of 19 October, please note that all ticket holders* are required to produce proof of immunity (Digital Covid Certificate or Recovery Certificate) and photo ID upon entry. Patrons are also required to continue to wear masks throughout their time in our theatres and we ask patrons to be respectful of each other’s space when moving about. *Accompanied minors (children under 18 who are accompanied by an adult) do not need proof of vaccination or recovery. If you have purchased tickets for shows but don’t have proof of immunity, you are entitled to a full refund. Please contact thtsales@galwaycity.ie or your point of purchase before the show - refunds will not be given at the door of the show or after the event.

We ask that patrons do not attend an event in any of our venues if they are experiencing any symptoms in relation to COVID-19, are self-isolating, waiting on test results or have been in close contact with someone experiencing symptoms – please always err on the side of caution and we will refund you without hesitation. Please be aware that alcohol or food is not allowed in the auditorium of the Town Hall or Black Box Theatres and you are not allowed to bring your own alcohol into the buildings.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a safe and peaceful New Year, along with a massive thank you for your continued loyalty and support in 2021. God bless and stay safe!

Update 18th December 2021

Following the Government announcement on Fri 17 December which mandates that indoor events - including theatre productions, music concerts & film screenings - should finish before 8pm & remain limited to 50% capacity until 30 January, we are now revising our January programme. We are currently in discussions with the promoters, artists and organisations impacted by this difficult situation & in the coming days, our box-office team will be in touch with ticketholders as we work our way through the large workload. Thank you for your continued patience & support at what is a challenging time for everyone including our audiences, our artists & our workers.

Update 6th December 2021

Dear Customers. We are currently working to put a plan in place for events in the Town Hall and Black Box theatres from 7 December that are impacted by the Government’s 50% capacity restrictions.  This is a hugely challenging time for everyone, for you our patrons and for us at the Town Hall Theatre and we really appreciate your patience and support.

Shows in the coming weeks which have sold less than 50% will proceed as planned, but shows which have sold more than 50% will need to be realigned to comply with the regulations, and if this is not possible these particular performances or events will have to be cancelled or, where feasible, deferred to a new date.

We are currently in discussions with the many artists and organisations affected by this very difficult situation and our box-office team will be in touch with ticket holders in the coming days as we work our way through the large workload. And again, thank you.

Updated 26 October 2021

Following the Government announcement of 19 October, please note that all ticket holders* are required to produce proof of immunity (Digital Covid Certificate or Recovery Certificate) and photo ID upon entry. Patrons are also required to continue to wear masks throughout their time in our theatres and we ask patrons to be respectful of each other’s space when moving about. *Accompanied minors (children under 18 who are accompanied by an adult) do not need proof of vaccination or recovery.

Please note the Government Guidelines which apply to theatres are in some respects different to those which apply to bars, restaurants or nightclubs, so please bear with us as we endeavour to keep everyone safe and to ensure we comply with all the relevant regulations. And thank you for your continued support and understanding at this challenging time.

Audience capacity is now permitted to increase to 100% but a wide range of Covid-19 protective measures remain in place in both the Town Hall and Black Box. If you have purchased tickets for shows but don’t have proof of immunity, you are entitled to a full refund. Please contact thtsales@galwaycity.ie or your point of purchase before the show. Refunds will not be given at the door of the show or after the event.

Please be aware that alcohol is not allowed in the auditorium of the Town Hall or Black Box Theatres and you are not allowed to bring your own alcohol into the building. Thank you for your continued support and understanding at this challenging time and we hope you enjoy the shows!

Updated 22 October 2021

Following this week’s Government announcements, please note that all ticket holders* are required to produce proof of immunity (Digital Covid Certificate or Recovery Certificate) upon entry. In line with Government guidelines, patrons are required to wear masks throughout their time in our theatre and we ask patrons to continue to be respectful of each other’s space when moving about. Audience capacity is now permitted to increase to 100% but a wide range of Covid-19 protective measures remain in place in both the Town Hall and Black Box.

*Accompanied minors (children under 18 who are accompanied by an adult) do not need proof of vaccination or recovery.

If you have purchased tickets for our comedy shows this weekend but don’t have proof of immunity, you are entitled to a full refund. Please contact: sales@galwaycomedyfestival.ie or your point of purchase before the show. Refunds will not be given at the door of the show or after the event

All Galway Comedy Festival performances in the Town Hall and Black Box this weekend will be 90 mins duration, no interval and no bar. Please be aware that alcohol is not allowed in the auditorium of the Town Hall or Black Box Theatres and you are not allowed to bring your own alcohol into our building. Thank you for your continued support and understanding at this challenging time and we hope you enjoy the shows.

Please note patrons can book tickets online to all events at www.tht.ie
Please email any box office queries to thtsales@galwaycity.ie

UPDATED 3 September 2021

Following this week’s Government announcement, theatres from Monday 6 September will be allowed increase audience size to 60% of venue capacity where all patrons are immune (fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within previous 6 months), or accompanied minors (under 18). Please note physical distancing will no longer be in place from that date and all attendees will be required to produce proof of immunity (vaccination cert or recovery cert) upon entry. In line with sectoral guidance and to keep everyone safe and sound, patrons will continue to be required to wear masks throughout their time in the theatre and we encourage patrons to continue to be respectful of each other’s space when moving about. Children under-18 who are accompanying adults do not need proof of vaccination or recovery.

