Town Hall Theatre (Galway)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Town Hall Theatre
Amharclann Halla na Cathrach
Town Hall Theatre is located in Ireland
Town Hall Theatre
Town Hall Theatre
Location within Ireland
Address1, Courthouse Square
LocationGalway, Republic of Ireland
Coordinates53°16′34″N 9°03′14″W / 53.276177°N 9.053985°W / 53.276177; -9.053985Coordinates: 53°16′34″N 9°03′14″W / 53.276177°N 9.053985°W / 53.276177; -9.053985
Public transitGalway railway station
Capacity393 (Main Auditorium)
60 (Studio Space)
OpenedOctober 1995

The Town Hall Theatre (Irish: Amharclann Halla na Cathrach[1]) is a theatre in Galway, Ireland.


The building which houses the Town Hall Theatre was erected in the 1820s and served first as a courthouse and later as a town hall. In the 1950s, the building was converted into a cinema and was used for film screenings until it fell into disrepair in the 1990s. Galway Corporation (now Galway City Council), with the assistance of a grant from the Department of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht, undertook a major refurbishment of the building between 1993–95 and it reopened as a state of the art, 393-seat Municipal Theatre in October 1995.

It is used as a venue during the annual Cúirt International Festival of Literature.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ [1]