47 Dominick Street, Galway City   +353 (0) 91 565 886

Serving the Artist Community in Galway since 1982...


Galway Arts Centre Manages two buildings both located in the city centre:

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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 10am - 5:30pm
  • Friday - 10am - 5pm,
  • Saturday - 12pm - 5pm

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.

Rooms are available for day time courses, evenings and one-off masterclasses. If you are interested in running a course or workshop, contact us on 091-565886 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cúirt International Festival of Literature takes place from 17/4/16 - 24/4/16. For this year's programme visit www.cuirt.ie

Have a wander though Galway's beautiful Westend here: https://vimeo.com/160398315


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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.


Contact Galway Arts Centre

 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Phone: + 353 (0) 91 565 886
 Fax: + 353 (0)91 568 642
 47 Dominick Street, Galway City