If you are looking for a cultural experience in Galway, you should definitely visit the Town Hall Theatre and the Blackbox Theatre. These two venues are owned and managed by Galway City Council and offer a wide range of shows and events throughout the year.

The Town Hall Theatre is located in a historic building that dates back to the 1820s. It was originally a courthouse and then a town hall, before being converted into a cinema in the 1950s. In the 1990s, it underwent a major refurbishment and reopened as a municipal theatre on 1st February 1996 with the world premiere of The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, produced by Druid Theatre Company.

The Town Hall Theatre has a state-of-the-art 400-seater main auditorium and a 52-seater studio space at Courthouse Square. It hosts an eclectic mix of theatre, concerts, musicals, dance, film, comedy and family shows year-round. It is also the epicentre of activity for many of Galway’s key festivals and cultural events, such as Galway International Arts Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, Cuirt Festival of Literature, Baboro Children’s Festival and Galway Comedy Festival.

The Blackbox Theatre is a multi-purpose performance space on Dyke Road, near the Town Hall Theatre. It can accommodate up to 550 seated or 800 standing audience members. It is used for larger-scale productions, concerts, exhibitions and corporate events. It also features some of the best national and international acts during the festivals.

Both venues have a bar and cafe where you can enjoy a drink or a snack before or after the show. They also have a gallery space where you can admire some local art. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere is welcoming and vibrant.

Visiting the Town Hall Theatre and the Blackbox Theatre is a great way to experience the rich cultural scene of Galway. You can find out more about their programmes and book tickets online at the Town Hall Theatre website or by phoning the box office. You can also follow them on social media for updates and news.

Whether you are looking for drama, comedy, music, dance or film, you will find something to suit your taste and mood at these two venues. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy some of the best entertainment in Galway!


Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Square, Galway, H91 H3C2, Ireland.

53.276068, -9.054257 / 53.280270, -9.052316

Town Hall Theatre

Black Box Theatre



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