Arts festivals

Galway International Arts Festival

Date
Jul 15 2019 - Jul 28 2019
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Contact details

Address

Galway City, Galway,
T: +353(0)91509700
E: hmartyn@giaf.ie

Galway International Arts Festival is a multi-disciplinary arts festival that takes place each July in Galway.

For two packed weeks every July, over 250,000 visitors & locals enjoy Galway at its best at a key cultural event on Ireland’s spectacular Wild Atlantic Way.

Named by The Guardian as ‘One of the Top Five Summer Festivals in Europe’ in 2017, Flight Network as ‘One of Europe’s Top 20 Art & Culture Festivals’ & American Express Essentials as ‘One of the Top 20 Theatre Festivals Around the World’, Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF) is a multi-disciplinary arts festival that includes music, theatre, street, dance, opera, visual arts & talks.

Visitors to GIAF can expect to come face-to-face with everything from fire-breathing dragons to giant, soprano-singing divas, watch the curtain rise & fall on international world premieres, catch new theatre before it goes on to tour the globe, see world-class dance acts, genre bending opera, top international music acts, traditional musicians & exhibitions by internationally renowned & emerging visual artists.

Festival time is also a great time to explore Galway, a vibrant university city, a UNESCO City of Film & European Capital of Culture in 2020, which has been voted one of the ‘World’s Friendliest Cities’ by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine. It is easily accessible from Dublin, Shannon & Knock Airports.