Town Hall Theatre (Galway)
Amharclann Halla na Cathrach
|Address||1, Courthouse Square|
|Location||Galway, Republic of Ireland|
|Public transit||Galway railway station|
|Capacity||393 (Main Auditorium)|
60 (Studio Space)
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.