How to Book

How and where to book tickets for Galway International Arts Festival 2018. 

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The festival box office is now closed and will re-open in June 2019

Book Online

Booking online is the fastest and most convenient way to secure your tickets. See our Shows & Events pages to buy tickets. Please note there is a small administration charge of €1.50 per ticket when booking online.

By Phone 

+353 91 566 577 

Festival Box Office, Tourist Office, Forster Street 


Festival Kiosk, Eyre Square

A pop-up Kiosk will be situated on Eyre Square from 15-28 July 2019, opening hours 11am–9pm.

Festival Hub

From July 2018

Our Festival Hub will be located in the Festival Gallery, Market Street. It will open on Monday 15 July until Sunday 28 July 2019. The opening hours will be Sunday to Wednesday 11am - 6pm and Thursday to Saturday 11am - 8pm.

Town Hall Theatre

Book Town Hall Theatre and Black Box Theatre shows by phone (+353 91 569 777), online or in person at Courthouse Square, Galway. (Bookings are subject to small administration charge).

The Heineken Big Top

Our Heineken Big Top will be located in Fisheries Field. The Festival Big Top Box Office will re-open during Festival 2019. 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.

Group Discounts

We offer discounts for groups, so if you can gather ten or more colleagues, friends, acquaintances, strangers... we’ll make it worth your while. To find out more, call our Box Office or email You can also drop in to see us at Galway Tourist Office, Forster Street, Galway when it opens in June 2019.


We believe in making our events affordable and accessible to everyone. So if you’re a senior citizen, unwaged, or a full-time student, we’ll give you tickets at a reduced price.

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 us, email or Become a Friend Online.

Gift Vouchers

Give the gift of an unforgettable experience with a Galway International Arts Festival gift voucher. Gift vouchers are available to buy online.

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. If you’d like to avoid these costs, you can book in person at the Festival 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* 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. If you’re booking for shows in the Town Hall Theatre, you can contact the Theatre Box Office directly on +353 91 569 777 once it opens in June 2019.

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 20 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 from our Festival Hub, Market Street; Festival Box Office, Forster Street; Kiosk, Eyre Square or online.

Festival Hub and Festival Ambassadors

Our downtown Festival Hub is the one-stop information point for Festival audiences. Have a question about the programme or need to know where a venue is? Pop in. The Festival Hub will be located in the Festival Gallery on Market St. and will be open from 15 - 28 July 2019.

While in Galway from 15 - 28 July 2019, don't forget to look out for our Festival Ambassadors in the city centre who are ready to answer any Festival-related questions you might have!