The Galway Arts Centre

The Galway Arts Centre

The premises comprises of 3 galleries, with a combined total of 3,000ft2 of exhibition space, showing national and international contemporary arts, together with rooms for classes, workshops and meetings.



The Galway Arts Centre manages two buildings, both located in the city centre:

Our building was built in the 1840’s and was originally the residence for the Persse family, whose most famous member was Lady Augusta Gregory, patron of the Arts and co-founder of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre. It has been our home since 1988.

The gallery is open from

Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 5:30pm
Friday – 10:00am – 5:00pm,
Saturday – 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

The Galway Arts Centre also regularly hosts a number of daytime and evening classes in areas such as Art, Writing and Photography, typically running for 8 to 10 weeks, and also workshops in Drama, Music and Voice.

Galway Arts Centre has an exciting visual art programme lined up for 2018, with a mix of Irish and international artists and partnerships with several Galway Festivals including Cúirt international Festival of Literature, TULCA Festival of Visual Art, Baboró International Arts Festival for Children and Galway International Arts Festival.


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