Christmas 2020 Gift Guide from Galway International Arts Festival

20 November 2020

The holidays are fast approaching and Galway International Arts Festival is here with your gift guide for the Festival goers, art lovers, and proud Galwegians on your list.

Thank you for shopping with us this year. By supporting your local arts organisation, you’re helping make next year’s festival possible. It's a gift that keeps on giving!

Please place all GIAF orders by Thursday 17 December and keep An Post Christmas dates in mind when ordering gifts. The final date for posting in Ireland is 21 December, and the final date for international shipping is 7 December.

Tis the Season to Become a Friend of the Festival

Friend of the Festival Vouchers

Friend of the Festival Gift Certificates open up a world of exclusive perks, including Priority Booking, complimentary tickets to select shows, and more. Proceeds support every aspect of the Festival's work here in Galway and we’re immeasurably grateful for the support of our Friends new and old.

You can read more about the different levels of Festival Friendship here to choose the best fit for everyone on your list.

Galway International Arts Festival Gift Vouchers


Let your friends and family choose the perfect play, music gig, or other Festival event as details of our 2021 programme are announced (full programme will be released in May 2021).

Tuck a gift voucher under the Christmas tree, or post one to a faraway loved one looking forward to a visit to Galway as soon as it’s safe to travel again.

Vouchers are available in €25, €50, €100 and €200 increments.

“We Are All Navigators” Poster by Jennifer Cunningham

Specially commissioned for GIAF’s once-off Autumn Edition, this commemorative artwork is a bestseller. "We Are All Navigators" by Galway artist Jennifer Cunningham captures a beautiful and hopeful sense of Galway International Arts Festival.

Unframed posters (€40) are available for shipping and framed posters (€100) are available by collection from the Black Box Theatre. Your purchase of this poster will also directly support the artist.

Mirror Pavilion by John Gerrard Poster


This poster from Galway International Arts Festival’s 2020 Autumn Edition is a striking keepsake for anyone who saw Mirror Pavilion, Corn Work on the Claddagh Quay this September.

Mirror Pavilion by John Gerrard was commissioned by Galway International Arts Festival for Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture, and Mirror Pavilion, Leaf Work will be installed in Derrigimlagh Bog, Connemara 20 March – 11 April, 2021.

Why not purchase this beautiful poster and plan a spring jaunt to Connemara to see the next iteration of this breathtaking work?

Keep Things Cosy With Hoodies and More

Choose from a wide selection of comfy and stylish t-shirts, hoodies, crew necks and zip-ups emblazoned with that iconic ‘G’ logo.

Items are selling fast, so be sure to order soon to get your desired style and size.

Limited Edition Galway International Arts Festival Postcard Set -- NOW SOLD OUT


Perfect for the person who remembers every Galway Arts Festival all the way back to 1978, this limited edition framed postcard set includes much sought-after designs from 1981, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993 and 1995.

Available by collection from the Black Box Theatre.

Limited Edition Framed 'Big Top' and 'Long Walk' Illustrations

Two cherished Galway landmarks, the Big Top and the Long Walk, are charmingly captured in these framed illustrations by artist Jenny McKenna.

Go Back In Time with Classic Posters

Select posters from past Festivals are available on our online store, as well as show posters for memorable Galway International Arts Festival premieres like Misterman, Ballyturk and Arlington.

Perfect for the theatre fan who can’t wait to get back to the Black Box and Town Hall Theatre.

Festival Style from Head to Toe

You're probably familiar with Irish Socksciety's quirky, colourful, and customisable socks. Now you can have your very own Galway International Arts Festival pair, available in blue as well as classic yellow.

Stocking Fillers for Everyone

GIAF travel mugs, tote bags, lanyards, key rings and pens are great for stockings or a Kris Kringle exchange.

Looking Forward to the Heineken Big Top

With the 2020 Heineken Big Top lineup rescheduled for July 2021, now is the time to get your tickets! Here’s the lineup:

Pixies, Thursday 15 July
Pixies, Friday 16 July
The Flaming Lips, Saturday 17 July
The Stunning, Sunday 18 July
The Academic, Thursday 22 July
Jon Hopkins, Friday 23 July
Kaiser Chiefs, Saturday 24 July
Sinéad O'Connor, Sunday 25 July

Wishing you and yours a safe and happy holiday season. Thank you again for supporting Galway International Arts Festival!