Booking Tickets

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How to Book Tickets for Galway International Arts Festival

When the programme is announced, tickets to all events will be available to purchase online from the Festival What's On page.

Please note there is a small administration charge of €1.95 per ticket when booking online.


We offer discounts for groups, so if you can gather ten or more colleagues, friends, acquaintances or strangers, we’ll make it worth your while. To find out more email

Please keep social distancing and safety in mind when planning your attendance.


Available on selected events. We believe in making our events affordable and accessible to everyone. Wherever possible, reduced price tickets are available for customers who are senior citizens, unwaged, or full-time students.

Friends of the Festival

We always make sure to look after our friends. Just one of the ways we show our gratitude is by offering Friends Priority Booking. To become a Friend of the Festival, call 091 509700, email or Become a Friend Online.


As a not-for-profit, Galway International Arts Festival relies on the generosity of those who have felt our impact to help support our activities into the future. If you choose to do so, you can add a donation to your ticket or merchandise purchase upon checkout.

Gift Vouchers

Give the gift of an unforgettable experience with a Galway International Arts Festival gift voucher. Gift vouchers are available to buy online. Gift Vouchers are valid for 5 years from date of issue.

Administration Charges

We have to charge a small fee for online, telephone and postal bookings – they help us meet some of the costs of running our temporary box office.


Unfortunately, Galway International Arts Festival has a no refund or exchange policy on all Festival tickets purchased.


We’re lucky in the West of Ireland – there’s no shortage of wonderful accommodation for all the thousands and thousands of visitors that flock to our shores every year. From luxury 5-star hotels to some great quality budget hotels, guesthouses and hostels... you won’t be stuck for a place to stay.

See the Where to Stay section on our website.

Special Assistance

If you have any special needs or seating requirements, please do let us know at the time of booking so we can make sure you’re well looked after by emailing If you’re booking for shows in the Town Hall Theatre, you can contact the Theatre Box Office directly on +353 91 569 777.

Please Arrive On Time

Arriving on time for each event means you’re relaxed and happy, and ready to experience your show. We suggest arriving at the venue at least 10 minutes before the show starts (think traffic and parking). Sorry, but latecomers may only be admitted at the discretion of management.

Galway International Arts Festival reserves the right to alter any advertised programme if necessary. Our free outdoor programme may change due to weather conditions so please check online and social media for regular updates.

Festival Merchandise

Would you like a souvenir of your time spent at the Festival? Our Merchandise range is available for sale online year round as well as from our Festival Gallery in July.

The Heineken Big Top

The Heineken Big Top will be located in Fisheries Field.

Doors open one hour before the support act begins. Note anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult for all Festival Big Top shows.