Galway Arts Centre Manages two buildings both located in the city centre:
The Galway Arts Centre
Located at Number 47 Dominick Street is a 3,000 sq ft gallery, showing national and international contemporary arts. Our building was built in the 1840's and we have been here since 1988.
Originally built as a residence for the Persse family whose most famous family member was Augusta Gregory, founder and patron of the Abbey Theatre.
The gallery is open from
- Monday – Thursday 10:00 - 17:30
- Friday 10:00 - 17:00,
- Saturday 10:00 - 17:30
Admission is free and everyone is welcome. This building also hosts a wide range of activites from classes in art, writing and photography to workshops in drama, music and voice.
The Galway Arts Centre is available to hold workshops and classes which will commence in September and run for eight to ten weeks. We have rooms suitable for art, craft, writing and drama workshops for children and adults.
Nun's Island Theatre
Once an old Presbyterian Church has been transformed into a modern 80-seater theatre. It is home to the Galway Youth Theatre and many young professional theatre companies and practitioners in the city. It also hosts concerts, seminars, films and symposia.
We run many educational courses in the centre. You can see a list and book your online course here.