Galway International Arts Festival

Changing Room

written and directed by Enda Walsh

’The world was hushed, terrified and then bored into non–existence. But inside my house I was alive to possibility – and him – and us.’

The voice of a swimmer speaks in an outdoor changing room, his clothes folded beneath the bench, his shoes placed neatly beside them, his towel hanging from its hook. The world has been pulled inside out, and sadness and fear pervades. Yet remarkably and finally, this man has started to live.

Changing Room is the seventh in a series of immersive theatre installations by Enda Walsh following on from Room 303, A Girl’s Bedroom, Kitchen, Bathroom, Office 33A and Waiting Room, collectively known as Rooms, which he has made with Paul Fahy. Rooms has toured to Washington and New York, and most recently the entire series was presented at the Barbican, London in 2019.

Enda Walsh’s recent work includes the musical Sing Street; the stage adaptation of Max Porter’s book Grief is the Thing with Feathers; The Same; The Second Violinist, an opera with Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy; and the musical Lazarus, written with David Bowie.

Planning Your Visit & Your Safety

Galway International Arts Festival is committed to prioritising your health and safety. Please read our COVID-19 Safety Information, and our FAQs, to help you plan your visit.

Due to COVID–19, tickets for this event will be sold as single tickets or as a group booking only (max 4 tickets per group) as this event takes place in a small enclosed space, and to avoid sharing the space with unconnected persons. Please note that the Changing Room will be thoroughly cleaned between shows.

Single ticket: €10
Two people €16; Three people €21; Four people €25

Guaranteed to take up residence in your head. The New York Times on Rooms
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