The Ultimate GIAF Gift Guide

7 December 2018

Sort your Christmas presents and summer plans all in one go when you shop with Galway International Arts Festival.

You don’t have to brave the cold and the crowds to get Christmas shopping done this week -- curl up with your laptop and the good biscuits and find the perfect gifts right here. Organise a great night out when you book Heineken Big Top tickets, or give a GIAF Voucher and let your friends and family choose their own Festival experience this July 15-28.

Give the gift of Friendship

When you purchase a Friend of the Festival Gift Certificate, your friends become our Friends. Recipients enjoy a host of exclusive perks, from Priority Booking to complimentary tickets to select shows and more. Purchasing a Gift Certificate is also a gift for all who enjoy GIAF every year, as proceeds support every aspect of the Festival's work here in Galway.

Read more about the different levels of Festival Friendship, and choose the best fit for everyone on your list. Book by Monday 17 December to receive the Certificate in time for Christmas.

Let them have their choice with GIAF vouchers

This is the gift for the theatre fan, the concert-goer, even that impossible-to-please art afficionado in your life. Leave a voucher under the tree and let them choose the perfect play, music gig, First Thought Talk or comedy show as details of our 2019 programme are announced.

Vouchers are available in €25, €50, €100 and €200 increments. Book by Monday 17 December to receive in time for Christmas.

Festival style all year round

Whether you and your friends have been attending Galway International Arts Festival since it was Galway Arts Festival, or if GIAF18 was your very first visit, a gift from the GIAF online store is a wonderful memento of Festivals gone by. Browse available posters, apparel, tote bags, and other one-of-a-kind gifts while supplies last.

Buy Big Top tickets before they sell out

Tickets are already on sale to see Bell X1 and Two Door Cinema Club at GIAF19. Bell X1 will play the Heineken Big Top 19 July 2019, while Two Door Cinema Club will take the Festival stage 26 July. When you buy Big Top tickets for Christmas, you guarantee your place before they sell out -- and give everyone a summer night to look forward to all winter long.