17 - 30 July 2017
Venue: Various venues in Galway City
Galway International Arts Festival is the festival of extraordinary experiences - a creative collision of performance, music, visual art, theatre and spectacle.
Whether turning a small Irish city on its head for two weeks, taking work on an international tour, or being a forceful year-round presence, every experience at the Galway International Arts Festival is an unforgettable encounter.
Rooted in the seaside city of Galway, the festival invites passionate folks from near and far to join the fun, and maybe even unlock a little creativity along the way.
Every encounter with Galway International Arts Festival is an invitation to join a 21st century cultural pilgrimage seeking new horizons, embracing creativity and the unexpected. Strolling along the cobbled streets, every turn offers the possibility for new adventure; surreal giant puppets snake through the streets, enchanting music drifts from hidden corners, enthralling musicians and awe-inspiring street theatre take your breath away.
From the all-out party atmosphere at the Festival Big Top to the quiet contemplation in the festival galleries, GIAF will transform Galway city through the arts in an engaging, fun and authentic way. If you happen to visit Galway during the arts festival, expect to be transformed too; the festival is special. Worlds, cultures and dreams collide, inspiring passion and creativity.