As we move to this new phase of re-opening and to ensure our staff, arts workers and audiences continue to feel safe within our venues, rest assured we will continue to carefully follow and fully implement all government guidelines.

The Government have also announced that they intend to lift remaining restrictions on indoor and outdoor events from 22 October.

In addition to our busy programme of artists’ residencies and support programmes and our occasional online events, we will present an increasing number of live performances, screenings and events in the months ahead – check our website and social media channels (Facebook / Instagram / Twitter) for regular updates. Outside of these events, our buildings and box office remain closed to the public for now, but patrons can book tickets online to all events at www.tht.ie Please e mail any box office queries to thtsales@galwaycity.ie Thank you for your continued support and understanding. Stay safe!

Finally, many patrons have asked if there is a way that they can support artists or production companies during and after what has a been difficult time of closures, postponements and cancellations. Patrons have the option of a full refund, the opportunity to transfer to a re-scheduled date where applicable or you can donate the price of one or more of your tickets to the company/artist. And you can separately support local artists via the Patron Donation Award option on our website tht.ie

UPDATED 7 June 2021

Following the Government announcement of 28 May, theatres and cinemas are permitted to reopen from 7 June with a maximum attendance of 50 patrons. The situation will be reviewed by Government in July and the numbers may be increased from August.

The Town Hall and Black Box Theatres, in addition to our busy programme of artists’ residencies and support programmes and our eclectic (and hectic!) line up of online events, will present a limited number of live performances in the weeks and months ahead – check our website and social media channels (Facebook / Instagram / Twitter) for regular updates.

Outside of these live performances, our buildings and box office remain closed to the public for now, but patrons can book tickets online to all events at www.tht.ie Please e mail any box office queries to thtsales@galwaycity.ie Thank you for your continued support and understanding. Stay safe!

Many patrons have asked if there is a way that they can support artists or production companies during this difficult time of closures, postponements and cancellations - you will have the option of a full refund, the opportunity to transfer to the re-scheduled date where applicable or you can donate the price of one or more of your tickets to the company/artist. And you can separately support local artists via the Patron Donation Award option on our website tht.ie

UPDATED 24 February 2021

Following the Government announcement on 23 February 2021, the Town Hall and Black Box Theatres remain closed to the public. However, we will continue to present a programme of online events until we can reopen our doors and welcome you all back in - keep an eye on our website and follow us on social media for updates (Facebook / Instagram / Twitter) . Our box office is currently closed but please email enquiries to thtsales@galwaycity.ie Thank you for your continued support and understanding. Many patrons have asked if there is a way that they can support artists or production companies during this difficult time of closures, postponements and cancellations - you will have the option of a full refund, the opportunity to transfer to the re-scheduled date where applicable or you can donate the price of one or more of your tickets to the company/artist. And you can separately support local artists via the Patron Donation Award option on our website tht.ie

UPDATED 22 December 2020

Following the Government announcement on 22 December, the Town Hall and Black Box Theatres remain closed to the public. However, we will continue to present an exciting programme of online events in the months ahead - keep an eye on our website and follow us on social media for updates. Box Office (phone lines 091 569777 and email thtsales@galwaycity.ie) will close 12 noon Wed 23 December and reopen Mon 4 January 10am-12 noon and 2pm-4pm Monday-Friday. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Many patrons have asked if there is a way that they can support artists or production companies during this difficult time of closures, postponements and cancellations. You will have the option of a full refund, the opportunity to transfer to the re-scheduled date where applicable or you can donate the price of one or more of your tickets to the company/artist. And you can separately support local artists via the Patron Donation Award option on our website tht.ie

UPDATED 1 December 2020

Following the Government announcement on Friday 27 November regarding the return to Level 3 Restrictions, the Town Hall and Black Box Theatres remain closed to the public for now. However, we will present an exciting and eclectic programme of online events in the weeks and months ahead – keep an eye on our website and follow us on social media for updates.

UPDATED Tues 20 October 2020

We will update the content here shortly.

The Town Hall and Black Box Theatres are closed until the 1st of December 2020.

UPDATED Tues 6 October 2020

Following the introduction of Level 3 restrictions from midnight tonight Tues 6 October, all events at the Town Hall and Black Box Theatre for the next three weeks will have to be cancelled or rescheduled.

Full refunds will apply to customers when an event is cancelled. Also, some events beyond 27 October may be cancelled or rescheduled.

Thank you for your support and patience from all of us here at the Town Hall Theatre. Such support and understanding is appreciated!

If you have any queries regarding refunds for cancelled events and transfers to rescheduled dates, please email thtsales@galwaycity.ie or call 091 569777 Mon-Fri, 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.

Many patrons have asked if there is a way that they can support artists/production companies during this difficult time of closures, postponements and cancellations. You will have the option of a full refund OR the opportunity to transfer to the re-scheduled date where applicable OR you can donate the price of one or more of your tickets to the company/artist. And you can separately support local artists via the Patron Donation Award option on our website www.tht.ie. Thank you for your support.