The VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art is found at the George Bernard Shaw Theatre in Carlow Town. It presents the work of a mixture of local, national and international artists.
The four gallery spaces have been designed to the highest specifications allowing for flexible and innovative displays which give artists an opportunity to flex their creativity and expand the scale and materials they use to make their work. The main gallery is unrivaled in Ireland for its size, light, clarity and proportions and will offer both a challenge and opportunity to any artist who takes it on. The two others are white cube spaces. These Studio Digital Galleries allow for a variety of uses, including the display of audio-visual work and the presence of an artist in residence. VISUAL can also use other spaces including the Lobby Gallery and in-between spaces to present work on a variety of scales.
Alongside this, there is the George Bernard Shaw Theatre, a 353 seater venue with state of the art facilities. The George Bernard Shaw Theatre receives national, international and regional touring productions as well as hosting locally produced work.