It's the final weekend of GIAF17, and we've got an amazing line-up to finish our 40th Festival celebrations with a bang.
THE SECOND VIOLINIST
The major new opera by Enda Walsh and Donnacha Dennehy, The Second Violinist, is an incredible 70 minutes of visually spectacular theatre and opera.
Black Box Theatre
Friday – No Show
Saturday 2pm & 7pm
Running time: 70 minutes, no interval
DUBLIN BY LAMPLIGHT
The much-loved alternative version of the founding of a national theatre, Dublin By Lamplight has been delighting audiences since it opened at the Town Hall Theatre during the week.
Town Hall Theatre
Sat 2.30pm & 8pm
Running time: 2 hours, including interval.
COVER MY TRACKS
For those looking for an hour of blissful music in the form of gig theatre, check out the very special Cover My Tracks, starring former Noah and the Whale frontman, Charlie Fink.
Friday & Saturday 6pm & 9pm
Running time: 1 hour, no interval
The spectacular circus and acrobatics show from Casus Circus from Australia, which has received standing ovations every night of its performance. Final shows Friday and Saturday.
Bailey Allen Hall at NUI Galway
2pm and 7.30 Saturday
Tickets from €18 - €25
Family tickets also available.
FIRST THOUGHT TALKS
A rehearsed reading of Patricia Burke Brogan’s award-winning play Eclipsed, will will take place in the O’Donoghue Theatre on Saturday at 2.30pm and 6pm.
The Visual Art Exhibitions (free entry) run throughout the Festival until this Sunday. The main festival gallery is open until 8pm Friday and Saturday and 6pm on Sunday.
In Galway City over the weekend? Keep an eye out for i-Puppets, who will explore the city streets at 6pm on Friday and Saturday, as well as visiting the Absolut Big Top for some pop-up performances at this weekend’s concerts.
Still some tickets are still remaining for Aine Cahill, Saint Sister, Badly Drawn Boy, JFDR Icelandic singer and lunchtime trad.
Meanwhile, two of Ireland’s hottest acts will provide a great finish to GIAF's 40th Festival. 2FM's Jenny Greene & the RTÉ Concert Orchestra (Friday July 28) and The Coronas (Saturday July 29), will play a very special end of Festival party in the Absolut Big Top. Both of these shows are sold out.
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