Galway International Arts Festival opens Box Office in The Cornstore, Middle Street

18 June 2019

Galway International Arts Festival has opened the doors of its box office in a brand new location in The Cornstore on Middle Street. Patrons can now book their tickets in person for the two-week Festival, which runs from 15-28 July.

Located in The Cornstore on Middle Street, the box office is open Monday – Saturday from 10am – 5pm until 6 July. From 8 July until the end of the Festival the box office opening hours will be extended from Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm and on Sundays from 12pm-5pm. Patrons can also book by phone on 091 - 566 577 or online at

With just four weeks to go until GIAF19 kicks off on Monday July 15, there’s lots to look forward to in what has been described by The Guardian as 'One of the Top 5 Summer Festivals in Europe'.

This year’s Festival brings the best artists from Ireland and all around the world to venues all around the city. Not to mention the iconic Heineken Big Top which will play host to 21 music acts including Macy Gray, the Grammy Award-winning R&B icon behind irresistible nineties ballad ‘I Try’; the legendary Burt Bacharach – the ultimate hit-maker - who will be singing all the hits from ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head’ to ‘I Say A Little Prayer’; as well as Bell X1, a double-bill with Villagers and John Grant, Two Door Cinema Club, The Academic, The Coronas and many more.

With anywhere between five and ten different shows being performed on any given day during the festival, Galway audiences will be spoiled for choice throughout these 14 extraordinary days. The Festival Garden also returns to Eyre Square and there are plenty of free and family events including the hugely popular ‘The People Build’ and an extensive visual arts programme.

The 2019 theatre programme alone includes five world premieres and four Irish premieres including an explosive new opera from Irish National Opera Least Like the Other, based on the life of Rosemary Kennedy, sister of JFK; Epiphany from Druid and Moonfish Theatre’s Redemption Falls, adapted from the novel by Joseph O’Connor. The Abbey Theatre presents a new work by Dylan Coburn Gray, Citysong, and Rough Magic presents a visceral story of one family’s will to survive, Cleft by Fergal McElherron.

To coincide with the Box Office opening, Galway International Arts Festival and Galway Bay FM have announced a competition for one lucky person to win a pair of tickets to every concert in the Heineken Big Top. To enter, TEXT Season Ticket and your name to 53995 (costs 20 cent) or WhatsApp to 087 0958 968. The draw will take place on Galway Talks on Galway Bay FM on Monday 24 June.

Tickets are now on sale for all events in the Festival Box Office in The Cornstore on Middle Street, by phone on 091 566 577 or online

Galway International Arts Festival would like to acknowledge the support of its principal funding agencies the Arts Council and Fáilte Ireland, Drinks Partner Heineken and Education Partner NUI Galway.

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